With the forfeiture of $19.2 million by Firepay, owned by Optimal group inc. of Canada, the New York District Attorneys office is poised to go after more gaming companies that did business in the U.S. even before UIGEA became law.
Firepay had withdrawn from online gambling in the United States after UIGEA was enacted in October 2006. But the State of New York saw dollar signs and in 2007, started building a case against Firepay. They went back to the business Firepay did between 2004 and 2006 and decided that gamblers placed $19.2 million in wagers in that time.
So the State of New York then seized the said $19.2 million and started negotiations with Firepay. In the end, Firepay agreed to forfeit the $19.2 million in return for an agreement clearing it of any illegal activities. They also have to state that the online gambling agencies using their service knew that what they were doing was illegal.
So the State of New York is fully expected to go after many other online gambling companies for actions taken in 2006 and before. The states of Louisiana and Kentucky are also pursuing cases against online casino operators for processing financial payments. The only hope for respite seems to be the passing of the anti-UIGEA bills before congress right now. If they don’t get passed, it’s going to get really ugly out there.
A leading and well-known casino provider, Microgaming, announced that its online slot Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon WowPot Megaways, raffled off a huge jackpot of €3.8 million at the Videoslots platform. A lucky Swedish player generated a massive win just few days after this game was released on the developer’s operator sites.
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BGaming released in the middle of December 2020, a video slot called Fruit Million, which drew a lot of attention from punters. In just 10 days after the slot was launched, the game was in the top eight of the 100M-GGR casino.
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The 5-reel, 4-row slot with 100 active paylines offers more than a standard classic slot. The maximum potential win is 3000x the bet, which is really good, especially since the RTP of 97.10% is also high and above the average.
Microgaming’s smashing-hit Mega Moolah slot has made another lucky player richer for the seven-figure win. By triggering a whopping €14,239,539.84 prize at LuckyCasino, the Swedish punter has become the eighth millionaire so far this year to have been made on the software provider’s record-breaking progressive jackpot network.
In this particular online gaming venue, this has been the biggest ever won jackpot since its opening.