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The Cape Town Opera House. The Java client is platform independent as it is a browser based solution. The mobile client allows customers to play cash games on their mobile phones. The casino has a longstanding tradition at bwin: In , it was introduced as a second product, in addition to sports betting. This is the product group with the biggest potential for innovation and expansion on the market. Within the bwin Group, bwin Games AB acts as the competence centre for poker and casino games, developing products via digital distribution channels for bwin proprietarily owned brands, such as PokerRoom.
Tournaments and ring games were available in both web-browser and download client platforms, with support for both Macintosh and Linux. PokerRoom was one of the first online poker sites to provide multi-language support, and catered to Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, and Swedish speakers. These languages were accessed via "regional sites," many of them showing local sponsoring for the selected region. PokerRoom also maintains a play money only site, PokerRoom.
After 10 years of operation, bwin announced the closure of PokerRoom. Players with money still left in their accounts were encouraged to transfer their balance and play at bwin. The global legal framework for Internet gambling is a complicated mix of laws and regulations, bwin's situation varies therefore depending on the country concerned. For several years now, the United Kingdom and Italy have been examples of countries that have regulated their online gaming markets to the advantage of all stakeholders.
Just recently, Italy extended its online licences to include poker tournaments, and countries like France , Spain and Denmark announced their intention of permitting private operators access to their markets under stringent conditions and controls.
Other countries, on the other hand, are still pursuing a policy of maintaining a state monopoly of internet gaming, or even a complete ban. On the 15 September , Norbert Teufelberger and Manfred Bodner were arrested  at a press conference in La Turbie , France , due to offenses against the French gambling laws. After an investigation the judge released them on the evening of September 18, On 6 March , the European Court of Justice struck down Italian national gambling restrictions in the Placanica case.
In October bwin announced a sponsorship for the upcoming three football seasons in which they will be the title sponsor of the Portuguese League Cup - in future named "bwin Cup".
In the area of motorsport , the company is one of the main sponsors of the MotoGP series. In the past, many other top events in the international and local sports world were supported by the corporation. Bwin also lent its name to the Portuguese first football league bwinLIGA , was sponsor of Italian football club Milan and has also been partner to famous clubs such as Juventus and Werder Bremen.
In addition, bwin organizes numerous poker events both online and offline. One of the biggest regular online tournaments is the ChampionChip. Special poker tournaments like the Weekly Country Showdown or the bwin Dailies offer a huge range of tournaments adjust to country specifics and buy-in levels.
For "poker newbies" bwin offers a special route, the Rookie Challenge. There a new poker player has the chance to climb up several stages for free to earn real money tickets. The company have faced some opposition in Europe over sponsorship of sports, especially football. In Bremen banned its top football team, Sportverein Werder Bremen , from carrying the bwin logo on its shirts. A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility department of the company guarantees that products are designed in a way that offers maximum social responsibility.
Protection of minors , protection against manipulation of bets as well as prevention of gaming addiction are key aspects of the bwin CSRphilosophy. Bwin supports research in this field in a joint project with Harvard Medical School. Bwin is co-founder of the EGBA European Gaming and Betting Association , where it lobbies for fair competition within a regulated online gaming market. As founder and member of the ESSA European Sports Security Association , bwin campaigns against manipulation and fraud in the fields of sports and betting.
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