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“If American citizens or legal residents want to gamble, let them. Why do you care?” – Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (left)
“The feeling I had when winning that huge jackpot is indescribable. I was stunned! I couldn’t sleep for a few days. I was way too excited. This only happens once in a lifetime.” – Lasse Skov-Skov, a car dealership supervisor from Norway who won $357,089.04 at jackpotcity.com
“Virtual casinos are the hard-core crack cocaine of gambling.” – Dr. Howard Schaeffer, Harvard Center for Addictive Studies
“For addicts, net gambling is the great rock-candy mountain. It’s like an alcoholic being given a bathroom in which the taps run with iced vodka.” – The Guardian Unlimited
“Am I addicted to [Web gambling]? No. If I don’t have the recreational funds to gamble I don’t do it. Period.” – ‘Double Diamond,’ a 48-year-old financial analyst from Dallas, Texas who gambles online
“People are betting billions of dollars Qq Online online and they’ve no idea who they’re giving their money to. They could be betting with the Mafia, for all they know.” – Damian Aspinall of Aspinalls.com
“I’m quite confident that all of the major software companies (like Microgaming, Boss Media, CryptoLogic, Playtech, Real Time Gaming, World Gaming, IQ-Ludorum), are playing fairly.” – Gambling consultant Michael Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds
“Although blatant ripoffs can never be ruled out, there have been surprisingly few.” – Bill Haywood, author BeatWebCasinos.com
“There is a clean nexus, a connection, between Internet gambling and money laundering of terrorism activities.” – Rep. Marge Roukema (R-New Jersey)
“The idea is ridiculous. Even the FBI and CIA have said there is no evidence that Islamic terrorists have ever had any connection with online gambling.” – Professor I. Nelson Rose, a leading authority on gambling law
“Too many people who disapprove of gambling want to ban it. It’s not generally been the policy of the U.S. government to tell people how to spend their money.” – Rep. Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts)
“I play my blackjack for fun and one of the things that I like about it now is that they’ve speeded it up and you can get into it real quick and it pays quick.” – Former heavyweight champ Larry Holmes talking about his Internet casino, betwiththechamp.com
Boss Media Signs Contract with Bet365
VAXJO, Sweden — Boss Media has signed a contract with the company bet365 Limited (http://www.bet365.com). The company is the Internet and telephone- betting division of bet365 Group Limited, a bookmaker with many years of experience in the highly regulated U.K. gaming environment.
The system will be delivered with three different language versions, Spanish, English and Cantonese. Bet365 will also use its own payment system and player support, since the casino system will be integrated with the company’s sportsbook.
Peter Bertilsson, CEO and President of Boss Media, said: “This is another contract with a big sportsbook operator. We’ve seen high demand from these operators to add an Internet casino to their sportsbook, since the conversion rate of players is high,” added Mr. Bertilsson.
John Coates, Chief Executive of bet365 Group Limited said: “We are delighted to sign this deal with Boss Media and we are looking forward to making this excellent product available to all our sportsbook customers.”
Bet365 Group Limited is one of the U.K.’s largest independent betting and gaming groups. Bet365 operates a 24-hour a day international call center and Internet sportsbook for clients from over 100 countries. The group also operates the Provincial bet365 chain of licensed betting shops.
Bet365 recently announced that it had entered into a long-term exclusive agreement with Premium TV to provide a fixed odds betting product and casino service across PTV’s platform of 78 official football club websites.
Examples of sportsbook operators which Boss Media has in its portfolio include Victor Chandler Group, Sportingbet.com PLC – the largest Internet sportsbook – and now also bet365 Limited.
The Boss Media Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of digitally distributed gaming entertainment. Potential licensees are offered a customized client-server system, an integrated payment system and the maintenance and administration services necessary for the successful operation of the licensed gaming system. Boss Media AB (publ) is a publicly traded company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange’s O-list (Attract 40).