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William Hill Casino Player Takes Home More than £250,000 After Big Win

One William Hill Casino player has just received a life-changing windfall after sitting down to play a quick game of slots during a sleepless night. The man in question, Richard Taylor, hails from Burnley, England and is now richer to the tune of more than £250,000.

Taylor is a forty five year old call centre employee who decided to log onto Will Hill Casino after difficulty getting to sleep. He wagered 20p on William Hill's Super Spins Bar X, turned on the television and was absorbed in a horserace when he thought to check back on his spin. Taylor found that he had lined up five gold symbols in Super Spins Bar X and then watched in amazement as the game tallied up a £258,670 payout. The call centre employee revealed that his enormous win is "about the equivalent of 20 years' wages" for him and will help "make life a lot easier." Taylor told press that he plans to buy a new car, move out from the home he shares with friends and, perhaps best of all, be able to stop "worrying about the bills" and go wherever he wants on holiday.

The hugely lucky William Hill Casino player said that his windfall hasn't "really sunk in", but called the £258,670 win "the best 20 pence [he's] ever spent." He added that the most astonishing part of his lucky spin was that he "only had to lift a finger" and press a button "to land a fortune" at William Hill Casino.

Paddy Power Virgin and BetFred Casino Software Developer IGT Innovates with New Game

International Game Technology (IGT) is a popular software developer whose work can be found on well loved sites like Paddy Power Casino, Virgin Casino and BetFred Casino. Now, with the release of its brand new game, Star Trek: Against All Odds, IGT is looking to revolutionize online casino play with one of its most involved titles to date.

IGT's latest game takes its theme (and some video clips) from 2009's Star Trek feature film. While licensed casino games are nothing new the real hook of Star Trek: Against All Odds involves the introduction of the kind of arcade-style skill systems typically found in videogames. The addition of an innovative new bonus mode (Enterprise Defender Bonus) enhances the game with a shoot 'em up gameplay feature that sees players given 45 seconds to take down incoming missiles. Performance during this bonus round can leads to awards multiplying up to 22,500 times. Regardless of the skills they're able to display during Enterprise Defender Bonus, Against All Odds comes packed with potential earnings through lucrative nine wheel bonuses and bi-directional payouts.

A statement from IGT's Europe, Middle East and Africa Interactive Commercial Director described Star Trek: Against All Odds as a title with "engaging gameplay" that will work to "[give the game] universal appeal." Members of IGT powered sites (such as Paddy Power, Virgin and BetFred's online casino offerings) will be able to try Against All Odds for themselves in the near future.

Sky Vegas Adds Crown Jewels Slot Game to Software Line-Up

Sky Vegas has done a fantastic job of establishing its online casino as the premier destination for players who look for variety in their gameplay. The site’s line-up of virtual slots has now grown a little bit more as Sky recently added a brand new game to its catalogue.
                The latest addition to Sky Vegas comes from software developer Barcrest Games and brings even more exciting slots action to the site’s members. The new title is called Crown Jewels, a cascading slot that features five reels and a royal theme. Crown Jewels comes with a total of ten win lines and a multiplier that boosts the player’s earnings after every successful cascade is completed. Each time a win is hit on one (or several) of the lines the game evaluates the symbols in play, multiplying the total wins before Crown Jewels continues. The win multiplier continues to increase and become larger as more win multipliers are hit and the game moves forward.
                Sky Vegas’ Crown Jewels press release hyped up the large jackpots up for grabs for players of the brand new slot. Sky detailed prize amounts “as much as a gigantic £250,000 jackpot” for stakes “as little as ten pence” or as large as “£250.” Crown Jewels joins Sky Vegas’ enormous catalogue of more than 200 casino games, offered alongside favourites such as King of the Aztecs and Deal or No Deal.

Virgin Casino Expands Mobile Games Offering

Virgin’s online gaming network wants to help its fans to enjoy a great casino experience while they’re on the go and, to accomplish this, it has just expanded its mobile offering. Virgin Mobile Casino has just gone live with its new update and already includes a number of casino favourites for players to check out.
                Virgin entered into the mobile gaming market some time ago, but is now enhancing its offering with new games and technology. Virgin Mobile Casino was developed in partnership with International Game Technology (IGT) and uses remote game server (RGS) solutions to ensure smooth gameplay across Virgin’s growing catalogue of portable games. IGT recently announced that it will release roughly 20 new Virgin Mobile titles each year through the use of its RGS solutions. The platform currently features mobile iterations of popular Virgin games such as Cleopatra and Da Vinci Diamonds. Kitty Glitter, Cats, Wolf Run and Elvis: A Little More Action are set to be released in the near future.
                IGT’s Emerging Businesses Executive Vice President, Robert Melendres, told press that working with Virgin was a natural choice for “[allowing] IGT’s leading content to be enjoyed by a [wide] range of players.” Simon Burridge, Virgin Games’ Chief Executive Officer, also spoke favourably of his company’s mobile partnership, stating that working with IGT helps Virgin to offer its fans the ability “to experience the entertainment they get from Virgin Mobile Casino while they are on the move.” Virgin Mobile Casino is available now and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Google Android devices and the majority of Blackberry and Windows phones and/or tablets.

Bodog Casino Pulls Service from Numerous European and Asian Countries

Bodog Casino players from nations spanning Europe and Asia will soon be unable to enjoy their site of choice due to an upcoming business move. The popular online gaming network, based in the United Kingdom, has just announced that it will stop offering its services to 20 nations by the end of this month.
                Bodog Casino’s operator, Bodog UK, has just released a statement that detailed its plans to pull out of numerous international markets by 30
th August, 2012. The effected countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Bodog members from these nations are urged to withdraw any remaining funds from their accounts by 30th August (after the cut-off date all withdrawals will have to be carried out via Bodog’s customer service) and cease depositing further amounts after the end of the month as well.
                The press release issued by Bodog Casino described the company’s decision to withdraw from the aforementioned markets as an effort to “concentrate on our strengths and where we can offer the best product.” The statement went on to say that “spreading ourselves too thinly to try and cover a huge amount of smaller markets was proving logistically difficult” and that a smaller customer base would be better served by the decision to limit Bodog’s international services to a smaller number of countries.

