World Gaming plc, a global pioneer in I-gaming technologies, has released version 3.2 of its widely used state-of-the-art I-gaming software. Further, the company has announced that future product enhancements will be put into production every 12 weeks.
“World Gaming 3.2 is a major accomplishment for the company and a demonstration of current management’s commitment to meeting its targets and deadlines,” said Mike Aymong, CEO of World Gaming. “World Gaming 3.2 significantly raises the bar for I-gaming software. No one in our industry is offering such a powerful I-gaming environment, nor are they committed to such an aggressive product development schedule.”
World Gaming 3.2 offers 10 Instant play Java casino games, six Java lottery games and 15 C++ downloadable, Windows environment casino games. World Gaming 3.2 also offers sports book and pari-mutuel betting, including live horse racing, greyhound and Jai Alai action.
Additional features and functionality include an innovative, back-office Command Center that allows licensees to manage their business and generate dozens of usage and financial reports, ensuring ongoing service improvements and a better customer experience.
“World Gaming 3.2 incorporates the industry-leading security afforded by our recent Online Casino Singapore partnership with HNC Software,” said David Pasieka, COO of World Gaming. “There is no doubt that today we are offering the safest and most entertaining I-gaming experience on the market. These are the two measures that will guide us as we roll out further product enhancements aimed at capturing greater market share.”
Industry analysts at Bear Stearns, a New York-based finance and investment company, estimates that by 2004 more than 15 million people will place wagers online, with the total amount wagered topping $6 billion by 2003.
“We have put a strong international sales and marketing team in place to support this release,” said Aymong. “World Gaming has a tremendous market opportunity, as our competitors continue to play catch up, and we intend to capitalize on that opportunity.”
World Gaming 3.2 is available July 27, 2001. Interested parties can contact sales for licensing the software by visiting the World Gaming web site. Existing licensees will be migrated to the new software on a request basis.
Cybergambling Tip: Verifying Online Gaming Licenses
Online gamblers who do their homework know to only play at sites that operate under government-issued licenses. But how do you verify whether a site that claims to be government-licensed is telling the truth?
Before opening a betting account with any Internet gambling service, you should always seek documentation somewhere on the site stating that the operator has been issued an interactive gambling license by a government agency. Don’t forget, however, that anyone can claim to possess such a license and that there is very little anyone can do to stop unlicensed operators from making fraudulent claims being licensed.
It’s important then to go a step beyond locating a licensing statement. Any site claiming to be licensed should be able to prove it. Many sites do this by posting photocopies of their gaming licenses, government seal and all. That’s a start, but a site that’s really on the ball will offer information on how to follow up with the government licensing agency.
Unfortunately, very few sites do this, so it’s usually up to you to double-check on your own. With that in mind, two Caribbean jurisdictions to seriously consider are Antigua and Dominica. The gaming boards for both of these island jurisdictions have established web sites where you can check up on licensees. You can access information on which services own government-issued gambling licenses as well as lists of sites that falsely claim to own government-issued licenses.
In addition to validating gaming licenses, these sites provide a point of contact for gamblers wishing to report questionable activity on the part of licensees. Both sites post contact information for their respective gaming agencies.
[Editor’s Note – The Kahnawake Gaming Commission also licenses online casinos, and while this is not an official government licensing agency, it is becoming increasingly popular with casino operators. Players can find a list of Kahnawake licensees at the commission’s web site.]