This week, the prize pool of the Italian lottery has reached a record value not only for Italy but for all of Europe.
The fantastic prize of 115.9 million euro prompted Italians to queue in front of the box offices to buy Superenalotto game tickets. Since January, the lucky sixth digit has not been the most guessed by anyone, resulting in a substantial increase in prize money. Of course, the jackpot could also be shared by more people if there were more players to guess the winning numbers.
The previous European record dates back to 2005 and belongs allagenzia Euromillions who shed in behalf of an Irish home the fabulous sum of 115.4 million Euros. Lex Italian record dates back to 2008, when the jackpot of 100.7 million EUR has landed in Sicily.
Dallistituto A recent research conducted by Censis research shows that in 2009, wagers from the Lotto is greatly increased. In June, driven dalleffetto jackpot, Italians played an average of 7.8 million euro per day.
The Superenalotto was born in 1997, being a very profitable game for the Italian state coffers, which receives 50% of the bets.
The online betting and gaming operators began to massively abandon Great Britain. The main reason? The tax regime implemented by the British government.
William Hill, one of the biggest names in the industry, has already announced it will move its division of online betting in Gibraltar, where it will benefit from a system of taxation much cheaper. In Gibraltar, William Hill will pay only 10% of what was required to pay in the UK.Representatives of William Hill stated that the company can not continue to pay taxes amounting to 15% of revenue, while its main competitors, such as PaddyPower (based in Gibraltar), pay just 1.5%.
Ladbrokers, unaltro gambling operator, said that, again for reasons of competitiveness, will follow the example of William Hill. Ladbrokers announced for the first quarter a decline in revenues of 2.3% compared to the same period in 2008.
In response to the migration of workers, the British government said it is preparing to examine the irregularities of the tax system, but it is possible that the new regulations trope late arrivals.
Just returned from Africa French Secretary of State for Cooperation Alain Joyandet, it adopted the proposal to create a game of chance dedicated to supporting the development of the African continent. Dellistituzione The idea of a humanitarian lottery is not a new one: the United States had thought the seventies.
Horizon already facing the possibility of an agreement between the French state and Française des Jeux company that has a monopoly of lotteries in France and that maybe will be in charge to develop the game by 2010. The year 2010 is a great year for our project, since it is the year of the liberalization of online gaming, the year of the African continent and also the year in which the soccer World Cup will be held in South Africa.
He pointed out that the game of chance may take the form of a lottery or a raffle available online. A small portion of the revenue from the future game will be allocated to support the development of Africa. This could cause a humanitarian lottery allAfrica about 10 million euro per year, a sum that is almost insignificant compared to the 150 billion dollars annually from Africa swallowed.
In France, the news continues to generate controversial. The President of the Council of Black Associations of France said: Supporting the development of Africa thanks to games of chance seems to me at the same time immoral and indecent.
British the operator of games and Ladbrokes betting has concluded an agreement with Cryptologic, one of the largest online casino software developers. The agreement will allow the Ladbrokes companies to integrate on its website three of the most popular games from Cryptologic: Bejeweled, Cubis and Jenga.
The first to appear on the site will Bejeweled, inspired by the famous puzzle game. The game has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and has been downloaded more than 350 million times.After Bejeweled, we will be integrated by the end of year 2009 also Cubis and Jenga.
The agreement brings to 25 the number of operators to possess a license Cryptologic.
Brian Hadfield, President and CEO of Cryptologic said: Ladbrokes is a very important player in the online gambling industry and so this licensing agreement not only consolidates Cryptologic’s position in the world of the leading innovative developers, but also marks an important step toward our goal of returning to profitability and long term growth.
On the part of Ladbrokes, Paul Austin company’s commercial director, he commented: At Ladbrokes we committed to offering our customers the best possible service. By signing this agreement with CryptoLogic, company known for its innovative games, our offer will remain at the top of the market and our customers will have access to high quality games.
Cryptologic is undoubtedly one of the biggest games software developers worldwide casinos.With a portfolio of over 280 games created, the company received for the fourth consecutive year, the Top Casino Software Award from the Gambling Online Magazine Magazines, an already famous name in the industry.
The Brazilian government has decided to ban the game of chance online, ready to adopt a simileallUIGEA law (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act). The law still in the design phase will ban financial transactions with foreign casino sites.
The legislation on games of chance in force was introduced just 15 months ago. However, President Lula de Silva wants a new law is brought into effect before 2010. In addition, the law also provides for the dellaccesso block to the game of chance limprigionamento sites and those that do not fully comply. Since you can not punish operators of chance online games that are based abroad, then we will punish those operating in financial transactions with them, said Senator Alves Filho, a supporter of the new regulation.
