Online Casino and Gambling News: January 2011

Paf extends Jadestone contract

Skill games developer and network provider Jadestone has extended its relationship with the Scandinavian online gambling operator Paf with the signing of a further two year partnership agreement.

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Down on the farm with CTXM's latest slot

Online gambling software provider CTXM has announced that the launch of its latest internet slot - Farm Slots - is imminent.

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Star trek and CSI slots coming to online casinos soon

Online slots fans can look forward to some exciting new games with familiar and famous themes, hopefully in the near future. CBS Consumer Products has announced the signing of three licensing agreements to bring some of its top properties to online casino games.

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Estonia's first online casino licensee reports results

The Baltic states clearly have good online gambling potential, judging by Q4 and FY 2010 unaudited results published by Olympic Entertainment Group this week. Group subsidiary Olympic Casino Eesti AS - the first to achieve licensing from Estonia - reported a 12% rise in revenues to €25.7 million for the 2010 financial year.

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New Zealand racing hopes to impose a levy on bookies

Following the lead of Britain and more recently Australian horseracing, the New Zealand racing trade association is hoping to extract a subsidisation levy from local bookies.

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Survey shows 60% of Californians favour legalised and regulated internet poker

A new survey conducted by Tulchin Research has shown that there is wide support in California for the idea of legalised and state-regulated online poker. The study showed that more than sixty percent of all state residents favour the creation of state-run online poker sites to help with a worrying state budget shortfall of around $25 billion.

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William Hill reports strong growth in online operations

The Gibraltar-based online division of UK gambling group William Hill plc has again made a significant contribution to group success, recording strong growth in Q4/2010, according to a statement from the company.

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Romanian gambling operators' appeal against tax hike fails

The attempt by the Romanian Gambling Association to head off a tax hike it claims was unconstitutional failed this week when the courts ruled it out of order.

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Intralot takes Croatian state lottery online

Land and online gaming supplier Intralot SA has re-inked a contract with the Croatian State Lottery (Hrvatska Lutrija) following an initial one-year commercial relationship for the supply, maintenance and support of an interactive gaming system and the provision of new-generation virtual Internet games.

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Second quarter 2010 yields record results for 32Red

Online gaming operator, 32Red Plc released its trading update for the year ended 31 December 2010. The strong trading performance reported in the first half has continued during the second half of the year and has yielded record revenues of £16.9 million, up 33% on 2009.

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