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    • 19 May 2010

      Ireland To Offer Regulated Online Gambling

      With Ireland’s horse racing industry struggling in the current economic downturn, Brian Cowen, the Irish Head of Government, stated that he is looking to regulated online gambling as his solution to helping the racing industry. “This will have the additional benefit of facilitating the extension of the tax regime for the betting industry to all those providing online and telephone betting and so underpin funding for the racing industry”, said Cowen.

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    • 18 May 2010

      New Secure Software for Online Poker Rooms

      Yesterday in a press release, Tokwiro Enterprises announced their new version of the Cereus software for Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet that uses the Open SSL encryption to secure all Client-Server communication. PokerTableRating, which brought the security issue to the attention of Tokwiro a few days ago, has also confirmed the SSL is operating as it should.

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    • 17 May 2010

      PPA Again Petitions To Have Poker Exempted From UIGEA

      John Pappas, Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), has once again petitioned Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in an effort to have poker exempted from UIGEA’s oversight. The petition is also signed by 22 members of Congress.

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    • 17 May 2010

      Microgaming Is Migrating all US Players

      Big announcement! Starting June 1, 2010, casinos operating on Microgaming software will stop allowing US players to play in their casinos.An agreement has been worked out with a new casino called CasinoShare US. This casino is launching on May 17, 2010 and is aimed specifically  at providing United States players a site they can play at.IF you have ever played at Microgaming’s Players Palace casino, then CasinoShare US will be mighty familiar.

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    • 17 May 2010

      Microgaming Casinos Stop Game Play from US Players

      If you live in the USA and play online games at one or more Microgaming casinos, you will no longer be accepted starting June 1st, 2010, for any type of game play. Many US players with existing Microgaming casino accounts will no longer be able to play their online games. However, as of May 17, 2010, CasinoShare US online casino will offer most of the Microgaming software games to US players, minus the progressives, new games, and several others.

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    • 17 May 2010

      22 Congressman Sign PPA Petition

      To a lot of online poker players, dark clouds are on the horizon as June 1st, the day the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations go into effect, is fast approaching. The Poker Players Alliance is still fighting though and has petitioned the U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Board to clarify the definition of illegal gambling so that it does not include peer to peer games based on skill like poker.

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    • 17 May 2010

      Microgaming No Longer Accepting U.S. Game Play

      An important announcement as just been released by Microgaming. As of June 1st, 2010 this online software will no longer accept any game play by U.S. players. U.S. players referred by an affiliate to the Players Palace Casino using the Commission Warehouse affiliate program are also included in this new arrangement.

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    • 17 May 2010

      PokerStars 2010 WSOP Qualifiers

      You could argue that PokerStars was one of the main reasons for the online poker explosion. It was their qualifier in 2003 that made Chris Moneymaker an instant millionaire and WSOP main event champion. What you can’t argue however is that the largest online poker site is at it again. With the 2010 World Series of Poker coming up fast, PokerStars is offering everyone a chance to get in on the action.

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    • 16 May 2010

      May 19th Set For Online Gambling Hearing

      The House Ways and Means Committee had announced a hearing on tax issues concerning possible changes to the online gambling laws in the United States. The Hearing is scheduled for May 19th. UIGEA, better known as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is set to go into effect June 1. UIGEA makes it illegal for banks and other financial institutions to knowingly process payments from or to known or suspected gambling sites. Rep.

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    • 15 May 2010

      Poker Player Alliance to Rally in Olympia

      Lee Rousso, the Poker Players Alliance Washington State’s Director is trying to overturn a Washington State law that makes playing online poker a Class C felony; a Class C felony is equivalent to child pornography and heroin possession. Rousso’s argument is that the law violates the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.

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    • 15 May 2010

      Winner at Mega Moolah Slots Wins $50,000

      One lucky online slot machine player recently won €39,746.64 playing Mega Moolah 5 reel Drive Bonus Slot game, presented by Platinum Play. Platinum Play is one of Europe’s foremost online casinos. Another player with Platinum Play recently won a combined prize of $40,150 from wins at the Aces and Faces and the Jacks or Better Video Poker games. Platinum Play Online casino was founded in 2004.

