Online Casino and Gambling News: July 2010

Amaya Gaming Group raises C$5 million in IPO

Amaya Gaming Group, a Montreal-based developer of technologies for online gambling, revealed this week that it had raised Cdn$5 million in an initial public offering launched to finance growth.

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New Jersey takeover of Atlantic City confirmed

Leaked information that the New Jersey state government planned to take over the casino district of struggling Atlantic City was confirmed Wednesday at a press conference held by Governor Chris Christie.

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Win A Day casino adds keno to its game selection

Slotland's sister casino WinADay has introduced its own unique, no-download version of the casino classic game Keno, which it describes as a straightforward, easy to play game of lucky numbers. The new offering features a dramatic, futuristic sound track on a multi-ticket game, which continues until 20 winning numbers are displayed.

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Rep. John Campbell reveals HR2267 mark-up may be imminent

Although there have been no official announcements on marking up Barney Frank's bill HR2267, an almost throw-away comment by Republican Congressman John Campbell during yesterday's House Financial Services Committee hearing indicates that a mark-up in preparation for a vote may be imminent.

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Little that is new revealed at HR2267 hearing

Wednesday's House Financial Services Committee hearing on Congressman Barney Frank's HR2267 Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act produced valid points in favour of legalising online gambling in the United States, but little in the way of new opinions not already aired in previous such gatherings.

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100 payline War of the Worlds slot launched at Virgin Casino

Online casino operator Virgin Games has announced the release on the groups Virgin Casino of a new 5 reel, 100 pay-line video slot themed on the fictional War of the Worlds. Each reel in the new game is 4 symbols tall, and in addition to a bonus round where winnings are awarded for damaging and killing the Fighting Machines, the game features special expanding Wild symbols.

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Atlantic City casino district to fall under state government control

The Reuters news agency reports that New Jersey governor Chris Christie is about to announce a state takeover of Atlantic City's casino district, removing local government functions such as police and refuse pickup.

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Canadian First Nations plan gambling commission

According to CBC reports this week, Canadian First Nation leaders plan to set up a gambling commission to give them more control over the major revenues generated by tribal land casinos.

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Samvo joins Microgaming Poker Network

Online gambling software developer Microgaming reports that it has signed up Samvo, one of Europe and Asia's top online gaming specialists, as the latest operator to join the Microgaming Poker Network.

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Poker pros and politicians to appear before House Financial Services Committee

Today's (Wednesday) House Financial Services Committee hearing on Congressman Barney Frank's HR2267 bid to legalise online gambling in the US will feature poker professionals and politicians on its witness list.

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