05 December 2011Commission Study Shows $60m in Online Poker Revenues in Iowa
A new study in Iowa by the Racing and Gaming Commission projects if lawmakers choose to legalize online poker within the state, operators could make between $13-60 million dollars a year. The report goes on to say that if poker operators would be levied the same tax level that is currently being levied to most of the state-licensed riverboats and racetrack-casinos that the state gambling revenue would increase $3 million and $13 million annually.Read full article
03 December 2011Bodog Debuts Anonymous Poker Tables
Bodog Poker’s new software creates a new realm of online poker with a whole host of new features, including their revolutionary anonymous online poker tables now featured site-wide. Bodog’s own Jonas Odman emphasizes these measures as necessary to create fair and fun environment for players of all levels. “We’ve shown before that we are not afraid of controversy by changing the way rakeback was viewed and starting to black data mining sites,” says Odman.Read full article
30 November 2011Online Gambling Will Miss Barney Frank
One of online gambling’s biggest supporters has announced he will not seek another term in office. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) announced that he will not seek reelection in 2012.In 2006, Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in a last moment add-on to must pass legislation. This angered Rep. Frank and ever since he has fought for online gambling and has sponsoring of several pieces of legislation to legalize and regulate online gaming in the United States.Read full article
29 November 2011Online Gambling Companies Complain to EU over Greek Law
A complaint has been filed by online gambling companies with the European Union (EU) regulators against the new Greek revenue-raising law. The new law, according to the complaint would hinder betting firms who would want to start services in Greece.The European Gaming and Betting Association which represents some of the big names in online gambling including Bwin.Read full article
19 November 2011DOJ May Have Deal in Place For Sale of Full Tilt Poker
According to a Thursday article on CNNMoney, a deal was reached between Groupe Bernard Tapie (GBT) and the US Department of Justice. The article claimed that this deal was brokered by the DOJ and cleared the way for GBT to purchase Full Tilt Poker. The article however was taken down quickly after it was put up.An article on CBS news however has also posted an AP story that also claims that a preliminary agreement has been reached with prosecutors.Read full article
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17 November 2011European Parliament Agreed on Online Gambling Resolution
Back in October, the European Parliament’s internal market committee adopted a resolution on online gambling. At the time Clive Hawkswood, Remote Gambling Association chief executive committed that“The most important questions are whether these recommendations will lead to any concrete action and, if so, when.Read full article
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14 November 2011More Online Gambling Meetings Scheduled This Week in Congress
With one online gambling Congressional meeting done, a house panel plans to look deeper into the issue starting this week. The issue at hand is internet gambling and the efforts to legalize online poker.The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade has set a hearing Nov. 18th according to officials, there has not been a list of speakers released as of yet.The last subcommittee session last month talked about legalizing, regulating, and taxing online poker.Read full article
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