Live Reports from the Qiu Qiu Online Global Gaming Expo
Global Gaming Expo at the Las Vegas Convention CenterWINNERonline brings you the latest Internet gambling news direct from the Global Gaming Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 17-20, 2002.
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Sammy Davis Jr Online Casino (www.sammydavisjrcasino.com) will open in about a month, said representatives of GET Systems (www.getsystems.com). The casino is endorsed by the late entertainers estate, and will support the Sammy Davis Jr Foundation. One of the highlights of the casino will be Sammy Davis Jr themed slots. U.S. bets will not be accepted.
At Outbound Systems’ exhibit booth, Sales Director Evi Orphanou demonstrated the company’s bingo software and explained their philosophy. “We are concentrating on bingo. We aren’t going to build casino games.” Based in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, Outbound Systems has identified a need for Internet bingo software and made a strategic decision to avoid the highly competitive casino games market. Outbound’s best-known licensee is Bingo Nova (www.bingonova.com).
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Payment solutions is a hot topic of discussion Qiu Qiu Online among attendees at the Internet Gaming Pavillion. Tom Meredith of P2P Cash says his company is developing a new payment method that could solve some of the industry’s payment problems. Meredith’s method involves peer-to-peer transfers, similar to the file sharing techniques used by Morpheus or KazaA. For more information, e-mail Meredith@mindspring.com
The Ritz Club London’s Internet casino is now online at www.theritzclublondon.com, said CryptoLogic CEO Lewis Rose. CryptoLogic supplies the software that powers the 26 games available for play at the Ritz. Rose is clearly proud of the project and the association with the prestigious Ritz Club Casino, which is located in the former ballroom of the world famous Ritz Hotel in London’s West End. The Ritz Club London Online is prohibited from accepting deposits from residents of Hong Kong, France, North Korea, South Korea, Austria, Australia, Netherlands Antilles, the United States and its territories.
Vanuatu is a group of 83 islands in the South Pacific governed as an independent Republic by its indigenous people. The nation has established a legislative framework for licensing and regulating Internet gaming and representatives were on-hand in Las Vegas explaining details. To date, four licenses have been issued. The most notable licensee is Crown Games (www.crowngames.com), the Internet division of Australia’s largest casino, Crown Casino in Melbourne.
PartyPoker.com is using the expo to spread the word about their Party Poker Million II poker tournament. For a $25 buy-in, players can win a seat to play in a $1.5 million tournament aboard a seven-day Caribbean cruise. In March 2002, Kathy Libert won the first Poker Million tournament, taking home the guaranteed one million dollar first prize. PartyPoker.com launched in August 2001. The software was created by iGlobalMedia.
Odds On Gaming (www.oddson.com), the Canadian company that supplies the software to English Harbour Online Casino, has developed their own poker software. The software, which can be previewed at BigBetPoker.com, is expected to go live later this year.
On the technology front, Phantom Gaming (www.phantomfiber.com) showcased their promising wireless gaming technology. In simple terms, Phantom Gaming will allow casino players and sports bettors to play games and place wagers using a PDA or other wireless device. The Toronto-based company is already working on projects with the Covers.com sports information website and IQ-Ludorum, leaders in online sportsbetting.
The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) starts tomorrow.
This year’s G2E will feature an Internet Gaming Pavillion — a dedicated area on the G2E show floor where all the leading online gaming suppliers of software and Web site products and technologies will gather.
Internet gambling companies exhibiting at the show will include: Alea Media, Appshow, BMM North America, Boss Media, Cart America, Inc., Casino Marketing Systems, Casino Promote, Casino Times News, Casino.com, Casinobizpro.com, Colosseum Online Inc, Covers.com, Densitron Corporation of America, Dot Com Entertainment Group, E-Commerce Marketing/Casino Trade, FortuNet, Inc, FutureBet Systems, Gamblegoddess.com, Gambling Online Magazine, Gaming Entertainment, Inc., Gaming Logix, Gone Gambling, iGlobalMedia.com, Innoco, Industrial Powersports.com, Innoco, Interactive Gaming Council, IQ-Ludorum Software, iSpye.com, LGAI Technological Center, Logos Unlimited, Market Edge Direct.com, Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Publishers, Microgaming, Online Gaming Systems, Orbis Development, Orbis UK, Poker.com, Racing Services Inc, SlickStreet Mktg./Fortune Affiliates, Sports Network.com, Statfox.com, Structured Data Systems Pty Ltd, Tech Innovations, Technical Systems Testing NA, Teledex LLC, The River City Group, Wollenberg, and Wirenet Sports Group