Online Casino and Gambling News: April 2011

New 'Slots in the City' slot machine from Quicksilver

Online games developer Quicksilver Games has announced that its latest multi-line 'Slots in the City' title is now operational on its online casino.

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DoJ domain deal with online poker giants creates more confusion and controversy

Wednesday's US Department of Justice announcement that it is allowing Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker to use their seized domains to organise the repatriation of US funds deposited with them has added yet more controversy and confusion to an already sensitive environment.

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Progress for Iowa senate proposal

The proposal to legalise online poker in the state of Iowa, which was stripped out of more general gambling legislation earlier this month has made some progress in the state Senate.

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Temporary “use of domains” agreement for Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker

In yet another turn to the prosecution of online poker executives by the US Department of Justice, a temporary “use of domains” agreement has been signed between DoJ officials and Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker. The .com domains of the two companies were seized Friday when Justice officials unsealed indictments for a range of offences related to financial and banking matters.

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Ub.com will not accept real money U.S. players

One of the online poker companies named in federal indictments unsealed in Manhattan last Friday, UB.com, has advised US players that it can no longer accept their real money action.

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New managing director for Betfred

Former Million-2-1 founder and chief exec Chris Sheffield has joined Betfred as its new managing director. He will be responsible for the management and operations of the company's online gaming products including casino, bingo, poker, sportsbook and mobile games

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Three French operators blocked on directions of ARJEL

ZDNet.fr reports that three online gambling related websites have been filtered (blocked) by French ISPs following complaints to French courts by the French regulator ARJEL.

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Probability Plc rise in total net gaming revenues

Mobile telephone gaming specialist Probability plc has released trading results for its fourth quarter and financial year showing a 60% rise in total net gaming revenues to 5,056,236 pounds.

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Bigger tournament guarantees by Microgaming

The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) has made a number of changes to its Easter Festival Headline Guarantee, Bad Beat Jackpot and New Player Freeroll and Turbo Tournaments, boosting the guaranteed prize pools.

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ESPN only to continue covering WSOP

Television network ESPN, which earlier this week nixed several major online poker shows from its schedule following the federal indictments associated with Pokerstars, Full Tilt and UB, is more selective when it comes to the biggest poker event of them all, it appears.

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