Online Casino and Gambling News: July 2008

"High Stakes Poker" TV show to run for another season

The popularity of the televised poker show "High Stakes Poker" was confirmed again this week by an announcement from Game Show Network that the cash-game spectacular will be screened again this year - its fifth season.

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Kahnawake jurisdiction responds to UltimateBet and Absolute Poker scandal

The cheating scandals that have engulfed the Absolute Poker and UltimateBet online poker operations sprang back to prominence this week as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission issued a statement in an apparent riposte to comments made on the issue earlier by the chairman of the Poker Players Alliance.

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NHS clinic for UK problem gamblers

British gamblers with a gambling addiction problem will be treated free in a new National Health Service clinic recently opened in Soho, London, The Independent newspaper reports this week.

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Cool ride for poker pro

Poker fans at the 39th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas earlier this month were invited by online gambling group Betfair to estimate the number of poker chips filling a spanking new, fire engine red Mini Cooper convertible. The prize was a VIP sponsored package to this year's World Series of Poker Europe.

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Half year financial results released by 32 Red

The online casino operator 32Red plc has released a trading update on its half year performance ended June 2008, now excluding from its reportage revenues from the BetDirect business sold to UK bookie Stan James last October.

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PPA calls for regulator to protect consumers from poker cheating

The one million member Poker Players Alliance has issued a statement on the huge online poker cheating controversy that continues to plague Tokwiro Enterprises's online poker sites Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, generating continued heated discussion across major poker message boards.

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Platinum Play's "bingo ball for life" claimed as a world first

[inline:ppbingoball.png=An example of a custom bingo ball]Online bingo provider, Platinum Play Bingo has launched a new offering, Bingo Ball for Life, which it claims is a world-first for bingo players, allowing them to own an individual lucky bingo number and customise their own bingo ball with the opportunity to win up to £50,000.

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Ukraine bureaucrats criticised for lack of progress on regulated gambling

The Accounting Chamber of the Ukraine has fired a broadside at apparently procrastinating civil servants in the country, submitting a report to the top echelons of government criticising the lack of progress on tightening up gambling regulation in the Eastern European country, which was formerly part of the Soviet Union.

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Cryptologic online poker to use Betsafe eWallet

The Dublin-based online casino and poker software developer Cryptologic has announced the complete integration of its poker site into Betsafe's online eWallet payment system.

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Innovative and interactive poker entertainment show at The Venetian

Poker fans in Las Vegas this fall are in for an unusual show based on their favourite pastime when "The Real Deal" hits the stage at The Venetian Showroom at the famous resort-casino of the same name.

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