Trump Pragmatic Play Interested in Net Gambling
ATLANTIC CITY – While the Atlantic City casino industry presented a unified front against a state legislative bill that would allow casinos to offer Internet gambling, the Trump casinos were secretly checking out a similar form of at-home gambling.
Home Network Gambling Inc. of Las Vegas gave a private demonstration of its live remote wagering system before Trump executives and two key state assemblymen.
The meeting took place Wednesday, just days after the Casino Association of New Jersey, which represents all 12 of the city’s casinos, announced its opposition to the Internet gambling bill.
Mark Brown, chief operating officer of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, said he wasn’t trying to undermine the industry trade group, of which he is vice president.
“Other (casino) companies are light years ahead of us on the Internet and we’re just trying to understand what’s out there,” he said, noting that Harrah’s Entertainment and MGM Mirage offer play-for-fun or prizes gambling on the Internet.
The Home Gambling Network is not an Internet casino, but if offers a similar experience.
Gamblers on the system would use their telephones, the Internet or other electronic device to bet on actual, live casino table games. They could even view the game through a surveillance camera. Wagers would be placed through an instant bank-to-bank electronic transfer.
Kiwi Casino to Offer Single-Zero European Roulette
Kiwi Casino, found online at http://www.kiwicasino.com, is lowering their house odds with the release of single-zero European Roulette. The new game is scheduled to debut February 21.
European Roulette is a favorite among casino patrons, and will offer Kiwi players better odds than its American counterpart due to its use of only one zero.
“Casino patrons know that one less zero means a lower hold for the house,” says Kiwi Casino manager Paul Russell. “No game is requested more often than European Roulette.”
To play in either “practice” or “real” mode, Pragmatic Play players download Kiwi Casino’s Version 4.0 casino software from the Web site.
Also new to Version 4.0 is the launch on February 15 of Red Dog Poker, a variation of Acey-Deucey or In-Between. Kiwi Casino will be offering Craps, Pai Gow Poker and a new slot machine exclusive to Kiwi Casino players in the coming months.
Kiwi’s casino games are powered by CryptoLogic Inc., a leading software supplier to the Internet gaming and e-commerce industries. New Zealand-based Christchurch Casinos Group has been using CryptoLogic’s online gaming and Ecash technologies to power Kiwi Casino since its September 2000 inception.