Gambling News

  • 24 August 2012

    Real-Money Online US Poker Approved

    With unanimous approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission, South Point Poker LLC became the first U.S. casino to be licensed to operate a real-money, intrastate poker website. What makes this inaugural member so special? Because South Point Poker is not only the developer of its own online poker software, it is also holding current licenses as an interactive gaming manufacturer and as a service provider.

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  • 22 August 2012

    Dominique Named in CAP's Top 40 Women of iGaming’s very own Dominique has recently been selected as one CAP’s recently appointed “Top 40 Women of iGaming“. Described as “powerful” and “persuasive”, Dominique has been involved in the online gaming and online gaming affiliate industries almost since their inception, and she had a hand in developing a lot of what we know to be standard practices today. Dominique is no stranger to iGaming industry awards.

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  • 16 August 2012

    iGaming Business Takes to the Floor at the 2012 G2E

    The Global Gaming Expo is coming up, and it comes with the recent announcement from iGaming Business that it will again sponsor the iGaming Zone at this year’s event. Running from October 1st through 4th, the Global Gaming Expo, affectionately referred to as the “G2E” for those in the know, is one of the planet’s biggest events for the gambling industry. Now in its sixth year, the G2E is poised for the future of online gambling.

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  • 14 August 2012

    Kahnawake Gaming Commission Update: Absolute Poker Awaits Settlement

    In a recent press release, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission provided an update regarding the civil proceedings between the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan) and Blanca Games, Inc (and its related companies, Absolute Poker and The suit, which was filed on April 11, 2011, is now in the final stages of a negotiated settlement agreement, and is currently awaiting court approval.

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  • 13 August 2012

    Loto-Quebec Poised to Sell Online Lottery Tickets

    Loto-Quebec, a Canadian state-run provincial lottery operator, is well on its way to providing an online portal for its gambling customers to buy their quick fix tickets. Fans of the draw games Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Quebec 49, Banco, and Extra will be able to start purchasing tickets from Loto Quebec’s portal site,, as of August 27th, 2012. While EspaceJeux.

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  • 13 August 2012

    William Hill Strikes Again; Signs Deal With Las Vegas Plaza Casino

    UK’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, has agreed to a long-term deal with the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. What may seem like a notch on the belt of this sports book giant could mean the start of a needed transformation in downtown Las Vegas.As a result of William Hill’s new involvement, major renovations to the downtown Las Vegas hotel and casino are in the works. New video displays, new seating, and a complete lounge redesign are just some of the improvements.

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  • 13 August 2012

    William Hill Stirs the Pot; Appeals Judgement on Horseracing Levy.

    Who is William Hill? Some say he’s a British bookmakeer, a gambling giant both on- and offline. Some say he’s a pot-stirrer. On July 20th, the High Court ruled in favor of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, agreeing that at customers of betting exchange users may not be liable for paying towards the Horserace Betting Levy.

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  • 31 July 2012

    Poker Stars Agrees to Buy Full Tilt; Settles with DOJ

    After a meeting of the minds today between federal prosecutors and three large Internet poker companies, the first step of actual progress has been made since the historic “Black Friday” over a year ago. In a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice, PokerStars agreed to pay the government $547 million dollars over the next three years.

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  • 31 July 2012

    Zynga is optomistic, poised for real-money games

    Zynga, the American social media and gaming company that brings the world Farmville and Draw Something, released its half-year earnings this week as well as the company’s plans for 2013. Despite posting disappointing results for the first half of 2012, which it blames on delayed game launches and the poor performance of Draw Something after its acquisition, Zynga is poised to enter the real-money online gaming market.

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  • 24 July 2012

    Twin Spires Launches Its "Beat the Champ" Promo

    Think you have what it takes to beat Michael Beychok in a battle of the bets? Because TwinSpires has what it takes to pay you if you do–a nice chunk of a $20,000 prize pool. Participating in this TwinSpires promotion is almost ridiculously simple: Place a $10 Wager on four weekend races at Saratoga and Del Mar during the promotion dates.

