Issue N18, 2013

May 2, 2013

Live Dealer Games at

Inter Casino, the leading Cryptologic powered online casino, has rolled out brand new live dealer games. To celebrate this launch, first time players on this platform will be able to receive a deposit bonus worth $250. The new live games platform incorporates live baccarat, live blackjack and live roulette, and players get to enjoy the personal touch of a live dealer casino with the convenience of online gambling. Wagering stakes begin at $1 and climb to $5000 and the games are manned by professional dealers who are available for chat if players prefer.

In a statement put out by about its new live games range, the group said: “Experience the excitement of the real casino environment with’s live dealers. Play live roulette, blackjack and baccarat with friendly and professional dealers on our software available for both download and instant play.”, which has been an important fixture in the online gambling world for many years, continues to entertain players with a full range of Cryptologic games, including slots, blackjack, baccarat, roulette and more. The games can be downloaded for free, or enjoyed as an instant play version.

Kentucky Derby Excitement Comes to Intertops Casino

The Kentucky Derby kicks off this weekend in the US and Intertops Casino is bringing players some of the excitement through a brand new promotion. The Casino Derby promo will see the casino hand out $120,000 in prize bonus money from now until the end of May, with one lucky player earning $1,000 in cash. The Casino Derby will be played in the form of a leader board competition, and players will be awarded points for simply playing some of the over 300 games available at Intertops Casino.

“The horses are ready and the jockeys are in place so grab your mint julep, a fancy hat and place your bets,” said Intertops Casino in a statement this week, ahead of the Kentucky Derby. “Make it to the leader board's finish line for your weekly share at Intertops Casino.”

“The Casino Derby leaderboard gives players’ current rankings and since it’s re-set every Monday they can win bonus money every week,” added Intertops Casino in its statement.

All players who reach the top 15 of the four leaderboard competitions that will be held during the month of May will be entered into a unique draw and put themselves in line to win $1,000 in cold hard cash!

Legal Online Poker Launches in Nevada

The state of Nevada has made history by rolling out the first legal real money poker room in the United States. The new site, run by the Station Casinos owned Ultimate Gaming, offers online poker to players who are over 21 years of age and residents of Nevada. The launch is the culmination of years of hard work by Nevada to move around the controversial Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Law and introduce intra-state online poker to its residents.

"We are proud to be the first company to deliver legal and secure real-money online gaming to poker players," said Ultimate Poker Chairman Tom Breitling. "We have worked closely with state gaming regulators to demonstrate our unique and compelling poker platform that, above all, players know they can trust. Ultimate Poker is dedicated to being the players' choice for online poker."

Brand ambassador for Ultimate Poker, Antonio Esfandiari added: “This day has been a long time coming. Online poker in the United States is finally here and totally legit.”

With the launch of online poker in Nevada, it is expected that New Jersey and Delaware will also be rolling out online gambling sites by the end of this year.

PokerStars Deal with Atlantic Club Casino is Off

The Atlantic Club Casino in New Jersey issued a brief statement this week, saying that its deal with the parent company of Poker Stars online poker room, Rational Group, has been terminated. The two entered into a conditional agreement earlier this year, where Rational Group agreed to purchase the struggling casino as long as it received the green light from New Jersey authorities to offer its online gambling platform to state residents. Rational Group recently completed a licensing process and is awaiting confirmation from the authorities to see whether it has been successful or not. The group has faced major opposition by the US casino trade group, AGA which strongly condemned Poker Stars’ re-entry into the US gambling market.

The Chief Operating Executive of the Atlantic Club Casino, Michael Frawley issued a brief statement saying that the deal was off. No reason was given. He also sounded optimistic about the future of the battling casino by saying: “The advent of New Jersey’s online gaming legislation has changed Atlantic City’s future for the better and the Atlantic Club is absolutely going to be part of that future.”