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Casino Gambling News for October '07

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Poker Players Alliance Makes Motions to Educate Capital Hill
The PPA sent 100 of its members to Washington D.C. over the weekend to spread the good word, if you know what I mean. It's all about gettin' educated!

Two More Online Casino Games Released by Playtech Software
Following the release of a new mobile version of Gold Rally, Playtech has come out with two new online video slots. If you enjoy slots for their entertainment, these two new video slots by Playtech pay the bill in my opinion ("Pay the bill"...Is that even the right expression?).

Sweden's Online Casino Gambling Monopoly has Impressive Quarter
Overall profit for Svenske Spel has grown by nearly 20% since last year, with one-third of that profit coming from online gambling activities. There's no doubt Sweden's gambling monopoly, Svenske Spel, has great incentive to keep their monopolistic empire in place.

A Few Good Reasons Why Online Sports Betting Will get Legalized in US
Some sports bookies think the key to legalizing online betting lies with Las Vegas corporations. The Las Vegas Sun recently had an interview with Steve Budin, who is a former sports bookie CEO of an offshore sports betting empire that was later shut down by U.S. authorities.

Harvard Law Professors Speaking out in Favor of Online Gambling
I'll take two Harvard professors on my team any day, especially if they know what they're talking about. In regards to overturning the UIGEA, any help in the legal arena is appreciated by me, especially when it is coming from Harvard Law professors.

Online Casino Gambling Spam Does More Damage Than Good
As much online casino spam as I get, and as ill-reputed as spam is, I am baffled that people still send it...but then again...For all you spammers out there, don't you realize you are doing more damage than good. I'm sure you probably get some people to sign up at an online casino, but considering the number of people that you are turning off, you are only hurting your own potential for success, not to mention the reputation of the online casino.

Acropolis Online Casino is for Sale, But it Looks a Little Off to me
Even if $500,000 is pocket change to you, I might think twice about laying down those bucks for Acropolis Online Casino. Going once, Going Twice, Going Thrice...Sold?

Calvin Ayre's Online Bodog Blog is Getting Stranger by the Minute
As the domain battle continues, Ayre has feverishly challenged Scott Lewis to a ringside battle in order to settle the dispute. As much as I do secretly wish to see Calvin Ayre and Dr. Scott Lewis from 1st Technology duke it out ringside, I know that Ayre's crazed challenge is a publicity stunt if anything else.

Online Gambling CEO From Unibet is Arrested in Holland on French Warrant
Unibet's CEO gets picked up by French authorities while boarding a plane in Holland. Sachrebleu! I spelled it wrong (as you'll read in the post) so in case it doesn't read, what I mean to say is sack (as in, "sack of potatoes") ray (as in "the ray of the Sun") and blue (as in, "the sky is blue").

Global I-Gaming Summit and Expo Seeks to Merge Online and Offline
The Clarion Gaming Group has already laid out the format for next years GIGSE in June, and yes, in Montreal. There's a whole 'lotta mergin going down these days, and Clarion Gaming is right in the middle of it.

Doyle's Online Poker Room Now Accepting U.S. Players From Some States
Although it didn't come from the mouth of the legend himself, Doyle's Room, in true cowboy form, has announced they have reentered the U.S. facing online gambling industry. When I read the news, it sounded like they were accepting anybody and everybody.

Mansion Reports Initial Success With Migrated Online Poker Room
Things are looking good for Mansion Poker since their migration to Ongame. At least that's what they say. I have to admit their weekly tournaments look good. Mansion has been busy on the press waves, making a good bid to draw attention to their newly Ongame migrated poker room.

Everest Online Casino Sends Player to Dubai - Promises More Promos
It was one of those promos in which the more you gamble over the course of a month, the more entries you get in a raffle drawing. What's that? An all expenses paid luxury vacation in Dubai?

Ultimate Bet Offers Some of the Largest Badbeat Jackpots Online
They just handed out $330,000 in badbeat earnings to nineteen players, and are fixing to do it again. So I have to admit that Ultimate Bet's badbeat online jackpots are pretty impressive.

There's no Question Absolute Online Poker Room is Guilty of Wrong Doing
It's only a matter of time before Absolute is hit with some serious charges, and I don't just mean charges on a single employee. If you stop to take a look at how the case has unfolded thus far, taking into consideration Absolute's vehement denying of any software hacks, followed by their submission once there was substantial evidence revealing incriminating evidence Absolute is guilty from the top on down if you ask me.

France is Next to Legalize Online Casino Gambling, or are They?
I'm betting the French are next to liberalize online gambling in Europe - and sooner than we might think. Oui! Oui! Yes indeed I think France is opening up to online gambling.

Online Spades WebSite Resembles Full Functioning Online Casino
It looks like an online casino, smells like one, and even sounds like an online casino, but does it operate like one? It's called Spadester.com, and they look like they could compete with the best of online casinos out there.

Online Backgammon Site Makes Transition into Real Money Platform
BackgammonMasters has completed their transition from a Play-for-fun betting sits into a full-fledged real money backgammon platform, and are now accepting real money bets for their live online backgammon games and tournaments. BackgammonMasters became so popular with bettors (largely due to their rankings on Google), that management decided a real money platform was in order.

Online Casino Claims Big Win, But This Blogger is Skeptical
Another big win was claimed by an online casino, but upon my own investigation, I am left wondering, "Where's the Proof of any win"? I know it sounds cynical, but in the world of online casino gambling, you have to look into everything. You can't afford to just believe everything you read. Get the terms and conditions, verify the laws overseeing the claims and then your Gold.