Paddy Power Casino Signs Mobile Game Supply Deal with Playtech

Fans of online gaming will be pleased to hear the most recent news from Paddy Power. The company, having just inked a deal with industry-leading software developer Playtech, is now set to bring a new line-up of fantastic games to portable devices.

Paddy Power’s deal with Playtech marks the first time the two companies have made a software supply deal since the latter organization acquired Mobenga, developers who specialize in creating games for mobile devices. This agreement means that Paddy Power members will now be able to play a total of nine new games (including a number of different slots options alongside blackjack and roulette) while on the go. Playtech gained access to Mobenga’s skill in mobile game development after last year’s acquisition and this new deal with Paddy Power should help to bring their catalogue of titles to more players than ever before. Playtech mentioned that the joint venture between itself and Paddy Power will not only benefit the businesses themselves, but also help consumers by giving them a way to access a large number of mobile games from a single, streamlined application.

Playtech’s Head of Mobile, Daniel Orkan, described the deal as “a milestone [in] terms of merging Playtech and Mobenga’s expertise” while adding that his company expects the “venture with Paddy Power to be a great mutual success, setting the stage for future developments.” Members of sites from the Paddy Power network will be able to play the new games in the very near future.

Live Dealer Games Now Added to William Hill Casino

Many of the games on offer through William Hill Casino are now much more interactive as live dealers have arrived at the site. Players will now be able to enjoy live, streaming versions of games developed in a partnership between William Hill and Evolution Gaming Limited.

The newly updated games are already available, giving Will Hill members the ability to play many of their casino favourites with the guidance of real, professional dealers. Dealers have been brought to revised versions of classic games (like baccarat, roulette and blackjack) through a VIP area of the site where a staff of native English, Spanish and/or Cantonese speakers, dressed in official William Hill branded uniforms, assist players. Evolution Gaming, along with helping to create the technology behind the new site feature, has also provided real-time customer support tools and architecture that allows for further Will Hill games to add live dealers in the future.

A statement from William Hill’s eGaming Director, Colin Cole-Johnson, detailed the addition of live dealers as a “part of our strategy to deliver further incremental revenues from this growing sector” while “[underlining] our commitment to delivering the best and most realistic live gaming experience online.” Evolution Gaming’s Chief Operating Officer, Svante Liljevall, added that his company was excited about “pushing forward the boundaries of what is possible in live online gaming” together with William Hill. Adds New Video Slot Based on Clash of the Titans Film

As movie theatres currently host showings of the sequel to 2010’s Clash of the Titans remake, Wrath of the Titans, fans of the film will be able to enjoy playing a casino game based on the movie franchise. The latest addition to’s casino site is a video slot branded with images and features from the Greek mythology epic.

The release of the blockbuster film — detailing the story of the demigod Perseus and his adventures to save his family from the struggles of the gods — has created a lot of excitement that 888 is eager to take advantage of with their new slot. The game takes the form of a video slot filled with exclusive images and icons from the film as part of a new partnership between 888 and Wrath of the Titans’ producers Warner Bros. The real money slot comes complete with bonus rounds and plenty of opportunities to win big while enjoying branded media from the action movie.

Itai Pazner, 888 Holdings’ Business to Consumer Senior Vice President told press that his company is “thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to bring this game to life for Titans fans and gamers alike.” He added that the slot was “just one of the many exciting and exclusive games available at”

Sky Vegas Adds New Casper the Friendly Ghost Branded Slot

Sky Vegas continues to add exciting new games to its enormous line-up, providing members of the online casino with more reasons to keep logging on to their site of choice. The latest addition brings branding from classic cartoon Casper the Friendly Ghost to a five reel, 40 payline slot title.

Fans of Sky Vegas will now be able to play on the brand new Casper’s Mystery Mirror slot game. Mystery Mirror, as mentioned above, features five reels and 40 paylines. The branded slot involves players trying to match three, four or five consecutive Casper-related symbols on a given payline in order to win fantastic cash prizes. Free spins are provided during bonus rounds. These rounds are triggered when three Casper Bonus Symbols or scatter symbols appear (on the second, third and/or fourth reels). If the Mystery Mirror becomes visible during a player’s free spin, random symbols will appear from within each mirror on a reel, offering up multipliers that lead to massive cash pay outs for lucky players.

A statement from Sky Vegas detailed the launch of Casper’s Mystery Mirror, describing how the “friendly ghost is alive and kicking and [ready] for some spooky fun and games.” The game is available now alongside Sky Vegas favourites like the recently added Deal or No Deal and a host of blackjack, roulette and other casino options.

Sky Vegas Launches New Game Show Themed Titles

Game show fans are sure to be pleased with the recent addition of branded titles from Sky Vegas. The online casino has recently announced that its members will be able to play virtual games based on popular television shows such as Deal or No Deal, The Price is Right and more.

Sky Vegas has already launched their new games, providing a wide range of fresh betting opportunities for their fans. Each of the recent additions comes with a game show theme, Sky grabbing up licenses including Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal, Catchphrase, Family Fortunes and The Price is Right. The games have been designed with their source material in mind, giving players the opportunity to compete in virtual representations of their favourite shows. Deal or No Deal, for example, sees competitors picking the game box they think a prize may be within before continuing to open subsequent boxes without choosing a higher value by mistake. The game banker will, much like the show’s host, attempt to buy off the player’s box, leading to the same kind of high-stakes tension that the source material provides. Games like Family Fortunes, on the other hand, are closer to traditional slot titles, complete with multiple paylines, multipliers and bonus game triggers.

Players who are interested in taking Sky Vegas’ new game show titles for a spin are being encouraged by the site’s current sign-up promotion which provides a complimentary £5 to get started with.

PKR Casino Announces the Addition of 3D Software for Select Games

The software behind’s online poker site has lead to critical and commercial acclaim since its launch. Now, members of PKR’s casino offshoot will be able to enjoy the same, high level of quality as the company has announced the addition of three dimensional versions of some of its most popular games.

