Score one for the side of the fun loving gaming industry. Judge Laura Swain of the Southern District of New York issued her ruling siding with Costigan Media, parent company of Gambling911. In her ruling, she has ordered the unsealing of the warrants and affidavits used in the seizure of $30 million in funds intended for online poker players. Her ruling stated: “The Court is required to order disclosure absent compelling reasons to deny access and even then must employ the least restrictive means of doing so”.
Several sections of the affidavits and warrants are blacked out and remain sealed.
Joe Brennan, Chairman of Interactive Media Entertainment and gaming Association (iMEGA), praised the ruling, stating that Costigan Media was given the same rights of access to information that newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post might be given. He further explained that the attorneys for Costigan Media can appeal to have the full documents released.
This investigation has been ongoing since 2006, with the FBI looking for illegal internet gambling businesses that offer online poker, casino games and sports betting.
A leading online casino provider, SoftSwiss, is pleased to announce a partnership with Blueprint Gaming, a casino brand that has been in the business of developing games since 2009. SoftSwiss will integrate premium games from the leading provider. With more than 10 years of experience, it has created over 300 online slots with various themes and its games guarantee a unique online gaming experience.
Design Works Gaming (DWG), the Arizona-based casino provider, has increased its European market through collaboration with Malta-based casino provider, Kindred Group. According to the deal, Design Works Gaming agreed to supply Kindred with its premium games that are created to boost excitement and bring the atmosphere of Las Vegas nightlife. More than 80% of DWG’s titles have unique game attributes and very good math models.
Kalamba Games, a Malta-based provider, recently increased its presence in the Italian market with the latest integration of its Bullseye Remote Game Server (RGS) popular Italian online gaming provider, BetFlag. According to the agreement, the Italian platform’s players will now have access to the proven popular Kalamba’s online slots, such as Finnegan's Formula, Age of Huracan, Joker and Blazing Bull series, and the other 60 games in its growing library.