Online Casino and Gambling News: July 2010

Vegas Vegas slot added to mFortune mobile games inventory

A new 5 reel, 9 pay-line mobile slot game, branded Vegas Vegas and developed for Android by Intouch Games, has been added to the gambling suite of mFortune Mobile Casino. The new offering adds to a growing games inventory that includes Pirates Treasure, Bingo, Racing, Roulette, Blackjack and Sexy Poker.

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Privacy breach behind British Columbia's PlayNow debacle

As the debacle that is British Columbia's attempt to launch an online gambling site enters its sixth day with the site still down, British Columbia Lottery Corporation officials revealed Tuesday that the shutdown was prompted by a security breach that exposed 134 player accounts.

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British Columbian gambling site still down days after launch

The news that the British Columbian provincial government's new online gambling website, Playnow.com, had crashed shortly after launch has been followed by startling revelations that private visitor information on the site may have leaked.

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Finnish state gambling monopoly renews Atletico Madrid shirt sponsorship

The Finnish gambling monopoly Alands Penningautomatforening (PAF) has signed a one year extension to its sponsorship agreement with Spanish football club Atletico De Madrid.

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PhilWeb Corporation inks joint venture agreement with Cambodian operator

The Manila-listed online gambling technology provider PhilWeb Corporation scored a significant coup this week, inking a joint venture agreement with the Cambodian firm 5P Corporation with the goal of breaking into the online and mobile gambling sector in the country, which boasts a population of some 15 million.

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New RTG slot available - Fruit Bowl XXV

The latest video slot from the Real Time Gaming studios, Fruit Bowl XXV, will be a hit with US football fans, capturing the 'It's Game Time!' theme with graphics featuring full spectator stands, roaring crowds and hotdogs for sale!

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WSOP Main Event final table decided

When InfoPowa left Day 8 of the main event at the World Series of Poker in the early hours of Sunday morning the remaining 10 players were playing to see who would be axed in tenth position to decide the final table - the November Nine as it has come to be called.

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Retired Edmonton farmer benefits from a $16m lottery screw-up

When retired farmer Stan Knapp went into an Edmonton, Canada drugstore last month to buy his usual Lotto Max lottery ticket he had no idea that he was walking into an accidental fortune thanks to a store clerk's error.

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British Columbia's online gambling site succumbs to overuse within hours

Proof that there is a super-abundance of demand in Canada for legal and government regulated gambling over the internet was dramatically afforded Friday, when the official Play Now website launched that day by the British Columbia provincial government's BC Lottery Corporation crashed within the first day due to popular demand.

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Japanese police bust mobile rock-paper-scissors gambling ring

The police in Tokyo have reported taking down a cell phone gambling ring, and the related arrest of a website operator where 130 million yen in revenues were generated through mobile gambling. The Yomiuri Shimbun quoted spokesmen from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, who claimed that the action was the first in a series of crackdowns planned against mobile gambling sites.

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