Very basic and unappealing online poker site with full facilities on the Everleaf Gaming Network. Manager Stefano Rando, with offices in Cyprus, marketing and customer support out of Switzerland and licensing in Malta. Takes US players. The enterprise was originally launched in late 2007 but underwent a change in investors anda revamp in late 2008.
Multi-currency online casino and poker room - one of six owned by Osmila NV - Resume Investments Limited in Cyprus. The others include Perla Casino, Dafa Poker, Megasports Casino, TURKIYEonline. Curacao licenced, the site comes in Chinese and English language versions and features live dealer action as well as a standard RNG suite of games from Playtech. Competent and workmanlike site with all services. SUB 100 percent sensibly maxed at Euro 100.
Believed owned by Poker4Ever in partnership with Everleaf Gaming poker network, this average looking website comes full serviced and is powered by Betsoft. Matchplay SUB maxed at $150.
The "who is" identified this operation as belonging to Warren Cloud's company Doloplex, and there is an SA connection with the Luckytickets.com lottery website. The site is unimpressive buy fully serviced, and is powered by a new software branded ICE Gaming. The T&C's contain clauses restricting withdrawals to $5K a week; closing and confiscating account balances if unused after 180 days and a threat to publicise the personal details of those who malign the casino. No US players.
Playtech powered, this operation is owned by Imperial E-Club through Grandplay Group Antigua. Full facilities and an average site with 100 or more games. Kahnawake and Antigua licenses. SUB of 100 percent maxed at Euro187, with a second deposit bonus of 50 percent maxed at Euro 200.
Owner Silverstone Overseas Limited in the UK through Bonne Chance NV. This multi-currency Curacao licenced online casino has all facilities and carries a Netherlands Antilles licence. Average presentation. Powered by Rival Gaming, the site offers a matchplay SUB maxed at Euro 750.
Also owned by Silverstone Overseas Limited in the UK through Bonne Chance NV. This multi-currency Curacao licenced online casino has all facilities and carries a Netherlands Antilles licence. Average presentation. Powered by Rival Gaming, the site offers 60+ games and a matchplay SUB maxed at $200.
Software at present unknown - may be proprietary - this Curacao licensed online casino is proving popular following a recent launch. Banking is through Genesys Technology in the Netherlands Antilles. Unremarkable site but full services available. 30 games currently on offer with toll free support lines to USA and Canada. SUB is a matchplay maxed at $100.
One of the online casino industry veterans, formerly powered by DECG, it now has dual platforms from Top Game software and Parlay Entertainment-DECG. Of late this operation has fallen afoul of player advocates and carries the "rogue casino" warning on some sites. Average presentation with full facilities. There's a matchplay SUB maxed at $250, together with a second deposit incentive of a matchplay bonus maxed at $500.
Powered by Top Game software, this online casino offers full services and appears to be targeted on the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK. Limited upfront information on an average quality website. Like other Top Game operations, this one accepts US players. 200 percent SUB maxed at a dangerously generous $2 000.
Currently the subject of wide positive publicity, this new online casino is owned by Lucien Barriere and powered by 3D software from Lucien Barriere Interactive. The owner is a well known French land casino group. Good site with full services and commendable software and graphics. The virtual environment is modelled on Barriere's land casino in Deauville, France. Initially targeted on the UK but plans to expand elsewhere in Europe when legislative conditions improve. There are plans to add poker and mobile offerings later.
Eye-catching online casino and sportsbook using Flash and download software from the Australian software provider BetOptions. There is also a live dealer option. Bodog has recently announced a marketing and technology collaborative agreement with this Asian facing company, which is owned by Haydock Sports BVI, started by Allan Randall, who bought the AscotSports operation from Vincent Tan last year. The md of the expanding and active 9play enterprise is Ian Dunning, a former m.d. for Asia for Victor Chandler group. Sponsorship with Asian football teams is already in progress, as are some flashy promotional and publicity work. The site comes in English and Chinese and has a First Cagayan licence. Definitely one to watch.
