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05 August 2011Bet365 launches Affiliate Fantasy Football league
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04 August 2011Kahnawake Renews Full Tilt Poker License
Since Black Friday on April 15th, Full Tilt poker has been on a downward fall that few thought that could pull up from. No money forthcoming to players in withdrawals, Alderney and French licenses suspended and an on again off again rumor of a buyout.Even though Full Tilt still has to resolve the above issues, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), regulatory authority for the Canadian-based Mohawk territory renewed its Secondary Client Provider Authorization (CPA) for its Kolyma Company.Read full article
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01 August 2011FairPlayUSA - New Coalition for U.S. Online Poker Players
There is a new grassroots coalition formed who’s purpose is to try and persuade the U.S. Government to regulate online poker. In doing so FairPlayUSA has gotten some well know advisors to help with the cause. Advisors including U.S. lawyer and child advocate Parry Aftab, former Homeland Security and ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, and WSOP bracelet winner, Greg Raymer.Read full article
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28 July 2011Bodog Leaving U.S. Online Gambling Market
In a statement earlier this week, the Bodog Brand announced that as of December 2011, when their licensing agreement with Morris Mohawk Gaming to expires, they will no longer offer their services to the U.S. online gambling market. In their statement they mentioned that as the brand grows into new markets they didn’t want to be affected by “negative perceptions”. A reference perhaps to the online poker rooms that are being labeled by the U.S.Read full article
27 July 2011888 Gets Italian License and Launches 888.it
888.it was announced today by 888 Holding group after it was awarded an operator’s license in Italy.This will be the first online casino in Italy to offer live casino tables that allow players to interact with professional dealers using a live stream. This live casino experience will be included in games such as baccarat, roulette and blackjack.According to Pier Francesco Geraci, CEO of 888.Read full article
25 July 2011Senator Lesniak Response to Reid/Kyle Letter
One good letter deserves another it seems and though it at least keeps online gambling in the forefront in Washington it seems the war between state and federal politicians about the topic is heating up. New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak sent his own letter to Attorney General Holder last week disputing some of the facts from the Senator Reid and Kyle letter that was sent earlier last week.Read full article
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18 July 2011Senator's Reid and Kyl Send Open Letter to AG
U.S. Senator Harry Reid was one part of a strongly worded letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Department of Justice (DoJ) to clear up its position on online gambling. That really would come as no surprise if it wasn’t for the co-author of the letter, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. To many online players Senator Kyl is the ultimate villain as he orchestrated the last minute addition and of the UIGEA to the Port Security bill.Read full article
15 July 2011Bodog Gets First License Under New U.K. Requirements
The U.K. government announced yesterday that overseas bookmakers offering online gaming in the UK will need a license from the Gambling Commission, currently licenses obtained in certain jurisdictions were treated as if they were licensed in Britain. According to John Penrose, the minister responsible for gambling policy, the regulations would be based on the “point of consumption rather than production”. There is also hint of a tax being involved in the new legislation.Read full article
13 July 2011American Gaming Association (AGA) to Propose Online Poker Bill
The American Gaming Association (AGA) publically showed a cool response to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) federal online poker bill last week. In an address last week AGA chief Frank Fahrenkopf said his group was “not opposing [Barton’s bill], but we are not supporting it.” He said the AGA would throw its entire wait into a mystery bill.Fahrenkopf then said this mystery bill would differ from Barton’s proposal mainly in the way states are involved.Read full article
11 July 2011U.K. Online Gambling Reforms Coming
The dominoes are still falling after the 51 page indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice and now the British government is taking notice. It is Full Tilt Poker again at the center as they have left hundreds of British poker players, just like other online poker players who played there, left without being able to get a hold of their funds. This has prompted Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt to make a major overhaul to the UK online gambling licensing rules.Read full article
07 July 2011Betfair Complains to EU About Germany's Gambling Treaty
A draft over Germany’s gambling rules, which is still being considered by German authorities has Betfair Group Plc, a British online gambling site, already calling foul. According to Betfair, the draft will force it to pay over 16% on all stakes and it will also restrict licenses for private betting companies to seven. According to Betfair these new rules would be “discriminatory and protectionist.” Betfair complained to the European Union this week over this draft proposal.Read full article
05 July 2011ARJEL Suspends Full Tilt Poker License in France
It has seem to go from bad to worse for Full Tilt poker since the April 15th indictments from the U.S. government. Their U.S. business cut off, do repayments to U.S. players, European license revoked and now it seems Full Tilt Poker in France no longer has a license either.The French site is run by a company named Rekop Limited.Read full article
01 July 2011European Investors to Buy Full Tilt Poker
About 2 months ago Full Tilt Poker was dealing cards as one the top three internet poker sites. How quickly things can turn. April 15th brought down FBI indictments and a loss of their domain along with Pokerstars, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet. Shortly after they reached a deal with prosecutors to get their domain back only to process withdrawals along with Pokerstars, since then Pokerstars has paid back over $120 million to players and the other sites…zero.Read full article
29 June 2011Full Tilt Poker European License Suspended
In a major online poker development today, Alderney Gambling Control Commission has suspended the operations license of Full Tilt Poker. This requires the online poker room to suspend operations immediately and currently the servers are down. Full Tilt Poker was one of the largest online poker rooms in operation up until the U.S. crackdown on April 15th.Read full article
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27 June 2011Rep. Joe Barton Proposes State's Control Online Poker
On Friday Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, introduced online poker legislation that would allow individual states to choose whether online poker should be allowed or not within their borders. Barton who claims to have bipartisan support, would require poker websites to obtain a license in at least one state and the U.S. Department of Commerce to be able to operate legally.Read full article
23 June 2011COPA Signs Deal with Playtech
There are currently two bills that have been proposed to California lawmakers in recent months and currently both seem to be stalled. Senator Lou Correa has a bill that would basically authorize intrastate poker on a set number of platforms while Senator Rod Wright has a broader based platform and includes an emergency clause that gives it a high priority to be heard.Read full article
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20 June 2011The Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act
In a letter after our Constitution was established Ben Franklin wrote”… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well over 200 years later, this still seems to be the standard. The Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act, H.R. 2230 was introduced Thursday that will require online gambling companies to withhold taxes from net winnings. Which is acceptable except online gambling is still illegal in the United States.Read full article
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13 June 2011Nevada Passes Online Gambling Bill
It looks like Nevada is poised and can now start getting ready for online poker. All we need now, as usual, is federal help. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed 36 bills into law Friday and one was AB258 which was designed to make Nevada a front runner of internet gambling.The was only one revision to the bill and that came after Black Friday on April 15th when the U.S. Justice department handed down indictments on the three major online poker sites.Read full article
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08 June 2011$470,00 of Seized Online Gambling Funds Go to Police Department
“The cooperation between our department and [ICE HIS] investigation goes far beyond normal law enforcement task forces,” County Police Chief James Teare Sr. of the Anne Arundel County Police Department said. Ice being the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s and HIS being the Homeland Security Investigations division. How far beyond “normal law enforcement task forces”? $470,407.62 worth.Read full article