PKR Casino looks to be expanding its services in much the same way as its poker-based sister site, most likely hoping to garner the same type of attention that its previous implementation of 3D technology has attracted. Fans of the site will now be able to play site favourites like blackjack, Casino Hold’Em and Caribbean Stud Poker with all of their favourite gaming features translated into more graphically impressive versions. Along with the revisions of these games, PKR Casino’s update has also added in nine new avatar emotes, eleven new hairstyles (for both female and male avatars), improved virtual agent customer support, synchronized tournament breaks and more.

Leon Walters, PKR Casino’s Chief Operating Officer, told press that the decision to add 3D software to the site came as part of a continuing effort to provide “realistic, immersive and engaging games that put players at the heart of the action.” His statement outlined the full range of platform improvements while adding that PKR is “confident that [the updated games will] prove to be hugely popular additions.” Further updates to PKR Casino are expected to arrive throughout future months as well.

888 Launches New Online Casino Platform

Fans of 888 Casino will be happy to hear that their online gambling network of choice has just updated with a new software version that works to increase site usability and improve performance. The designers of the platform revision have added in a bevy of new features and customization options meant to help 888 players get the most from their experience on the site.

The updated version of 888 Casino includes behind the scenes improvements that provide greater speed and feature access. Probably the most interesting aspect of the 888 Casino redesign, though, is the focus on personal customization features. Members of the site will now be able to personalize their lobby view, adding shortcuts that link to their favourite games (with either icon or grid view formats) and saving their changes for future use. 888 has also altered their scrolling and filtering options to make finding preferred game styles easier and has added options that allow players to change screen resolution, game layouts, set slots to automatic play and more.

Players interested in checking out the new 888 Casino software will also be greeted by a number of giveaways as the site looks to grab even more attention by offering promotional bonuses to its players throughout the rest of March. A statement from 888 Casino described the software update as “bigger, better and faster than it ever was” and the changes certainly seem to make good on that claim.

Betfred Casino Awards Player with the UK’s Largest Progressive Jackpot Prize

An anonymous member has just received an enormous windfall that made them much, much richer while also setting the record for the United Kingdom’s largest progressive jackpot prize.

The life-changing jackpot provided the unknown Betfred player with some £5.1 million, an amount awarded after the site member had staked only £1 on a slot game. The anonymous player sat down to a game of Beach Life and, after only six spins of the virtual slots, had triggered the staggering progressive jackpot — an amount that had been steadily building in size before being won. With such a large prize needing to be claimed, the winner was required to receive the multi-million pound cheque in person from Betfred’s founder Fred Done, receiving a trip aboard Done’s private jet. Even more extraordinary is the anonymous player’s earlier luck. Before winning the £5.1 million Beach Life jackpot, s/he had scored £250 through the King Kong slot. Later in the day, the winner became the recipient of the third largest progressive slot jackpot in the entire world.

Done spoke to press about the milestone jackpot, describing his enthusiasm as a bookmaker for “turning someone into a multi-millionaire at the click of a mouse” while adding that “it just goes to show it’s always worth trying your luck.” Players who want to take a shot at winning their own fortune should head to Betfred now to play at Gold Rally, the biggest progressive jackpot (at £838,000) currently available at the site.

New Jackpot Cashdrops Promotion from Sky Vegas Rewards Bonus Cash

A new promotion from Sky Vegas aims to give a handful of the online casino’s players a great cash reward. Jackpot Cashdrops, the promo in question, will make ten of the site’s members a bit richer through a prize that looks to kick back bonus money every time a progressive jackpot is hit.

The entry requirements for Jackpot Cashdrops are very minimal. Sky Vegas only asks players to spend a bit of time doing what they already come to the site to do — enjoy games — in order to become eligible for a cash prize. Jackpot Cashdrops works by kicking back a portion of £1,000 in bonus money each time a Sky Vegas jackpot of £50,000 or higher is triggered. The ten recipients of this money are chosen at random from any player who has sat down to one of the site’s progressive jackpots during the seven days leading up to its big payout. A large number of slots from across the Sky Vegas platform are part of the promo, letting members choose from popular options like Deal or No Deal, Blockbuster Drop, Planet X, Alice’s Wonderland, Chests of Plenty, Pharaoh’s Treasure, Kung-Fu Cash, Caribbean Nights and more.

A statement from Sky Vegas went on to describe just how easy it is to participate in Jackpot Cashdrops, asking site members to “simply [play] their favourite progressive jackpot slot” throughout the promotion period.

Betfair Casino Reveals New, Atari-Themed Slot and Dice Games

Fans of vintage videogames will be pleased to see that Betfair’s casino site has just released a new game based on a classic Atari football simulator. The latest addition to the online gaming network’s virtual slots line-up is Sensible Soccer, based on the classic game, and is currently available alongside three new entries to the Poker Cubed series.

Betfair Casino’s Sensible Soccer is a five reel, 25 payline slot with special bonus features. It’s branded with elements from the much loved Sensible Soccer videogame, first released by Atari in 1992, and is meant to appeal to a wide fanbase still nostalgic for the title. Betfair Casino’s version offers up a bonus feature (called Euro Cup) that lets competitors place wagers on different football teams before matches are decided through virtual tournament play. If a bet is placed on a team that achieves ten or more goals the player will trigger “an unlimited progressive jackpot.” Betfair has also released three new competitive dice games as part of its Poker Cubed series. These titles include Dice Hold ‘Em (a spin on Texas hold ‘em where dice stand in for cards), Shoot the Moons (where players bet on the highest numbered dice roll) and Liar’s Dice (a betting game based on one played in the Pirates of the Caribbean films).

Betfair is enthusiastic about its new games — and the innovative Poker Cubed in particular. A company statement described how the dice game “offers a challenge to veteran card players and newcomers alike.”

32Red and Sky Vegas Players Win Big at Online Casino Slot Games

The casino offerings from online gaming networks 32Red and Sky Vegas both awarded its members with some of the largest cash rewards to be reported this year. Each of the site’s slot machines recently paid out enormous amounts to lucky players, making a landmark for early 2012.

