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RIVAL GAMING RELEASE NEW TITLES
Two new Rival Gaming slots have launched titled Loco 7s and Arabian Tales.
Loco 7s is a simple 3-reel, single payline Mexican-themed title featuring a rather peculiar man wearing the obligatory poncho and sombrero standing in the desert playing mariachi music on his guitar.
Loco 7's is available on Desktop, Instant Play and Mobile Devices.
View the demo here: http://www.rivalpowered.com/loco-7s.php
Arabian Tales is a 5-reel, 50-payline slot set in the exotic Middle East during an Ancient era.
The game follows the story of a King who would take a virgin bride each night only to execute her the next day. That is until he meets Scheherazade who enthrals the King with fables and stories that she begins each night but doesnt finish, keeping the King waiting for more.
Features include expanding Wilds, Multipliers, and Free Spins.
Check out the demo here: http://www.rivalpowered.com/arabian-tales.php
FIREWORKS AT I.C.E. OVER EVERLEAF POKER SITUATION?
The apparent failure of the Malta regulator Lotteries and Gaming Authority to ensure that player funds are segregated from operational finances at licensee operators, and the consequent prejudice to players when these operators fail, is likely to be front-and-centre at next year's International Casino Expo if player activists have their way.
Discussions on several player forums regarding what they see as inadequate actions by the LGA have focused on the Everleaf Poker situation, now two years old and still frustrating players burned in the debacle (see previous InfoPowa reports).
The more militant players are agitating for a demonstration at next year's ICE show in London to draw attention to what they consider to be an intolerable situation, and the languid and unsatisfactory manner in which the LGA is allegedly handling it.
Following a Malta government investigation into the affair, instigated by player pressure according to some accounts, there has still been no public release of the results, further inflaming the situation
Mario Galea, who headed the LGA at the time of the crisis, has since moved on and been replaced by Joseph Cuschieri, who has made encouraging noises indicating his support for the concept and enforcement of a segregated accounts policy, for which there is already provision in the LGA regulations.
Cuschieri has also publicly promised that the Everleaf crisis - and the monies owed to players by Everleaf - will be resolved, acknowledging that the issue is a test of the LGA's credibility and must be successfully addressed.
He further recently revealed that the regulator has called in the Malta police to assist with international warrants in the pursuit of the owners of Everleaf.
In the meantime, the LGA could tap a Malta account which is in part funded by unclaimed winnings and currently has a reported positive balance of Euro 3.5 million, although this has been primarily earmarked for online gambling education and combating problem gambling.
Cuschieri's assurances and appeals for continued patience by the players may be falling on ears deafened by the frustration of a two-year wait...and the activists are working on the assumption that this could be enough to persuade players to join in demonstrating at one of the industry's prime exposure spaces to draw media attention to their plight.
TWL SELLS DEVILFISH POKER
In a trading statement released Monday, The Weather Lottery Plc (TWL) reported a 10 percent decline in sales for the year to July 31 2013 despite a positive contribution for all its subsidiaries, with the exception of Devil Fish Poker Limited.
The group revealed it is in the process of overhauling its lottery division's systems and software which will see the launch of a new website at theweatherlottery.com through which players will be able to play online.
TWL said its Lottery and Gaming&Payment Software divisions will be the focus of the Group moving forward and as such is reviewing the viability of its The Soccerdome Limited subsidiary where the Board will consider either an outright sale or a joint venture.
Due to further falls in activity levels of its Devil Fish Poker Limited subsidiary, TWL has agreed the sale of the subsidiary to Jeff Williams, the former managing director of TWL's Online Gambling subsidiaries for a nominal consideration of GBP 1 in return for the immediate termination of Williams' consultancy agreement.
TWL acquired Devilfish Poker Limited towards the end of 2010 for a GBP 40 000 cash and GBP 290 000 in shares consideration from Devilfish Gaming Plc (see previous InfoPowa reports).
TRICKETT'S TEAM WINS INTERNATIONAL POKER COMPETITION
Sam Trickett's Team Europe, comprising Marvin Rettenmaier, Phil Gruissem, Dominik Nitsche, Sam Holden, with Trickett as captain, emerged victorious after a poker competition over the weekend against teams from two other continents
The competition was part of a feast of poker taking place under the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific and 2013 Caesars Cup banner in Melbourne, Australia.
Facing Trickett's pros was Team, America skippered by Phil Ivey and including Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu, Greg Merson and Phil Hellmuth.
The third team came from the Asia-Pacific region and was captained by former WSOP main event champ Joe Hachem, comprising five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro, Jackie Glazier, cricket star Shane Warne, Andrew Hinrichsen and Richard Yong.
The made-for-television, invite-only contest pits the three international teams against each other, and the European victory is the second in the annual series.