Monthly Archives: February 2010

More Scratch Card Gaming for UK

The UK gambling market is very liberal, and since 2007 it has grown enormously and expanded beyond traditional online casino gambling sites. Over the past several months scratch card gaming companies have also been looking for the ways to make a comeback to the internet market.

It needs to be mentioned that scratch card games are rather popular in land gambling venues, and the UK online gambling market is already interested in scratch cards. NeoGames, the leading name in the scratch card gaming sector, expressed a desire to partner with an existing scratch card gaming company to make NeoGames’ scratch card games market wider. No doubt, it will be hard for  NeoGames to compete with online casinos, and the company will need a very strong implementation strategy while working with the UK scratch card market through

WMS Changes Image

WMS Games, a major land slots machine seller operating in 9 different countries and in different markets, is to launch a WMS branded online casino into the UK market.

The company’s UK branch will serve dual purposes now: it will focus on the land slots and will be running a large-scale WMS online casino. The Current CEO of WMS has got enough experience and knowledge in the international gambling industry to prepare the group for the launch into the competitive market of online casinos.

Launching the online gaming site, WMS, for sure, will change the company’s image.

More Lottery Players to Enjoy Powerball and Mega Millions Lotteries

Starting January 31, Mega Millions Lottery is available for Missouri lottery players. Simultaneously, Ohio is joining the Powerball Lottery where players have a chance to win doubled jackpots.

Players from the states where both lotteries are played are very excited, as they have huge sums of money to play for.

The Mega Millions Lottery is drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays, while the Powerball Lottery is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Tickets can be bought online through World Lottery pages.

Bet24 Becomes Cruptologic’s First New Licensee of 2010

Cryptologic, having signed an agreement with Bet24, Scandinavian online gaming company, will license at least ten of its most popular online casino games to Bet24 including branded and non-branded slot games. The games are to be launched in the Games portal of Bet24, of them two are already live – Cubis and Bejeweled, and the remaining games will be launched throughout this year.

Gaming Technology Solutions made Cryptologic games available to Bet24 customers.

Online Casino Betting Channel to Launch into the UK Market

With several stations already operating on the Sky Network and allowing internet betting services, the world is glad to welcome the new Betting Channel offering a unique live streaming betting station that enable sports wagering through a channel authorized by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The new betting channel will stream live betting for only a few hours a day in the morning. It is planned to extend in future its hours of operation up to 6 hours daily. Run through the channel, the live streaming TV betting will operate through the Betting site.

Alan Bentley, who will co-host the show, turned out to be the main figure standing behind the launch of this new betting product that is intended to provide entertaining medium and the latest wagering odds.

New CEO to come to Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes, an internet-based gambling company, is looking for a new CEO to replace Christopher Bell.

The current CEO had to struggle to propel the company out of the global economic recession, however, his success has been rather limited. Eventually, the Ladbrokes investors decided it’s time to find a new leader. Christopher Bell accepted the investors’ plan and stepped down from his position.

The new CEO might be hired from within the company (there are some very strong choices) or outside it.

New Brand in the Online Casino Industry

Casino La Vida is a new online casino powered by Microgaming, licensed by Kahnawake Gaming Commission. It offers over 450 exceptional Microgaming online casino games including over 150 slots, table games and video poker games. The casino’s software is available in both Downloadable and Instant Play versions and comes in 5 European languages.

The Casino is very attractive. Its welcome bonus offers up to 519 credits in the currency of wagering (players can wager in British pounds, euros and American dollars). The welcome bonus is spread over the first three deposits.

Spanish Bingo Market Growth

Will Hill’s Spanish bingo site (one of the first to be fully in Spanish) is almost ready to launch. Spain is considered to be a country with huge potential for expansion into online bingo as the market there is already primed with other types of internet gambling and mobile gambling options.

With the Spanish language so widely spoken around the world, the new site will give Will Hill access to emerging Spanish online casino bingo markets.

This new site is to offer competitive welcome bonuses and special promotions aimed at new players trying out Will Hill’s bingo gaming site.

Shay Ben-Yitzhak Chooses Family

Some changes in the upper level management have taken place at 888 Holdings this month. The founder of the company, Shay Ben-Yitzhak, has resigned his position to spend more time with his family.

Ben Yitzhak held the full-time position of non-executive director at the online casino gambling group. With his presence, 888 holdings has become a leader in the market for strong content. The company claims that he has nicely contributed to the group’s growth and now can finally focus on his family.

How Far Betting Should Go?

In the modern world online betting often goes beyond the world of sports. Lots of online casinos and betting site offer a huge variety of interesting bets that take betting industry to a whole new level with pop culture and politics involved.

Thus, the US presidential elections a year and a half ago created the reason for betting all over the world. Now, there is betting on the likelihood of Posh Spice and David Beckham’s split.

So, may be online casinos and betting sites take the betting too far?