Online Casino and Gambling News: February 2011

Evolution Gaming adds another gambling company to client list

The online gambling platform provider Openbet has added live dealer facilities to its offering through an agreement with Evolution Gaming. The deal means that OpenBet customers have the opportunity to benefit from Evolution's 24/7, multi-language Live Casino offering.

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Iowa to consider permitting intrastate poker

State Senator Jeff Danielson told the newspaper that the bill could create a "win-win" for both gambling and non-gambling Iowans, presenting as it does a mix of gambling policies. The bill proposes that state-licensed land casinos may open online poker operations for Iowans aged 21 years or older.

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Northern Ireland seeks advice on gambling law

Northern Ireland 's Social Development Minister, Alex Attwood seeks to reform gambling laws as current legislation is becoming increasingly out of date due to changes in industry practices and the development of new forms of gambling such as online gaming.

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First gaming license in Domican Republic awarded to Amaya

Amaya Gaming Group, a Montreal-based developer of technologies for online gambling, revealed this week that it had secured a license to operate online gaming in the Dominican Republic. The company's online gaming offering includes slot games as well as table games like Blackjack, Roulette, Sicbo, Craps and Baccarat as well as peer-to-peer games such as online poker.

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Tf1 mulling over sale of eurosportbet

The French newspaper La Tribune reports that French TV broadcaster TF1 has entered into exclusive talks with Alexandre Dreyfus, the founder of the Chilipoker online poker site regarding the possible sale of TF1's EurosportBet gambling website.

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International tender announced for Israeli internet betting system and website

The Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB) announced the publication of a public tender for the supply of a sports betting system, this week. The ISBB is looking for bids from experienced suppliers to provide an internet betting system and website.

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Disqualified poker pro suing Partouche Poker Tour

German publication hochgepokert.com reports that Ali Tekintamgac is suing the Partouche Poker Tour for €1.5 million. The law suit is based on the former WPT Spanish Championship winner being disqualified just hours prior to the final table at the PPT Main Event which played out at the Palm Beach Casino in Cannes, France towards the end of last year.

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Generous payout multiplier avaialble in IGT's Triple Bonus Spin Roulette

Online and land games developer International Game Technology (IGT), has launched its latest online game, Triple Bonus Spin Roulette. The new offering features all the classic action of company's Player's Suite Roulette, along with a new bonus game and a generous payout multiplier.

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Alleged shuffle irregularities start a war of words with November Niner

The popular twoplustwo poker message board found plenty of grist for its mill this week as two well known poker players clashed over allegations of cheating. World Series of Poker finalist John Racener, acting initially through a third party, launched the accusation only days after the news surfaced that Sorel Mizzi was back in favour at the Full Tilt online poker website, from which he had been excluded for years on allegations of cheating.

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NFL advises players not to participate in tournament

International names in poker, including luminaries such as Duke, Chan, Lederer and Hellmuth, continued with their celebrity support for a charity poker tournament over last weekend, unfazed by an intriguing decision by the National Football League to advise its members not to take part.

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