32Red’s winner struck it big on 9th January, within the same day of registering at the virtual casino site. The player deposited £40 and sat down to play video poker through the Supajax progressive jackpot — a game based on the popular Jacks or Better style of play. Shortly after starting the game, the 32Red player triggered the progressive jackpot to win more than £50,000 in cash. Sky Vegas also awarded an enormous cash prize to one of its members through its Leprechaun’s Luck slot game. The five reel, 20 payline title provides the chance to win large sums through its two bonus rounds. Triggering these can lead to winning the slot’s progressive jackpot — which one lucky player did before receiving a windfall of £147,000 in cash.

32Red told press that the money came “as a big shock” to the Supajax winner, as she or he had “created an account with us [only] 13 hours prior to playing.” Sky Vegas released a statement that detailed its winner’s £147,000 prize, describing it as “a mammoth reward for the very humble one pound used on the game” by the player.

Sky Vegas Unveil New Casino Promotion that Helps Players Offset Losses

Sky Vegas, the Sky network’s casino offering, has announced the launch of a brand new promotion that aims at helping to offset its players’ bad breaks. This new promo gives Sky’s members the ability to try to recoup some of their losses in a special event running for the rest of January.

From now until the end of the month Sky Vegas players can opt in to be eligible for the ongoing promotion. After signing on to participate these players only have to play during each of the six days of the event for their chance to win. Those who are picked from the pool of eligible members will be credited with a refund that puts ten percent of their total losses back into their accounts. The refunded amount will, of course, vary from player to player but even the most serious casino competitors have been considered as Sky will provide winners with amounts up to £500. The promotion, a great chance for Sky Vegas members to take the sting out of some of their casino losses, should help drum up activity for the site in the week to come.

Sky Vegas, in a statement detailing the new, cashback promotion, also took the time to run through some of the games most recently added to its site. Some of the highlights include its new Deal or No Deal licensed game, the Leprechaun’s Luck slot and the upcoming Cash Cauldron.

Virgin Games Launches Mobile Casino Software

Virgin Games is one of the UK’s most popular online gaming networks and now, with the launch of its mobile casino software, it’s looking to catch on in an even bigger way. The new Virgin Mobile Games has just been released and gives players the ability to enjoy some of their favourite casino games while on the go.

The app, (or Virgin Mobile Games for brevity’s sake), was developed in a partnership between Somo, a mobile marketing agency, and Virgin itself. The mobile software translates much of what already exists on Virgin’s web-based casino and seeks to offer a similar experience through smartphone operating systems. Aside from a suite of great Virgin games, the company has also announced that it has forged partnerships with other developers — including titles by Microgaming — in order to bring even more content to the platform over time. Virgin Mobile Games is a web application, compatible with most smartphones and already features games like the popular Tomb Raider and Thunderstruck slots.

Virgin Games’ Chief Executive Officer, Simon Burridge, explained that “smartphone penetration now [exceeds] 40 percent in the UK” and that “[Virgin] is simply responding to this demand.” Burridge went on to state his company’s position, describing how the launch is occurring at “the right time in the company’s life, the industry’s life and [that] the technology is ready. It’s what our customers want and it’s where the online gaming industry is heading.”

Bodog Casino Lobbies Receive an Overhaul

Fans of Bodog’s unique brand of online casino play have been delighted to find an overhaul to their site of choice’s gaming lobbies. The massive gaming company surprised its players and industry observers alike by debuting a number of fresh new ideas that look to increase convenience, making for a more enjoyable time at the various slots and tables hosted at the site.

The recently unveiled Bodog Casino lobby facelift has affected the European, Canadian and United Kingdom iterations of the site, providing great new changes for players across a wide variety of regions. These redesigned lobbies allow members to make use of simpler navigation features, game previewing (in order to show what’s occurring in ongoing games a player may wish to join) and a revamped search bar feature. Outside of game lobbies, Bodog is also bringing live dealers to its Asian sites and is currently hard at work in setting up studios, hiring hosts and designing software that will bring this new feature to its casinos in the near future.

Bodog Casino’s renovated game lobbies are sure to be appreciated by both newcomers and long-time fans of the site, ready to see some changes come to the familiar software. There’s been even better news for those hoping for further improvements to Bodog as well; the company has announced that the lobby redesign is only the first step in what spokespeople have called “a multi-tiered revamp of the entire online casino experience [that will] become the industry standard.” Announces the Winner of ‘Diamond Valley’ Progressive Jackpot

One of’s biggest progressive jackpots to date has just been hit, providing one lucky winner with a massive influx of cash. Taking home some $277,000 in the matter of minutes, the newly rich slot player is already making plans for how to make the best use of his incredible windfall.

The progressive jackpot in question was accumulating on Bet365’s Diamond Valley, a five-reel and five-payline virtual slot machine. It was won by a site member playing under the handle ‘Fredrik J’, a player that registered to the site roughly five years ago. Fredrik J sat down to play a game like any other but, after lining up five reels of diamond mountain icons, realized he had won a huge prize. The player told that upon realizing that he had won the progressive jackpot he began to run around his apartment in excitement. Fredrik J said that he and his girlfriend are currently planning to purchase a house using the unexpected cash won through the slots.

Even though the Diamond Valley progressive jackpot has been won there are still many other fantastic prizes to be tried for at The site currently hosts a little more than 150 casino games and, of these, many are progressive jackpots. In the past Bet365 players have won amounts of $1.55 million (at the Gold Rally slots) and £101,705 (at the Wall Street Fever slots).

Sky Vegas Adds Banzai Challenge Slot

Sky Vegas, continuing its commitment toward providing its members with an unparalleled selection of games, has just announced the addition of a new title. Banzai Challenge gives players an exciting new five-reel slot, complete with unique play and fantastic prize opportunities.

The new Sky Vegas game is themed around the short-lived comedy show, Banzai. Challenge (which ran from 2001-2004) embraced gambling as part of its premise, making it perfectly suited to continuing its life as a slot title. Sky’s Banzai Challenge uses some of the show’s most popular features in its design, bringing Banzai cast members like Lady One Question and Mr. Shake-Hands-Man to the new slot. True to the spirit of Banzai, the game will allow players to place bets on the outcome of various scenarios drawn from the show (such as Celebrity Box of Death Dilemma and An Animal Scientific Experiment) and, if successful, receive multipliers of up to 2,000 times their line bet. Sky Vegas itself is helping to raise awareness of its new title through a number of special contests as well. The first will see two staffers engaging in a hot chili tasting challenge that lets fans of the company’s Facebook page place bets on the results in order to take home Sky Vegas vouchers.

