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LOTTO QUEBEC LOOKS OUTWARDS
Loto Quebec, which operates online gambling facilities for the Quebec province in Canada, is looking at the possibilities of contracting in international online poker providers, according to an interview published in the Huffington Post.
Lottery spokesperson Marie-Claude Rivet told the publication that the possibility of licensing large, reputable and well established companies was being considered, and hinted that preliminary talks have involved Amaya Gaming, the prospective new owners of Pokerstars' parent group Rational.
The rationale behind the move appears to be a desire to ensure compliance by operators in the market in all respects with the Canadian Criminal Code.
Montreal-based Amaya seems to be the front-runner in the initiative, particularly in view of its Canadian - Quebec roots and its new prominence in the industry following the Rational Group acquisition deal.
The company already supplies e-gaming technology the lottery's online operation Espace-Jeux, which is delivering a positive business performance, albeit not on the scale of international rivals like 888 and Pokerstars.
BETSSON MOBILE PLAYER HITS $658,148 JACKPOT
Swedish online gambling software provider Net Entertainment has announced its first ever progressive mobile jackpot pay-out - a windfall of $658,148 hit by a Swedish player on Mega Fortune Touch at Betsson mobile casino on Saturday 25th January.
Mega Fortune Touch has reportedly been very well received by online punters with a taste for progressives. The game brings together a high degree of entertainment and excitement backed by good gameplay quality using the latest HTML5 technology to suite a wide variety of different mobile devices. And of course the opportunity to score seriously high pay-outs.
Net Entertainment CEO Per Eriksson said Thursday: "Mega Fortune Touch launched at the end of last year, and considering the high volume of players on this version, its great [that] we can already congratulate the very first winner. Our ability to offer our partners and their players a seamless Mega Fortune experience over multiple device channels adds further liquidity to the product."
NEW ONLINE POKER NETWORK LAUNCHES
Mobile operator Switch Poker has announced the launch of its new online poker network which will focus on the mobile player and the operators that serve him or her.
The network will offer a fast-track automated system that enables operators to sign up and create a fully customisable product that offers international real money NLHE cash games. Fully trained support staff have already been engaged, and the administrative system is capable of delivering detailed data analytics to aid marketing and business information operator activity.
Early members of the network include skins belonging to Part Time Poker and Kings&Queens Poker.
The owners of the network have been in the business as operators since 2010 (see previous InfoPowa reports) and have now taken the decision to expand into mobile poker network activity.
SOCIAL GAMING DEVELOPER RAISES $3 MILLION
Jarrod Eppss social gaming enterprise BuddyBet received a major boost this week with $3 million in private investor funding.
The Prague-based company, which is focused on sports betting (see previous InfoPowa reports) distinguishes itself from traditional online gambling and gaming websites by allowing people to bet against other BuddyBet users instead of playing against the site itself, the publication VentureBeat reported Tuesday.
Three types of betting are allowed on the site: direct user-to-user bets, open market bets, and external link bets that allow users to post links via their social networks.
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