Internet Gambling Singapore Online Casino Featured on “The National”
The National, a Canadian newscast on the CBC, focused on Internet gambling last night. The theme of the program: “Playing games online is serious business, and in Canada, it’s also illegal.”
Reporter Sasa Petricic interviewed Doug Lewis, a former Canadian Justice Minister who now runs online casinos. Lewis said his sites are legal because they are based in Antigua and filter out Canadians. Petricic countered that he registered and placed a wager at one of Lewis’s sites using a Canadian address.
“In Canada there’s nothing gray about it. It’s illegal,” said Larry Moody, head of the Ontario Provincial Police’s Illegal Games Unit. According to the broadcast, Canada’s criminal code only allows one group to run a gambling business using computers: provincial governments. And so far none have jumped at the opportunity.
The segment briefly mentioned Canadian Singapore Online Casino software manufacturer CryptoLogic, and Kahnawake, a Mohawk reservation near Montreal that issues licenses to Internet casinos and hosts the casinos on their servers.
The 3-minute piece concluded with a 19-year-old Montreal woman who said she lost $20,000 at a land-based casino in Montreal and “dreads the day it all comes to her on the Internet.”
Editor’s Note – We received an e-mail from Perry Harris of International EGaming Developers Ltd. less than two hours after this story was posted.
He had this to say: “This is a copy of the account set up by Sasa Petracic of CBC. This account clearly indicates a “United States” address was used and not a Canadian address. He was found to be from a blocked country and his account immediately shut down by surveillance as you can see at the bottom of this page.”
InterCasino Jackpot Breaks Through $250k
InterCasino’s Rags-to-Riches jackpot is tipping the scales at a whopping $250,000, making it the Internet’s largest-ever progressive jackpot.
So far, no one has hit the giant online progressive jackpot, which has broken the world record for the largest progressive jackpot ever offered online. But as the prize money grows, more and more people are trying their luck and spinning the grand prizes counter around faster than Michael Schumacher’s odometer.
“When the prize get this big players log in from all over the world, and you know that just by the sheer popularity of the game that someone is going to win very soon,” said Ryan Hartley, pitboss at InterCasino.
InterCasino is a veteran at dishing out giant jackpots. InterCasino was one of the first licensees to adopt Cryptologic’s multi-casino progressive jackpot software, which has already paid out millions of dollars to players around the globe.
Just last month, long-time InterCasino player “Moosed” won one of the Internet’s largest jackpots when his lucky hand produced $176,000. Moosed found his fortune playing progressive Caribbean Poker just before his Saturday morning breakfast.
Getting a hand or two in before starting his day, Moosed couldn’t believe his luck when his Royal Flush’s progressive meter stopped on $176,688.00 Moosed was still shocked when InterCasino manager Ryan Hartley rang two hours later, but he was thrilled to accept Ryan’s personal congratulations along with his winning check.
All of Intercasino’s progressive jackpot games can be monitored at the JackpotMania web site, which is the real-time control center for InterCasino’s progressive games.