Online Casino and Gambling News: November 2009

Major Millions progressive pays a $273,957 jackpot

The successful weekend on the progressive jackpots has been followed by a productive Monday in which yet another major online jackpot has reportedly been hit. Early reports are sketchy, but it is believed that the lucky player landed a just-in-time-for-Christmas $273,927 on the Microgaming-powered Major Millions.

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Playtech membership of World Lottery Association approved

Isle of Man based online gambling software developer Playtech plc has been approved as an Associate Member of the World Lottery Association, the global professional association for State lottery and gaming organisations.

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West Australian parliament approves new race betting levy

Betfair, already litigating against Racing New South Wales over the imposition of a 1.5% levy on turnover, could find itself contemplating further levy problems following the passage last week of more legislation - this time in Western Australia.

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Lottomatica delivers a solid 9 months

The giant Italian lottery and gaming operator Gruppo Lottomatica has released its financial results for the first nine months of 2009 showing a solid 14% year-on-year increase in revenues to €1.592 billion.

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First million dollar pot played in high stakes online poker action

Apparently unfazed by his multi-million dollar losses - primarily to Phil Ivey - late last week, the Swedish online high stakes player Isildur1 was back in action Saturday, mixing it up with Ivey and Patrik Antonius in a session that saw no fewer than five $800,000 or more pots - some of the biggest recorded online.

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$200k Vegas Technology blackjack progressive jackpot won

Sunday saw another major progressives jackpot win, this time on an as yet unidentified Vegas Technology powered online casino. The win follows a major jackpot on the Aztec Riches slot reported on Saturday.

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Treasure Nile slot coughs up $149,075

It's been a great weekend for one so far unidentified Aztec Riches Casino player, who hit the Treasure Nile progressive slot jackpot for $149,075 Saturday.

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European football scandal: up to 200 matches may have been fixed

More details are starting to emerge on Friday's assertion by German prosecutors that a major international police action against football match-fixing is currently in progress across Europe.

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Harvard expert says succssful poker players could make great Wall Street traders

The business news publication Bloombergs carried an encouraging article for top poker players this week, reporting on a respected Harvard academic who believes they would make great Wall Street traders.

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Online gambling inevitable, U.S. experts tell CNBC

The CNBC television business program "Closing Bell" gave the online gambling legal issue in the US some air Thursday in a four minute insert coinciding with the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

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