Fans of Sky Vegas are sure to enjoy seeing yet another set of slots added to the site’s more than 170 games. Banzai Challenge has already been launched and will be the centre of a number of promotions throughout the coming months.

Paddy Power Rolls Out New Mobile Games

Paddy Power, an industry leading online gaming network, has always been quick to seize on opportunities that bring their service to as many players as possible. Now, in a recent move that follows this tradition, the company is expanding on its previous forays into mobile gaming by releasing even more titles for on-the-go users to enjoy.

The new mobile games from Paddy Power have been created in partnership with software developer, International Game Technology (IGT). IGT and Paddy, after months of work, have now announced a wide range of fresh games that include smartphone-ready iterations of Jacks or Better video poker, 20+ Blackjack, Cleopatra, Monopoly Multiplier and much more. IGT formed its interactive division, specializing in the creation of mobile gaming software, after it merged with WagerWorks and Million 2-1 last December. Paddy Power signed a deal with the developers shortly after this move and can be expected to release even more new portable titles through the partnership in the near future.

Paddy Power’s decision to embrace mobile gaming is part of the online gaming industry’s wider trend in transitioning to smartphone-user support. As sophisticated devices continue to become more popular with a wide range of users, Paddy and IGT appear to be in an ideal position for capitalizing on the growing market. Both the recent and upcoming Paddy Power releases are designed for use with iPhones, iPads, the iPod Touch and Android smartphones.

Paddy Power Offers Football Themed Freeroll Competition and More

Football fans with memberships at Paddy Power Poker were recently able to get into a promotion geared specifically toward their interests. The online poker site had announced a freeroll competition that saw winners taking home a shirt signed by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Talented players that wanted to own a unique piece of sports memorabilia were able to sit down at Paddy Power Poker to duke it out with competitors for their chance to win. Messi, a Barcelona midfielder, had donated a shirt from his team, complete with his signature — a prize that drove a number of enthusiasts to the Paddy Power tables. Alongside this, Paddy offered up 20 UEFA Champions League final bets (valued at £10) that gave the highest-ranking 20 competitors a complementary betting opportunity.

Paddy Power Poker regularly hosts great freerolls and other promotions that are designed to drum up extra interest in their site. Following the football freeroll, Paddy announced that it would be hosting more than two dozen guaranteed prize tournaments through 28th May to 12th June. These tournaments come complete with discounted buy-ins that will reach to up to 80 percent off. Players taking part in events throughout the first week will also receive a free token for entry into the 11th June Sunday $250,000 Mega Satellite and another token for the 18th June Sunday $200,000 Mega Satellite.

Virgin Games Study Promotes Social Benefits of Bingo

Virgin Games, owner of the influential company’s bingo and casino networks, has recently announced the results of a landmark study into the personal benefits made possible by online play. The end result of Virgin’s exhaustive research is great news for devoted bingo players as it reinforces the positive influence that the game can have on an individual’s social life.

The study from Virgin Games was conducted through a number of polls that served to measure the playing habits and social interactions of bingo fans. One of these polls looked at the number of players who had made what they considered to be genuine friendships and found that 44 of the 647 person sample group said they had — with 18 percent of the same group saying that had met with their new friends in person. 22 percent of the group told Virgin Games’ researchers that they were comfortable enough with their online bingo friends that they would discuss their personal and family problems with them while 34 percent also stated that they believed that playing internet bingo had improved their social life.

Aside from the interpersonal benefits of playing bingo, Virgin Games also cited interesting data on the replacement of brick and mortar bingo halls by online play. 69 percent of Virgin’s sample group told researchers that internet bingo had completely replaced visiting land-based venues, something that is hardly surprising given the downfall of the game’s physical market.

New Video Slots Made Available through BetFred and William Hill

Fans of video slots have some great new game to try out from the casino sites of Betfred and William Hill. Both Betfred’s Top Trumps Celebs and Will Hill’s Iron Man 2 have just been made available to play and feature exciting film themes alongside the promise of huge cash rewards.

Betfred’s new video slot was developed by Playtech (the same company behind the bulk of the site’s gaming platform) and is already available for play. Top Trumps Celebs is a 20-payline affair that is designed to bring a bit of Hollywood to online gamers through five reels covered in images of stars like Will Smith, Madonna, Brad Pitt, Beyonce Knowles and more. The new video slot lets players pick their favourite celebrities then assigns their faces to the reels’ wild symbols. The movie theme continues on with red carpet bonus rounds as well.

William Hill’s Iron Man 2 is another five reel slot but, unlike Top Trumps Celebs, it comes with 25-paylines. Iron Man 2 awards free games when players are lucky enough to trigger three or more Iron Man logos on the reels. The free games come complete with a multiplier that increases with every other spin, promising great cash rewards during bonus play. Most exciting of the new video slot’s features is the introduction of fixed paylines (that keep all 25 lines active throughout play) and the Iron Man Reactor, an extra wild symbol that appears in all free games. Iron Man 2 can be played at William Hill Casino now.

Virgin Games Reveals Several New Licensed Slot Titles

Virgin’s online casino service,, has just revealed a number of new slot titles for members of its site to play at. Licensed themes have been added to the already popular network, giving internet gaming fans yet another reason to spend a bit of their time checking out Virgin’s robust slots offering.

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Ultimate Bet Provides an Unlucky Member with Massive Bad Beat Jackpot Prize

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Paddy Power Unveils iPad Supported Gaming and Wagering

Successful online bookkeeper and gaming platform, Paddy Power, is looking to provide a convenient new way for iPad owners to enjoy their site. With the addition of iPad tablet support, Paddy Power hopes to make it easier than ever before for its site members to manage their accounts and place or alter bets while on the go.

