Victor Chandler International Ltd has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Entraction and will complete the migration of its players to the Entraction poker network in December 2010. Entraction has provided Victor Chandler with its poker product on restricted markets since the beginning of 2007.
Online gaming provider Microgaming has added three well known slots - Reel Gems, Pharaoh's Gems, and Magnificent 777s - converted for use on licensees' bingo sites as side games and a hitherto unknown game called Germinator as part of their new package.
Further developments in the Federal case against a Wilkes-Barre Sports Bar owner, Patrick Patte Jr, who pleaded guilty last month to aiding and abetting the wire transmission of illegal gambling information have now come back to bite him a second time with the possible revocation of his pub license.
Recent major public company listings and mergers involving internet gambling groups in Europe, along with the "slight" possibility of a more liberalised US internet gambling market, are cited as indicators that the industry is gaining in popularity, according to a lengthy article in the investment publication Interactive Investor this week.
The Carlos III University of Madrid has completed a first-time study on online gambler behaviour after analysing gambling patterns and perceptions among internet punters. One important conclusion in the report is that the amount of money wagered is often underestimated; on average, a gambler who thinks he has bet €22 a month, in reality has bet €40.
Media in the US state of New Jersey reported late Monday that S490, a bill legalising online gaming within the state, was among several to pass the state Senate only weeks after cruising through committee stage.
Barely two weeks after passing through the committee stage, a New Jersey State legislative proposal, S-490, goes to the Senate floor today (Monday), with the potential to make the State the first in the USA to legalise online gambling.
The contentious issue of gambling companies subsidising the Irish horseracing industry came to the fore over the weekend as the Irish economic situation worsened and the prospect of EU bail-outs loomed closer.
Amid independent reports from the key G2E Expo in Las Vegas this week that momentum appears to be building for the legalisation of US online gambling, the Las Vegas Sun newspaper carried an interesting interview over the weekend.