Microgaming Gets New Online Casino Clients

July 14th, 2012

Microgaming Gets New Online Casino Clients Microgaming Gets New Online Casino Clients By: Fabian Rictor, Thursday July 12th 20120 Comments   Email   PrintBulldog777 operates an online or mobile casino powered by Microgaming. It also offers online poker and sports book portals. Through a press release Bulldog777 has announced that it has signed up Microgaming’s new Diamond Edition live dealer games that feature higher definition video and real time depiction of all player bet action. This latest upgrade of Microgaming live dealer casino games includes Roulette, Multi Player Roulette, Multi Player Blackjack, Multi Player Baccarat and Dragon Bonus Baccarat. Dragon Bonus Baccarat is an exciting game in which players can wager on the margin of victory and is not available in the regular Microgaming online casino. The Dog is the mascot of Bulldog777, who claims to be the most interesting and charismatic dog in the world. He said, “The smile of a beautiful woman is one of the pleasures that make life worth living, don’t you think? There’s something about surrounding myself with beautiful women that just makes me feel, I don’t know . . . lucky.” Players at Bulldog777 have appreciated the live casino experience that Microgaming Diamond Edition live dealer games bring on the screen. A player said that the experience was so real that he almost felt compelled to wear more than just his boxer shorts while wagering. “The dealer’s right there on the screen, you watch her shuffle the cards. The multi player casino games are cool – you can see other players placing their bets.” Now the players want waitress service as well and, judging by the way Microgaming is introducing developments, it may not be that long in coming. Meanwhile, Microgaming’s QuickFire Flash platform is also adding on clients rapidly. The latest online casino operator to sign on is BetClic. Stuart McCarthy, Head of Gaming Development at BetClic, explained why they chose Microgaming QuickFire over other options. QuickFire offered the widest range of games that were of the highest quality. In addition QuickFire’s expertise and cost effectiveness were highly appealing. Finally QuickFire ensured rapid integration with BetClic’s existing system. Through QuickFire the BetClic players will get access to a range of hugely popular Microgaming slots and jackpot games, which include landmark titles such as Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance. McCarthy said, “It [QuickFire] was a natural choice for a fast, friendly and modern operator like ourselves. We are delighted to be able to offer such a great gaming experience to our players.” Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, QuickFire spokesperson, reciprocated the sentiments expressed by McCarthy. He said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with BetClic. The seamless process is a testament to our ease of integration, and we hope that our unparalleled content will not only retain current BetClic players but attract new ones as well.” News Item Tools  Email     Print     Digg     Del.icio.us    StumbleUpon Comments  Add Comment Add Comment You must be signed-in to add a comment: – Sign-in – Register More News Derby Dollars Wins At Rushmore Online CasinoInterCasino June Online HeadlinesMicrogaming Gets New Online Casino ClientsMummys Gold Online Flash Casino WinnersUS Media Mulls Online Gambling Possibilities

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Delaware Legislature Passes Online Gambling Law

