In the general casino news this week there have been reports that William Hill has had a poor third quarter blaming adverse football results which generally means that the favourites have won, too many wins from jockey Johnny Murtagh which many Irish online gamblers will follow and a large win at their online casino where a player scooped a huge jackpot of some €2.5 million playing casino slots. It is reported in the casino news that the CEO Ralph Topping stated jokingly that “Johnny Murtagh is a class jockey and a class person, but he’s not coming to our Christmas party”. The online casino results are generally good with revenue increasing but with a big win like that the profits are down. Casinos.ie is a bit surprised by the statement that a big slots jackpot win can affect profitability as generally a very small proportion of each spin at jackpot slots at online casinos goes towards a jackpot pool which is controlled and managed by the casino software supplier and the jackpot should be paid out of that pool thus not affecting directly any of the online casinos individually but maybe the William Hill arrangement is different. The losses on the football was according to the casino news already a couple of million before the Premier League even kicked off due to results in the Scottish and lower English Leagues. In other online casino news the online gambling legality in the USA rumbles on with a group of casino operators getting together to push for legalization in all States following the decisions by Nevada and New Jersey which has been in the casino news many times. According to the group illegal offshore operations are raking it in right now but based on past experience that might not be a good idea.