Listing of Online Casino News for August 2007

PartyGaming Interim Results Show Effects of the UIGEA
Added: August 31, 2007

A recent report released by PartyGaming detailing their results for the six months ending June 30th shows the public that the UIGEA did have quite an impact on the their final numbers compared to the same period in 2006.  Non-US business however, has shown immense growth.

Malta The New Online Gambling Haven
Added: August 30, 2007

A number of Europe's top online gambling brands are heading to Malta.  By licensing their services out of the small European Island, these companies will be able to join others and begin advertising throughout the UK starting September 1st.

Bodog The Online Casino and Sportsbook Giant Disappears Over Night
Added: August 29, 2007

Online sportsbook giant Bodog.com has lost the use of all their domain names as a result of a dispute over the name and faces a patent infringement lawsuit. To rectify the 'temporary' situation, Bodog introduces, NewBodog.com.

Gambling Commercials to Hit UK Television Sets in a Few Short Days
Added: August 28, 2007

As the first of September quickly approaches, UK residents will soon be seeing some of their favorite online casino and gambling companies advertising on television - thanks to the newly passed, and more relaxed, rules regarding gambling activities in Great Britain.

US Attorney General And Online Gamling Opponent Resigns
Added: August 27, 2007

It has been announced that Alberto Gonzales has resigned from his position as US Attorney General effective today.  Gonzales has played a key role in the opposition to online gambling activities in the US.

Big Promotions for PlayerOnly Online Poker Players
Added: August 24, 2007

There are currently three exciting promotions happening at PlayerOnly poker room, where players may find themselves at one of three major events, the World Series, a WPT event or a celebrity fundraiser.

New Casino Video Slot Games to be Released This September
Added: August 23, 2007

As a new month approaches, it is about time for the new game releases from online software provider Microgaming.  So at the beginning of September, players will be able to try out 3 new video slot games that are exciting, colorful and, fun (with some even containing a little sex appeal).

Party Poker Million VI to Sail Across Europe
Added: August 22, 2007

One of the most exciting and desirable poker tournaments, the Party Poker Million VI, has been arranged and will depart for the seas off the coast of Venice in early May 2008. Qualifying tournaments have already started at Party Poker, where a guaranteed 8 players will win a spot on the ship.

Canadian Wins Big Bucks on Online Casino Slot Game
Added: August 21, 2007

A Canadian player who goes by the screen name 'DeniseJ' has recently celebrated a big win form online casino, TheCasinoLobby.  The player took home nearly $70,000, off a $1.50 bet, and plans to use some of her winnings to buy her family a new car.

IGREA Earns Presidential Hopeful Ron Pauls Support
Added: August 20, 2007

Republican Presidential candidate for the 2008 election, Ron Paul has offered his support for a bill put forth to the House by Congressman Barney Frank, the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA).

NETeller Invests In Australian Payment Provider
Added: August 17, 2007

The famous online payment solutions provider, NETeller, has announced that they have purchased an AUD $5 Million minority share in the Australian based online payment service Centricom.

Microgaming Welcomes a New Addition to Their Growing Poker Network
Added: August 16, 2007

The International All Sports Limited brand, Canbet, has switched over from poker software provider Ongame and is now powered by one of the largest poker networks on the web, Microgaming.

Online Casino Software Developer Shows Signs of Growth in Their Second Quarter
Added: August 15, 2007

Cryptologics Q2 results have been published for the public to review and show that the Irish based company experienced a growth in operating revenues up to $16.2 million but did see an overall after tax loss of $2.5 million (largely due to a $4 million headquarters  relocating expense).

Top Online Gambling Brand Must Relocate for Advertising Purposes
Added: August 14, 2007

The highly regarded online sportsbook, William Hill, is said to be relocating its operationsto the European Economic Area (EEA) of Gibraltar.  This move is thought to be the result of changes in the UK’s online gambling advertising ban that will affect companies who operate outside of the EEA.

PKR Chooses Playtech as Their Online Casino Software Provider
Added: August 13, 2007

The fairly new online poker room PKR.com has decided that it’s time to offer their players more than just poker.  The 3D poker room is adding casino games to their services and has chosen the experienced Playtech as the provider of the online casino software.

UK Gambling Site Creates First Bingo Millionaire
Added: August 10, 2007

The world of online gambling is continuously reaching new heights.  And the latest triumph occurred this past Sunday when a 62 year old retired grandmother from England won a whopping £1 million by playing a game of online Bingo called KerChingo at Gala Bingo.

Scores of Online Gambling Websites Will be Banned from Advertising in the UK
Added: August 9, 2007

When the UK Gambling Act 2005 takes effect on Sept 1st, a large number of gambling websites that operate outside of the European Economic Area will find themselves banned from using any type of advertising efforts in the UK.

The Third Annual International Casino Games Now Qualifying
Added: August 8, 2007

With such success in it’s first two years, the International Casino Games, sponsored by the Fortune Lounge Online Casino Group, is back for it’s third year.  Over the course of the promotion, a hundred lucky slot players will win a ticket aboard a luxury cruise and compete for a share of €200,000.

Royal Vegas Expands into Mobile Casino Gaming
Added: August 7, 2007

One of the top online casinos, Royal Vegas has recently made the move into the growing world of mobile gaming.  The new venture will use the Microgaming powered mobile software called Gamewire, the newest of Spin3’s mobile applications.

888 Online Casino Increases Customer Care by Decreasing Fraud
Added: August 6, 2007

The online casino gambling company, 888.com has recently joined a data sharing pool service run by fraud management company, Ethoca. The partnership with Ethoca will enhance 888’s current fraud management procedures and reinforces their standing as a responsible gaming operator.

AOL Enters UK Betting Market
Added: August 3, 2007

The popular Internet Portal, AOL, has recently decided to expand on it’s offerings via it’s UK site and has added horse and sports betting, for real money, as a service for it’s British patrons.  AOL has partnered with a German organization, FLUXX, to take on this new venture.

Slot Player Hits Jackpot Close to 5 Million Dollars
Added: August 2, 2007

An online slot player who goes by Heinrich S.  became an instant millionaire when he hit a jackpot totaling $4,801,527 at the online casino, African Palace.  The game that brought on the Fortune is called Beach Life and is designed and powered by Playtech software.

Gaming Commission Study proves Online Gambling is On the Rise in UK
Added: August 1, 2007

A survey conducted among 8,000 adults in the UK show that remote gambling activities (online, mobile and interactive TV gambling) are all on the rise in the UK from 2006.  It also shows that males between 18 and 36 are the highest percentage of remote gamblers.