Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2010

Casino Club Jackpot Joker video poker jackpot won

The online player community marveled this week at a new development in the long-running saga of the Jackpot Poker progressive jackpot at Casino Club. InfoPowa readers may recall that the casino has been embroiled since 2008 in a dispute with a player over a €167,500 jackpot.

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NY Times analyses land casino attitudes to U.S. online gambling

The New York Times kept the legalisation of online gambling front-and-centre over the weekend with a generally positive article on the current state of play in the United States.

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Betfair to issue prospectus this week

The much anticipated public flotation of ten percent of internet gambling group Betfair will take an important step forward with the issue this week of the prospectus, setting out the number of shares that will be made available and at what price.

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Quebec police bust sports betting ring with organised crime links

The police in Montreal, Quebec have busted a major online sports betting ring, with ten persons pleading guilty this week on charges of illegal bookmaking. Police spokesmen claimed that the ring, which handled over 800,000 bets involving some Cdn$26 million during a seventeen month period, was one of the largest to be broken up in Canadian organised crime history.

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Skill gaming developer Greentube moves to Alderney jurisdiction

The publication This is Guernsey reports that Austrian company Greentube, a subsidiary of Astra Games and part of the Novomatic Group, has become the latest company to choose Alderney in the Channel Isles as its licensing jurisdiction.

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Sportingbet retreats from b2b plans with French newspapers

UK online gambling group Sportingbet has announced that it is not at present planning to enter the French market, and has accordingly abandoned its b2b plans with French newspapers Le Monde and L'Express. The company has also shut down its small 4 person physical presence in France.

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Net Entertainment unveils new Secret Code slot machine

Net Entertainment has released Secret Code, a new 5 reel, 20 pay-line video slot based on hidden secrets and the elitest mystique of the Illuminati. The game features expanding wilds and scatters to assist players in building winning combinations and securing access to the bonus, illustrated to carry the theme through with gothic corridors and masked statues, where the player matches keys to unlock hidden mysteries and treasures.

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