Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bulgaria Gaming License Acquired By PokerStars

PokerStars, one of the largest online poker rooms in the online gambling market announced that they have just acquired an online gambling license in Bulgaria. The license was awarded to PokerStars by the Bulgaria State Commission of Gambling, thus by allowing for the famous poker firm to provide their services legally in Bulgaria.

The license was officially given to PokerStars more than a month ago but wasn’t announced until this week due to PokerStars setting up their new online casino and poker services. The new domain which will offer all of the regular gambling services that players love from PokerStars will be named PokerStars.Bg. The new poker room/online casino is now live. This new license will give PokerStars the opportunity to offer legal poker and online casino services to the Bulgarian citizens.

A Spokesman for PokerStars commented on the launching of this new domain saying, “PokerStars is considered to be the number one poker firm in the online gambling market and as a company we take this seriously. That is why we work around the clock to offer services throughout the entire globe which requires us to gain new online gambling licenses in certain countries. We hope that our famous poker experience will spread through Bulgaria like a virus and that we’ll become the best poker room for the country. Until then we will continue to work hard to better improve our software, games and overall experience.”

Bulgarian Citizens can now enjoy the PokerStars experience through PokerStars.Bg.

Bodugi Ltd Gambling License Suspended By UK Gambling Commission

Bodugi Limited, a social sports betting gambling service has had their license suspended by the UK Gambling Commission. However if you go onto their website you will notice that “Down for maintenance” is the only thing that is displayed, showing that there is potential for their license to be reinstated.

Michael Wilson and Dave Nevison are the two men who first launched this gambling service was back to 2010. They were able to receive multiple awards for being the new and rising upcoming casino. The company even operated in multiple countries such as Manila, Britain and the Philippines.
Although this online casino was able to start with a promising head start on the rest of the competition something went wrong with the services they offer and people began complaining in reports to the UK Gambling Commission that they were have withdrawal issues with the online casino. The UK Gambling Commission received enough of these complaints that they started an investigation.

Bodugi Limited didn’t respond to the allegations being made by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. This is why the online casino lost their gambling license in the United Kingdom. You can still experience the casino in Manilla and the Philippines but there is talks that they will also have their licenses revoked from those countries as well.

Bodugi Limited has yet to make an official statement on the acquisitions that have been made towards their withdrawal process. We suspect that they won’t make an official statement for a long time.

Jurassic Park License Gained By Microgaming

Microgaming, one of the largest and known software developers for the online gambling market, announced that they have signed a new content deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. This new licensing agreement will allow for Microgaming to create various slot machines based around the Jurassic Park blockbuster movie franchise.

The first Jurassic Park slot created by Microgaming will make its appearance at the ICE Totally Gaming Conference at London. The conference takes place every February and is a great place to unveil new video slot machines to online punters. Microgaming has said that their first Jurassic Park video slot will offer 5 reels and 243 payline to players. There will also be five different free spin features that’ll allow for players to save their own money while potentially winning more.

Jurassic Park was one of the most famous Blockbuster films created by Steven Spielberg. The first movie was released in 1993 and has two sequels with a fourth one in the works. At the time this movie was considered to be the cutting edge of special effects.

The CEO for Microgaming Roger Raatgever commented on the release saying, “Jurassic Park is one of the more famous movies in the movie culture. It was famous for providing viewers with a visual effects experience like they’d never seen before. Steven Spielberg became a famous director due to this movie and others. We look forward to creating a new video slot that returns those visual effects our players love. The overall experience you gain while playing our Jurassic Park video slot will be impressive, exciting and profitable.

Adelson stepping up campaign against internet betting

The owner of the Sands Casino, in Las Vegas, Sheldon Adelson, is getting ready to step up his goal to see online gambling be banned outright in the U.S. This campaign is stated to be about protecting Americans but clearly is about the loss of revenue to owners like Adelson, who want to control the gambling industry in America.

The goal will be to see each state block gambling online through the use of lobby groups who will aim to convince legislators that this form of gaming should be illegal. Adelson is reported to have said that his group are fully prepared to launch full on campaigns in order to achieve their objective and stop any legalization bills from going through and becoming law.

The reality is most of those efforts will be in vain as more states look at other ways to generate revenue. Considering the amount of revenue online gaming can generate for each state it is unlikely many will be willing to pass on that revenue to appease those with land based gaming operations.

Those at the American Gaming Association are not impressed by Adelsons comments and actions and have gone as far as to hire additional advisors in recent weeks in order to combat adelsons attempts to intimidate lawmakers.