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  • 27 September 2010

    Washington State Court Upholds State Gambling Ban

    Lee Rousso, is an avid online poker player, the Poker Players Alliance Washington State’s Director, a lawyer and is fighting the online gambling ban in Washington State through the court system.  His central argument against the internet gambling ban is, “The central argument is that Washington State’s statute that bans internet poker is protectionist in nature. It protects in-state businesses from out of state competition. The Commerce Clause of the U.S.

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  • 27 September 2010

    PokerStars 50 Billionth Hand Won

    Many people may scoff at the $.02-$.04 NL Holdem tables but not anymore.  Think the micro tables don’t pay off? Ask tbvle who plays at PokerStars and you may get a different opinion. Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, tbvle was involved in a hand at the PokerStars NL micro table. Well, not just any hand, the 50 billionth hand.  The month long promotion at PokerStars was about to pay off and tbvle not only held off 5 opponents for the $26 pot but also walked away with $56,140.

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  • 26 September 2010

    Online Gambling Domain Owners Must Show Up in Kentucky

    In a very short excerpt in the AP news this week, A Kentucky Supreme Court has again ruled that owners of internet gambling sites must show up in court if they do not want the state of Kentucky to seize their domain names. If you were not aware, back in 2008/09, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, tried to seize 141 gambling-related domain names, saying they were, basically, “illegal gambling devices.

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  • 23 September 2010

    Canadian Players Banned from Certain Online Casinos

    Could all the legal online gambling action involving Canada lead to some online casinos to drop Canadian players? This could be one explanation to the sudden emails sent out by Bwin Interactive, Paddy Power and Casino Club announcing they will no longer take Canadian players effective Sept. 24th 2010. Another interesting development is that all these casinos run the Boss Media software. There is no explanation in the email about why other than citing “new regulations” as the cause.

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  • 23 September 2010

    Bodog Casino One Day Winners Total Over $115,000

    Bodog casino has a lot of great things going for it including fantastic sign up bonuses, loyalty programs and tournaments along with an abundance of games to choose from and of course big jackpots with lots of money to give away. Case in point, Bodog paid out over $115,421 in one day alone. Out of all this money 5 were paid for online slot jackpots. The biggest daily winner was Jack H. from Texas. While playing Aztec’s Treasure, Jack hit it big winning $50,915.

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  • 22 September 2010

    RIP Spearmaster - Ted Loh

    Guys, I am just about speechless. Earlier this week, Spearmaster, Ted Loh, passed away after a struggle with cancer. Ted is well known in the industry. He was the first affiliate I ever met in person, and he made me feel welcome. Ted was outspoken and straight forward. He spoke his mind, even in situations where most people didn’t share his views. And guess what, time usually proved him right.

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  • 22 September 2010

    Another Big Giggle Bingo Winner

    Accepts all Players Except US Players Giggle Bingo is fast becoming the place to be for big wins and now it seems it is not only bongo games paying off. The latest winner at Giggle Bingo won Moneybagslouise, kicked the September 18th weekend with a big GBP20 000 win. Moneybagslouise’s win came on the online casino side at Giggle however player Deuces Wild video poker. No worries to all you bingo players though because those games are paying of big as well.

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  • 21 September 2010

    Sportingbet PLC to Forfeit $33 million to Settle U.S. Online Gambling Charge

    UK Internet gambling company Sportingbet Plc agreed today to forfeit $33 million that it provided to US customers in a deal that they hope will allow the company to resume U.S. online gambling operations sometime in the future if the laws are changed. According to a statement made by Sportingbet as part of this agreement with New York, the company offered online gambling to U.S. residents from 1996 to Oct. 2006.

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  • 20 September 2010

    Online Poker Affected After California State Sen. Wright Indicted?

    What a difference a week makes.  California State Senator Roderick Wright (D- Inglewood) seemed to be a light for legalized online poker in the state has now been indicted by a grand jury on eight counts including filing a false declaration of candidacy, voter fraud and perjury beginning back in 2007. If convicted, Wright faces up to eight years and four months in state prison. He pleaded not guilty and was released after posting bail of $45,000. His next court date is October 8th.

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  • 19 September 2010

    Goldwater Bank To Forfeit $734,000 in Online Gambling Case

    Today the bank Ahmad Khawaja and his two firms Allied Systems and Allied Wallet reportedly used to transfer funds to players online poker sites, as agree to forfeit assets. Goldwater Bank, a one branch bank located in Scottsdale Arizona as agreed to forfeit $734,000 that have been tied to money laundering and illegal online gambling operations according to the FBI.

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