Online casino wing of the popular iPoker network poker room Titan Poker.com. Powered by Playtech and launched in January 2009, this operation offers full facilities. Owner Imperial E-Club with an Antigua licence. Professionally presented website which comes in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German languages. Matchplay SUB maxed at Euro 200.
This online casino is reputed to be an offshoot of Intertops and offers full player facilities on a professional looking website powered by Microgaming. Antigua and Kahnwake licencing.
Operated by Dreamtech Online Limited from UK offices, this is a Costa Rica-based outfit on a workmanlike site that comes in 9 different languages. The owners also operate DreamandWin.com. CEO is Yaniv Presler. There's a matchplay SUB maxed at Euro 100 on this multi-currecy site. Unfortunately, it is already earning something of a reputation for being unresponsive to players with issues. Softwre unknown.
Sleek and elegant multi-currency online casino site with a full range of services for the player. Licenced in Malta and powered by Microgaming, the operator is GM Gaming Limited, headed by CEO Philippe Weber. Players are offered a good choice of both download and Flash games, and a range of bonuses. No US player signuips accepted.
Live dealer and conventional online casino powered by OGS F.I.R.E. software and owned by Leekie Enterprises Inc in the Philippes (First Cagayan licensing) All services provided for players. Believed to a sister to Grand628.com. Available in English, Thai, Korean and Chinese language versions. Average presentation. No US players.
Multi-currency, Russian owned online casino powered by Playtech and offering full services on an average site in Russian and English language versions. Owner is the Alsart Group which owns land casino interests in the CIS and has had previous dealings with Playtech through that company's Videobet subsidiary. Curacao licence through NAG Holding NV, with financials through Zestful Services in Cyprus. A generous 300 percent SUB maxed at Euro 1200 is offered, together with a 10 percent bonus on card deposits.
This Cake Poker network online poker site lies at the heart of a major affiliate industry scandal involving conflict of interest allegations against CAP-AMI and management Warren Jolly and Lou Fabiano, now at litigative loggerheads in the troubled companies. The poker room was accused of slow-no pay practices by affiliates, leading to massive and generally adverse publicity on major message boards and on line gambling media.
Operated by Floryntia Play Group NV with a Kahnawake licence, this nicely presented sit offers full facilities together with a USB card contained pre-installed games from Microgaming. Flash and dowload games offered.
Well presented and animated website with full services and a suite of games from Net Entertainment. Live dealer, Flash and download games are offered. Malta licence. Owned by AIM-listed GamingVC Limited 100 percent SUB maxed at Euro 300.
Live dealer and conventional online casino website of average presentation powered by Visionary iGaming. Little upfront info, but George Spyrou is md of Live Dealers24 Ltd.
No Canadians. Very little detail is available on this Vegas Tech powered operation nwhich offers 120 download games on an otherwise good site with full player facilities. Curacao licence.
Rogued by several sites for unresponsiveness to player complainats, this site offers little if any information but has basic services. Software unknown at this stage.
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Basic but workmanlike and efficient website, this is a mobile gambling operation using proprietary software. London and Costa Rica addresses. Target market the UK and nearby European countries. TST certification claimed for the software.
Software is Net Entertainment on this online casino which is operated by Glimmer Limited under a Malta licence, and belongs to the Tumas Group - land casino owners in Malta. Tomino Limited operates the casino, which offers both live dealer and conventional online casino gambling.
Multi-currency site that comes in five European languages and is powered by Rival Gaming software. Nicely executed site with full player facilities. Launched January 2009.
Believed to be a Microgaming powered white label through Naden Inc (formerly Playshare), this professional looking, multi-currency online casino is offered in four European languages and carries 300+ quality Flash and download games. Full services available, and licensing is Kahnawake. No US player signups. The SUB is a matchplay maxed at Euro 200.
