Inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards Includes Spin3 Among Top 5 Finalists

Posted by admin on March 31, 2012

Inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards Includes Spin3 Among Top 5 Finalists
Spin3, announced that they have been shortlisted as a top five finalist in the “Best Gambling Company” category of the first ever ME Awards, hosted by Mobile Entertainment magazine. Spin3 is the leading wireless casino system provider powered by the world’s largest online gaming software provider, Microgaming. Spin3 has pioneered the wireless casino market since its Launching in January 2005. Using Microgaming’s market leading GameWire v2.0 software Spin3 has launched three wireless game systems: GameWire — the leading real-play wireless casino system worldwide; SpinFone — an advanced Pay Per Download connected gaming system and SpinLite — a stand-alone java game suite. Compatible on over 100 handset models This diverse product range is supplemented with onsite training, back office support and a 24 hour customer service team. The Mobile Entertainment award nomination is recognition of Spin3′s drive to stay ahead in a dynamic, fast growing industry. Today, Microgaming’s GameWire V.2 software is the most advanced mobile casino available in the world, offering features seven classic games including: Roulette, BlackJack, Video Poker, Double Magic Slot, Scratch Card, Treasure Nile and the recent Lara Croft Tomb Raider Video Slot, launched in June 2006. Spin3 is the exclusive licensee of this global brand for the mobile phone, and has also announced that the game will be available as a play-for-fun standalone product, downloadable straight to users’ mobiles. Matti Zinder, CEO, Spin3 said that Juniper Research has projected the mobile gambling industry to be worth over $19billion by 2009. “As the mobile gambling industry evolves, we intend to stay ahead by diversifying our products, developing unique and innovative game offerings such as our unique suite of progressive jackpot games and continuing to provide customers with a full service solution, not just a software package. We are excited by this industry recognition and look forward to the result on September 19,”Zinder stated. “We are delighted to be working with Spin3 and regard the company’s achievement at these inaugural ME Awards as recognition of a great partnership and a huge amount of work on the part of everyone at Spin3,” Said Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming. “Microgaming is constantly pushing the boundaries in software development and we are confident that Spin3 will continue to exploit these capabilities in the mobile gaming market,” He concluded On September 19th 2006, all winners will be announced at the ME Awards ceremony at the Kensington Garden Hotel, London.

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Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Indicted

Posted by admin on March 12, 2012

Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Indicted
In a follow up to Homeland Security seizing the Bodog.com domain name, a federal grand jury in Baltimore, MD., has now indicted Bodog Entertainment Group, four Canadians involved with said group and Bodog founder Calvin Ayre. The indictments cover two charges stemming from June 2006 to January 2012, conducting an Illegal gambling business and money laundering conspiracy. Federal prosecutors allege that the group conspired to pay over $100 Million in sports gambling winnings through processors located in the United States. Calvin Ayre posted this statement through his blog; “I see this as abuse of the US criminal justice system for the commercial gain of large US corporations. It is clear that the online gaming industry is legal under international law and in the case of these documents is it also clear that the rule of law was not allowed to slow down a rush to try to win the war of public opinion. These documents were filed with Forbes magazine before they were filed anywhere else and were drafted with the consumption of the media as a primary objective. We will all look at this and discuss the future with our advisors, but it will not stop my many business interests globally that are unrelated to anything in the US and it will not stop my many charity projects through my foundation. You can also follow this story here on the number one global online gaming news and entertainment site and the only site I will be doing interviews with for the next while…CalvinAyre.com” Related posts: Calvin Ayre Cancels Bodog Conference AN INTERVIEW WITH BODOG OWNER CALVIN AYRE – FEDS CAN’T STOP HIS ONLINE EMPIRE Bodog reaches a resolution with 1st Technology, LLC and gets Bodog.com returned IGaming Community Called to Aid Haiti by Calvin Ayre Bodog.eu is Now Brovada.lv and Accepts US Poker Players Online This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm and is filed under Online Casino News and Information. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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Iowa Senator Suggests Online Gambling Bust Hurting Local Economy

Posted by admin on February 25, 2012

Iowa Senator Suggests Online Gambling Bust Hurting Local Economy
Iowa Senator Jeff Danielson is preparing a bill that would regulate online poker in Iowa. The legislation comes on the heels of the Department of Justice announcing that they have reversed their long-standing opinion that all forms of online gambling are illegal under the 1961 Wire Act.That admission by the DoJ, however, comes only after the same department handed down indictments last April against three online poker sites. Executives from PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker were indicted on charges of fraud, with the government claiming the individuals disguised online gambling transactions to allow for processing.The Unlawful Internet gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 makes it illegal for financial institutions to process online gambling transactions. In the cases of the three poker sites, the government contends that it was the sites, not the banks, who were at fault for these transactions. When the indictment was handed down last year, millions of Americans were left without a safe place to play poker online.In addition, the players were not refunded the money they had in their accounts at Full Tilt Poker. While refunds may still be a possibility in the future, Danielson believes that the fallout from the indictment is still being felt around the US.”We have no idea where that money goes to,” said Danielson, as reported by ABC 6 News. “There’s no assurance that the players can actually receive their winnings and we’re at a point now where I believe it’s affecting not only Iowa’s economy but the national economy.”The solution, according to the Iowa senator, is to regulate online poker. The current laws are vague regarding online gambling, and Sen. Danielson is part of a movement to define the laws more clearly, allowing for regulated online casinos. Danielson’s bill would allow existing casinos in Iowa to operate online.Iowa is one of many states that have started the process of regulating online poker. Florida, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Connecticut have lawmakers working on various forms of online gambling bills, while Nevada and Washington DC have already passed online poker regulation laws. January 24, 2012Posted By April GardnerStaff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.comSubmit News!

