27 February 2013Governor Christie Autographs NJ Online Gambling Bill
It’s official: New Jersey is open for online gambling.After months of deliberation, negotiation, and compromise with the NJ Assembly and Senate, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill on Tuesday that makes online gambling in New Jersey absolutely legal within its borders.His decision to sign the bill was based on many factors, some of which were a complete reversal from his views two years ago when he vetoed a similar bill.Read full article
27 February 2013Zynga Aims For Social Gamblers
The expression is: “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch”. Social gaming icon, Zynga, is perfectly happy to do that. Instead entering the race for the existing hardcore gambling market in the United Kingdom, Zynga is ratcheting up its popular social gaming platform to allow for real money exchanges. This “social porch” may be right up Zynga’s alley.Read full article
27 February 2013Will California Be The Next State To Legalize Online Poker?
Everyone seems to have an opinion about online poker these days. Some, as we’re hearing about in California, can even vote about it. Last Friday, Senator Lou Correa introduced Senate Bill 678, the latest effort to throw weight behind an online poker bill in California.Read full article
22 February 2013Nevada Beats New Jersey to the Punch in legalizing online gambling.
If there was a race to legalize online gambling in the United States, Nevada may have just won it. Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB114 on Thursday, putting the final approval on legislation that legalizes online gambling in Nevada and allows the state to enter into compacts with other states for online poker. “This is an historic day for the great state of Nevada,” Sandoval said in a Washington Post article.Read full article
21 February 2013Federal Poker Bill May Still Be Breathing
A comprehensive federal bill that legalizes online poker for any state wishing to include it might still have some strength left in it, at least that is what Frank Fahrenkopf believes. Fahrenkopf is the current president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, a lobbying agency that supports the gaming entertainment industry.At the age of 73, Fahrenkopf is scheduled to step down from his position on June 30th of this year after nearly 20 years at the helm.Read full article
21 February 2013Christie on iGaming Bill: "No Reason Not To Sign It Quickly"
New Jersey could see signed Internet gaming legislation in as few as five days, if New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, keeps his word.While Gov. Christie was in Lavallete, New Jersey on Tuesday he addressed questions regarding the online gaming bill. He went on to say that as long as the state Assembly and Senate approve a bill with his recommended changes to the legislation, “There’s no reason not to sign it quickly.Read full article
19 February 2013New Players get 10 Extra Free Spins at Mr. Green Casino!
New players will get 10 extra free spins at Mr. Green casino for playing Hall of God slot game! This offer is on top of the £250 free and 10 free spins during sign up, and is for a limited time; expires 24th February 2013. Read our Mr. Green casino promotions review to find out how you can get your extra 10 free spins as a new player, or visit Mr. Green casino now and grab them while you can!Read full article
15 February 2013Nevada Politicians Ready To Make Money With Online Gambling
It seems Nevada is ready to start making money with Internet gambling. At least if its politicians have anything to do with it. Majority Leader William Horne is pushing a bill through the Nevada Legislature that would double the online gaming license fee up to $1,000,000. While that point seems to be garnering the most press (and the most criticism), the bill also includes language that is otherwise very well received. The bill includes the following:Read full article
14 February 2013Valentine’s Casino Promotions for the Valentine Holiday!
Valentine’s Day is here and many of you are off work and looking for something to do. Well, look no further than our Valentine’s casino promotions, where you will find bonus offers from online casinos for the Valentine holiday! Today, Intertops casino is offering a 50% bonus for up to $100 free, and they’re hosting a special $1,400 guaranteed slot tournament, which also starts today.Read full article
14 February 2013Stratosphere Launches Free Online Poker
American Casino and Entertainment Properties, the owner of the Stratosphere and Arizona Charlie’s casinos in Las Vegas, have officially launched their own free-to-play online poker site, acePLAYpoker.com. This move is a common one performed by gaming companies in anticipation of legislation that will eventually allow real-money poker playing online. Once players register at the new online poker room, they can immediately start playing for real prizes.Read full article
14 February 2013New Jersey Lawmakers Push To Pass Online Gambling Bill
Press of Atlantic City reports that lawmakers have fully incorporated all of Governor Chris Christie’s recommendations for an online gambling bill that is due to return to his desk by February 26th. While the New Jersey Senate is not scheduled to meet until March, its lawmakers are determined to move on the Internet Gambling Bill. A February 26th meeting would allow for a vote to be taken prior to a scheduled budget address by Gov. Christie.Read full article
