What is all boils down to is this: PartyGaming has agreed to pay $105M in exchange for the DoJ to not follow up on any “criminal” charges being brought against any of PartyGaming exec’s. As we all know, the DoJ has had their sights set on PartyGaming for quite some time now, and have since the passing of the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) about 2½ years ago. The DoJ used the wire act, a law that was passed in 1961, as the basis of their fight against PartyGaming in regards to their accepting wagers from citizens of the United States.
I have a great feeling that the UIGEA will be repealed next year, and even Forbes is alluding to this, in their statement of “If online gambling is legalized in the U.S. next year, that will put the company in good standing with regulators.” at the end of their opening paragraph in this source’s article.
All in all, this is great news, and just another brick in the wall (yes, I love Pink Floyd) that Barney Frank is building to try and repeal the UIGEA in the very near future. Keep your fingers crossed!
Stakelogic has announced its second acquisition in just a few weeks’ time. This time, the Malta-based provider has acquired innovative slot provider, Hurricane Games, as part of an ongoing plan to improve and develop its internal development capabilities. The Greenlogic development partnership program was implemented to strengthen the group's potential. Hurricane’s team will be supported by technical freedom and will continue to design and develop amazing games.
Microgaming announced a crucial partnership with innovative and young casino brand, On Air Entertainment. With a group of a talented employees, the latter will create innovative live casino content that will change industry standards in the future. The rollout of new content is planned to start with a different customizable online casino game at the beginning of 2022.
Pariplay is very pleased with the latest partnership, as an online casino content provider and aggregator will add its in-house content to the SoftSwiss aggregation platform. According to the deal, Pariplay's immersive suite of games will be available across its partner’s operator platforms. This includes games such as Dragons of the North and Mystery Fox. The library of Pariplay slots has more than 100 titles, and new games are constantly added every few weeks.