Online Poker Tournament Brings Together Poker Magazine Readers
PaddyPower is hosting the final table of the "Battle of the Mags" poker tournament in which the winner will win a seat to the Irish Open. Although it sounds like a big hoopla of a promotion for the most popular online gambling and poker magazines in circulation, the Battle of the Mags tournament is going to be televised on Novement 8th, and aired on Sky TV on December 14th.

New York Racing Association Seeking to Offer Online Mobile Betting
Upon approval from the New York Wagering and Racing Board, mWager will be taken up by the NY Racing Association. With UIGEA carve-outs fully in place, the New York Racing Association wants to take advantage of its privileged position.

China Interest UK Gambling Firm, Betex, De-lists Shares on AIM
Betex could be in some trouble in China. Or, it could fall on three individual employees. Until they know for sure, shares are de-listed.

Yet Another Reason Why an Online Casino Gambling Ban is Stupid
I didn't think anybody could possibly come up with another reason why the UIGEA is a failure, but sure enough, here are some more reasons. Now that the UIGEA has had some time to make an impact, it has become even more apparent just how closely it is resembling the impact of the alcohol prohibition in the 1920's.

Online Sportsbook, Bwin, Ventures onto Land for the First Time in Spain
Considering how much sports betting is done in Spain, I think Bwin has made a good choice for their first land-based betting venture. Now that Spain has liberalized its land-based gambling industry, Bwin, who has formerly only accepted online bets, is venturing onto land to tap into a possibly lucrative opportunity.

First Ever Asian Casino Affiliate Convention Coming up in Macau
CAC Macau is going down in little over four weeks - November 28-29, 2007 at the Venetian Casino and Hotel. Is this market opening up as most people expect? Get your Kimono's on, 'cause we're going to Macau.

Absolute Poker to be Audited Following Serious Cheating Allegations
Although they are innocent until proven guilty, the fact remains there are some serious allegations against Absolute Poker. Several players have accused Absolute Poker of creating a super-user to oust other players out of winning pots.

DaVinci's Gold Casino Offers New Bonus and Wraps Weekend Promo
DaVinci's Gold Casino just finished up a promotion in which they gave out $1,000 to several players just for being logged online and gambling. Don't get your hopes too high...It wasn't $1,000 to each player. It was split up, which is still better than nothing.

eCOGRA Speaks out on Unified Online Casino Gambling Regulation
eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, eCOGRA, is confident their regulatory standards are better than all other licensing jurisdictions. eCOGRA Chief Executive Andrew Beveridge (I just realized I know his name by heart even though I've never met the guy) was in attendance at the European iGaming Congress and Expo in Barcelona, and spoke out about the new state of online casino regulation.

WTO Arbitration Looms on Horizon for Online Gambling Claims Against U.S.
The U.S. is in hot water now that the EU is ready to make financial claims resulting from the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The U.S. has until the end of October to settle financial claim negotiations with the EU.

Mansion Chooses Different Poker Platform Than Existing Online Casino
Ongame got the honors over Playtech's iPoker Network because of their experience and successes in the poker facing gaming sector. Considering that Mansion's online casino is powered by Playtech, it was safe to assume they would go with Playtech's iPoker network in choosing a place to host their poker room.

Cryptologic's Bonus Pack 12 of New Online Casino Games
Like clockwork, Cryptologic has released a new batch of casino games. Four super-sized video slots make up the latest game release, upping Cryptologic's repertoire of games beyond 200. As you might expect, all of the new games (four total) are online video slots.

Rio Casino Las Vegas to Host 2008 World Series of Poker Finale Again
WSOP has confirmed their 2008 finale will, yet again, take place at the infamous Rio Las Vegas, which is no surprise to most people. Next year, however, the Rio is going to be opening up their doors a week or so earlier to allow players to register in advance.

International Pressure Could Help Legalize Online Casino Gambling in U.S.
It still has a long way to go, but legalizing internet gambling in the U.S. could get its best chance from increased international pressure. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley's Internet Gambling Study Act may not even be necessary if the U.S. gets bombarded by international pressure to either pay up lost claims from other WTO and EU member countries, or allow online casino gambling through its virtual borders.

Lottery and Horserace Carveouts to Help or Hinder Online Casino Gamlbing?
It could serve as a model for internet gambling regulation, but what does it really aim to do in the first place? It's called the Horsepower 8 World Pool Lottery, and it essentially represents the fruit of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in the U.S.

Betcha.com Online Betting Exchange Owners Surrender to Louisiana
Three men from the Washington State based Betcha.com are not finished fighting a betting dispute with Louisiana 'n company. The owner of the, pseudo online betting site, Betcha.com, along with two employees, have submitted themselves to an Louisiana extradition charging Betcha with illegal gambling activities.

Chipleader Awarded Online Poker Affiliate Program of the Year
Chipleader is the online poker room affiliate program for Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker. They were recently given a nod of recognition from the guys over at eGaming Review, who publish the popular online webzine, EGR Magazine.

Upcoming Tournament Offerings at Titan Online Poker Room
There are still two seats left for Titan members to the $1 Million freeroll and three promotion giveaways to the January, 2008 WPS in Costa Rica. Titan Online Poker Room is the leading poker room in the iPoker Network, which is owned and managed by Playtech Software.

Mega Moolah Jackpot Now on its Way to Reaching $4 Million
Microgaming casinos are gearing up for the next big millionaire on the Mega Moolah progressive slot machines. As part of the vast network that makes up Microgaming online casinos, Mega Moolah has become one of the most popular of Microgaming's slots.

October 2007 Bonuses and Promotions at Virgin Online Casino
Read about the latest monthly promotion and bonus newsletter from Virgin Games flagship gaming site, Virgin Casino. I have to admit that things are looking pretty good at Virgin.
 

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