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US Online Gambling Update

Posted by admin on January 16, 2012

US Online Gambling Update
There has recently been a change of opinion from the United States Department of Justice. The issue in question is how the Wire Act of 1961 affects various forms of online gambling. The Department of Justice has explained that its legal counsel has looked more carefully at the Wire Act, and is of the opinion that the act is not about all forms of online gambling, and only about sports gambling. Up until now, the federal authorities in the United States used the Wire Act to prohibit all forms of online gambling. The Wire Act was not used in isolation since the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) has effectively rendered online gambling illegal in the United States since it bans all online gambling transactions. However, many of the prohibitions to do with online gambling in the US have recently been connected to the Wire Act. The statement from the United States Department of Justice included the following: “The Department of Justice’s view is and has been for some time that all forms of Internet gambling, including sports wagering, casino games and card games, are illegal under federal law. While many of the federal statutes do not use the term ‘Internet gambling,’ we believe that the statutory language is sufficient to cover it.” The statement further noted: “The Criminal Division’s premise is incorrect and that the Wire Act prohibits only the transmission of communications related to bets or wagers on sporting events or contests.” While this will affect how online gambling is looked at in a legal sense, there are other issues that need to be addressed. For example, the American Gaming Association is still of the opinion that online gambling needs to be regulated and legalized on a federal level. This would be important because of the safety for consumers and it “would prevent fraud and money laundering, address problem gambling and ensure players aren’t being cheated.” Related Posts Two of Top Five Games of 2011 from Microgaming Playtech Releases Eight Online Casino Games A 3D Scratch Slot Launched by NeoGames Mega Moolah Hit Before New Years New Slot from Rival Gaming   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

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Harry Reid Holds Online Casino Bill’s Future Hostage

Posted by admin on January 11, 2012

Harry Reid Holds Online Casino Bill’s Future Hostage
Harry Reid is as mysterious as the Sphinx when it comes to predicting his ultimate stance on online casino regulation. Now that Barney Frank’s measure proposing regulation of online casinos has gathered some momentum in the House, observers are wondering how the bill may fare in the Senate. The uncertainty of which way that chamber will turn on Internet gambling lies directly at the feet of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.”He’s the linchpin,” Representative Shelley Berkley, from Reid’s home state of Nevada, told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “He will be the decider when it comes to Internet gaming.”On the surface, it might seem obvious that Reid would be on the side of opening the online gambling market and allowing the licensing of Internet poker sites and online gambling operators. Like Reid, Frank is a powerful member of the Democratic Party, and Reid certainly has no desire to aid Spencer Bachus and the ultra-conservative right in defeating H.R. 2267.But Reid has long relied heavily on the support of the giant casino companies in Las Vegas, a group divided on the subject of online casinos. Until recently, the land casinos were united behind Steve Wynn and his insistence on continuing the ill-designed UIGEA ban.Lately, some operators, led by Harrah’s, have altered their position, preparing themselves to adapt to regulated online gambling. The shift has left the American Gaming Association adopting an officially neutral stance.While Berkley told the paper she sees Reid softening on the issue of Internet casinos, the hardened politician finds himself in a fight for his political life. Without a decisive order from the casino companies, Reid may take whichever side is most politically expedient with his constituents to ensure his re-election.This could mean the entire US online casino policy for years to come may be decided by Nevada voters’ feelings on whether Internet gambling will increase or decrease their unemployment rate. Published on August 9, 2010 by MattMiller

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Massachusetts Compromise Casino Bill Blocked by Governor

Posted by admin on January 9, 2012

Massachusetts Compromise Casino Bill Blocked by Governor
Massachusetts lawmakers succeeded in crafting a compromise casino gambling bill, but Governor Deval Patrick says he won After a divisive argument between the legislative houses in Massachusetts almost derailed this year’s chances for expanded gambling in the state, it now appears the governor may prevent the bill from becoming law. Deval Patrick told reporters he won’t sign the casino bill as currently structured.Patrick says he needs lawmakers to amend the bill, which permits the creation of three resort casinos and two racinos at existing race tracks. Patrick wants an amendment added eliminating the racino provision and allowing only the stand-alone casinos.While the casino operators would be subject to a competitive bidding process, the racino locations would be assigned to existing tracks, one of which is Suffolk Downs. The House version of the bill, guided by Speaker Robert DeLeo, whose district contains the track, specified the need for racinos.”I’m not going to be a part of no bid contracts, that’s precisely the kind of thing that folks voted to change,” said Patrick. “That kind of inside deal that the fix would be in for some powerful interest.”The Senate version had licensed only the casinos, but DeLeo forced the racinos into the compromise version, playing chicken with a deadline of last week until the Senate side blinked. Now, it is highly doubtful the Speaker will allow any casino bill to go forward unless a Suffolk Downs racino is included. Published on August 9, 2010 by K.C.Carmichael

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Mayor threatens to shut down Duluth casino

Posted by admin on January 6, 2012

Mayor threatens to shut down Duluth casino
Mayor threatens to shut down Duluth casinoSource: Washington ExaminerFriday 6th January, 2012  The mayor of Duluth is threatening to shut down the local Indian casino if an agreement cannot be reached on revenue sharing.Mayor Don Ness says a 1986 contract with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa gives the city authority to halt gambling if the profit-sharing agreement is invalidated.Ness says banning gambling would be the last… …Read the full story at Washington Examiner

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