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    • 14 May 2010

      Canadian Man Pleads Guilty in U.S. Online Gambling Charge

      Douglas Rennick, a Canadian man, has pleaded guilty to a count of processing offshore bets of U.S. citizens. Originally Rennick was looking at a charge of conspiracy and bank fraud. He had allegedly laundered $350 million dollars for overseas internet gambling companies. Rennick was indicted in August and on Tuesday entered a guilty plea to the one charge in New York Federal court. Part of the plea was forfeiting $17.1 million and a possible prison term of 6-12 months.

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    • 13 May 2010

      A Mom Hit Biggest Bodog Jackpot Ever!

      Now this made for a perfect Mother’s Day!  I know this mom is happy as a pig in the sunshine right now. She hit the biggest jackpot ever at Bodog Casino. Congratulations to Linda! KAHNAWAKE, QC // Linda W., 61, of rural Indiana has done the unthinkable, hitting one of the biggest progressive jackpots in the history of the Bodog Online Casino.

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    • 13 May 2010

      50,000 Websites Link With Facebooks “Like“ Button

      One week after Facebook initiated their new “Like” button, over 50,000 websites have integrated the button into their sites. The button is used to recommend different websites, blogs, news and a lot of other articles and sites to the user’s friends. In the face of Facebook’s effort to spread itself around the internet, many blog sites have reacted favorably.

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    • 10 May 2010

      Party Gaming Opens Offices in Los Angeles

      For U.S. online poker players that remember the days when PartyPoker was the biggest online poker site, there may be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Party Gaming released its Q1 report last week showing gains in revenue of 27% and Chief Executive Jim Ryan said of the U.S. market,“We are seeing increased momentum towards regulating online poker. It’s possible that it could happen this year and we’re prepared if it does.”Party Gaming which dominated the U.S.

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    • 10 May 2010

      $18,000 NETeller Open Tournament at All Slots Casino

      Accepts all Players Except US Players NETeller and All Slots Casino has teamed up to offer its players an $18,000 online slots tournament. This exclusive tournament will take place from May 14th -21st and in order to get in, you first must be a real money player at All Slots Casino and make a deposit using the e-bank NETeller. If you are not a money player at All Slots, then you can sign up now and take advantage of their great sign up bonuses.

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    • 09 May 2010

      New Security Concerns with Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet

      Just about the time that one of the biggest news stories that hit online poker concerning Absolute Poker and a few months later Ultimate Bet had about died down and concerns may have been laid to rest about software issues and cheating, there are new concerns that broke this week concerning security at these two sites. After the first scandal broke Tokwiro Enterprises, owners of this Cereus online poker network spent millions cleaning up for licensing jurisdiction fines and player compensation.

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    • 09 May 2010

      Beverly Man Charged With Violating UIGEA

      The United States justice Dept. today announced that Todd Lyons, of Beverly, MA, was charged with 36 counts of racketeering and related charges, for running an illegal gambling business in the United States but with the internet site in Antigua. Lyons is one of the first persons charged with violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). And he is the first to be charged in Massachusetts.

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    • 08 May 2010

      Thunderstruck II at Jackpot City

      The hot online slot ThunderStruck II has just hit Jackpot City! Its predecessor ThunderStruck was launched by Microgaming in 2003 and ever since has been heralded as not only one of the most successful online slots game but also one of the most entertaining ever produced. The slot is based on Norse mythology and loaded with great features giving it good reason to be held in such high acclaim.

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    • 06 May 2010

      No More Online Gambling Barriers in Italy

      Online gambling in Italy will now be less restrictive according to an announcement made by the European Commission. Before today, The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and the National Horse Breeders Enhancement Society (UNIRE) had the exclusive rights to sports betting and organizing online gambling. This meant not only could other European gambling operators not offer their services in Italy but even their websites were effectively blocked.

