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Online Casino and Gambling News: June 2010

Final table quickly reached in $1000 NLHE WSOP event 47

Hopes that Scott Montgomery might achieve a second bracelet at this year's World Series of Poker are diminishing following his bust out of event 47, one of the popular $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em competitions, which reached a final table Tuesday night after three tough days.

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PhilWeb selects Microgaming for new online gambling venture

The Isle of Man-based internet gambling software provider and games developer Microgaming has announced a partnership deal to provide internet games content for PhilWeb's new online casino venture, Vibrant Vegas, which launches this week through the Pagcor e-Games (PEGS) café network.

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Rival Gaming releases new slot: "The Best of Luck"

Online gambling software provider Rival Gaming has released its latest i-slot, branded 'The Best of Luck.' The 5 reel, 20 pay-line game has, as the title suggests, a theme based on good fortune with traditional symbols of good luck like horseshoes, rabbit's feet, wishbones and lucky pennies adorning the reels.

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Two online betting syndicates taken down in Singapore

The Asian enforcement blitz against betting on the football World Cup has spread to Singapore, where police report that two illegal football betting syndicates were crippled in a 15-hour police blitz on Monday.

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Tribal gambling interests prove a stumbling block to California online poker proposal

Tuesday's much anticipated Californian Legislature hearing on the legalisation of online poker in the state made little progress, with proposer Sen. Rod Wright saying he was temporarily putting a hold on the bill whilst he considers concerns raised by opponents.

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Playtech casinos release five new video slots

Internet gambling fans have four new games to look forward to this month follow a launch announcement by software developer Playtech. The games are all 5 reel video slots with themes that range from the Rocky boxing series of movies to the famous Marvel character The Punisher.

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Australia: Sportsbet takes on New South Wales over gambling levy

Online betting group Sportsbet Party Limited has won an important legal action in the state of News South Wales, where an Australian federal court has ruled that the state may no longer impose fees on interstate gambling providers in order to protect its main wagering taxpayer, TabCorp Holdings Limited.

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Three bracelets awarded in WSOP day 32 action

With the World Series of Poker going into its 32nd day in Las Vegas, three more players claimed gold by winning their events. For Jesse Rockowitz it was the excitement of a first bracelet when he took down event 45, a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em contest with a main prize of $721,373 after a heads up with Raymond Coburn that ended at four in the morning.

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New York police smash five illegal sports gambling rings

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters this week that in a major enforcement action titled 'Operation Bettor Days' the police and prosecutors from the Kings County DA's office have successfully taken down five illegal sports-gambling rings, which took bets totaling roughly $20 million annually.

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PPA plans "money bomb" to support the drive for legalised online poker

Building on the momentum of the past year, the Poker Players Alliance announced this week that it will drop a fundraising "money bomb" on July 1st in order to raise additional funds leading up to a crucial vote this summer on legislation to license and regulate online poker.

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