The new Paddy Power iPad App was developed for the gaming giant by Sweden’s Mobenga, a mobile cell phone game and content developer. This latest release is the third mobile support option released by Paddy Power in recent months, the iPad App following software that was made available for the iPhone/iPod Touch and Android operating systems. Like its other, extremely well-received mobile releases, the Paddy Power iPad App allows users to perform account maintenance and betting tasks like opening an account, withdrawing or depositing funds and, of course, placing multiple wagers on upcoming events.

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SkyVegas Bolsters Gaming Line-Up with New Community Slot Title

Online casino giant, SkyVegas, has announced the addition of a new community slot title that helps to bring the website’s many members together in collaborative play. The new game (Community Cops ‘n’ Robbers) offers great cash prizes, an exciting, fresh design and, most importantly, the ability to compete for rewards alongside other SkyVegas fans.

Community Cops ‘n’ Robbers is a five reel, 20 payline multi-player slot game that pays out amounts of up to £250,000. The online slot title gives players a wide array of stakes to buy in with, allowing for bets as low as one penny and as high as £25 per line. Community Cops ‘n’ Robbers hosts three bonus rounds (Cash Explosion, Cop the Lot and Hot Pursuit) that reward lucky SkyVegas players with possible cash bonuses and multipliers. Where Cops ‘n’ Robbers gets really interesting however, is in its community features. The game allows multiple players to share in triggered rewards and share the excitement of slot wins and losses alongside other live SkyVegas members.

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Virgin Casino Unveils New Slot Game with White Orchid by WagerWorks

Renowned online casino platform, Virgin Casino, has launched an entirely new slot game for its members to enjoy. Working with popular software creator WagerWorks, Virgin Casino has now added White Orchid to its series of slot options.

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Online Bingo Becomes Serious Contender for the Title of Top Internet Game

A recent traffic report from Google has finally called poker’s place as the top online gambling game into question. The statistics demonstrate a failing internet poker revenue stream while virtual bingo continues to increase in popularity despite a troubled economy which is affecting nearly every other business sector.

Online Poker remained the most successful online gaming choice (with massive profits and steady traffic) through until near the end of 2008’s first quarter and has only begun to fall from its once untouchable position in recent time. Internet bingo has always been a serious competitor within the gaming market but the past few months have seen the pastime almost entirely supplanting poker within the gambling world. Commentators suggest that the massive push from bingo advertisers (via popular television show spots, Google advertisement, radio and giant publicity events) may be responsible for raising mainstream awareness of the game and thus tapping into demographic markets who may have been slow to transfer their playtime to the computer.

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Littlewoods Improvements Come as 888.Com Partners with Sportech

Both the poker and casino versions of Littlewoods are set for major improvements as the partnership between Sportech and 888.Com has been recently focused on this branch of their overall network. Players can expect an overhaul of existing services so that several improvements can be implemented toward better service and gaming.

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PartyGaming and Cryptologic Ready Six New Gaming Titles for Future Release

Noted software developer, Cryptologic and premier online casino, PartyGaming have recently formed a partnership which will soon see new gaming titles released for users to experience. Both companies stand to enjoy immense benefits from their venture while giving something new to devotees of the PartyGaming platform.

Chief Executive Officer for PartyGaming, Jim Ryan spoke to press regarding the deal with Cryptologic and expressed delight that his company would soon be able to benefit from a business relationship with such a well-known, reputable developer. The five-year licensing agreement signed by both parties is set to see six new games released in the near future. Although details haven’t yet been released as to which software titles have been purchased (and where they will end up on the PartyGaming network), the news is still exciting when viewed as a sign of things to come through the high-profile partnership.

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770.Com Announces the Release of New Versions for Software

One of the most popular online gambling businesses, 770 has announced the release of new versions of games from their poker and casino offerings. 770 are hoping to accelerate interest in their site while simultaneously providing some new entertainment and fresh experiences for existing users of their client.

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PartyCasino Renovates Site with Live Dealers and More

Premier online gaming site, PartyCasino has released new information regarding the imminent redesign and additional features planned for implementation onto their service. Through a partnership with noted software developer, EvolutionGaming, PartyCasino is set to attract a lot of attention with their fun and innovative new ideas and software.

Among the changes being readied for the PartyCasino platform, perhaps most exciting is the announcement of live dealer options at the majority of table games. Roulette, blackjack and baccarat are all planned to receive updates from this aspect of the revamp. Players will now be able to see cards shuffled, wheels spun and much more when EvolutionGaming finishes work on these games. The company is hoping that a concentration on live gaming aspects will delight old fans while drawing new gamblers at the same time. Being able to call bets in real time or simply watching virtual dealers move a game along should entice a lot of online casino devotees looking for a more colourful experience than what is currently being offered by larger gambling networks.

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Popular online casino, VivaMacau has recently shifted interests toward providing a veritable gambling university for fans of the site. A recent increase in tutorials and strategy guides has been widely publicized by the company in an effort to draw further attention to the service.

Over one hundred pages of new content were added to the site in the past few days, part of a larger business plan enacted by VivaMacau owners. Guides are available for more than fifty games, including baccarat, roulette, blackjack, craps, poker and more. Mong Ha Media, the Costa Rica-based owners of VivaMacau maintain that they have intended this approach every since the sites inception. True enough toward supporting this statement it's worth noting that VivaMacau has always offered a healthy number of free games and help for the uninitiated. Now, the tutorials will accompany the ability to play no-cost games without even having to download or register.

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Cryptologic Expand Service to Russian Gaming Sites

Cryptologic has established themselves as perhaps the best software development company currently working in online gaming and, with their decisions to branch out to Russian sites, they’re set to expand on their reputation even further. A partnership with one of the region’s most prominent gambling companies will soon see the developers creating gaming platforms for a large majority of the immense financial market in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Kurastica will begin to release live implementations of Cryptologic’s software beginning in the first quarter of next year. The network has a vast penetration within the area, owning gaming franchises which extend into countries including Armenia, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Georgia. A rapidly growing internet economy coupled with such a high population should see the deal result in enormous success for both of the companies involved.

