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Gold Rally Progressive Jackpot Won For 1.3 Million – 11-01-09

October 31, 2009 Leave a comment

November 1 – On October 19th, online casino player E.K. from Switzerland placed a $16 bet while playing Progressive Gold Rally 8line at Casino King and won a $1.3 Million jackpot. This is not the first time a player at one of Global Gaming Nets online casinos, owned by PartyGaming Plc, wins the lucrative Gold Rally progressive jackpot.

All in all, over the past five years, players of GGN casinos have won an accumulated $15 Million playing Progressive Gold Rally. In October 2007, Swedish player M.N. won $2.7 Million while playing at http://www.casinolasvegas.com; in March 2008, a Dutch subscriber of Casino Las Vegas won a progressive jackpot of nearly half a Million Dollars.

Casino King, online since 1997, is one of nine leading GGN casinos, all offering live jackpot progressive games, including Beach Life, Fruit Mania, and Diamond Valley, in addition to Gold Rally. Other popular casino selections include all-time favorite table games and animated video slots games, including Sparta, Safari Heat, True Love, and the latest addition – straight from the big screen – Gladiator, based on the hit movie picture.

The GGN casino group is owned by PartyGaming Plc, which is traded on the London Stock exchange and also runs the world’s largest online poker room Party Poker as well as Party Casino.

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Poland drafts bill to ban internet gambling

October 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Wracked by recent political corruption claims, the Polish government is reported to be taking a populist approach in its latest proposals for new gambling regulations, and these may not be online gambling-friendly.

According to the Wall Street Journal blog, the government wants to show how lobby-proof and corruption-resistant it is and has accordingly drafted a bill that limits gambling to casinos only, outlawing slot machines outside casinos and banning e-gambling.

Blogger Malgorzata Halaba reports from the Eastern European nation that the government is under pressure after a number of politicians and cabinet members were accused of tampering with the existing gambling legislation, and were suspected of involvement in illegal lobbying by the land gambling industry. The charges forced a government reshuffle earlier this (October) month.

According to the financial portal money.pl, the gambling ban will mean the state budget will be short of 3.5 billion zlotys ($1.23 billion) in five years time. Legal gambling sites will bring 350 million zlotys to this year’s budget, and the amount could only rise in the coming years.

Halaba observes that previous attempts in Poland to ban the liquor industry should have informed the lawmakers that there are always ways to circumvent prohibitionist style laws. She quotes an idiomatic Polish expression: “A Pole is always wise after the damage has been done,” commenting that the old saying did not appear to have worked this time around.

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Italy’s biggest remote gaming provider signs with Net Entertainment

October 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Swedish online gambling software provider Net Entertainment reports that it has signed up Microgame – arguably the largest remote gaming provider in Italy – for an online casino on the popular CasinoModule platform.

The agreement gives NetEnt a useful foothold in the Italian market for the first time.

Microgame was founded in 1996 and boasts more than 1.3 million game accounts, with a market share of 25% in online poker and 28% in online sportsbetting.

In the reporting year 2008 the group generated gross gaming revenues of over €85 million. The company operates under the licensing and authority of Italy’s Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies (AAMS).

“Gambling is huge in Italy and is expected to generate a gross gaming yield exceeding €17 billion in 2009, making it the country’s third largest industry,” said Net Entertainment chief executive Johan Öhman. “In light of this, it is obviously extra encouraging that one of the dominant incumbents selects Net Entertainment as their strategic casino partner.”

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Ladbrokes partners with lads mags to find Britain’s sexiest online croupier

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Ladbrokes Casino is currently involved in an innovative marketing initiative to discover ‘Britain’s Sexiest Croupier’, teaming up with the popular ‘lad mag’ publications Nuts and Loaded to achieve maximum coverage across a readership that numbers some 1.7 million.

The advertising industry publication Brand Republic reported Friday that the competition will encourage attractive women to upload their photos to dedicated microsites at Nuts.co.uk/ladbrokes and Loaded.co.uk/ladbrokes. Readers of the magazines will then be encouraged to go to the sites via magazine and online promotions and rate their favourites.

The winner of the competition will win a package of prizes including £2,500 in cash and a shoot in the February 2010 issue of Loaded.

Amanda Briggs, Ladbrokes Casino marketing manager, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for us and will hopefully appeal to our own customers as well as readers from Nuts and Loaded.

