Online Casino and Gambling News: February 2011

Betfred partnership with radio show extended

UK bookmaker, Betfred.com has will continue as the official betting partner of "The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast" radio show for the next three years in an extension to its existing partnership.

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Mazooma enters partnership with 888

UK-based games developer Mazooma Interactive Games entered into a partnership with online gaming provider 888 this week.

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Net Entertainment "Trolls" available to wider audience

Net Entertainment's 5 reel, 20 pay-line slot Trolls attracted substantial interest at the ICEi expo recently, and has now been released on a wider basis to licensees.

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Rio hit by robber

There's a sense of déjà vu about reports in US publications Thursday that the Rio land casino in Las Vegas - famous as the venue for the World Series of Poker - was hit in the early hours of the morning by a taxi-borne robber. Police were still searching for an armed man who walked in, grabbed gambling chips from a gaming table and left in a taxi, evoking memories of the recent motorcycle robbery at the Bellagio.

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Mega Fortunes pays out 5.3 million Euro jackpot

A Swedish woman became an instant multi-millionaire at the Paf online casino this week, hitting the top jackpot on Net Entertainment's progressive slot Mega Fortune for 5.3 million Euros.

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1Bet.com goes live with CTXM and Sunplus

Online gambling software provider CTXM has announced the launch of a new online casino and sports betting venue branded 1Bet, which is primarily focused on Western European markets but has ambitions in Russia and Asia as well.

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Legalisation of online poker in California receives more suppport

According to reports this week in the Fresno Bee, California state senator Lou Correia is winning the race for the intrastate legalisation of online poker. Correia's SB40 proposal is vying with Senator Rod Wrights's SB45, which has legalisation as its goal but a different approach.

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Vietnam imposes gaming curfew

Alarmed by the high incidence of ailments among young people allegedly related to excessive use of the Internet for gaming, the Vietnam government has come up with an unusual solution - impose a curfew through Internet Service Providers on all gaming activity.

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Record increases in revenues, customers for Swedish operator

Sweden's Cherryforetagen land and online gambling group posted an impressive year end set of results this week, showcasing a profitable 2010. The company had an excellent year overall.

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GambleAware.ie chosen by Irish Responsible Gambling Board

With the final strictures being put in place for the Irish Responsible Gambling Board (IRGB) the trustees and directors are preparing to launch the online portal at Gambleaware.ie, which will provide a platform for education, awareness and advisory services related to problem gambling in the Republic of Ireland.

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