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    • 05 May 2010

      Big Money Swing for Patrik Antonius of Full Tilt Poker

      Let’s just do the math and see where it leads us. If you were to manage to save $50,000 a year (not counting interest) and never touched it, it would take 72 years to do what Patrik Antonius did in merely 3 months. Antonius however did it in reverse. From January 1 to March 15 of 2010, the poker tables at Full Tilt were not kind to Patrik to say the least. He dropped a whopping $3.6 million! This is the largest to date drop by any online poker player. (Brain Townsend tops that list at $2.

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    • 05 May 2010

      Superior Casino is Giving Away $50 Free!

      Do you want free cash with no wagering requirements? Superior Casino is doing it by giving away $50 free to all their new customers who use eWalletXpress! Not only that, but there no strings attached, meaning it’s yours to keep! And while you’re at Superior taking advantage of this sweet offer, you can also get up to $1,000 on casino games. Or better yet if you like playing slots, in your first three deposits get up to $1,900 free!

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    • 04 May 2010

      France to Legalize Online Casino Gambling

      The government of France has decided to legalize online casino gambling. Going in direct defiance of recent actions by Estonia and Belgium, France has drafted a law that would legalize online casino gambling and would allow local and foreign investors to invest in this activity and partake in the more than 1 billion Euros played by French citizens in the last year. France will benefit in a big way from the taxes to be paid by each online casino.

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    • 04 May 2010

      New Bodog Poker Female Poker Pro: Amanda Musumeci

      Bodog Poker was looking for a new female poker pro. This time however, they didn’t send out scouts to the hottest poker places on earth, they looked to their followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook. Needless to say, this worked well. Bodog said they were inundated with applications and due to the high quality of most of the applicants, ended up having to make a very tough decision.

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    • 04 May 2010

      Party Casino Promotions

      Everyone has always dreamed of driving the car of their dreams, but few actually have. Well now is your chance to make that dream come true! How would you like to drive off in your very own MASERATI Gran Turismo? Or how about a share of $150,000? Well starting May 6th and going through Wednesday May 19th, at Party Casino, you have the chance of doing just that! This is a promotion on jackpot slots wagering with a twist.

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    • 04 May 2010

      Doyles Room $150k May Extreme Points Race

      Join thousands of poker players in the Doyles Room $150,000 May Extreme Points Race with four $25k prize pools, one for each week, and a $50k prize pool for the top 300 points finishers! The first week is already in progress and during each of the four weeks the top 200 points finishers will get from $40 up to the $1,500 top prize.

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    • 03 May 2010

      Barney Frank’s Bill Gains More Support

      Barney Frank and his bill to legalize and regulate online gambling have gained two big names as co-sponsors. Joining Frank’s fight for online gambling are Dina Titus (D-NV) and William Owens (D-NY). They joined the fight as co-sponsors on April 15.Dina Titus joining the fight is seen as a good omen by some.

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    • 03 May 2010

      $100,000 Freeroll at CarbonPoker

      There is no reason not to take a chance to qualify for this freeroll! Carbon Poker announced this week their biggest ever Guaranteed Tournament schedule and are celebrating by giving all poker players a chance at a $100,000 prize pool for FREE. A 1st place payday of $20,000 in real cash! I know you are thinking the same as I…What’s the catch? The simple answer is there isn’t one. Here are 4 ways you can qualify for the $100K Freeroll:

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    • 03 May 2010

      New Microgaming Slots for May 2010

      The day is swiftly approaching for the new Microgaming slots to appear. May 4th is that day. You will see the long-awaited Thunderstruck 2 slots, plus two more, Queen of the Jungle and Lady in Red, at your favorite Microgaming online casinos. We’ve already discussed the Thunderstruck II slot game that has been on our new slots page for a while now, but we will give you a refresher plus a little information on these other two slot games too.

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    • 02 May 2010

      Annette Obrestad Signs with Full Tilt Poker

      Though it is hard to consider someone a living legend at the ripe age of 21, Annette Obrestad is just that to the online poker world. If you play online it is very likely you have heard of the poker name “Annette_15″. She is what online poker dreams are made of. Starting with nothing and playing freerolls, she eventually won one for $9 and never looked back. She moved up as her backroll grew and eventually turned that $9 into millions.

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