Issue N8, 2010

February 24, 2010

New Player Wins Million Euro Jackpot at Nordic Bet

A stunned online casino player, who barely finished his first day of gambling at the popular Nordic Bet casino site, landed up with a €1,008,232.22 win. The player, Claes who is from Stockholm, Sweden, registered with the site on Thursday and by the end of the evening had become an instant millionaire. Claes’ win came on the progressive jackpot slot game, Arabian Nights, which is supplied to Nordic Bet by Net Entertainment software group. Arabian Nights has plenty of fun and rewarding features, including wilds, scatters, and the high paying progressive jackpot.

“It was amazing! I've won before so I knew the feeling, but this was just unbelievable. I remember thinking that this is a scam, but then I saw the balance on my account and realized that it was really happening. I think I screamed a lot!” said an ecstatic Claes


“We'd like to congratulate Claes on his incredible luck,” said Tom Wood, the Casino and Games Manager for Nordic Gaming Group, owner of the Nordic Bet brand. “It just shows that you never know which spin is going to win.”

Claes has great plans to spend part of his money on an apartment and overseas travel, although he will invest the bulk.

Visa Follows Master Card in Online Gambling Payment Block

Although it was half expected, it still came as quite a shock when many online gamblers from the United States found themselves unable to pay for their gambling entertainment at their favorite sites with their Visa cards. Several weeks ago, it was reported that Master Card had decided to stop allowing payment to and from online gambling sites, and it was speculated that Visa would follow suit. This week, gamblers found that they were unable to process their payments using Visa as well.

It is believed that Visa and Master Card have taken these steps in order to prepare themselves for the possible implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act in June 2010. While major efforts are underway to have the Act postponed again (as it was in January this year), the chances are that it might take effect and the credit card groups fear that the authorities may issue a lawsuit against them for allowing online gambling transactions. Fortunately, US players are a smart bunch and realize that it is always a good idea to have a back up plan. As such, the majority of US players use alternative payment processors such as ewallets for their gaming entertainment. It is expected that business through these processors will thrive as more and more US players seek secure and convenient banking methods.

Loto Quebec Disagrees with Public Health Officials Over Online Gambling

Loto Quebec, which plans to introduce online gambling to the province by the end of this year, has defended its decision after Quebec’s Public Health officials asked for the corporation to rethink its moves. While Loto Quebec is keen to get the planned sites up and running by the fall and finally give citizens online gambling opportunities, all the while generating $50 million in revenue by 2013, public health officials believe that things need to be taken a bit slower.

Health officials have called for a one year freeze on the plans in order to create time to examine the issue in more depth and see whether online gambling leads to higher incidents of problem gambling. Officials said that if it was found that online gambling is not dangerous for the public, the plans could be reinstated at a slower pace over a period of two years. Loto Quebec has claimed that the statistics quoted in the officials’ report was incorrect and that it was time to provide Quebeckers with a safe and regulated online gambling environment.

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Casino News, February 2010