Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2008

Irish gambling regulation could create 10,000 jobs

With the prospect of Ireland embracing the regulation and taxation of online and land gambling in place of the private clubs system currently in place, the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland put some numbers on the table this week.

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Kentucky domain decision expected within a week

Tuesday morning saw a significant turnout of legal representatives in the Frankfort Circuit Court, prepared to argue their position before Judge Thomas Wingate regarding the attempt last week by the state of Kentucky to seize 141 international domain names belonging to online gambling operations.

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Rival Gaming releases first progressive slot, unleashes confusion

[inline:major-moolah.jpg=Major Moolah slot]Online gambling software and slots developer Rival Gaming has launched its first online progressive slot with a branding that observers have remarked comes perilously close to that of competitor Microgaming's Mega Moolah four level progressive.

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Inequity and commercial protectionism claimed in Kentucky domains hijack

On the eve of an important court case that could have international consequences regarding Internet domain names, opponents of a move by the state of Kentucky to take over 141 domain names of online gambling operators held a discussion and press conference Monday afternoon, denouncing the move.

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Arnie signs off on controversial Californian "remote caller bingo" bill

SB 1369 - a highly controversial and much debated piece of California legislation that will allow charitable organisations such as the Catholic Church to run and collect revenue through “remote caller bingo” and televised games linked electronically to hundreds of locations offering six-figure prizes, has reportedly been signed off by Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger.

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GBP200k Deal or No Deal jackpot for British 21 year old

When 21-year-old UK online gambler Matt Styles hit an almost £200,000 jackpot at Ladbrokes last Friday he initially feared it was just a wind-up, but he soon realised it was for real, and is now making financial plans he would not previously have thought possible.

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Briefs filed in Kentucky domain names dispute

Going into the weekend there has been no slackening in the pressure building up for Tuesday's Franklin Circuit Court hearing on the legality of the attempt by the state of Kentucky to confiscate the domain names of some 141 international online gambling companies.

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John Juanda emerges victorious from WSOP Europe

The World Series of Poker Europe 2008 came to a fitting climax this week with John Juanda emerging as the champion in the £10,000 buy-in NLHE Main Event.

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Czech lotto operator Sazka to launch online casino

Hopeful that upcoming legislation will legalise online gambling in the country, the Czech Republic’s biggest lottery operator, Sazka, has announced plans to launch a new play-for-fun online casino.

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Antigua vs USA World Trade Organisation dispute still unresolved

The Antigua Sun newspaper reminded interested parties this week that the Antigua vs. the United States dispute in the World Trade Organisation over the withdrawal of gambling elements from the agreement by the US may have gone quiet but is far from forgotten.

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