Online gamblers in South Africa could be fined R10-million or jailed for 10 years.
This was the ruling in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday when Judge Willie Hartzenberg dismissed an application by Casino Enterprises of Swaziland to have residents of Gauteng gamble online.
The casino had taken the Gauteng and the national gambling boards, as well as the minister of trade and industry, to court.
The basis for the application was that although the gambling was done on computers in Gauteng, the gambling was taking place in Swaziland.
888 Casino go Mobile
Online casino and poker gaming group 888 is close to signing deals with some of Europe’s bigger mobile phone operators to offer their customers gambling over their handsets, a source close to the company said on Thursday. “Some of the European mobile operators are looking to incorporate 888 mobile into their offering,” the source told Reuters.
“It’s in the final stages of negotiation.”
The source said mobile gaming was important to 888 as a means of acquiring new customers and helping them play wherever and whenever they wanted.
Analysts See Spanish Gambling Market Growth
A new study by Munich-based research company MECN has shown that the Spanish online gambling market could grow to a 4.2 billion euro industry by the year 2010. It defined Spain as a key region for future growth, with overall gambling potential reaching 39 billion eur in 3 years.
The study also revealed that Spain would be high on the ‘target list’ for companies now excluded from the US, citing how bookmaker William Hill has already started its expansion into the country, and how a number of football teams are being sponsored by online gambling companies.
MECN reported that many of the autonomous regions in Spain were working toward a liberalisation of the Togel gambling market, while showing growth potential, especially for retail betting and interactive gambling, was good.
Progressive Baccarat Casino Game Approved in Macau
LAS VEGAS– – Progressive Gaming International Corporation® (NASDAQ: PGIC – the “Company”) a leading provider of technology products used in the gaming industry worldwide announced today that it has received approval for its Progressive Baccarat table game. Progressive Baccarat combines the excitement of Baccarat with the Company’s progressive technology.
Neil Crossan, Executive Vice President – International Division, stated, “Due to the considerable success of our other progressive table games in Macau, we believe that Progressive Baccarat will be a winner in this rapidly growing market. Baccarat is the most dominant game in the Asian markets and we believe that the addition of a progressive system will provide added value to both players and operators.”
Source: Yahoo Business Wire