Online Casino and Gambling News: August 2008

Alleged Absolute Poker fraudster living large in Costa Rica

With the Absolute Poker and UltimateBet cheating scandals still very much centre stage for the online poker player community, it's perhaps not surprising that characters allegedly involved in the scandal attract media coverage whenever they surface. One such individual is "AJ Green", also known as Allan Grimard, who was the subject of much discussion and conjecture at the height of the "hole card" debacle on which players still seek closure.

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Poker Trillion successful in application to seize Boss Media's Malta servers

PokerTrillion.com, a former member of Boss Media's International Poker Network which launched litigation against the Malta assets of the Swedish company earlier this year has been successful in its latest round of litigation with the poker network.

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Net Entertainment half yearly results - profit up 47 percent

The Swedish online gambling software provider Net Entertainment delivered sterling half yearly 2008 results to its investors this week, showcasing a rise in revenues over the first six months of the year of 44 percent to SEK 90.5 million (H1: 2007 SEK62.9 million) and after tax profits up 47 percent to SEK 32.9 million (H1:2007 SEK 22.3 million)

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Pharoah's Treasure slot pays out 102,718 pounds at William Hill

Peterborough, UK online gambler SophieM was kissed by Lady Luck this week when she hit the £102,718 progressive jackpot on William Hill Casino's online slot 'Pharaoh's Treasure' on a £4.50 bet.

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IMEGA to launch UIGEA appeal in September

The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association may not have achieved all of its objectives in its last constitutional clash with the US government over the UIGEA, but it was given legal standing by the court and it plans to launch a further attack before the end of September 2008.

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Million dollar bad beat jackpot won at Party Poker

Thursday saw a new world record for an online poker Bad Beat Jackpot created at Party Poker when a bad beat payout on an online table reached $1,013,381 and change, surpassing the previous record of $992,000. The Bad Beat is a jackpot won on special tables if players lose with a hand featuring four of a kind, 8’s or better, and this is what happened to online player ‘Judith75’, from Germany when she hit quad 9’s this week.

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Lotto Madness slot delivers a bank boosting 257,250 Euros

A Spanish online gambler couldn't believe his luck this week when the progressive slot machine Lotto Madness awarded him a fantastic €257,250 payout at Playtech-powered Casino Tropez.

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American gamblers urged to promote their rights on political website

The Poker Players Alliance was active this week in urging US players to promote the rights of citizens to play poker online, using the Republican Platform Committee's official Internet message board. The purpose of the website is to obtain public comment and suggestions on what should be included in the party's campaign platform for the coming presidential elections.

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Murdered Newcastle student suspected of football betting scam

UK police investigating an horrific murder of a Chinese student and his girlfriend are considering allegations that he may have been involved in an international football Internet betting scam, reports the Times Online.

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888.com renews sponsorship of UEFA Cup holders Sevilla

888.com becomes the shirt sponsor for Spain's current UEFA cup-holding Sevilla football club for a third season this week with an agreement to renew the sponsorship deal between the two companies. The new agreement sees the arrangement running through the next three years.

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