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  • 16 April 2012

    "Black Friday" Anniversary

    One year ago, the DoJ seized the domains of several well-known online poker sites and handed down several indictments. Later it was dubbed ‘Black Friday” by the online poker industry. The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) reminded U.S. online poker players of this anniversary by putting out this video titled “the Players Will Never Fold.

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  • 10 April 2012

    Manitoba Lottery to Provide Online Gambling

    BCLC released a press release showing that it is headed in a new direction concerning its online business. It is partnering with Manitoba Lotteries to provide the people of Manitoba, Canada online gambling. “We launched online gaming in British Columbia to provide a secure and legal option for people who play online and to keep revenues in the province that otherwise would be going to illegal gambling sites,” said the Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for BCLC.

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  • 09 April 2012

    New Jersey One Step Closer to a Virtual Atlantic City

    The legislation that will allow people in New Jersey to gamble online at a virtual Atlantic City casino has taken another step forward. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee voted 11-0 to advance the proposal. Though unanimous, there were five senators who were concerned that horse tracks were not a part of the legislation. Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union who is the main sponsor of the legislation hopes that online gambling will be running in New Jersey by the fall.

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  • 03 April 2012

    U.S. Judge Questions Campos Plea Deal

    U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan wants an explanation from the government on why it let Utah banker John Campos plead guilty to a misdemeanor instead of a felony.  The government’s plan to prosecute Campos and avoid an April 9th trail has hit a snag.Of the dozen of individuals that have been charged from Black Friday last April, some have already pleaded guilty. Half remain at large and this is the only scheduled trail.

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  • 27 March 2012

    WMS Gaming Files For Online Poker License in Nevada

    WMS Industries subsidiary WMS Gaming Inc. wants to play. The casino game maker released this press release today announcing it has applied for a interactive gaming license with the State Gaming Control Board in Nevada. WAUKEGAN, Ill. & LAS VEGAS, Mar 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. WMS -0.

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  • 19 March 2012

    Some U.S. States Banned from Bovada

    Bovada Poker which is the sister site to Bodog that accepts U.S. players has now begun blocking new sign-ups from 4 U.S. states: Maryland, New York, Utah and Washington.It is unclear as of yet if existing players from those states be allowed to play from this point forward.It is so far still uncertain as to why players from these four U.S. states have suddenly been excluded.

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  • 12 March 2012

    Nevada Pushing to be First with Online Poker

    According to an iGaming Business article, The Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Mark Lipparelli, confirmed that intra-state online poker could be up and running for real money in 2012 for all those online operators with approved licenses and technical systems approved by the state. Mr. Lipparelli detailed the timeline for Nevada’s online gaming application process and confirmed that the approval will give a company the ability to operate without additional legislation.

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  • 08 March 2012

    Online Gambling Middleman Pleads Guilty

    As a result of the investigation of the Department of Justice that shut down the three largest U.S. facing online poker sites, a Canadian citizen has now plead guilty to conspiracy charges.In a plea to the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Ryan Lang said he was the middleman between online poker companies and the brokers who tricked U.S. banks into processing money for online gambling. Land admitted he helped circumvent U.S. laws from 2007 to the middle of 2010.

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  • 05 March 2012

    Shuffle Master to Buy Ongame Network LTD

    In a press release today, Shuffle Master announced today that it will acquire B2B online company Ongame Network LTD from services. Ongame is one of the largest online poker providers with over 25 of the iGaming strongest brands. Gavin Isaacs, Chief Executive Officer of Shuffle Master said; “Our acquisition of Ongame will allow Shuffle Master to offer a scalable, proven and secure solution for online poker.

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  • 28 February 2012

    Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Indicted

    In a follow up to Homeland Security seizing the domain name, a federal grand jury in Baltimore, MD., has now indicted Bodog Entertainment Group, four Canadians involved with said group and Bodog founder Calvin Ayre. The indictments cover two charges stemming from June 2006 to January 2012, conducting an Illegal gambling business and money laundering conspiracy.

