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RIVAL GAMING RELEASE NEW TITLES
Two new Rival Gaming slots have launched titled Loco 7s and Arabian Tales.
Loco 7s is a simple 3-reel, single payline Mexican-themed title featuring a rather peculiar man wearing the obligatory poncho and sombrero standing in the desert playing mariachi music on his guitar.
Loco 7's is available on Desktop, Instant Play and Mobile Devices.
View the demo here: http://www.rivalpowered.com/loco-7s.php
Arabian Tales is a 5-reel, 50-payline slot set in the exotic Middle East during an Ancient era.
The game follows the story of a King who would take a virgin bride each night only to execute her the next day. That is until he meets Scheherazade who enthrals the King with fables and stories that she begins each night but doesnt finish, keeping the King waiting for more.
Features include expanding Wilds, Multipliers, and Free Spins.
Check out the demo here: http://www.rivalpowered.com/arabian-tales.php
BETFAIR STRIKES DEAL WITH GOLDEN NUGGET AC (Update)
Betfair will move its New Jersey online gaming operation to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City after striking a deal with Landry's this week.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City will now offer two online casinos to those eligible to play in New Jersey, GoldenNuggetCasino.com and BetfairCasino.com, both of which will operate independently under Golden Nugget's Internet gaming permit, regulatory approvals permitting.
"We are very excited to move our operations to Golden Nugget Atlantic City, one of the premier resort destinations in New Jersey. With this relationship, Betfair and Golden Nugget are well positioned to accelerate growth in 2015 and beyond," Don Ryan, Senior Vice President of Gaming for Betfair US said.
"We welcome Betfair to the Golden Nugget. The combination of our complementary brands will allow Golden Nugget Atlantic City to cater to an even larger demographic of NJ online players," added Thomas Winter, Vice President of Online Gaming for Landry's Golden Nugget.
BetfairCasino.com hopes to begin operations under the Golden Nugget's Internet gaming permit on Friday, November 21, 2014.
FIREWORKS AT I.C.E. OVER EVERLEAF POKER SITUATION?
The apparent failure of the Malta regulator Lotteries and Gaming Authority to ensure that player funds are segregated from operational finances at licensee operators, and the consequent prejudice to players when these operators fail, is likely to be front-and-centre at next year's International Casino Expo if player activists have their way.
Discussions on several player forums regarding what they see as inadequate actions by the LGA have focused on the Everleaf Poker situation, now two years old and still frustrating players burned in the debacle (see previous InfoPowa reports).
The more militant players are agitating for a demonstration at next year's ICE show in London to draw attention to what they consider to be an intolerable situation, and the languid and unsatisfactory manner in which the LGA is allegedly handling it.
Following a Malta government investigation into the affair, instigated by player pressure according to some accounts, there has still been no public release of the results, further inflaming the situation
Mario Galea, who headed the LGA at the time of the crisis, has since moved on and been replaced by Joseph Cuschieri, who has made encouraging noises indicating his support for the concept and enforcement of a segregated accounts policy, for which there is already provision in the LGA regulations.
Cuschieri has also publicly promised that the Everleaf crisis - and the monies owed to players by Everleaf - will be resolved, acknowledging that the issue is a test of the LGA's credibility and must be successfully addressed.
He further recently revealed that the regulator has called in the Malta police to assist with international warrants in the pursuit of the owners of Everleaf.
In the meantime, the LGA could tap a Malta account which is in part funded by unclaimed winnings and currently has a reported positive balance of Euro 3.5 million, although this has been primarily earmarked for online gambling education and combating problem gambling.
Cuschieri's assurances and appeals for continued patience by the players may be falling on ears deafened by the frustration of a two-year wait...and the activists are working on the assumption that this could be enough to persuade players to join in demonstrating at one of the industry's prime exposure spaces to draw media attention to their plight.
NEW POINT-OF-CONSUMPTION ONLINE BETTING TAX GETS ROYAL ASSENT
The British government's bill requiring all online gambling operators accessing the UK punter to take out licensing with the Gambling Commission and pay British taxes has successfully passed the Royal Assent stage and now moves closer to implementation.
Operators seeking to comply with the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill have had online access to the requisite application facilities since February this year.
The controversial bill imposes a 15 percent tax rate on registered and licensed online operators, but carries additional expenses for internet bookmaking companies in the shape of contributions to the British horse racing levy in respect of bets taken from UK punters.
Serious punitive measures exist for operators who access the UK market without the necessary licensing once the full system comes into effect in December this year.