SKY BET TAKE CORE GAMING TABLE GAMES
2014-02-10

UK game developer Core Gaming will develop a suite of table games for Sky Betting and Gaming subsidiary Sky Bet.
The first game release under the partnership is an HTML5 developed roulette game for the Sky Vegas website. The game, which has also been optimised for tablet devices, features simulated ball drops and a fully rendered 3D wheel which has exceeded our expectations commented Sky Bet's head of casino and games, Samuel Downey.
The finished product has exceeded all expectations; from its innovative bet placement mechanism, to its fully rendered 3D wheel with bespoke physics engine, added Mark Rehorst-Smith, chief commercial officer at Core Gaming. "The game will be one of the first truly multi-channel deliveries, another achievement that confirms CORE's place at the forefront of the Development sector."
With the launch of Sky Roulette, we are truly productising the Roulette experience for players, Downey concluded. By tracking every in game action, we will continue to evolve the product to ensure it remains the best Roulette experience in the market.




MYBET APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE
2013-12-18

mybet Holding has appointed former Apuestas Deportivas Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Betting Tipp24 executive Sven Ivo Brinck to succeed Mathias Dahms who announced his resignation last month (see previous InfoPowa report).
Brink had spent over a decade in a series of executive positions at Tipp24 before embarking on a senior consultant in business development stint prior to this appointment.
We are delighted that we have attracted a management board member who is firmly established in the online and gaming scene, and can also offer sound management experience, such as in Sven Ivo Brinck," Dr Volker Heeg, chairman of the mybet supervisory board said.
Dahms position was tipped to be taken over by interim chief financial officer Monika Fiala who joined the company soon before Dahms resigned. She has resigned her role with immediate effect.
The company has been beset with a number of high profile departures this year that included chairman and co-founder Rainier Jacken, supervisory board members Rodolfo Carpintier Santana and Clemens Jakoptisch.


POKERSTARS COMPENSATES ONLINE HIGH ROLLER
2013-08-07

The always entertaining and informative poker forum twoplustwo was humming this week with the sad tale of online high stakes player Douglas Polk aka WCGRider, who took to the threads to publicise how he was cheated in an online gaming scam, resulting in Pokerstars refunding his account with almost $35,000.
Long story short: Polk was introduced by a well-known poker professional player to another poker fan named Joshua Tyler, who subsequently visited with Polk at his Las Vegas home on two occasions.
Very little appears to be known about Tyler, it has to be said.
The implication is that during the visits Polk's computer was in some way tampered with, rendering sight of his hole cards in subsequent online action possible, and in an online adversary using the handle Forbidden536 - who at first appeared to be an easy "fish" - taking him for a cool $35,000.
Polk then reported to Pokerstars that he suspected that Forbidden536 had been able to see his hole cards. An initial investigation did not turn up anything untoward, but two weeks later Pokerstars contacted Polk and confirmed that something had, indeed, been wrong although not through any fault on the Pokerstars end.
We have determined that Forbidden536 violated the Terms of Service for using their PokerStars account during their play with you," Pokerstars advised Polk.
"We have reviewed the play with both players' hole cards exposed. We are sure beyond any reasonable doubt that Forbidden536 was able to see your hole cards whilst they were playing against you.
The poker company then refunded Polk's account $34,397.10, the remaining balance in the account of Forbidden536.
Polk has also reported a similar - but less expensive experience - at Pokerstars sister-site Full Tilt Poker, where an enquiry has been carried out - so far without a positive result.
Polk has not openly accused Tyler of tampering with his computer, and that aspect remains open to conjecture.
The twoplustwo thread shows that Polk was not the only big player that Tyler befriended; others included multi-millionaire One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari and several nosebleed stakes professionals...none of whom have apparently been targeted.
Daniel "Jungleman" Cates, who introduced Tyler to Polk, has made several posts denying any responsibility for anything other than the introduction of two poker players to one another.
I didnt vouch for Josh, i never said he was nice, certainly didnt say he was trustworthy, or any such thing," he posted. "Doug [Polk] could have decided not to invite him over or whatever. I had no influence whatsoever on this decision.


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