Microgaming Unveil Three New Casino Software Titles

Premier software developers, Microgaming have recently announced three new titles set for future release. The company has long been producing some of the best casino programs currently running and this news means that players will ultimately see the arrival of some brand new, exciting ways to gamble online.

The first of the new titles is the next edition of the company’s “Multi-Level Poker” series and is a “Deuces Wild Level-Up Poker” video poker game. This program will allow players much larger multipliers along with a more engaging system of climbing levels and taking risks for large payouts. “First Past the Post” is a horse-racing themed, five reel and twenty-five payline video slot machine which pays out through betting on specific colours or suits. The last of the completed games is entitled “Sir Winsalot” and is a medieval take on video slots (with the same reel and line specifications as “First Past the Post&rdquoWinking. It uses bonus rounds and icons in addition to regular slot play.

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Peterborough Woman Hits Second Jackpot at Online Casino

Some people have all the luck it seems. Case in point; a Peterborough woman has made headlines by winning her second jackpot in two months from popular internet casino, William Hill. Her total winnings have turned the player into one of the most successful gamblers within such a short period of time.

The woman, Sophie M, has now won almost £200,000 in total from the site by way of a nearly unbelievable streak of good luck. Sophie first won £102, 000 through the Pharaoh’s Treasure slots at William Hill last month and has now added to her bank account again with an additional £84, 978 at the Gold Rush Showdown slots. She qualified for a bonus round and played the game to completion whereupon the extra eighty thousand was awarded. The lucky gamer was apparently in disbelief and stated that she and her husband had to wake up the next day and confirm the win before believing that it wasn’t all a dream.

Jennie Prest, a spokesperson for William Hill commented that this was the first double-win in the company’s Vegas site history. Sophie M told press that she was incredibly shocked after her repeated good fortune and planned to use the money to finish paying her house’s mortgage then save the rest for her children’s future.

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CryptoLogic Sign Partnership Contract with Sky Betting and Gaming

Premier software designer and provider, CryptoLogic has signed yet another high-profile client this week which furthers their place as leaders within the industry. The company was able to outbid other competitors to secure the highly profitable BSkyB contract in question and is now hard at work developing material for their new venue.

Brian Hadfield, CryptoLogic’s CEO and President was delighted to share the news with press and ensured that his company would continue to do all they could to expand and drive profits forward for everyone involved with their business. The contract with Sky Betting and Gaming through BSkyB ensures three years of a mutually beneficial partnership and could mean a great increase in success for both sides of the new deal. Sky Vegas is set to enjoy a plethora of new casino games previously developed by CryptoLogic and tailored toward their site as well as the promise of inventive, new software exclusively developed for their internet gambling services.

Sky Betting and Gaming’s Managing Director, Richard Flint said the decision to sign with CryptoLogic was driven by the company’s proven track record and steadfast commitment to innovation within the field of software development. CryptoLogic now holds contracts with such enormous online gaming companies as, InterCasino, William Hill and Sky.

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Enormous UK business presence, Genting Stanley recently launched their very own online casino service via CircusCasino.Com and to show that they mean to differentiate themselves from the pack they’ve launched a series of innovative tournaments. CircusCasino and a series of land-based venues are working in conjunction to give players two tries at an enormous tournament through a method never yet explored in the industry.

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The History of Craps

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Craps is a very popular Casino game that involves dice, and it goes back a good few years. Craps is also a very popular game at
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Genting International Readies the Launch of Online Service

The corporation behind the largest physical casino network in the UK, Genting International has finally announced plans to launch an online version of their services in order to stay competitive with fellow industry leaders. Genting’s upcoming CircusCasino is set to shake up the business by a heavily financed and well-managed new entry.

Genting International’s Managing Director, Justin Tan described the move as a strategic one which is no surprise considering that modern casino players are as drawn to their computers as any land-based business. The project will be headed up by Genting Stanley Alderney Ltd. and can be expected to offer a service that many existing fans will find desirable. Combining brand-based trust with storied years of experience in the physical casino industry, Genting International may have a hit on their hands by the time CircusCasino is fully ready for launch. The website directors have stated a dedication toward providing a service which seeks to emulate the fun and excitement of brick-and-mortar casino play from the comfort of home.

An online iteration of their service seemed inevitable and industry observers will be interested to watch exactly how well
Genting manages to make the transition. Considering that the company owns forty-four clubs across Great Britain (including many esteemed brands and upper-class venues) there should be no shortage of finances put toward making CircusCasino a major internet player.

Review of the BetFred Casino

Hot on the heels of the Foxy Bingo review, we are happy to bring you the BetFred Casino Review.

BetFred is a UK based book maker named after its founder,
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Online Slot Machines are the Newest Gambling Craze in UK

A recent report shows that the devoted fans of online bingo may be moving on to slots as their new favourite Internet pastime. Within the last six months alone an increase of players has blown up to ten times that of the past showing that the online market is in no danger of drying up.

Online casino, demonstrated the rapid increase of this trend through the traffic reports of their immensely popular ‘Clover Rollover’ jackpot slots. The craze has been able to feed into itself with more players flocking to slots and thereby increasing progressive payouts which inevitably ensure a desirable draw. As smoking bans keep certain players out of land-based casinos the growth of the industry as a whole can be expected to keep pace with its ongoing success story. Virtual bingo and poker rooms have been picking up steam for a while now making it seem as if Internet casinos and the always popular slot machines were only waiting for their audience to find them.

Vernons continued research with the findings that their demographic consists of mainly female gamblers (at 62% of the total players) and middle-aged Brits (between thirty-five and fifty). With this trend, jackpots will be sure to continuously skyrocket and attract even more players to online slots.

Dutch Government Still Restricts Gambling in BetFair Case

Parliament in Holland is still hesitant about getting into online gambling markets as demonstrated in a recent case with the giant Casino and Poker client, BetFair. The Dutch government has remained steadfast in their refusal to grant BetFair a gambling license within the nation which is indicative of bigger problems in European trade.

