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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 operati Programa Descuentos Deportivos onal 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Mario Galea, who headed the LGA at the time of the crisis, has since moved on and been replaced by Joseph Cuschieri, who has made encouraging noises indicating his support for the concept and enforcement of a segregated accounts policy, for which there is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.
32RED BECOMES CRAWLEY TOWN SHIRT SPONSOR
Online gaming firm 32Red has been named official shirt sponsor of Crawley Town Football Club for the next two seasons taking over the flag from GFS.
Crawley Town F.C. is an association football club from Crawley, West Sussex, England that plays in Football League One, the third tier in the English football league system.
32Red branding will appear prominently across the front of Crawley Town FC adult kits. Children's replica kits will, however, not carry the branding due to 32Red's ethical stance and standard betting advertising regulations.
"We are delighted to support Crawley Town as they look ahead to their second season in League One," 32Red's head of marking Mark Quayle said. Our previous football sponsorships have been a great success. We sponsored Aston Villa and watched them climb the Premier League table and we were lucky enough to sponsor Swansea City and share their success when promoted to the top flight.
Were looking to extend our reach to the roots of football and were thrilled to announce our second shirt sponsorship in the Football League this week. Were confident that Crawley has what it takes to make the sponsorship a success for both parties and hope the trend of 32Red being a lucky sponsor continues.
Ewan Dunlop, Crawley Town's commercial manager added: This is a tremendous deal for the football club. We have attracted an internationally renowned company with a well-known brand who have an excellent track record of working with football clubs."
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.