Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2010

Hammer films slot machine released by JackpotJoy

Gamesys, JackpotJoy’s parent company, have launched a brand new slot produced in conjunction with Hammer films, known worldwide as the "House of Horror", which will be exclusively available to JackpotJoy.

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Australia: Tabcorp plans to spin off casinos into separate company

Bloomberg reports that Tabcorp Holdings Ltd., Australia's biggest gambling company, plans to spin off its casinos into a separate company from its betting shops as it raises A$430 million ($425 million) in an entitlement offer.

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Florida Internet cafe owner acquitted of gambling charges

Jeaneen Cristante, of Marion Internet Services on US 441, who was charged with violating U.S. state laws by owning a gambling house and being in possession of slot machines was found not guilty by a jury in Marion County, Florida.

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Sherlock Holmes slot machine unveiled by GTech G2

iGaming software provider GTECH G2 unveiled a major casino software update featuring new branded content -- the Sherlock Holmes slots game -- at the European iGaming Congress that opened in Copenhagen today.

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South African ISPs face fines for aiding internet gambling

South African gambling laws were recently amended to declare online gambling illegal and the regulator has announced that companies found aiding internet gambling could face fines to the tune of R10 million (1 million Euro).

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Net Entertainment announces licensing agreement with NBC Universal

Sweden’s Net Entertainment announced its entry into the profitable branded online gaming arena with a multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, a division of media giant NBC Universal.

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Playtech wins 2010 International Company of the Year at AIM Awards

Playtech (AIM: PTEC), the leading international designer, developer and licensor of software to the online and land-based gaming industry, is pleased to announce that it was voted International AIM Company of the year at the 2010 AIM Awards.

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Probability sees upsurge in iphone income, announces move to Gibraltar

Probability, an AIM-listed mobile gambling specialist is experiencing a sharp lift in income from its iPhone products. It's newly launched iPhone "Touch Casino" product has been described as the "most significant single contributor of new revenues".

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Scientific research shows pigeons may be high rollers

Spotting the pigeon at a poker table takes on new meaning in recent research which shows that the humble pigeon is by preference a high roller when it comes to a tasty food bet.

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Vegas land casino sues website owner

Details are still scarce on reports that Las Vegas land casino giant Station Casinos Inc. has launched litigation against two internet gambling websites, one of them based in Britain.

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