Online Casino and Gambling News: November 2009

Ladbrokes claims €1m Microgaming Grands Slam of Slots winner

One of Ladbrokes Casino's online players is a million euros richer this week following the completion of the Microgaming One Million Euros Grand Slam of Slots competition which was concluded on November 2nd at 8pm Central European Time.

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WSOP final table action to start November 7

November 7th is a date many pokerheads have outlined in red on their calendars; after weeks of anticipation it marks the start - or re-start - of the World Series of Poker action, specifically the final table climax in which nine finalists battle it out.

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NJ Governor permitted to join iMEGA action against sportsbetting law

Over the objections of the US Department of Justice, a Federal judge has ruled that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is permitted to join a legal challenge to a Federal law prohibiting state-regulated sports betting.

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Betonsports founder Gary Kaplan jailed for 4 years

Gary S. Kaplan (50), founder of the failed and now defunct Betonsports plc online gambling site, was sentenced to 51 months in prison by a court in St. Louis Monday. The man who founded the online sports gambling operation had earlier pleaded guilty and agreed to forfeit $43.6 million in illegally obtained revenue as part of a plea agreement, reports Associated Press. Prosecutors have said that amounts to more than half of Kaplan's total worth.

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Wagerworks unveils Super Hoot Loot slot

[inline:superhootloot.jpg]WagerWorks, the UK gambling software provider and games developer, has released a new video slot branded Super Hoot Loot. Using a popular theme from parent company IGT's inventory, WagerWorks has taken the popular land-based title Hoot Loot and developed a new game for the online market in the new release.

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Unibet third quarter pre-tax profits fall 22%

The European-facing Internet gambling group Unibet is the latest gambling company to feel the chill of big player wins on football results, announcing this week that its third quarter pre-tax profits sank 22% to £3.5 million (Q3,2008: £4.5 million).

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32 Red issues profit warning

Investors in the Gibraltar-based online gambling group 32Red are in for a disappointment when the full year results are released, according to a profit warning from the group contained in a trading update this week.

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Cryptologic games ordered by Unibet

Internet gambling software provider Cryptologic and the major European-facing online gambling group Unibet have signed a multi-year deal that will see a top Cryptologic slot going live this week, at least six more games carried by the end of 2009, and a further three in 2010.

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Australia: Northern Territory bookies approve of new gambling tax

Internet bookie firms in the Australian state of Northern Territory have signalled their approval of a government tax change that makes them more competitive, according to reports in The Age newspaper this week.

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