Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2009

Ukash partnership with Vendtek Now Prepay opens the door to Canada

Ukash is continuing its relentless global expansion with a new deal this week that sees it access the North American market for the first time. The company recently signed an agreement with Russia's Wallet One.

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Party Gaming founder Dikshit to sell more shares

Anurag Dikshit, the Indian computer technology professional who helped found online gambling group Party Gaming plc and in the process made a huge fortune, is to sell all but 38.8 million of his remaining shares in the company.

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RGA explains how its members fight problem gambling

Most of the major UK online gambling companies are members of the Remote Gaming Association trade body, which this week marked October 19th as Responsible Gambling Awareness Day with a practical initiative communicating the industry's commitment to the prevention of problem gambling.

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German state calls for end to Interstate Treaty on Gambling

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein could be about to break step with the 15 other German states with whom it signed the German Interstate Treaty on Gambling last year.

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Tough q3 but William Hill on track to meet full year guidance

William Hill plc stayed true to its recent trading update in releasing its third quarter numbers this week, recording a 3% drop in revenues in a tough quarter. However, the year-to-date numbers are up 3%, and analysts expect the company to meet market expectations on its full year results. The news gave the share price a fillip, peaking at 9% at one point.

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Vegas Technology launches Bangkok Nites and Love Bugs slots

Online gambling software developer Vegas Technology, which numbers the English Harbour Internet gambling group among its licensees, has released two new games, both 5 reel, 25 pay-line, feature-rich video slots.

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Record Chinese jackpot win draws lottery pilgrims to Anyang City

The anonymous resident of Anyang City in the Henan Province of China who last week cracked the biggest lottery prize in recent Chinese history has unwittingly caused a flood of betting pilgrims to come to the city, boosting local business.

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Kentucky governor's domain case appeal to be heard this week

The tenacious nature of the governor of Kentucky and his outsourced lawyers will again be at the centre of industry discussions this week as Governor Steve Beshear's attempt to confiscate 141 international domain names is once again heard in a law court.

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ASA critical of William Hill free bet advertising

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) keeps a stern eye on the advertising of gambling firms, and this week it was William Hill Online under the spotlight for a free bet offer that generated a complaint. The complaint was that the betting company's press advertisements and posters offering new online customers or telephone betters a £100 free bet, did not advise punters that any resulting winnings would be settled without the amount of the free stake being returned.

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Midlands mum wins $420k Millionaire's Club jackpot

More detail is now available on last week's news that an Intercasino player had won a major jackpot. The big winner is UK player "Lozzer69" who has been described by the casino as a 29-year-old mother of two from the Midlands city of Leicester.

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