Online Casino and Gambling News: November 2010

Mayor of La Linea eyes Gibraltan gambling industry profits

The mayor of La Linea, a city near online gambling licensing jurisdiction Gibraltar, reminded the Gibraltar Chronicle this week that "The Rock" may have the clients and the technology, but its communication links are through Spain, and La Linea expects to benefit from it.

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BCLC and Loto Quebec to offer joint online poker platform

The launch this week of Loto Quebec's new internet gambling operation EspaceJeux revealed that online poker will be offered on a platform that the British Columbia Lottery Corporation will partner in at the beginning of 2011.

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Loto-Quebec opens online site for registrations

Loto-Québec has progressed their plans to proceed online with the launch of their online gambling site, Espacejeux.com. The site which has gone live, is only open for player registrations until December 1, 2010, where after registered players will be able to play online blackjack, poker, roulette, baccarat and other online gambling games.

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Bwin victorious in long running legal dispute with Westlotto

In a six year legal wrangle where Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co OHG (Westlotto) applied for an injunction against online gaming provider, bwin International Ltd., seeking to prevent the company from organizing, mediating and advertising sports betting, casino and lottery games in Germany, the country's Federal Supreme Court passed judgement in favour of bwin.

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Politician claims proof that Government haste prejudiced BCLC online gambling site

In an attack on the British Columbia Provincial Government based on the failure of the online gambling site, Playnow.com which launched in July 2010, an NDP opposition politician this week claimed to have documentary evidence that the failure was due to a rushed contract.

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Ladbrokes pulls out of China and Hong Kong

Online gambling marketing affiliates are currently speculating on a surprise move by the UK online gambling group Ladbrokes which suggests that the UK online gambling group is no longer interested in China and Hong Kong business.

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Vegas Technology launches Funny Money slot machine

Online gambling games developer Vegas Technology provides a little levity in a troubled world with the release this week of its comical take on the low and sleazier end of the gambling market in the new 5 reel, 25 pay-line video slot Funny Money.

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Tipp24 legal victory may allow renewed operations in Germany

German internet gambling operator, Tipp24 AG has secured a notable legal victory against the German States Treaty in a case heard by the Administrative Courts in Halle this week. The court found in the operators favour by declaring the central restrictions of the German State Treaty on Games of Chance to be inapplicable.

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bwin reports promising Q3 results

bwin Interactive, which has been much in the news lately due to its merger with PartyGaming, has released its 2010 YTD and Q3 results, reporting positive increases in business.

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Pokerstars limits Chinese players to one per table

Speculation that significant numbers of Chinese players may have been colluding on the internet poker site Pokerstars appeared to be confirmed this week when the company e-mailed the following notice to China-based players.

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