Monthly Archives: January 2011

Betsson Leading

Betsson AB has ceased operations in Turkey. The company sold its client list in that nation to Realm Entertainment for €1.9 million.

Betsson’s subsidiary, Business Solutions has agreed to a five-year deal for the provision and operation of an online gambling portal on behalf of Realm. The new portal is to be based on Betsson’s platform allowing for the white-labelling of the entire product range.

The portal will iclude a sportsbook. Casino and poker rooms available in Greek, English, Dutch, Turkish, German and Spanish.

Japan-Ispired iSlot

Rival gaming has recently released an exlusive 20 line, 5 reel iSlot, called Japan-O-Rama – the games inspired by the culture of the land of the rising sun.

The game is themed on the prototypical artifacts of Japanese culture. Players can enjoy magnifecent graphics and bonus games, and is believed to become a popular addition to the collection of Rival Gaming’s iSlot series.

Numerous symbols on the reels are ancient icons such as Geisha, Ninja, and modern icons like sushi, the Bullet Train, a mobile phone and many others. Thus, you can trigger up to 20 free spins with the Geisha symbol, while samurai’s Katana swords can award up to 1,000 coins in a fixed jackpot.

Playtech Celebrates the Start of New Year

An additional eleven percent bonus on any first deposit will soon be offered to all new players at Playtech-powered online casinos, and The new promotion will run throughout January as a celebration of the start of 2011.

A welcome bonus at comes to $3,000, at – to $4,000 and at – to 2,400, and this bonus is given in addition to the limited-time eleven percent promotion.

To get the bonus, players need to contact their casino’s customer support team by phone, e-mail or chat with the bonus code 2011.

No excuse for Illegal Gambling Business in Georgia

Georgia state authorities(US) are working harder now to find stronger online casino measures against illegal gambling and online casino operations. 11 illegal gambling establishments that have been taking potential business earnings away from legitimate internet and land-based gambling establishments are getting closed. More than 20 people have been arrested on different charges and 39 illegal gambling machines  – confiscated. In addition to that, illegal drugs, unlicensed firearms and $73,000 cash were seized as well.

The raids and investigations have become possible thanks to the help of the concerned citizens  who provided information regarding suspicious land and online gambling activities in their state.

Will Cyprus Ban Online Gambling?

Cyprus is following Portugal in its attempt to ban  online casino operations within its jurisdictions to keep the increasing crime rate under control. Analysts, however, have doubts that the European Commission will give its approval to Cyprus, despite of the clear statement that no country in the Union can stop other member-countries from dealing business within the area of jurisdiction. It has to be noted that online gambling has been included as one of the limitations, and nauraly the European Commission will appeal  Cypprus’ viewpoint.

France, Spain and Italy are the countries that have already allowed and legalized online gambling.

Asia Pacfic is predicted to dominate worldwide gambling starting 2014

The groowths and development of this market cannot go unnoticed by gambling companies.

It is believed that Macau, Singapore, Australia and South Korea will see reap a revenuu of $62.9 billion over the next three years, while last year they already made approximately $21.8 billion in revenue. Among the four countries Macau is already considered the world’s top gambling destination with the biggest market in the gambling industry.

Judging by the rapid development of the gambling industry in Asia Pacfic, it will definitely beat there the gambling industry in the USA.