Swedish player gets rich… very rich This week, the top jackpot on Net Entertainment’s progressive slot Mega Fortune worth EUR5.3 million was hit at the Paf online casino by a Swedish woman who may have set a record, as this is believed to be the biggest win taken by a Swedish online punter so far. This 5-reel, 25-line video slot offers three progressive jackpots – Mega, Major and Rapid. The last big jackpot win on it was in June 2009, by a Dutch woman who played it at Unibet and scored a win of EUR4.3 million.
The Irish online and land gambling group Paddy Power has wasted no time consolidating its hold on recently acquired Australian Internet sportsbook Sportsbet , appointing its head of online operations, Cormac Barry, as commercial director os the Australian operation. A ten year veteran with Paddy Power’s management team, Barry’s extensive knowledge of matters marketing will make a valuable contribution to the enterprise’s future development, and he will be moving to Australia next (August) month to take up his new responsibilities. Sportsbet was acquired in May this year in a move by Paddy Power involving some A$48.5 million. The Irish bookie went on to acquire another Australian gambling company, International All Sports, using Sportsbet as its vehicle for the takeover.