First Licensed Online Casino Launched in Hungary

Hungary is to have its first ever licensed online casino thanks to a contract drawn up between Finnish gaming platform provider Finnplay and land-based operator Las Vegas Casino Diamond.

The Finnish bookmaking operation has entered the Hungarian gambling industry by agreeing to provide an online casino platform for the established Las Vegas Casino Diamond company.

The Las Vegas Casino Diamond establishment is a top casino operator within Hungary. It has been operating in Budapest since 1992, providing land-based casino services for Hungarian recreational gamblers and they now plan to launch the first licensed online casino in in the country later this year.

In October 2015, Hungary introduced new legislation to allow land-based casino licence-holders within the country to offer online casino games to register customers. In doing so, the state restricted iGaming licences to be granted only to land-based casino licence holders, which has limited the country’s online casino market. A number of other provisions were also introduced, such as rules allowing for online poker liquidity to be pooled by a number of different poker room operators (and substantial fines for any breaches of the law).

Online casino entertainment is a huge industry in Europe and has millions of recreational players across the continent using these services every day. Players are attracted by exciting games and slots as well as attractive rewards and lucrative sign up Casino bonuses for new customers.

Finnplay has claimed that its new contract with the Las Vegas Casino Diamond company will definitely provide the best possible online casino playing experience for Hungary’s first online casino.

Finnplay chief executive Martin Prantner has stated that: “We are delighted to be the casino technology partner for the Las Vegas Casino in the regulated Hungarian market”

“They have an incredibly strong brand in the land-based market, and we look forward to supporting their business growth across the digital channels.”

Meanwhile, the executive director of the Las Vegas Casino Company, Samuel Falconello Jr, has commented that said: “Finnplay is a recognized, flexible provider of online gaming platforms and has experience in several licensed markets”

He went on to say that, “given their outstanding technical expertise, and their understanding of the Hungarian market, Finnplay is the perfect partner for us in this venture. After acquiring the required permits from the authorities, Las Vegas Casino plans to launch its online casino later this year.”

The Las Vegas Casino Diamond group has assured players that their key objective was to ensure the most satisfying online casino experience possible.

Lock launches New Poker Platform

Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 1.39.39 PMCuracao – Oct 29th, 2013 – Lock launches New Poker Platform! A New Beginning.

Lock is very excited to announce the launch of their own poker software platform. The new software features include HU Rematch, re-entry tournaments, timed tournaments, weighted contributed rake and a native Mac client. Lock will continue to offer 36% rake back through our rake back partners as well as the current VIP program. All points, tournaments tickets and bonuses will be migrated to your new Lock account seamlessly. Visit to download the new software.
Many exciting changes will be coming as Lock moves to it own platform and steps away from the network model. Lock has elected to exercise its right to terminate the contract as a result of the numerous and ongoing breaches of contract by the network operator.


Lock is the world’s most innovative online gaming brand. Lock launched their first masterpiece, Lock Poker, over 5 years ago and proceeded to launch their ground breaking Casino. They exploded into poker industry by introducing the Bluff Online Poker challenge, becoming the first company to develop a Mac download casino, introducing Sharkscope integration, live stats and a custom hand re-player, and last but certainty not the least hiring Eric Rizen Lynch as their Poker Room Manager. Lock continues to bring a fresh perspective to this exciting industry and its mandate is to drive innovation through superior design and initiative. &


Source: Lock launches New Poker Platform! A New Beginning.

Free $5 during the month of August at

$5 Free to play rummyRight now is offering new players at the site a free $5 just for creating an account. is one of the largest online Rummy communities with hundreds of games and thousands of players online at any given time. If you are a Rummy enthusiast, and have been thinking about getting your online Rummy feet wet, there is no better time than right now thanks to’s free $5 offer.

This promotion is only available in the month of August, so you’ll have to act now to take advantage of this exclusive offer. You can join by clicking on the following link: Join and receive a FREE $5! offers 12 different Rummy games at a variety of different stakes, including Beginner and Welcome tables. The site also offers a number of different Rummy tournaments, ranging from Turbo and Speed games to Money Added and Rebuy tournaments.

Here is a look at all of the exciting games offered at the site:

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Online Rummy games are growing in popularity, and the card game could go through a renaissance, much like poker did just 10 years ago, here is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a potential Rummy Boom, and cash in, just like the slew of online poker players who became millionaires when online poker took off.

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Of course, as is the case with any promotion of this kind, there are some rules and stipulations, which are put in place to prevent fraud on the site: If you do not make a real-money deposit you will be limited to playing on the site’s “W” tables (which stands for Welcome tables) located in the lobby and easily identified by their purple color. In order to withdraw any winnings from the site you must play at least 30 games, and deposit at least $10.


The best US online poker rooms in 2013

While Black Friday has certainly taken its toll on the US online poker industry there are still a number of viable options for US players. While there is no certainty what the end-game for US online poker will be, we have listed our choices for the best poker sites in the US for players determined to play online poker in the United States.

While these are our recommendations for US players, we also feel US poker players should exercise extreme caution and only deposit and keep the bare minimum they need to play at these sites; if Black Friday has taught us anything, it’s that the US DOJ can strike without warning, and funds can become tied-up for long periods of time.


Bovada is part of the Bodog Poker Network and outside of a few specific locales (Washington State and Maryland) Bovada is still accepting US players. Bovada has excellent traffic, super-soft games, fairly expedient payouts for US players.

Bodog has changed all of their tables to “Anonymous”, guaranteeing casual players a fair shake against high-volume grinders and data-miners.

Lock Poker and the Revolution Gaming Network

Lock Poker and the Revolution Gaming Network is the largest online poker site operating in the United States. With some of the best promotions in online poker, Lock Poker is one of the best places for new players.

Lock Poker is currently offering a 36% rakeback deal (paid hourly) along with a massive 200% up to $4,000 for players who use our exclusive sign-up code: PNB1200.

Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom

Black Chip Poker recently joined Americas Cardroom on the Winning Poker network, nearly doubling the player pool at the network. With the addition of Black Chip Poker the Winning Poker Network has become a major player in the US market, and with the fastest payouts in the US, Winning Poker is gaining a sizable and loyal player base.

Carbon Poker and the Merge Gaming Network

Carbon Poker is the flagship poker site on the Merge Gaming Network, and even though Merge has undergone a number of breakups in recent months (both Lock Poker and Black Chip Poker were once sites on the Merge Gaming network) the network is still heavily trafficked and a viable option for US players.