Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bill to legalize gambling online in Massachusetts defeated again

The latest attempt to get online betting legal in the state of Massachusetts has once again been defeated by the states senate. The latest bill was called S.1826 and was crafted by Bruce Tarr, the Senate minority leader.

This bill was full of measures such as a tax of 20% against operators ad would only have allowed for those who currently operate casinos within the state to be licensed. This latest defeat is one in a long list of attempts to see online gambling legal within the state. At this time is is not known if further attempts will be brought forward.

It is situations like this why a federal bill will gain momentum. The need for a law at a federal level is one that must be made a priority in order to give people the ability to decide where and how they spend monies they wish to spend on gambling entertainment.

Play’n Go to provide software for Leo Vegas Casino

Leo Vegas, an online betting establishment, has agreed to a deal that will have the casino offering games from Play’n Go that will include their full suite of mobile games. As a part of this new agreement there will be a total of thirty-five games.
These games will be compatible for iOS, Windows 8, Android and Blackberry devices. The games have been designed to work with smartphones and most tablets as well. Some of the games you can expect to see include Gold Trophy 2, Riches of Ra, Wild Blood and Ninja Fruits.

Philip Kellin, the spokesperson for Leo Vegas said “Leo Vegas position as a leader for distinctive games for the Scandinavian market will only grow with the inclusion of the Play’n Go mobile games. We expect this will increase the appeal we have for those looking for a reliable platform where they can play mobile games that are quality based”

Johan Törnqvist, the CEO for Play’n Go commented saying “The ability to provide our mobile games to only improves our reputation as leaders of mobile content. Our newest slot, Ninja Fruits has been released for smartphones and this is the perfect place to showcase it”

Sportsbet creates unique advertising to promote to incoming flights to Melbourne

Sportsbet, Australia’s largest provider for online sports betting, undertook a rather unique and effective advertising promotion this week. While it is customary for most online betting companies to find unique ways to promote their brand it is not common that they paid their brand logo on a farmer’s field.

The field in question happens to be in line with the landing strip for Melbourne Airport and thus allows those arriving to the Australia to get familiar with the joys of Australian sportsbetting. Sportsbetis owned by Paddy Power and was meant to show support for its parent company and ultimately its support for the Australian Wallabies Rugby team. This same team just so happens to have a scheduled game against the Lions of Britain this coming week.

The advertisement has not been well received by local political members and other people who failed to notice the humor behind it. The fact that the Aussie wallaby was show on top of a lion failed to impress those a little stuffy and lacked the appreciation of the intended jab.

Belgium adds five more to blocked list

Belgium has again added to its growing list of banned online betting sites in order to control those operating illegally within the country. This latest move saw,,, and Royalcasino added to the blacklist.

The blacklist forces Belgium internet providers to block these websites from being accessed within the country. This list is growing at a rapid pace, which didn’t start until the 2013 calendar year but now includes over 70 sites.

The point of the blacklist tis to protect Belgium’s ability to tax winnings within the country and earn much needed revenue from licensing fees that is now applies to those who obtain a license. Any betting site that gets caught around the blacklist could see €100,000 fines applied for each day they are found to be in contempt. It also can apply a €25,000 against those caught to be gambling under any of the blacklisted sites.

To date the efforts of the Belgium Government has seen only limited success as only 50% of those offering internet services in the country are applying the bans.