Netherlands Council of State ruling has essentially placed BetFair’s proposal in legal limbo for another two years which shows that the Dutch government plans to stall not only this one company but all similar services from accessing the country as a point of entry toward larger European gambling business. With the European Union’s attempts to fully establish free trade across the continent it is troubling to see Holland stay so resolute on their national gambling monopoly and BetFair’s case can be understood as having implications far beyond a single company’s plea for expansion.

With the regular news of Dutch resistance to open business with many
British online gambling networks, onlookers see a dismal future toward enjoying the economic prosperity offered by a Europe meant to be united past national borders. Popular dissent against this type of legislature is still strong however, meaning that perhaps before too long these rules may need to be revoked before the European Court of Justice looks into the case further in two years time.

Inside Gaming Announces Partnership with Income Access Software

Inside Gaming is one of the premier software and gaming systems companies and they have recently announced a partnership with Income Access Software as a means of creating improved affiliate functions and business plans across a number of clients.

The company recently told the press that this partnership was sealed and spoke of their plans to add their combined skills to the
Better Poker and Better Casino services. The extra boost which will be given to these already established sites will come by way of an improved management plan that the partnership will provide. Inside Gaming and Income Access Software hope to give their services to many a gaming website and improve their business through improved affiliate and company management. Their now joined skills could overhaul the average business into a powerhouse; Inside Gaming is reputable in their ability to aid the business plans of emerging online gambling companies and Income Access provides some of the best affiliate marketing software available.

To the average
online casino or poker room visitor this may not seem like big news but the implications could be far-reaching if this partnership is able to use their status for a number of sites. As more and more gambling networks are established on the Internet the solid skill set provided by Inside Gaming and Income Access Software could see a large increase in fantastic websites for users to frequent.

Canadian Man Wins $1,000,000 at 888.Com

888.Com’s World Poker Crown Poker tournament came to a grand close with Toronto, Ontario native, Jack Hinchley winning the live final table in Spain. After taking out over two thousand online competitors, Hinchley played against two other Canadians at the finals and defeated Michael Lawson to take home the title.

The final round saw the two competitors square off after Lawson had been slowly wearing down his opponent by betting hard against his chip lead. Hinchley won the last hand after Lawson saw the K-J-6, all hearts flop and went all in with his
ten-high flush to be defeated by the winner’s top pair call and king. He revealed after the game that his strategy involved keeping constant pressure on the other competitors and it paid off extraordinarily even though some of the play involved substantial bravado considering the huge risks.

The (now) former plumber announced plans to hand in his notice of resignation after receiving his
million dollar prize and commented that he wishes to finance his granddaughter, Victoria’s university education with part of the winnings. It is fitting that Hinchley kept her picture with him during rough hands at the table and that his good luck charm paid off in such a fitting manner.

SportingBet Pays Out Enormous Jackpot to Lucky Player

Last week a Mr. K. Vasileiadis was fortunate enough to take home an enormous £748,290 jackpot after winning at a SportingBet online Casino slot machine. The company was proud to pay out the huge prize and took the opportunity to garner some brand-based publicity in awarding it to Vasileiadis.

SportingBet’s CEO paid for Mr. Vasileiadis alongside five of his family members and close friends to accompany him to London where the money was awarded. The group was also treated to a celebratory luncheon and drinks in order to celebrate the jackpot win before the prize was handed over. SportingBet gained a great reason to publicize their company as they gear up for their ten year anniversary as part of the online gambling industry. As one of the first companies to catch onto the Internet gaming craze before it took off, it is heartening to see SportingBet hold strong by awarding one of the casino gaming business’ biggest jackpots in industry history.

Vasileiadis told press that he has no plans to substantially change his lifestyle but would rather use it as a means to ensure security in his life. He apparently has no real desire to leave his current job. However, Vasileiadis is engaged and his fiancé was thrilled to hear of the win with the two now planning to have a bigger wedding than previously anticipated.

Casino Classic Review

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Bad News for Dutch Gamblers Continues as Holland Issues Crackdown

This week the Dutch Ministry of Justice has issued a continuation of Holland’s war against online gambling by proclaiming a bigger and more serious effort to stop the practice than ever before. The national stance on gambling has always been strict and instead of accepting public noncompliance, the country has decided to tackle the issue with even more enthusiasm than in the past.

fifty online services have been targeted by the Ministry in initial action and several Dutch banks have been contacted with orders to cease business in attempts to stop the flow of money gambling. Without a permit, many online casinos will continue to face financial restrictions in the near future. Holland has decided to focus efforts by not only targeting national banks as the root of the problem but also compiling files on offending companies so that legal prosecution can be considered later on.

It continues to be a grim time for
Dutch gamblers as Holland seems to have decided to not only continue but actually increase penal action toward their anti-gambling laws. With this most recent action the business of online casinos and sports betting services will no doubt continue to dwindle, forcing Dutch citizens to limit their gambling options even further in the future.

Ladbrokes Casino Review

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32Red Casino Review

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32Red have become well known in the United Kingdom through their sponsorship of
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Martingale Roulette Theory

Just read a good post over at a fellow affiliates blog, Morley Mouse, about using the Martingale theory for winning at Roulette.

This is a very simple
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Dutch Parliament Refuses Online Poker to Monopoly Holding Casino

The Dutch government recently turned down a bill which would grant Holland Casino the exclusive rights to provide a Netherlands based online casino to citizens. The company holds the monopoly for gambling in the Netherlands and was hoping to expand their market by offering the only viable service for Internet poker playing within the nation.

Various factors resulted in the Dutch Parliament refusing the expansion of Holland Casino’s monopoly which was overturned by only two votes in the company’s appeal to the Netherlands government. Ministers hope that by voting against the appeal it will dampen Dutch gambling practices by stopping another outlet to online poker playing although gaming betters will still find ample venues internationally and within the EU itself.

The parliamentary move has also dealt a minor blow to Holland
Casino’s software provider, CryptoLogic who have been working with the corporation for over a year on developing the proposed online casino. With the denial of a Dutch internet casino option CryptoLogic will no longer be able to benefit from the revenue sharing system they had put in motion during their time working for Holland Casino. Brian Hadfield, the software corporation’s CEO remains optimistic however as he and the rest of his team at CryptoLogic were anticipating the refusal of such a bill and continue to work for other clients.