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I have a great feeling that the UIGEA will be repealed next year, and even Forbes is alluding to this, in their statement of “If online gambling is legalized in the U.S. next year, that will put the company in good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!
Betixon is committed to accelerated distribution in several key global markets as they agreed with well-known casino provider, Pariplay. According to the deal, a slot developed by Betixon will be available to operators with Pariplay's Fusion game aggregation platform. The titles such as Age of Halvar, Boots of Luck and Wild Wolf, will be offered to players by operators across the platform.
SoftSwiss, an online casino and sports betting software provider, has further expanded its growing aggregation platform following the announcement of a partnership with an online software provider, Atmosfera. According to the deal, the provider’s partners and online casinos will have access to Atmosfera’s content, and the deal will see 7 live games, including European and American bingo roulette, live roulette, as well as 225 slot machines.
Spearhead Studios has announced its second distribution deal in a week with Pariplay. According to the deal, Spearhead will provide game aggregator and casino studio customers with access to its set of content in various European markets.