On January 24th, 2009, Cryptologic, a well-known gaming software developer to the worldwide gambling online market, announced the debut of three brand new games featuring well-known Marvel Super Hero, Spider-Man, a slot game called Dragon Sword and an improved version of the Atlantic City Blackjack, one of the organization’s well-loved casino games. The brand new games are now available to casino enthusiasts at InterCasino.com and will be available on the online casino sites of other Cryptologic customers in the near future.
Brian Hadfield, Cryptologic’s President and Chief Executive Officer said that at Cryptologic, well-known casino games are one of the main pillars of their gaming strategy and today, they improved their status in this highly profitable market. He added that Cryptologic’s first Spider-Man slot game was one of their most successful games ever and they have great hopes for these brand new games, which give a one-of-a kind customer experience. Players can now face the evil Doctor Octopus in this engaging twenty-five line slot game featuring Spider-Man.
One of the slot game’s bonus rounds challenges player to save an innocent passenger during a transit face-off for the opportunity to receive free spins or multipliers. Players will also love the 3-level jackpot, multiple bonus rounds and an opportunity to win five thousand times a player’s original wager. Aside from that, players can also follow a brave knight into a dark forest in search of his lost sword in this exciting Dragon Sword twenty-five line slots game. The slots game features a duel with a dragon in the bonus round and numerous rewards from hidden treasures and random prizes.
With an opportunity to win up to six thousand their wager, this slots game will have players entertain for hours. Cryptologic’s brand new Casino Bonus Pack also features a modified version of the Atlantic City Blackjack game, one of Cryptologic’s most popular games. This new blackjack version includes enhance game features like auto-betting and auto-strategy and outstanding graphics. Justin Thouin, Cryptologic’s Vice President, Product Management and Business Development said Cryptologic promised to deliver more games as often as possible and we take this promise seriously.
Court Must Decide on Lawyer’s Ethics Under Slots Regulation
On March 28, 2007, the State Ethics Commission said that a regulation that does not allow the employees from the State Gambling Regulatory Organization to transfer into casino industry related jobs, applies not only to top level offices, but to ordinary commission employees as well.
However, the Ethics Panel commented that they lack power to rule out on whether the law applies to lawyers also because they are under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Thus, it will be up to Ms. Michelle Afragola, the former Deputy Director for the Regulatory Review of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, to ask for a court decision on whether she will have to wait for one year before getting employed in a casino in Pennsylvania.
John J. Bulger, the Ethics Commission Vice Chairman, said that they will be letting the courts decide on the matter. Ms. Afragola, who left the gaming board on January 26, 2007 and moved to the state of Connecticut, did not join the commission's hearing.
In her statement filed with the Ethics Commission, she challenged the state's slot machine law which prohibits ex-gaming board employees from taking part in the gambling industry for a year if they are involved in licensing, enforcement and making regulations in their former job.
Afragola said that the law should not apply to former gaming board employees like her who do not have sufficient authority to make any major decisions. The law will also wrongfully prohibit her from working as a lawyer in a different state.
Nonetheless, the members of the Ethics Commission disagree with her, saying that the legislature meant for the law they passed to apply not only to the top officials of the gaming board. However, they did concede the point that they do not have any power to decide on whether the law applies to lawyers or not.
The 1 year prohibition aims to prevent former gaming board employees from making any decisions that would be in favor of casino organizations which could enhance their own careers.
Afragola, a member of the Bar Association in Connecticut, did not write down any actual plans on her filings with the commission. But the state of Connecticut is the base of the Mohegan Indian Tribe, which operates a casino slots and race track in Pennsylvania and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which has already received permission to construct the Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia.