Online Casino News From Around the Globe

Casino Finder App Launched By Gamble.co.uk
Aug13

Casino Finder App Launched By Gamble.co.uk

While online gambling is always a convenient option to enjoy a flutter, there is still something special about the atmosphere of a real life land casino. Whether it be the sounds of the slot machines and the buzz of the crowds, a good day at the casino is a great way to enjoy a day out. For the first time in the UK there is now a free app for both iPhone and Android devices for those wanting to find out all the information about land casinos throughout the UK. Gamble.co.uk is a leading independent gambling information website and with their new Casino Finder app all the information you need is at the tip of your fingers. Casino Finder features data of all land based casinos with the option of viewing them in a list format and with your portable device will even identify the closest venue to you. All the casinos are rated on aspects such as service, games available, facilities, restaurants etc. and are written by independent gaming journalists. With just a simple glance you are able to see the various ratings which are updated regularly. Gamble.co.uk spokesperson explained the idea behind the innovative app,” A good offline casino can give people a great night out,’ said a spokesperson for Gamble.co.uk, ‘but if you visit a venue that doesn’t provide the games or facilities that you want, your whole evening could be ruined. The Casino Finder app helps users to minimize that risk by giving them all the information they need to make informed decisions, even if they happen to be visiting an area that they don’t know very...

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U.S. Poker Entertainment Network To Launch In December
Aug12

U.S. Poker Entertainment Network To Launch In December

In yet another positive sign of things to come in the U.S. online poker world, it has just been announced that the Poker Entertainment Network (PEN) will be launched in December 2013. The idea behind this launch is to offer poker fans the chance to follow everything related to the fascinating game of poker on a 24/7 basis. This is a first for the U.S. and viewers will have the chance to get an insight into every aspect of this alluring game. As we have discussed before Poker has a unique status in the world of gambling as there is a lot of intrigue and mystery that surrounds top class poker tournaments like WSOP. It is no wonder that Hollywood A-Listers are not an uncommon sight at high-end poker tournaments. PEN will cater for all levels of players from the novice to the elite professionals who rake in millions of dollars in what can only be described as combination of skill, luck and mental toughness. Viewers will have an unprecedented selection of the latest in-depth poker news, reality shows and even tournaments. There are set to be documentaries and even movies that feature a poker theme. The PEN is unique as it aims to provide the insider track to all the millions of poker fans out there. For the first time viewers will not be only be passive viewers but will take on an active role in experiencing the thrills and spills of...

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Polish Men Arrested For DDOS Attack On Online Gambling Site
Aug12

Polish Men Arrested For DDOS Attack On Online Gambling Site

We recently covered the issue of the impact of DDOS attacks on online gaming sites. The phenomenon is worrying as we mentioned and has even become somewhat of a deductible expense for gambling sites.  The way it works is simple as hackers launch a DDOS attack on a gaming site which could result in the site going down and unable to process player’s bets.It is also common for these hackers to threaten the gaming companies with an attack should they not pay up. This method of extortion and armed robbery is an issue which authorities are having to come to terms with. It is difficult to arrest criminals who have replaced the gun with a computer to carry out their brazen heists. Last week a couple of Polish men were arrested at Heathrow airport in London for launching just an attack on a gaming website. The men Piotr Smirnaw 31 and Patryk Surmacki 35 are in custody and are being questioned. According to authorities the two were involved in blackmailing the Club World Casino which was attacked on August 2 leaving it down for over 36 hours. Detective Inspector Chris Mossop of the Greater Manchester police’s Serious Crime Division summed up the growing problem with DDOS attacks,” Denial of service attacks have become increasingly common offenses in recent years and can have a devastating effect on the victim’s on-line business or presence. They involve offenders flooding the target website with information, rendering it unable to function as it should do.” There is no doubt that more resources will be needed to combat this growing surge of remote extortion schemes which can literally cripple any company whether gaming or...

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Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati’s Million Dollar Blunder
Aug11

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati’s Million Dollar Blunder

A mistake by officials of the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati cost them no less than $1 million. As part of their summer promotion they are offering patrons in their Cleveland and Cincinnati properties the chance to become a millionaire. For one or should we say two patrons by the name of Kevin Lewis this dream came true. However the twist in the story came after the first Kevin Lewis collected his prize and casino officials realized that the winner was actually another Kevin Lewis after performing a verification check. As any good public relations expert knows the is no bad publicity and Horseshoe Cincinnati Senior Vice President and General Manager Kevin Kline decided to go the extra mile and award the dream $1 million prize to both of them. He was not shy in taking responsibility for the “Kevin Lewis blunder” and said,” This was our blunder. So, consistent with our commitment to do the right thing for our guests, Horseshoe awarded a $1 million prize to both men.” While this lucky blunder rewarded the Lewis’s handsomely, it will cost the Horseshoe properties an additional $1 million in their summer prizes. Cynics would even say that the positive publicity they have received more than makes up for their...

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Dutch Woman Wins Second Multi-Million Euro Online Slots Jackpot
Aug10

Dutch Woman Wins Second Multi-Million Euro Online Slots Jackpot

The saying that lightning does not strike twice is certainly not true for a Dutch Woman. The 44 year old has defied the odds to become a double multi-million Euro jackpot winner on an online slots game. In May she won a mind blowing €3.3 million jackpot form a €5 bet on the Arabian Nights Slot. It has now been confirmed that the same woman has won €3.7 million in the Mega Fortune jackpot win on CasinoEuro. This fairytale story of a double jackpot winner is truly astounding and can only mean that Gods of luck are smiling on this exceptional winner. Managing Director of CasinoEuro expressed their delight and amazement at the unique win,” One loyal customer winning two jackpots of such significant size is truly amazing. We are delighted that CasinoEuro.com could be home to such a momentous slice of casino history!” Mega Fortune is one of NetEnt’s most popular online slots for exactly this reason. Needless to say their President and CEO per Eriksson expressed their delight at the once in a lifetime double jackpot landfall,” Net Entertainment’s Progressive slots continue to make millionaires all over Europe and we’d like to pass on our congratulations to the latest CasinoEuro winner. This latest jackpot underlines the lucrative nature of casino games and enhances our reputation in the gaming industry. Net Entertainment’s progressive slots quickly build liquidity that, in turn, help operators with player acquisition and...

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