Online Casino and Gambling News: June 2009

Summer Holiday headlines Microgaming slots releases

Microgaming has followed its usual monthly schedule by releasing four new slots - titled Summer Holiday, Pedal Power, Sterling Silver, and Fortune Finder. Each of the advanced video slots incorporates colourful graphics with innovative game-play to enhance the playing experience.

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Carsten Joh bests thousands to win WSOP event 51

Event 51 - the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em competition at the World Series of Poker has ended in victory for German poker pro Carsten Joh, who bested a packed entry field of 2,781 to win the lion's share of the massive $3,796,065 prize pool after three days of tough but exciting poker.

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European nations looking to follow the US lead on online gambling controls

Possibly encouraged by the impact of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in the United States, at least seven European Union nations are planning on travelling their own route on Internet gambling regulation, a new survey by Gambling Compliance shows.

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Goldman Sachs positive on legalised US online gambling

Two positive but unrelated opinions on the legalisation of online gambling in the United States were given this week, adding credibility to a growing optimism that this year will see the United States joining other progressive Western nations in permitting controlled and regulated betting over the Internet.

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PPA poker legalisation petition gathers 200,000 signatures

Just a week after launch at the World Series of Poker, a petition organised by the Poker Players Alliance to legalise online poker in the United States has almost reached a total of 200,000 signatures - 6,000 over the weekend alone.

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EGBA rejects Belgian protectionist approach to internet gambling

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has taken an official line on the European Commission's detailed opinion against the Belgian proposal for online gaming and betting legislation, taking particular exception to provisions which are aimed at restricting the Belgian online gaming and betting market to operators solely established in that country.

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Cryptologic licenses games to Victor Chandler

Online gambling software provider CryptoLogic Limited has signed a multi-year deal to provide at least 10 of its most popular online slot games to Victor Chandler Group, a major independent bookmaking and gaming group based in Gibraltar.

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Wagerworks releases first three Barcrest slots

Online gambling games provider and distributor WagerWorks has announced the release of online ports of Barcrest Group's leading UK branded game titles. Rainbow Riches, Ca$hino and Elvis Top 20 are arguably Britain's best known land-based slot titles and have significant presence through bingo halls, motorway service areas, adult gaming centres and betting shops. These games have recently been integrated onto the Orbis Openbet platform and are currently accessible through the Sky Vegas gaming website.

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Russian casino ban could cost 400,000 jobs

The online gambling media may have been following the story for months, but the draconian Russian ban on casinos in major cities has now caught the attention of the mainstream media in America, with the New York Times carrying a major story over the weekend.

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Ex hockey pro Greg Mueller wins another WSOP bracelet

The 40th Anniversary World Series of Poker is turning out to be a lucrative ride for former professional hockey player and Vancouver poker pro, Greg 'FBT' Mueller. Having cashed for $53,885 in Event 6 on June 1st, he went on to take the winner's prize of $460,838 and his first bracelet in Event 33 on June 15th and has just won Event 50.

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