24 March 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 24, 2010
Industry News
Kentucky Supreme Court overturns ruling
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the owners of 141 seized online gambling domain names needed to show up in court to defend their claim that domain names aren't gambling devices under Kentucky law.

YouWin.com vows to keep promises to affiliates
YouWin.com says it is walking the walk when it comes to its February agreement to reinstate players, pay existing affiliates retrospectively and continue future payments.

Perspectives Weekly on Kentucky and Grand Prive
J. Todd discusses the latest in the Kentucky online gambling domain case and what's next with Grand Prive.

Lock Poker moves to Merge network
In addition to switching networks, Lock is introducing a revamped Web site in April.

GTECH G2 reaches deal with iovation
GTECH G2, through its Finsoft subsidiary, will offer iovation's device reputation technology to help prevent online fraud.

Bodog Casino expands game selection
Bodog Casino has added more than 20 games, including China MegaWild Slots and Face The Ace Video Poker.

32Red launches Mega Moolah on mobile platform
The online casino has put the popular progressive slot machine on its mobile platform and now has three slots available on the iPhone casino.

PKR ready for return of Springfest
PKR is celebrating the end of winter with $130,000 in guaranteed prizes up for grabs in two weeks of events.

Bingo.com partners with Unibet for expansion
Bingo.com has agreed to join the Unibet partner program as a network operator of their multi-language and multi-currency bingo and casino systems.

Cake Poker increases minimum buy-ins
Cake Poker is increasing its minimum buy-ins for their no-limit hold'em games starting April 8.

Jadestone expanding in Italy with Gioco Digitale
Jadestone Networks has reached an agreement with bwin to add the player liquidity and local expertise of Gioco Digitale to its Italian network.

Playtech establishes agreement with Boylesports
Playtech will provide Boylesports with its online bingo solution through the Virtue Fusion Alderney platform.

NeoGames introduces new scratch card
NeoGames will provide Megascratch.com with services to create a Scandinavian-targeted scratch card brand.

Les Ambassadeurs to host Party Poker Big Game IV
The Les Ambassadeurs Club in London will host the PartyPoker.com Big Game IV on April 11-13.

Mega Casino launches with SkillONnet software
The new online casino's Web site and software are in all major European languages and will join EU Casino and CasinoRedKings.com on the SkillONnet platform.

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Buzzy's World
The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
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