14 February 2013Delaware: The First State of Online Gambling?
Delaware hopes to take its First State status to a whole new level as it pushes to be the First State to offer online gambling.With Nevada only offering online poker licenses and New Jersey scrambling to pull together a bill that Governor Chris Christie will approve, Delaware is forging ahead, requesting proposals from vendors to operate the state’s centralized Internet gambling system. Those bidding on the project would have to guarantee everything would be up and running by September 30, 2013.Read full article
08 February 2013Gov. Christie Supports Internet Gambling in NJ With Few Changes To Bill
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto on Thursday on the hot Internet Gambling bill for his state. In a press release, Governor Christie stated: “This bill represents an important policy decision for the residents of New Jersey, and a historic opportunity to continue the State’s leadership as a premiere destination for tourism and entertainment.Read full article
01 February 2013Three Days Left: Atlantic City Casino Union Urges Gov. Christie To Sign Online Gambling Bill
Bob McDevitt, president of the Local 54 arm of Atlantic City’s largest casino union, UNITE HERE, is urging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign the state’s proposed Internet Gambling law. According to its website, UNITE HERE is the largest union of gaming workers in the world, and represents 48% of employees in the commercial gaming industry throughout the United States, including the top three gambling companies, Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM Mirage, and Boyd Gaming.Read full article
30 January 2013European Trade Associations Call Action Plan "Meaningless" Against Illegal Operators
Commissioner Michel Barnier received a letter on January 23, 2013 that he’s not likely to soon forget.The Authors, Friedrich Stickler (President of The European Lotteries), Philippe Germond (President, European Pari Mutuel Association) and Ron Goudsmit (President of the European Casino Association), center their letter around the Communication and the Action Plan proposed by the European Commission in late October of 2012.Read full article
30 January 2013New Jersey Approves Mobile Betting at Racetracks
Horseracing fans in New Jersey will soon be able to give mobile wagering a standing ovation, and then sit right back down and make a bet at the tracks.Governor Chris Christie signed legislation on Monday that will allow New Jersey racetrack customers the ability to place bets using their smartphones and tablets. The bill aims to help the state’s horse racing industry in its goal to attract a younger, tech-immersed fan base.Read full article
24 January 2013Nebraska Gambling Proposal Seeks To Bolster Revenue
Nebraska may dominate Iowa in the ways of college football, but when it comes to their gambling money, Iowa is happy to take it and run. That all may change if a group of Nebraska senators get their way. This group, led by Senator Paul Schumacher, is introducing a bill that could allow gambling in the great state of Nebraska if approved by voters this November.Read full article
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24 January 2013Pennsylvania Senators and Governor could be at odds over online gambling
Some Pennsylvania senators are seeking clarification from Governor Tom Corbett regarding the Pennsylvania Lottery and the ability for its private-run firm to possibly compete with state casinos through online gambling. The Lottery contract with the private firm, Camelot Global Services, was finalized last week for a 20- to 30- year term. While the agreement prohibits video poker, video poker-like games, and video lottery terminals, it is less clear on Internet gaming.Read full article
23 January 2013Starlight Kiss Slots Coming to Microgaming Casinos in February!
Starlight Kiss slots have 5-reels and 243-ways to win, with a bonus game, 2x-multiplier free spins, and wilds, and will be coming to Microgaming casinos on February 9th 2013! These new slots aren’t the only ones appearing in February… Jason and the Golden Fleece slots are also expected to go live at the same time. Read our Starlight Kiss slots review to find out how they are played and to learn what you must do to make the most of the bonus game, and how the free spins work.Read full article
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14 January 2013The Finer Reels of Life Slot Tournament at Casino Action!
The Finer Reels of Life slot tournament started just a couple days ago at Casino Action, with $100 prizes going out to the top 5 Wagerers each day until midnight GMT 17th January 2013! There are also several other Microgaming online casinos with the same tournament offer; see the list near the bottom of this article. To qualify for The Finer Reels of Life slot tournament this is what you need to do: Have a real player account at one of the casinos listed in this article.Read full article
12 January 2013Bwin.party Wants Clarity on German Gambling
According to a Reuters article, bwin.party, the world’s largested listed online gambling conglomerate, is seeking clarification from the country of Germany as to why it is unable to compete in a fair and open market with local gaming operators. Bwin.party is one of 12 online gaming operators that won six-year licenses in December to operate online poker and online casino gaming in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Bwin.Read full article
10 January 2013National Heads-Up Poker Championship Revived on NBC
After a one-year hiatus, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship returns to NBC in full flourish. With the first episode set to air on March 19th at 9pm EST, the NCAA-style bracket tournament will include 64 internationally known poker players and celebrities. These tournament is exclusively invite-only, and with the $20,000 buy-in, only those serious about winning will be in attendance.Read full article
10 January 2013National Heads-Up Poker Tournament returns to NBC
It won’t be long before spring will be hitting the airways, and soon, thanks to NBC, so will televised poker tournaments. The NBC Sports Group announced it’s reviving its relationship with the National Heads-Up Poker Championship with the first episode scheduled to air on March 19, 2013. The National Heads-Up Poker Championship is a $20,000 buy-in, invitation-only tournament played as a series of one-on-one no limit Texas Hold’em.Read full article
08 January 2013Nevada's Online Gaming Could Reach Out To Other States
A draft bill has been submitted to the Nevada Legislature that would make it possible for Nevada-based online poker domains to accept wagers from gamblers in other authorized states. The bill, officially named Assembly Bill 5, has been introduced in the Nevada General Assembly on behalf of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Governor Brian Sandoval. Read the Nevada Intrastate Gambling Bill here as it was introduced.Read full article
08 January 2013Bingo Hall Warms Up January with Hot Promotions
Bingo Hall invites you to warm up a cup of hot chocolate (Bailey’s optional) and settle in for their January online bingo tournament. From January 2nd until January 31, 2013, the Magic Winterland Tournament involves gather as many special winter patterns as possible (the Alpine, Curling, Figure Skating, and Snowboard). If you are one of the lucky top five collectors, you’ll enter the Winterland Room, where you’ll be able to play free bingo for cash prizes worth $30 to $2,500!Read full article
03 January 2013New Jersey Gambling Bill Awaits Governor's Autograph
The holiday is over, and the new year has begun, which opens a whole host of possibilities, including the opportunity for New Jersey to develop its own online gambling initiative. The bill that’s currently on the table, S1565, has passed overwhelmingly in the New Jersey houses is now on Governor Chris Christie’s desk, waiting for his final approval.Read full article
29 December 2012Exclusive Slot Tournament: Two Days Left to Play!
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