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I have a great feeling that the UIGEA will be repealed next year, and even Forbes is alluding to this, in their statement of “If online gambling is legalized in the U.S. next year, that will put the company in good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!
Habanero announced the partnership with the world-famous provider, LeoVegas.
Through the partnership, Italian players of the online gaming provider will have access to certified Habanero games, including games such as Wild Trucks, Egypt Dreams and Scopa. The studio's latest deal further solidifies its position in the jurisdiction as the company emphasizes that it is now live with most of the leading Italian brands.
iSoftBet, a leading provider of content for online casinos, has marked a milestone agreement with SkillOnNet and made its extensive GAP portfolio of games and content available for over 40 international casino brands. As part of the deal, SkillOnNet will also work with more than 70 leading partners on the GAP leading aggregation platform.
Relax Gaming, a casino game aggregator and content provider has inked a content distribution agreement with the promising online casino, 1win. This deal allows the provider to bring a range of high-quality games from the provider’s growing portfolio, with hits such as Snake Arena, Money Train 2 and Temple Tumble.
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