26 September 2008Amicus Brief Submitted by PPA in Kentucky Seizure
In a hearing that started today the PPA Submitted a “amicus curiae”, which means friend of the court. It gives in detail several points as to why the seizure should be overturned. Poker is a game of skill, and is not considered gambling according to the Kentucky Laws, and the PPA is pointing this along with several other points in today’s hearings. Poker players in Kentucky and the PPA are not taking the action by Governor Beshear and the court lightly.Read full article
24 September 2008Payments Partnership with Ivobank and Unibet
Partnerships are always good, and even better when it gives online banking to players. 24th September 2008, London, UK: Ivobank, the UK’s newest online bank, has partnered with online gaming giant Unibet to offer fast and secure online payment and banking services to its customers. Ivobank will be rolled out as a payment option to Unibet’s customers on country-by-country basis, starting with Spain. Unibet is one of the largest online gaming operators in the European market, with 2.Read full article
24 September 2008Kentucky Seizes Poker Sites
This is just another way for the States to try and get their way to try and stop us from enjoying the internet. FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Steve Beshear announced yesterday that he is trying to shut down illegal Internet gambling in Kentucky, though some industry experts say his chances of success aren’t good.Read full article
23 September 2008JACKPOTJOY Slot Winners!!!
At Jackpotjoy thee are a couple of very happy players. Deal or No Deal made a great deal with Graham T. by making him £152,657 richer!! Wow. What a deal Graham!! He had this to say: “I’m still a bit shocked,” Graham said after his win. “It’s the kind of thing that happens to everybody else and never to you. I think the best word for it is pure disbelief. I just sat at the screen stunned.” “I ran upstairs to wake my wife and let her know.Read full article
23 September 2008Kentucky censor online gambling within state walls
Last week, a Franklin County Circuit judge took the unusual step of ordering the transfer of 141 gambling related, internet domain names. This was part of an attempt to prevent illegal and non regulated online gambling within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky will go down on record as being the first US state to bring such actions against a gambling operator resulting in a mass domain seizure. The order was served on Thursday.Read full article
22 September 2008Hongkongers' dominate the World Series of Mahjong, 2008.
Last night, Alex Ho Kwok-hung of Hong Kong defeated an impressive field to win the 2nd World Series of Mahjong title. He outlasted the strongest ever assembled field of Mahjong players, to collect the first place prize of US$500,000 in Macau. Hong Kong is a world force at Mahjong. Not only did Ho Kwon-Hung win the illustrious, tongue twister title of “King of Mahjong from Hong Kong”, his two countrymen filled the 2nd and 3rd place spots. Mr.Read full article
19 September 2008World's First Multiple Live Deal Casino service released on 23rd September, 2008.
On 23rd September, LGS (Live Game Systems), an online gaming service provider will unveil the first ever multiple casino live dealer, offered through EIG in Barcelona. This is new LGS product is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and will be promoted as the first ever live dealing service to come from multiple licensed bricks and mortar casinos. This will enhance consumer trust within the online casino industry.Read full article
18 September 2008EU gambling firms hint at possible WTO case against the USA
It looks as though gambling firms within the European Union are ready to take the USA to task over the American Governments total disregard for international trading laws. Yesterday, a European industry group hinted at the possibility of filing a dispute with the WTO (World Trade Organization). While EU officials were in Washington to delve into U.S. Justice Department enforcement actions.Read full article
17 September 2008Olympia Group announce intent to push for casino in Maine, USA.
With the aim of revitalizing a faltering campaign to push for a casino in Oxford County, Maine, a Las Vegas developer has stepped forward with a $100 Million investment offer. It is now down to state voters in November, who have the opportunity to make this a reality. Evergreen Mountain Enterprises was at the center of a legal battle over this move, causing Rumford Layer, Seth Carey to abandon the long running campaign.Read full article
16 September 2008Barney Frank's HR 6870 Bill Approved
Today, the House Financial Services Committee reviewed and approved Barney Frank’s second version of his Payments System Protection Act. It was voted through by a 30-19 vote. The bill was initially discussed and verbally voted through. Spencer Bachus, a Republican Congressman then stood up and requested a formal roll call vote at 5.00PM ET. This paved the way for the bill to pass through with ease.Read full article