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Online casino games developer CryptoLogic Limited has launched a new Instant Click gaming package designed to be quickly integrated into gaming operators' technology infrastructure, with Malta-licensed Tain AB the first to licence the new product under an initial three-year agreement.

North American poker professionals dominate the final table of the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event which was set early Sunday, with just one European taking his place as one of the 'November Nine', the nickname given to the nine remaining players who will return to Las Vegas in November to compete in the final table.

Following its official launch earlier this month on Microgaming's bingo platform, Butlers Bingo has signed a partnership deal with Income Access under which it will utilise a white-label version of the Income Access affiliate marketing software to launch a new affiliate programme.

In an effort to reclaim some of the CAD$100m which it estimates is lost to illegal offshore gambling sites each year, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) yesterday announced the addition of online casino games to, the province's regulated online gaming site, with the UK's OpenBet powering the new offering.

Lottomatica Group subsidiary GTECH Corporation has been awarded a seven-year contract to provide new lottery system technology, products and ongoing services to Totalizator Sportowy Sp. z o.o, Poland's state-owned lottery.

Greece's Intralot is to provide its LOTOSTM Horizon lottery system and related services to the China Welfare Lottery (CWL) in the municipality of Chongqing following a five-year agreement between the lottery and MelcoLot Limited, in which Intralot is a substantial shareholder.

Live gaming software provider VueTec has entered into a strategic partnership with Income Access under which VueTec's clients will be able to manage their affiliate programmes using the Income Access affiliate marketing software solution.

State lottery operator Loto-Quebec has reaffirmed plans to launch online gambling to the province's residents during the final quarter of 2010, with online poker to be offered on a common platform with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation by GTECH G2, together with additional software and table games supplied by OpenBet.

England's Coventry City Football Club has signed an agreement with The Weather Lottery (TWL) for TWL to serve as the official betting partner of the Football League Championship club, marking TWL's first entry into online gaming under the brand name FC

Genting Malaysia Berhad's wholly-owned subsidiary, Genting New York, remains as the sole bidder to develop and operate 4,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack after the NY Lottery last week disqualified two of the three final bids received late last month.

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