“We’re always looking for new ways to attract our target audience and hope this opportunity will turn into a longer term partnership.”

The nationwide hunt kicks off this week with the release of Loaded’s December issue, which will be supported by Nuts and Loaded for three months, both online and in-magazine.

Magazine publisher IPC Ignite’s sponsorship and brand solutions manager Rob Hunt said: “This is a great way of engaging our audience. They love a flutter and they love sexy girls – giving them the opportunity to vote through our unique interactive rating mechanic is certain to generate great awareness.

“Our search to discover the hottest new talent will guarantee the campaign attracts the attention of millions of young men across the UK.”

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Online Vegas Casino Halloween Tournament Ready To Go – 10-31-09

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

October 31 – To celebrate Halloween, Onlinevegas.com casino is offering special bonuses and will be running their $66,666 guaranteed Halloween tournament today.

The casino has run some of the largest guaranteed slots tournaments in the world so far this year and today’s is sure to be hotly contested. In addition to the tournament, the casino is also offering  $3500 index to bonuses to be awarded to lucky players randomly.

In addition to the massive $5000 bonus structure for new players, there is also the choice of either 50% Deposit Bonus (min $25-$200) or 25% Deposit Bonus (min $450-$1000) as a special Halloween offering.

The great thing about these bonuses is that they are writable multiple times, which is really generous.

The Halloween Madness $66666 Guaranteed slot tournament only cost $13.13 to into, with unlimited re-buys. Every participant starts with $325.00 and must make a minimum of 20 wagers to qualify for any prize. The first 500 positions get paid, with first-place ranking in a massive $16,666.00.

We wish all our visitors a happy Halloween!

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Wagerworks appear to be anticipating U.S. online gambling regulation

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

The latest press material from the UK-based online gambling software provider Wagerworks – a subsidiary of American gambling equipment giant IGT – provokes speculation that the company is optimistic about the chances of a more liberal and progressive Internet gambling policy evolving in the United States.

The material is an advisory that the company will showcase its products at this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, and that the emphasis in its exhibit will be remote gaming.

The theme will be “Taking Gaming to the Next Level”, and WagerWorks will have on show products and brands migrated and adapted for online use from its parent IGT and sister company, Barcrest Group.

During G2E 2009, WagerWorks will present its latest online games incorporating unique game play and new levels of player excitement including Dungeons and Dragons: Crystal Caverns, Super Hoot Loot, Rainbow Riches Win Big Shindig, Transformers: Ultimate Payback and a full suite of mobile games including the recently launched Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold and Cleopatra.

Continued delivery of top tier partner agreements over the past year is testament to the reputation WagerWorks has gained in the marketplace as a game provider, offering streams of game content in interactive digital television, mobile gaming and internet gaming markets, the material claims.

Newly signed online partners include St Minver, Jenningsbet, Talarius and Entergaming with additional distribution agreements established with Finsoft and GTS. Existing online customers, Sky and Rank, have also recently integrated mobile content, making WagerWorks games available to an even greater numbers of online and mobile players across multiple platforms.

Commenting on the prospects for Wagerworks at G2E 2009, Oliver Lofthouse, Director and General Manager at WagerWorks said, “Our presence at G2E reinforces the reputation of IGT as a leading provider of innovative and technology-driven solutions in the gaming market. “WagerWorks will have the opportunity to demonstrate its ability to offer great game content across multiple remote gaming channels. This is an exciting time for both companies as the remote gaming market evolves, and we look forward to meeting new and existing customers at this year’s show.”

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Ruby Royal Casino becomes first Rival to gain TST certification

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

The Ruby Royal online casino has become the first operation using Rival gambling software to receive Technical Systems Testing (TST) certification.

TST’s services are used internationally by online casinos, industry regulatory bodies and software suppliers to ensure that gaming is secure and fair. It’s also a critical step in making a casino fully auditable, which makes it an important indicator of the successful casinos’ commitment to integrity and transparency for players and regulators alike.

A company spokesman said that in addition to the TST certification, Ruby Royal Casino’s random number generator is certified by Certain Key Cryptosystems.

“This means that the casino’s games have passed exhaustive tests and are statistically proven to provide the same true random number generation as would occur naturally with real-world dice, cards, roulette wheels and other casino gaming equipment,” he said.

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