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  • 28 February 2012 Seized by Homeland Security, the original domain of one of the most popular online gaming company, Bodog, has been seized by the Department of Homeland Security.Why this domain was seized is a bit strange as it has not been an active commerce domain for some time now. Other Bodog Brand properties will not be affected by this seizure. It is only speculation at this point as to why Homeland Security would seize an unused domain name.Calvin Ayre has this to say about the seizure;“Not sure what to say. BodogBrand.

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  • 27 February 2012

    Everleaf Gaming Network Shuts Out U.S. Players

    Earlier this month Everleaf Gaming Network shut down its US operations. It was reported that the United States Department of Homeland Security had a cease and desist order. Everleaf on Feb 9th, prohibited all US based players from using any of the more than 100 skins it offered. Today Everleaf issued this statement: As has been reported, certain funds maintained by one of our payment processors to be distributed to U.S. customers were seized by U.S. authorities.

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  • 26 February 2012

    Iowa Online Poker Bill Clears Committee Vote

    “I don’t see this as an expansion of gambling, I see this as an expansion of freedom.” That was the statement issued by Senator Rick Bertrand R-Sioux City after legislation in Iowa to bring online poker under state regulation passed with ease in a Senate committee.The final vote was 11-4 to allow for the state Racing and Gaming Commission to being together and regulate competing hub operators and partner them with state licensed casinos to provide Iowan’s access to online poker.

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  • 23 February 2012

    First Legal Intranet Gaming Platform Launched

    In the press release below it was announced that the first legal intranet gaming was launched in the United States. The first two Native American Tribal Casinos in the company’s Tribal Gaming Network, Coushatta Indian Casino in Louisiana and Coyote Valley Casino in California, signed the agreement. LAS VEGAS, NV, Feb 22, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Atlantis Internet Group Corp.

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  • 13 February 2012

    Senate Committee Meets Today to Discuss Internet Gambling Ruling

    There has been another call to action today for Congress to federally regulate online gambling in the United States.  A Senate Committee in Indian Affairs meets today to discuss the impact of the recent reversal of opinion of the U.S. Department of Justice and how it would concern Indian tribes. Max Waxman of Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative release the following press release: (Washington, D.C.

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  • 06 February 2012

    Romney Stands Against Online Gambling

    In an interview posted on, Mitt Romney lays out his plans to help Nevada if he is elected President. At the end, almost as a side note, the Presidential hopeful also commented on where he stands on online gambling: “Romney also said he doesn’t support legalizing online gaming. He’s says he’s against it because of the social costs and people’s addictive gambling habits.

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  • 02 February 2012

    888 and Caesar's Getting Ready for U.S. Online Poker

    Caesars Interactive Entertainment and 888 Holdings Plc has expanded its UK Software licensing agreement to now include the United States. Once online gaming is permitted in the U.S., Dragonfish, the business to business subsidiary arm of 888, will be the power behind some of Caesars private poker brands.

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  • 30 January 2012

    U.S. Gaming Survey Finds Support for Online Poker

    The U.S. Gaming Survey, founding by a research group over 30 of online gambling, conducted a survey in December with the Poker Player’s Alliance and found a strong support for regulated online poker. The survey had 8,000 respondents from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico. The general demographic was 30-60 years old with income of over $50,000 a year.There were some interesting answers to some of the questions.

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  • 24 January 2012

    Zynga Poker Looking into Real Money Gambling

    Zynga games, yes, the company responsible for all those popular Facebook games, wants to turn Zynga Poker into a real money gambling game. Zynga Poker is one of their most popular games and a spokesman told AllThingsDigital: “We build games and experiences that our players want and love. Zynga Poker is the world’s largest online poker game with more than 7 million people playing every day and over 30 million each month.

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  • 18 January 2012

    Iowa Looking at Multi-State Online Poker

    Another possible scenario that may be coming from the U.S. Department of Justice reversal of opinion involving online gambling is multistate poker and Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Cedar Falls believes Iowa can take full advantage. Those in the Iowa legislature that want to have legalized online poker in Iowa are currently working on a new plan that may open the door to multi-state poker and possibly lead to agreements with Washington D.C.

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