June 29th, 2012

Delaware Legislature Passes Online Gambling Law
Delaware Legislature Passes Online Gambling Law By: Adam Baker, Friday June 29th 20120 Comments   Email   PrintIn a historic moment in the US online gambling history, the state Senate of Delaware finally passed the HB333 with 16 votes in favor to 1 vote against. There was one abstention. The House had passed the bill earlier. The bill has been sent to Governor Jack Markell, who has publicly given his support to the bill. Once he signs the bill into law, Delaware will become the most advanced state in the legalization of online gambling in the United States. The achievement is all the greater, because Delaware was a late entrant into this arena. It began to mull legalizing online gambling only in December 2011 after the US Justice Department clarified that the Wire Act applied only to online sports betting and that states could regulate Internet gambling within their borders without violating the UIGEA. The proposed law envisages that Delaware casino web sites will offer slot machine, casino games like blackjack and poker. These web sites will be controlled and regulated by the state Lottery Office. Delaware lottery tickets also will be offered online on a state operated web site. The plan is to have about 30 additional sports betting outlets in place before the start of the NFL season and 100 Keno retailers by the end of 2012. Online gambling is expected to go live in early 2013. Geolocation software will ensure that players are within state borders. The law will bring viability to Delaware’s land casinos, which are facing aggressive competition from neighboring states. Some of the revenues from online gambling will be used to reduce the present $3.75 million licensing fees paid by land casinos. This will encourage them to invest in growth. The state finance department has estimated that the revenues from the new legislation should reach $7.75 million in 2013 alone. Senate President Anthony DeLuca said that it was important to keep Delaware at the forefront of the developments in gambling in the United States. DeLuca was the prime mover for the online gambling bill. The vote in the Senate was originally scheduled for June 26 but was delayed by a day. There was a concern that there were not enough Democratic Party votes to get the measure through. One of the reasons was the powerful harness racing industry asking for a greater share in the online gambling revenues and seeking to incorporate an amendment to that effect. If an amendment was agreed to, then the bill would have to be sent back to the House for another vote. This would greatly compromise the bill because then it would not go through in the current session. A compromise was reached when the administration has agreed to talk to the horsemen about a greater share of online gambling profits after the bill became law, based on actual revenues generated. News Item Tools  Email     Print     Digg     Del.icio.us    StumbleUpon Comments  Add Comment Add Comment You must be signed-in to add a comment: – Sign-in – Register More News InterCasino New Online Games and BonusesOmni Casino Canada Day Bonus OnlineSlots Jungle Online Casino Summer BonusesDelaware Legislature Passes Online Gambling LawCryptologic Release Captain Nemo Online Slot

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German States Chart Online Gambling Future

June 27th, 2012

German States Chart Online Gambling Future
German States Chart Online Gambling Future By: Ryan Alders, Wednesday June 27th 20120 Comments   Email   PrintThe German state of Schleswig Holstein (SH) had enacted a liberal online gambling legislation that had been approved by the European Union (EU) and accepted by the industry. Then the elections resulted in a change in political leadership. Certain prominent members of the new regime stated their intent to repeal the progressive licensing and regulation policy and join the other states in signing the restrictive State Treaty. The good news is that the Ministry of the Interior has confirmed that until the law is amended or repealed, the current legislation applies and the required processes will not be put on hold but will be executed. Fears have also been voiced that any repeal of the legislation now could result in expensive legal actions brought by the seven major online gambling companies that have made investments based on licenses already issued. A report from the Public Gaming Research Institute stated that SH has continued to issue licenses for sports betting with a validity of six years. Earlier this month the Ministry of the Interior had issued licenses to bet-at-home, bwin, Bet365 and Sportingbet. According to the Ministry, twenty four online gaming operators have applied for a sports betting license. These applications are under consideration and are being evaluated in stages. Six new sports betting licenses are likely to be issued within the next few weeks. Another four to six licenses are apparently also in the pipeline and are likely to be issued later. Seventeen operators have applied for an online casino gaming license. What the future ultimately holds for the German state of SH one cannot say. But, the further the authorities tread on the liberal path, the more difficult it will be to retract the steps. However the rest of the German states are clearly going the other way. There had been an ongoing debate on a new Interstate Treaty on gambling to replace the one that expired last year. The states have been trying to carry on as before by paying mere lip service to the growing EU concerns. A few proposals actually sent to the EU have not found acceptability. It has now been reported that thirteen states have come to an agreement. This is the minimum threshold required to give effect to the new treaty. This situation was reached last week when Thuringia and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern climbed on board. It seems the four-year new treaty will come into play from July 1 2012. The new treaty is only slightly less restrictive than the earlier one. It allows for 20 private sports betting licenses priced at about €50 million each, and levies a turnover tax of 5%. Online casino gambling remains out of bounds for private operators. News Item Tools  Email     Print     Digg     Del.icio.us    StumbleUpon Comments  Add Comment Add Comment You must be signed-in to add a comment: – Sign-in – Register More News German States Chart Online Gambling FutureCryptologic and Microgaming Sign On New OperatorsEGBA Provides Online Gambling Wish ListGolden Palace Pays Online Slots WinnersCasino Tropez Pays South African Online Player

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