New slot from British developer

Online slot fans have a new video slot for the festive season with the launch of Brighton-based British developer 1×2 Gaming’s latest offering, Gods of Olympus.

The 5 reel 20 pay-line game brings 1×2 Gaming’s B2B inventory to almost 100 products and initially comes in Flash technology format, although an HTML5 version is on the release schedule for 2015.

As the title suggests, the theme is based on Greek classical mythology, with the ancient gods and fables woven into an interesting story-line boosted by quality graphics and animations and player-pulling game features.

Company chief technical officer Luke Jobling says these include bonus rounds, free spins, a jackpot and multipliers, with a return-to-player rate of 97.5 percent.

In addition to availability on major client sites, the ...

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Virtual football operator cuts rea-money betting

EA Arena, a real-money gambling hub for virtual football fans, discontinues the real money betting aspect of its offering this month and will in future focus on developing “…new, engaging services for our players.”

The closure has been efficiently communicated to Arena and partner World Gaming (Virgin) players with notifications starting earlier this year, when the company advised that the virtual football sector has become increasingly competitive, and that less than 0.2 percent of Arena players were participating in Arena events on a regular basis.

“That told us that our fans weren’t seeing value in the Arena service, and we decided to focus our efforts on developing new, engaging services for our players,” the operator advised.

Advances in software and graphics technology ha...

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New games for Bet365

The Games Company’s fifth and sixth game releases, both 5 reel 50 pay-line slots, have been taken on board by major UK online casino operator Bet365.

Titled KGB Bears and Light Racer, the new offerings have widely differing themes; KGB Bears is an amusing animal-oriented take on the infamous Cold War spying apparatus in the old USSR, whilst Light Racer has an almost luminescent sci-fi feel to it.

Both games were delivered via the Odobo developers platform.

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One by One, 30-Odd Not Guilty Pleas in Betting Case

And one by one, they pleaded not guilty before Judge Jesse M. Furman of Federal District Court. Among them was Hillel Nahmad, a scion of a prominent art-dealing family.

The hearing signaled the complexity and scale of the case, whichprosecutors say involves two separate but overlapping criminal groups whose activities stretched from Russia and Cyprus to Los Angeles and New York.

The groups used some of the same means to launder proceeds from illegal sports gambling Web sites, and they often advised each other, said the assistant United States attorney prosecuting the case, Harris Fischman.

Investigators recorded as many as 25,000 phone calls, Mr. Fischman said, most in English but a few in Russian, and they tapped nine cellphones over four months...

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Cage Warriors 50 Main Card Changed Due to Injuries

article imageInjuries have struck Cage Warriors 50, who had to make some last minute changes to the card.

Former The Ultimate Fighter contestant Brandon Hempleman (8-1) and Paul McVeigh (18-7) have been added. The two will meet in a catchweight fight at 130 pounds.

Hempleman will be making his Cage Warriors debut as he enters on a five fight win streak. He’s finished three of those fights in round one. McVeigh is 3-0 for Cage Warriors. He won their bantamweight championship before vacating it to compete for BAMMA. He lost his BAMMA debut that took place in late 2011. McVeigh has not fought since.

Robert Whiteford (9-1) vs. Chris Fishgold (7-0) has been scratched after both fighters came down with injuries. Taking their place on the main card will be Nathan Beer (13-4) vs. Graham Turner (20-7)...

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