Online Casino and Gambling News: April 2009

£114k April Fools day jackpot win is no joke

William Hill online casino reports a major £114,000 slot jackpot win on April Fools' Day, where 29-year-old British online player Paul Gwilym wagered 30p and struck it rich on Pharaoh’s Treasure.

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Atlantic City casino profits down 46% in Q4 2008

The economic recession in the USA continues to play havoc with the 11 casinos and resorts in Atlantic City, according to a report from the New Jersey Casino Control Commission this week.

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Party Gaming sponsors Match in Gibraltar for Help for Heroes charity

A set of celebs will be donning their shirts and shin-pads as they take on an athletic Armed Forces home side in the big ‘Match in Gibraltar,’ sponsored by PartyGaming on Easter Sunday. The grand finale to Gibraltar’s inaugural International Boat Show, this soccer showdown aims to raise both smiles and cash for the nominated charity – "Help for Heroes."

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Fremantle Media TV show brands licensed for mobile slot games

Following the growing trend among Internet gambling software providers to supply themed games based on popular movie, video game and comic series, mobile gambling provider Probability plc has inked a licensing deal with Fremantle Media Enterprises.

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UK Gambling Commission debunks gambling-related sports corruption claims

UK Gambling Commission complaint statistics regarding the impact of Internet betting on the integrity of sports suggest that claims by national sports leagues in some countries that online gambling increases the risk of corruption are unfounded.

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Top Ten Bingo to launch mobile and online casino

The UK-based interactive gaming software provider and IGT subsidiary Million-2-1 has secured a three year contract with Top Ten Bingo to provide a complete online and mobile casino system in an agreement that will add Top Ten Casino and Top Ten Mobile to the already live Top Ten Bingo site.

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Racinos fight against Delaware governor's sportsbetting proposal

Responding to the opposition and threats from the NFA and NCAA to his proposal to open Delaware to sportsbetting this week, Governor Jack Markell has pointed out to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that his league already promotes gambling via television networks whose commentators refer to point spreads and make predictions.

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Singapore introduces family exclusion orders to protect problem gamblers

Singapore's two integrated casino-resorts are cooperating with Family Service Centres and the National Problem Gambling Association in the launch of a new exclusion facility designed to protect the dependents of compulsive gamblers, Mediacorp reports this week.

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Chinese police uncover $73m illegal gambling network

Chinese police in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province this week arrested 11 people on charges of running an illegal gambling network, involving bets worth over 500 million yuan ($73 million).

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Barney Frank's anti UIGEA bill faces rough passage

The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, plans to introduce his next bid to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act this month (April), but he will not be resorting to the subterfuges adopted by UIGEA's founders in getting the bill through.

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