One of Ireland’s largest independent bookmakers, Boylesports, has started legal proceedings against one of its branch managers, who they believe is responsible for a missing chunk of change that rattles in at €562,200. Ronan Crowley, the manager of the Castle Street Shop in Cork, has been issued with an order that prevents him for tinkering with any assets he owns below €650,000, as well as giving the Irish bookmakers the power to inform various financial institutions about those orders.
Barrister for Boylesports, Paul Fogarty, said the bookie started their inquiry after a pattern of irregularities was discovered at the branch in question between Nov 2011 and August of this year.
The alleged thief has been with the company since 2007, and Boylesports representatives have claimed he is the only man to have the access and opportunity to misappropriate these funds. He has been suspended from duty until the proceedings have been completed.
Boylesports In BetSoft Deal
Whilst Boylesports employees do their best to track down that missing half a milly, the marketing department has been busy with BetSoft inking a deal that will see them provide the Irish bookie with all of its Slot3 games.
BetSoft specialize in providing the very best 3D games in the business, through their Slots3 range of cinematic 3D video slots.
Anthony Locke, BetSoft’s head of production development, said, “We are elated to form this partnership with Boylesports. We have been looking forward to working with Boylesports for a long time. They have been long recognized as a true highly respected leader in the UK and Irish markets and we are eager to help achieve even greater success in the i-gaming world.”
It’s believed the new deal will see in excess of 20 additional 3D games coming through the Boylesports brand over the coming weeks.
888 Continue to Bring in the Changes
888.com seem to have adopted the Charles Darwin evolutionary theory that those can adapt to change are more likely to succeed. The introduction of a new Mac client; the removal of Sharkscope from it’s poker rooms and the recent decision to remove heads-up cash games all contributing to a 7% rise in revenue, of which a 13% gain is attributed to poker & casino business.
The latest changes brought forward by 888 involve the addition of multi-table tournaments (MTTs) on their mobile poker offering. First released in February 2012, the mobile option has always ran with just sit n go’s and cash game alternatives, but now you can play in a live tournament whilst playing online tournaments in between hands.
With online gambling fingers in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey’s pies, and the WSOPE in Paris just around the corner, it looks like we are going to be seeing 888 in the headlines on a frequent basis.
PKR Release a 3D Hand Replayer Feature
The UK-based visual extravaganza of a poker room, PKR, has launched a new hand replayer facility that enables players to make their own poker movies.
The replayer tool allows players to capture every moment of a particular hand in full 3D, by allowing a wide variety of different camera angles to be controlled by the player.
COO and head of product development Leon Walters said, “A hand replayer was always the natural step for us, given our products’ advanced video game graphics. This latest feature should be particularly well suited to our community-focused players and their desire to share poker experiences across social media. We look forward to seeing many fantastic bluffs, hero calls and final table heroics posted to our forums and social media pages!”
PKR players have the ability to highlight specific hands during game play, and these can then be extracted onto the new hand replayer tool at any date in the future. Once edited, the hands can be uploaded to YouTube to be shared with the poker community.