New Administrator Announced at this Critical Moment of Slots Talks

On November 1st, 2007, If Gerald Joy was hoping for a little relaxation, he might have chosen the wrong job after his retirement. Joy commented that he was ready to give up his job in facilities management at the University of Maryland. David Nedved introduced Joy as his successor as the gambling administrator for Allegany County during the meeting with the county commissioners.

The decision comes after one of the most controversial issues in Allegany County Gambling history. The issue is whether new gambling machines that does not utilize preprinted ticket-it has the capability but it will be up to the player to acquire a ticket after each game-can operate within the bounds of the law in Allegany County.

Both examples of gambling machines function similarly and look like classic slot machines. But gamblers are playing with a set deck of cards of predetermined casino games. But with the slot machines, the chances of winning or losing are only by chance. Country State’s Attorney Michael Twigg issued a statement in July that a slot machine manufactured by the Platinum Gambling Corporation, complied with the requirements by the Annotated Code of Maryland had decided that the Diamond Games Machines are legal.

The difference between the gambling machines is that it issues a ticket after each game. Nedved commented that the company possesses a patent on that feature of the machine. The Platinum Gaming Corporation will only issue a ticket after twenty five games or when the player chooses to end a turn. In September, the County Attorney William petitioned Twigg to reconsider his stance within 30 days.

Twigg refused to do so and since rescinded his first view about whether the gambling machines complied with the boundaries of law or not. That waiting period recently expired. Nedved said that he had no choice but to pass another application for two similar slot machines manufactured by Pace-O-Matic.

Twigg said that Nedved’s decision to approve the two machines a big mistake. Both sides said that they will petition the court to make a decision. On Tuesday, both Nedved and Joy together with county gambling inspector Otto Artfitch studied machines at the Good Fellowship Club in Fort Cumberland Post 13 American Legion and Lucky Sevens.

The pair of gambling machines were connected to the same server. A gambler on one gaming machine was competing for the same prize as a player on the second gambling machine. Nedved do not agree that the sign was important but felt that it would function. But some people might not be willing to take their time.

Officials of the Diamond Games have applauded the decision by Washington County commissioners to not allow machines that do not utilize pre-printed tickets. But Steve Phipps of Platinum that Washington County only created a monopoly. He added that a court ruling will result in the favor of Platinum.

New Jersey Lawmakers Again Making Push For Online Gambling

 

New Jersey lawmakers apparently do not like being told no. Lawmakers who have passed online gambling legislation are back again, attempting to this time gain Governor Chris Christie’s signature.

Governor Christie vetoed legislation earlier this year that would have made New Jersey the first state to regulate Internet gambling. Lawmakers in both the Senate and the Assembly passed a bill that would have authorized online casinos, based at Atlantic City casinos.

The governor bowed to pressure from within his Republican Party, and vetoed the legislation. Now, lawmakers are busy at work crafting yet another online gambling bill, but this time they will be stressing an area of gambling that is widely accepted in the US.

State lotteries have become a cash machine for many states, New Jersey being one. The new plan is to allow gamblers to buy their lottery tickets online, or from their mobile devices. Gamblers will not only be permitted to bet online, but also be paid from the lottery directly to their bank accounts.

“This is a way for lawmakers to get something on the books that allows online gambling,” said Gaming Analyst Steve Schwartz. “If they can get this through, my guess is they would then either next session, or in the near future, try their luck again with another full-scale online gambling bill.”

New Jersey has fallen behind in the race to regulate online gambling in the US. In the months since Christie vetoed the legislation, other states have moved quickly on drafting their own online gambling bills. Washington D.C. has authorized online gambling, and Florida, California, and Nevada are not far behind

New Agreement Recently Made between Virgin Games and vzarr.com

Virgin Games has signed an agreement with vzaar.com, a provider of video content technology.  The deal made between the two companies will be profitable for both and consists of Virgin Games providing video services for every single one of its gaming platforms.

A press release that was released by Virgin Games stated that by introducing new video content technology it will create a more interactive and user-friendly experience for its customers, enabling customers to view video previews of slots games prior to playing them.

Regarded as one of the leading companies in the video technology industry, vzaar.com has worked with a number of distinguished organizations that include media companies and e-commerce groups.

This past September, Virgin Games had given its gaming websites a facelift, updating them to provide the latest functions and a more attractive look.  The incorporation of new video technology content is another one of the steps Virgin Games is taking in its continual efforts to upgrade its sites and improve its players’ gaming experiences.

New Gambling Option For Kansas Lottery On 150th Birthday

 

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Gambling promotions have become commonplace for state lottery’s looking to take advantage of holiday’s and other special events. That is why it comes as no surprise that the state of Kansas has unveiled a new lottery gambling game in time to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday.

The game, “Celebrating Our Statehood” will begin as a $1 ticket. Retailers will receive 600,000 of the tickets this week, and they will be sold to customers starting in a couple of weeks after that. In January, a $2 ticket will be available for purchase.

The lottery claims that the goal is to work hand in hand with the state to bring exposure to the birthday celebration. While that may be the state goal, there are those out there that believe the lottery game is just another way to coerce Kansas residents into buying into the lottery.

“I think it is awful how they use something like the state’s birthday to trick people into buying lottery tickets,” said Gayle Reskin. “The idea that I can win the top prize of $1,500 is almost comical when you consider that hundreds of thousands of these tickets are being sold. I guess it is just a brilliant marketing campaign.”

Of course, the founding fathers of Kansas would never have approved of the gambling that is taking place in the state today. Gambling was looked upon as a taboo subject back when many of the US states came into existence.

In the past two decades, gambling has become an integral part of almost every state in the union. Casino gambling has become a popular way for lawmakers to bridge budget deficits in recent years since the economic recession. States such as Ohio, where voters have a long history of rejecting casinos, have legalized casino gambling in the past year.

Microgaming release eight new Android games and innovative new user interface

 

Leading online casino games producer, Microgaming, has announced the release of eight new games for Android smart phones and tablets.

The Microgaming Android games will now use a re-vamped “swipe and tap” user interface, enabling players to operate the games using the touch screen on their device. This swipe and tap innovation is the best on the market and greatly improves the user experience.

Neill Whyte, Microgaming’s Head of Product Channels, said, “Microgaming has always been at the forefront of mobile technology within the e-gaming industry and our ‘swipe and tap’ interface is yet another advancement which is set to delight both our operators and gamers.”

Among the eight new games are magical King Arthur-themed slot Avalon, fun slot Ladies Night and female spy slot Agent Jane Blonde. Break da Bank Again, Spring Break, and video poker games Deuces Wild and Aces and Faces are the other releases.

The Microgaming games released earlier on Android include Mega Moolah, Thunderstruck, Roulette and Blackjack.

Microgaming is now working on further developments in the mobile arena.