Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2008

LottoIP exploits legal loophole to offer USA online gambling

Canadian company Lotto IP.com feels it has a solution to offering legal online gambling in the United States market that is "as easy as purchasing a Powerball lottery ticket."

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PartyGaming strikes new deal with Wagerworks

With the ink still wet on its five year games deal with Cryptologic last week, PartyGaming has moved forward with another cross-platform games agreement, this time with IGT subsidiary Wagerworks.

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iMEGA attempts to accelerate Kentucky appeal process

The refusal by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate to dismiss the state of Kentucky's attempt to hi-jack 141 online gambling-related domain names last week spawned another round of legal argument this week in the Frankfort courtroom.

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Australian Productivity Commission to study problem gambling

The Australian Productivity Commission has been asked to investigate gambling and problem gambling in Australia, and has been tasked with delivering a final report to the federal government at the end of 2009, reports the Sydney Morning Herald this week.

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UK Government may introduce problem gambling levy

The UK MailOnline this week reports that the British government is about to step in on the question of problem gambling treatment funding in the absence of meaningful voluntary contributions from UK-licensed and mainly land operators.

Industry chiefs have been warning their corporate colleagues for months that unless they open their purses in support of organisations like the Responsibility in Gaming Trust (RIGT) they risk the danger of a compulsory government levy, and according to the Mail's report this now appears imminent.

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Net Entertainment software earns eCOGRA accreditation

One of the online gambling industry's top software developers, Net Entertainment, has been accredited by the player protection and standards body eCOGRA following a range of comprehensive software, probity and operating systems inspections by independent auditors.

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Parlay Entertainment releases new gaming suite

Parlay Entertainment, a well established software developer and provider of Internet and TV bingo software solutions, has launched ParlayGames, which it describes as "a unique packaging of some of the world’s most profitable and best performing slots and side games."

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Colorado land casinos see revenues decline

Colorado's gambling regulatory body has released depressing revenue figures for the state's land gambling operations reflecting the international trend to lower gambling revenues already reported from Las Vegas and Macau.

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World Poker Tour ends Cryptologic relationship

World Poker Tour Enterprises could be about to shut down its troubled online poker operations at WPTonline.com following an advisory report to the SEC filed October 17 which announces that the firm's 3 year poker network deal with turnkey provider and network Cryptologic is to be prematurely terminated on November 14 2008.

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PartyGaming signs deal with Cryptologic

Internet gambling software provider CryptoLogic Limited, has announced a five-year licensing agreement with the London-listed major online gambling group PartyGaming plc.

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