Online Casino and Gambling News: January 2011

Kahnawake Gaming Commission to take a closer look at white label operators

The final day of ICEi in London proved to be even busier this week as thousands of visitors interested in online gambling products and services flocked into the Earl's Court expo. Continuing its now year-long initiative towards greater efficiency and player-sensitivity, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission reviewed progress, showcasing the improvements in player dispute channeling and communications.

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UK Gambling Commission prepared to accept validity of external licenses

ICEi at London's Earl's Court this week has been the scene of several key conferences in addition to the massive expo of internet gambling technology and products. Key government and business executives attending the event have made some interesting observations, one of the more practical being from the head of the UK Gambling Commission.

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Horse Racing Ireland demands double the horseracing levy

The Irish Times reports that Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh has called for a doubling of the horse racing levy, warning that the consequences of not doing so could be serious for the horse breeding industry and the Irish economy.

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Optimism and hi-tech innovation on show at ICEI

The major online gambling industry show of the year, ICEi, is currently pulling in the crowds with a mix of optimism and dynamic, high technology innovation that belies the tough global economic conditions of the past two years.

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IGT releases Wipeout slot machine online

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced the release of a surfing-themed game titled Wipeout. The game is a five-reel, ten-payline game featuring a new style of Free Spins.

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Spin3 launches in Italy with Neomobile

Mobile gambling solutions provider, Spin3, powered by Microgaming, will launch Italy's first new mobile casino in an agreement with Neomobile Gaming. Neomobile Gaming, a division of Neomobile Group has signed a strategic partnership with Spin3 for its play-for-real mobile casino product, GameWireT, and with Prima Networks Limited, powered by Microgaming for its online casino product.

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Greek Finance Ministry proposes auction of online betting licences

Reuters reports that the Greek Finance Ministry has proposed to auction fifteen to fifty online betting licenses with a five-year duration and allow up to 30,000 low-stake gaming machines in plans presented in a draft gaming bill at a cabinet meeting.

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Asian-adventure themed Shangri-La slot released by Rival Gaming

Software developer Rival Gaming has announced the release of a new 3D slot - Shangri-La. The 3D slot has an Asian adventure-theme and players are transported to an old, temple Shangri-La where ancient secrets are guarded by Mr. Fu, a descendant of the mighty dragon dynasty.

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Microgaming launches Multi-Player Roulette for its Live Dealer product

Online gaming software firm Microgaming announced the launch of a new Live Dealer game, Multi-Player Roulette. The game offers action for up to seven players at once per table and includes Microgaming’s "table action” feature which allows each player to see where other players are placing their bets.

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U.K. analyst bullish on U.S. online gambling legalisation

The respected internet gambling company analyst Michael Campbell, who works for the Daniel Stewart broking company, has issued a bullish opinion that the massive US internet gambling market will sooner or later embrace online gambling legalisation in one form or another.

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