COPYCAT CASINO GAMES UNCOVERED
06th December, 2011 at 11:52:12
Games at iButler Casino bear a remarkable resemblance to those from Rival Gaming
** Update added December 29th, 2011 (See end of article)
The owners of online casino iButler Casino.com could have a legal headache headed their way after players discovered that its games were more than a little similar to the offerings of the Rival Gaming software developer.
The fact that this operator has an LGA Malta licence says little for the thoroughness of that jurisdiction's testing regime, a point not lost on the many players discussing the apparent rip-off.
A Malta-based spokesperson for the casino initially tried to fob the allegations off by claiming that the similarity in games is not unusual in the online gambling industry, but players were having none of that, ridiculing the rep when she posted:
"Regarding to the similarity with Rival games, we don't have any connection with this company. We are using a different gaming platform and all our games are developped (sic) by us.
"You may find similarities between many other online gambling sites
, and this is not a reason to believe that the games are stolen from one site or another."
Two possible sources for the games appear to be the Malta-based 36Gaming or Forth Design Studio in Cyprus, although at press time neither had responded to comments.
** UPDATE: A communication has been received from iButler which reads: "The results of our investigation have shown that any material and graphics regarding the said on-line games were provided to iButler and Bet821 by Fenganda Limited, a company registered in Cyprus. Therefore, since iButler and Bet821 were provided with the graphics source files (original artwork), it has never been a reasonable doubt that a potential intellectual property matter will (a)rise...this matter is being processed by our lawyers in cooperation with the related parties’ lawyers."
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