Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2009

Player hits $2.8m slot jackpot on a $75 stake

WendellB, an online gambler playing the Crazy Jungle progressive slot at Top Game-powered Crystal Spin Casino on October 21st, became one of a select band of online punters to successfully claim a million dollar plus windfall, which he achieved on a $75 spin.

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Latest Cryptologic game pack features Batman and Wonder Woman

Cryptologic Limited, the global developer of branded online betting games and Internet casino software, has launched a new downloadable game lineup that will bring DC Comics' Super Heroes Batman and Wonder Woman to the world's Internet casinos for the first time.

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Wagerworks launches mobile version of popular Cleopatra slot

The UK-based online gambling software provider Wagerworks has launched its popular Cleopatra slot on its mobile casino platform, adding the game to a mobile inventory that already includes Rainbow Riches, Ooh Aah Dracula, R.I.Peater, Elvis Top 20 and Hi-5.

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Golden Casino progressive jackpots hit

Vegas Technology-powered online casinos were generous on the progressives front again as the week commenced, with Golden Casino reporting a $94,459 hit on the 3 reel Win, Place or Show - the biggest on that machine yet. And on Sunday the provider's progressive blackjack coughed up $250,000.

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Greek government holds off on gambling taxation again

The Greek government's plans to impose a new 10% tax on gambling winnings have been further suspended, and new talks are scheduled on the measure following strong opposition from sales agents of the country's betting monopoly OPAP, the Reuters news agency advises.

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Seven new online games from GTechG2 group

GTechG2 group, the online gambling provider that includes Dynamite Idea, Finsoft, Boss Media and St. Miniver in its subsidiaries, has unveiled Casino 4.10, it's latest software upgrade and new games package.

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Aztec Riches player hits $295,272 Major Millions jackpot

Details are still scarce, but this week started with a progressive jackpot bang at the Microgaming-powered Aztec Riches Casino when a player hit a $295,272 progressive jackpot on the Major Millions slot.

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Retired grandmother wins $175,812 on Slotland video poker

Online casino operator Slotland reports that a retired grandmother who prefers the quiet comfort of online casinos to the noise and smoke of Las Vegas land operations won a progressive jackpot of $175,812 on October 12th.

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Betfair and William Hill target Indian market

The province of Sikkim is likely to have the distinction of being the first Indian state to issue online gambling licenses, and UK gambling giants like Betfair and William Hill Online are among the first into the sector with licensing applications, reports The Independent newspaper.

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10,000 online punters sign Right2Bet European gambling liberalisation petition

Right2Bet, the campaign for the liberalisation of online gambling in the E.U., has reached the 10,000 signature mark in its quest to gain a million supporters for its cause. The campaign has been gathering pace since August, riding on the high mainstream media coverage the issue of online gambling regulation has achieved around the world.

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