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Online Casino and Gambling News: September 2010

Pokerstars retreats from Washington State citing Rousso case ruling

The recent finding in the Washington Supreme Court that went against a constitutional appeal by PPA member Lee Rousso against the state's draconian anti-online gambling laws is causing industry waves. This week the world's largest online poker provider, Pokerstars, announced that it would no longer offer real money poker to residents of Washington state following the court's ruling.

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New slot from Party Casino

The latest online slot from the Party Gaming studios, Kung Food, debuted this week at Party Casino, boasting an amusing Asian action man theme. The 5 reel, 30 pay-lines game invites players to enter the world of Asian cooking in a quest to achieve Kung Food Master status, interacting with a comical cast of characters that includes hero Bruce Pea, Jet Leek, Jackie Clam, Crispy Duck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Ham.

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Bodog sponsors Edmonton Oilers ice hockey team

Online gambling brand franchiser Bodog has signed a one year deal to advertise Bodog.net with the Canadian ice hockey team, the Edmonton Oilers. The deal includes rink board advertising, concourse signage, radio spots and LED and LCD signage, and is the first of its kind for the online gaming company.

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NetplayTV financials impacted by costly Bingo Stars failure

NetplayTV released its interims this week, reporting a wider six-month pre-tax loss of £7.9 million compared with £3.2 million last year. The losses came despite total revenue growth for the six months ending 30 June 2010 improving by 21% to £11.31 million from a re-stated £9.34 million in the comparable period.

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Cryptologic settles licensing dispute with Marvel

Online gambling software developer Cryptologic has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, WagerLogic Ltd., has reached a settlement in its arbitration with Marvel relating to the licensing of Marvel comic book characters.

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Rival Gaming releases new i-slot: Bowled Over

Fans of Rival Gaming's i-slots can look forward to a new offering this week following the launch of the bowling-themed 20 pay-line game 'Bowled Over'. Bowlers, bowling pins, balls and lanes set the scene in a slot where punters can bet up to 10 coins per pay-line in a denominational range of 1c to 25c.

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Danish online gambling legalisation delayed until 2011

Denmark's slow march toward the abandonment of its state monopoly on internet gambling is set to experience further delays, according to a Ladbrokes executive, and Betsson's chief executive is undecided on whether the Swedish company will apply for a licence.

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Bwin blames Boss Media for Canadian player bans

Online gambling software provider Boss Media in the GTechG2 group is responsible for the puzzling ban on Canadian players by several major internet gambling companies recently. This information came not from Boss Media, which remains silent despite several invitations to comment, but from licensee Bwin Interactive, one of the companies that has been advising Canadians that their action is no longer permitted.

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German politicians meet gambling industry to discuss new State Treaty

In what could turn out to be a milestone event, politicians and a diversity of interested parties met in Kiel, Germany recently to exchange ideas on a new State Treaty which might permit the existing monopolies to hold on to lucrative lotteries but also benefit from the rewards of a liberalised and strictly regulated market.

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New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak applauds Reid statement

Fiery New Jersey state Senator Ray Lesniak has applauded the recent decision of the Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid to oppose federal legislation of online gambling, correlating it with his issues with Harrah's Entertainment and his preference for regulation and taxing at state level.

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