If the GOP has their way and force the resignation of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, regulated online gambling may be one step closer to reality. Senator Reid has fought hard to keep online gambling illegal, in order to protect the gaming interests of his home state of Nevada. If he were no longer in Washington, many believe Rep. Barney Frank’s proposal for regulated internet gambling would have a much better chance of passage. His support in Washington has grown since he first introduced his legislation to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, during the Bush Administration.
Gaming Analyst Steve Schwartz said “There is no doubt that Senator Reid has been forthcoming in his plan to protect the Nevada casino industry, and one way to do that is to oppose online gambling”. He further stated “If Reid were to step down, that may open the door a little wider for regulated online gambling.”
Reid has been under criticism for remarks he made during the 2008 presidential race, claiming Obama was “light skinned” and that he had “no Negro dialect”. He has since apologized for the remarks and the President has said that the matter is closed.
The call for resignation appears to be along party lines and the chances of his stepping down are slim.
Playtech has signed a deal to supply Jumpman Gaming with bingo games, strengthening its partnership with the casino chain. According to the agreement, Jumpman will add its latest partner’s content to its library of games. The deal includes games from the Age of the Gods series and a set of 9 games such as Tiki Paradise: Masks of Mayhem and Fruity Burst.
Delighted to Extend Partnership
Relax Gaming (RG), a leading provider and aggregator of online casino games, has struck a deal with casino provider, Ellmount Gaming. The agreement will significantly expand RG’s industry presence. As part of the recently signed partnership, Relax will supply its newest partner's CasinoRoom platform with exclusive online casino games. The agreement includes titles such as Top Dawg$, Dead Man's Trail, and Money Train 2.
Microgaming, a leading casino operator, has started a collaboration with young casino provider from Gibraltar, Spinstars Entertainment. According to the recently reached agreement, Spinstars’ casino content will be available across the provider’s platform. This means that the operator will expand its reach to several crucial markets across the Europe including Germany, Belgium, Malta, the Netherlands.