Party Gaming founder among Hunter Biden’s clients

Political and online gambling observers were debating the possible impact on the Democrat cause this week of the disclosure that Hunter Biden, son of Democrat Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden, is an active Washington lobist with an online gambling client.

Hunter Biden and his firm, Oldaker, Biden and Belair, have been engaged to lob for the expansion of legalised online gambling, lobing on behalf of a law firm that represents Party Gaming founder and major shareholder Russ Deleon. De Leon is married to fellow Party Gaming founder Ruth Parasol.…

Paf Online Casino Sees Mega Fortune Jackpot Hit

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 a Swedish woman who may have set a record, as this is believed to be the biggest win taken 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, a Dutch woman who played it at Unibet and scored a win of EUR4.3 million.…

Paddy Power online man heads for Australia

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 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.…