RTG software, with 100+ instant and download games on a professional looking site with full player services. Owned by Club World group based in Manchester, UK and accepts US players.
Live dealer casino powered by Vuetec, which takes its live feed from the Fitzwilliam Card Club in Dublin. Average presentation but full services and live dealer gambling offered on baccarat, blackjack, Texas HE and roulette. Comes in four European language versions. 100 percent SUB maxed at Euro 100.
Powered and apparently owned by GameSys NV and licenced in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, this online gambling site is the latest addition to the Betcruise brand, which includes Betvoyager and Betliner. Average site with the usual services.
Cake Poker Network site owned by RSP Entertainment NV and Red Star Poker Limited Cyprus. Average site with full facilities.
Daily Mirror newspaper in the UK owns this site, which is powered by Cassava Enterprises - 888.com's Brigend Limited software. Average presentation.
200+ quality games from Cryptologic are at the heart of this online casino, poker and bingo site, which is owned by the Gaming Media group in the UK (Poker Heaven.com, Blackjack Heaven.com, Bingojoy and The Poker Channel). 40 more no-download games are due soon. Reasonably good site comes in three languages and is fully serviced. Malta licence. 100 percent SUB maxed at Euro150.
Low-end, very average online casino with unknown software and a limited selection of mediocre slots and roulette. Limited upfront information, but believed to be operating from Costa Rica. Apparently there are plans to launch a sportsbook, poker and bingo options in the future. Unusually for a Costa Rica operation, it does not take US players.
RTG software on this recently launched online casino owned by eGaming 2.0 with Montevideo and LA investment spearheaded by veteran industry marketing exec Alex Czajkowski. Well executed website with full services and animated virtual hostess and staff, live lounge, vid clips and a full range of quality games. Licencing is from Malta's LGA.
The little known Gale Wind software (Heroes and Pinnacle) powers this online casino which is owned by the North Yorkshire, UK firm Island Runners Limited on a Netherlands Antilles licence. Limited upfront information on the site, which nevertheless offers full player facilities. No Danish players.
i-Gaming Software (Futurebet associations) powers this rather bland online casino and sportsbook offering with all the usual services and around 40 games. Curacao, Netherlands Antilles licensing.
Svenska Bingo powered by Virtue Fusion has been launched by SvenskaSpel.
Boss Media's International Poker Network has taken over the following Cryptologic online poker rooms as agreed last year (see previous InfoPowa reports):
Slots Ville casino due for launch soon by the Rushmore casino group (Rushmore, Cherry Red, Slots Oasis) There is speculation that it will use a different software to the RTG commonly used through the group but this is not yet known or confirmed.
Star Winners Casino - apparently also due for launch, although little known at present. Currently domain-parked.
Big Bet Poker (was Odds On) has joined the Merge poker network.
Play United was RTG, switched to Playtech.
Mangas Gaming, an online gambling company owned by Monaco land casino owners, has acquired Expekt.com and Bet-at-home (see InfoPowa reports).
Legato Poker on the IPN-Entraction networks closed after a very brief life. Poker Pro Bo Sehlstedt was involved.
Playboy Gaming closed the virtual doors of its Internet casino (powered by Cryptologic) on January 29, 2009.
Doyles Room switched from Microgaming Poker Network to Cake Poker.
T2 Marketing's litigation against Rival Gaming companies and individual investors is still ongoing in the Quebec Superior Court (Civil Division) 500-17-046150-085
PokerHost has switched from MGS to Cake Poker Network.
Interwetten has switched from RTG to Microgaming software.
Gold Rock Casino has switched from Wizard Gaming software to Rival Gaming.
Bugsy's Club Poker closed March 24, transferring a player base of some 180 000 players to PokerStars.com.
Bwin now in the final stages of transferring poker players from its Poker Room and EuroPoker sites to the main Bwin site.