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Slotland jackpot hit again

10 Dec 2008

Slotland.com’s jackpot, available on all of the slots and video site’s games, has been hit again – six weeks to the day since player Mineomine won $134 253 playing the site’s Golden 8 slot.

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This Moolah is Mega

10 Dec 2008

Mega Moolah, a progressive jackpot slot found on most online casinos using Microgaming software is pushing the $4.75 million barrier hard at present and could reach $5 million by the festive season holidays.

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DiceArena now live

10 Dec 2008

Jadestone Networks, the Nordic based online games owner and operator has announced that the multiplayer dice games network DiceArena is now live and open for players across Europe.

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Cook to head NYX Interactive´s London team

10 Dec 2008

Experienced sales executive Steve Cook has been appointed to head up Swedish online gambling software provider NYX Interactive’s new London office.

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Trekkies like latest from WMS

9 Dec 2008

The famous television series “Star Trek”, which spawned a fun culture of “trekkies” that continues to this day, forms the theme of a slot from land games developer WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc now appearing in Harrah’s Entertainment venues and apparently attracting a growing following.

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All change at Gaming VC

9 Dec 2008

The AIM-listed online gambling group Gaming VC Holdings S.A. has announced key appointments and departures effective immediately, a move that caught most industry observers by surprise.

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Hot car for Sportingbet´s Aussie Chief

9 Dec 2008

The Australian media are reporting a scary incident at the home of Sportingbet’s Australian CEO, Michael Sullivan, in which a luxury BMW X5 belonging to the family and parked outside the house was destroyed by fire, endangering the home itself.

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Name a species

8 Dec 2008

Purdue University researchers are going after more funding this week by auctioning off the naming rights to seven recently discovered types of bats hailing from Mexico, South America, Central America and Africa, along with two Amazonian turtles, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Betsoft Gaming introduces Slots3

8 Dec 2008

Online gambling software developer and provider Betsoft Gaming Ltd has claimed a “revolutionary” development in video slot technology with its new 3D slot offering, branded SLOTS3.  The game features 3D, cinematic slot gaming with full-motion animations, immersive soundtrack and special effects.

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Chinese threat list

8 Dec 2008

China’s minister of the State Council Information Office, Wang Chen, claims that the Internet is being misused by many among the hundreds of millions of Chinese Internet users.

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Wheretobet resurrected – again

7 Dec 2008

Readers who were involved in the online gaming industry in the mid to late ‘nineties will remember one of the pioneering online gambling information and directory portals branded WhereToBet, which appears to be undergoing another resurrection this week with the release of press material and some activity on Internet gambling affiliate message boards.

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Sports owners want uber anti-corruption agency

7 Dec 2008

Europe’s major sporting bodies have taken the first steps to set up a global body to combat sports betting corruption, an article in The Telegraph newspaper reported this week.

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Gamcare certifies 888 responsible gaming program

7 Dec 2008

Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888.com, has announced that its 888 Ladies.com website, which caters particularly for women online punters, has been awarded a Gamcare certificate for its responsible gambling practices.

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Croatian numbers

7 Dec 2008

The Jutarnji List daily newspaper reports that Croatians spend an estimated HRK 6.6 billion (about Euro 920 million) on gambling annually.

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Is it all about the money?

6 Dec 2008

A Union of European Football Associations statement on the UEFA.com website confirms that the association has joined forces with other sports bodies to call for “stronger protection of the integrity of sport and a fair financial return from sports betting” to be incorporated in an influential European Parliament report on the integrity of online gambling …

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Land lay-offs cause growing concern

6 Dec 2008

US unemployment statistics climbed to a 15 year high in November, with the travel and entertainment sectors taking a major beating due to lay-offs, Associated Press reported this week.

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More big lobbying bucks spent by AGA

6 Dec 2008

The news agency Associated Press reported this week that the American Gaming Association – a trade group comprised of the major US land casino owners – spent $400 000 over the third quarter of 2008 to lobby for legislation that included work regarding regulated online gambling in the USA.

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Forthcoming attraction

5 Dec 2008

A group of investors with experience in land based gambling out of Margarita Island, Venezuela is gearing up to enter the online casino and bingo arena with Bingo Las Vegas Casino.com, powered by Sweden’s Net Entertainment and licensed through the Netherlands Antilles.

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NSW Government loses A$14 million a year to internet betting

5 Dec 2008

The New South Wales government in Australia has been urged to seriously consider a restrained form of licensed and regulated online gambling as a step forward in keeping up with gambling trends, reports the Sydney Morning Herald this week. The newspaper was reporting on suggestions made to the NSW leaders by Alan Cameron, a former …

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Top Game launches multi hand blackjack

5 Dec 2008

Online blackjack players will be able to play up to 4 hands at a time on the latest game release from Internet gambling software provider Top Game – Multi Hand Blackjack. Among the first to install the new game is Rome Casino.com, which accepts US players.

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Korean baseball pros in hot water

4 Dec 2008

Up to 14 professional baseball players in South Korea are being investigated by prosecutors on allegations of illegal online wagering involved “tens of millions” of the local currency, the won, reports the Korea Times.

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New Chief for Blue Square Interactive

4 Dec 2008

The Rank Group’s interactive operation under the Blue Square.com brand has a new managing director. The online gambling company announced this week that Mark Jones (44) has accepted the position.

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Another call for US regulation

4 Dec 2008

The popular publication Techdirt weighed in on the regulation of online gambling in the USA this week, calling the American Gaming Association’s support for a study of online gambling “about as wishy-washy as could be” in an editorial.

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New software rule impact Chinese cyber cafes

4 Dec 2008

In a move that could make online access to gambling and other forbidden practices from cyber cafes more difficult, authorities in the southern Chinese city of Nanchang now require that Internet cafes install Chinese-developed operating systems, raising new concerns over cyber-snooping by authorities, reports Associated Press.

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