Brazilian law is inspired openly allUIGEA US. In essence lUIGEA, a law adopted during The administration Bush has condemned the game of chance online, banning financial transactions to and from the games and betting sites. According to the Brazilian authorities, lUIGEA gave positive results in the US and is a model to follow.
After two days of fierce game, the player Nicole Rowe has finally arrived at the final table with the number 7 dellevento dedicated exclusively to women’s Borgata Poker Open. After passing well 269 participants she has, however, found himself heads up with a man.
In the end she was not to win the title of the Ladies Event, but Abraham Korotki, the man who decided to participate in the tournament despite the vehement protests of the organizers and participants. To justify his strange decision, Korotki said after being eliminated from the competition Another did not want to go home and he still wants to play poker.
It is not the first time a man takes part in a poker event dedicated to women. Most US states have forced the casinos to abolish discrimination based on sex breast poker tournaments, then the participation of Korotki this Main Event is completely legitimate.
Korotki won the third title of his career and a prize pool of $ 21 million. In the past, Korotki also won a gold bracelet in a WSOP main event.
LAdvertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Britain a recent advertisement in the Betfair website in which it appears the young Norwegian poker player Annette Obrestad. According Lasa, advertising would make children playing online poker.
The advertisement shows the photo of the player with a teenager look accompanied by the slogan: Online experience is measured in games, not years. Join the new breed. Annette_15, ie Experience online is measured according to the gambling games and not according to your age.Follow the new trend! Annette_15.
Annette Annette_15 is the pseudonym. She started playing online poker on PokerStars at the age of 15 years of the site, that is, three years before we have the age for legal gambling. Annette says she never deposited money to play, participating only to freerolls, free tournaments that often rewarded with seats at live tournaments. In 2007, Annette became the youngest player ever to win the title at the WSOP Main Event.
The commercial has been banned because it is the appearance of the player that the advertising slogan may incite minors to access gambling sites. In England as in Italy the minimum age to play poker is 18 years old.
The well-known software maker Playtech casino has announced the release of the first slot machine based on the Marvel comic characters.
Please note that the two companies signed unaccordo that will allow the software with headquarters in the island of Man casino developer to create products inspired by Marvel comic book superheroes, became famous everywhere in the world thanks to film productions.
The first slot machines in the series Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk , inciting two slot with 20 pay lines and innovative bonus features. Iron Man includes bonus game Missile Attack (Missile dattacco) and fantastic wild symbols. One feature that enhances the uniqueness of this game is the X5000 multiplier.
The slot titled The Incredible Hulk offers the special Hulk Smash Bonus game that allows players to multiply 4000 times their original bet.
Shahar Sella, Playtech’s director, said: “Following the overwhelming success of the Gladiator slots, Playtech is delighted to enable its casino licensees to offer these popular games to their players. We are confident that these new slot machines will attract a large number of new players as to their charm and popularity.
The giant of the game of chance Harrahs Entertainment has made public its decision to build a new resort & casino near Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The operator announced an agreement for the construction of the resort with the real estate group based in Hungary TriGranit. The dellinvestimento value amounts to 1.5 billion euro (2.22 billion dollars).
The construction of this resort called Metropolis will begin in 2010 and should end before 2015. Harrahs Entertainment will manage the casino complex is the Hotel, while TriGranit will manage the amusement park and shopping center. The Metropolis could generate 28,000 jobs.
Despite economic difficulties due to the recession, the US company is very confident in the potential of this European region. After the ban of the game of chance in Russia took place July 1, 2009, many operators have started to show some interest to countries dellEst Europe, in the hope that Russian tycoons seek new destinations in which to spend their money. Even the Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment group announced this year the construction of a dellEuropa the largest casino resort located in Hungary.
A US player known by the pseudonym Robin Hood 702 follows the example of his favorite hero, known for his generosity to the poor.
In our version, Robin Hood 702 is a specialist of blackjack, which combines his passion for the game to the desire to help people. So far, he has donated over $ 1 million to people in need.
The mysterious Las Vegas philanthropist owns a site that collects numerous videos posted by people who ask for his help. Among his many charitable gestures we mention the case of a sick child with cancer that received by Robin Hood the sum of $ 35,000 to pay for his medical care.
Before making the donation, the Robin Hood of modern times gives families a stay of a few days in a hotel 5 stars Las Vegas.
To explain his strange behavior, highroller said: I earned a lot of casino games in recent years and now I want to return a part of my income to people less fortunate than me .
I’ve always loved movies with Robin Hood and thought that if he was able to do those things many years ago, anchio I could do something similar in our time .