• Gambling News

    • 08 March 2011

      Wall Street Journal Asks Should Web Gambling be Legalized?

      There has been a poll put up on the Wall Street Journal community board that asks a pretty basic question: Should web gambling be legalized? This is not the first time the WSJ has posed such a question on its boards and the results as of this article are overwhelmingly in favor.This is not a formal poll by any means and as of today just shows 358 total votes but 78.2% of those voting favor legalizing online gambling.

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    • 03 March 2011

      Online Gambling in New Jersey Vetoed

      “If the Legislature believes that expanding gambling outside of Atlantic City is in the best interests of the State of New Jersey, it should place the question on the ballot for the voters to decide.” That is the message offered by Governor Christie as he vetoed the online gambling bill in New Jersey. Gov. Christie also echoed in his message what others have said he was concerned about as well and that was the State Constitution.

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    • 03 March 2011

      State Online Gambling Update

      There is a lot happening across the United States lately concerning regulated online gambling. There are currently 4 states in varying progress considering legalizing intrastate online poker. The one closest to making this a reality is New Jersey. Today is the day for Governor Christie to act or not act on an intrastate online poker bill that has been lying on his desk since January.

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    • 28 February 2011

      Add Iowa to List on Online Poker Interest

      It seems for online poker players in the United States, California, New Jersey and Florida would be a good place to live. No, they haven’t technically passed anything as of yet but at least they are in talks which puts them ahead of all the others. Now however there is another state where online poker players could enjoy…Iowa.Iowa is now considering legislation to allow for intestate online poker.

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    • 25 February 2011

      California Nations Indian Gaming Association Endorses Online Poker Bill

      California Democratic Sen. Lou Correa Senate Bill 40 that is trying to legalize Internet gambling within the state got another major endorsement this week from the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA). The main reason cited for the endorsement over other bills currently being looked at is that Correa’s is specific to online poker.This is the first time that CNIGA has endorsed any bill looking to regulate online gambling in California.

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    • 22 February 2011

      Online Gambling in New Jersey Coming Down to the Wire

      It is coming down to the wire for Governor Christie to act on the internet gambling bill that is still lying on his desk. The bill was passed by the New Jersey legislature on January 10th with a feeling of that it was a safe bet to get passed the Governor’s desk and help the state increase its revenue.That is not been the case. Now it seems the New Jersey Governor may not sign the bill into law.

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    • 21 February 2011

      Hope for Federal Online Gambling Law?

      For all of those that think the recent elections may have destroyed any hope of a federal government law regulating online gambling may have to rethink their position if rumors become a reality later this year. Though it may come as a surprise what side this bill may be coming from, who may introduce it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

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    • 16 February 2011

      PlayNow.com Security Investigation Complete

      The investigation into the Canadian online gambling site PlayNow.com by the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has concluded and said that the site had not taken sufficient steps to protect its player’s privacy when it launched July 15th. The PlayNow site was shut down within hours of its initial launch. It was said at the time that it was a server overload but later the B.C.

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    • 15 February 2011

      Payment Processing Inc. Facing Federal Charges

      There is another payment processor being charged by the federal government for allegedly sending $44 million in winnings to bettors all across the United States. Company officials of Payment Processing Inc. are now facing charges of operating an illegal gambling business, transmission of wagers and international money laundering.There are six people named as defendants in the case that was investigated by the IRS’s Criminal Investigations Division and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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    • 14 February 2011

      Ladbrokes Looking at Possible Playtech Merger

      More rumors about online gambling companies coming together to possibly become bigger players in the ever growing industry. Playtech and Ladbrokes are the latest possible merger being talked about according to a story in the Daily Telegraph that mentioned “exploratory talks” between the two.What is being specifically said from the two companies…”no comment” but Ladbrokes CEO Richard Glynn did say they are looking to grow the company organically and that is a clear mandate.

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    • 10 February 2011

      ECOGRA Issues Two More Safe and Fair Seals

      It was seven years ago that competitors in the online gambling industry got together and founded the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) to improve both players protection online and operational standards of the online companies themselves. Accredited online sites are awarded Safe and Fair accreditation seals to show they have passed the required inspection and audit from eCOGRA.

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    • 08 February 2011

      Still Waiting on Online Gambling in New Jersey

      Two bills down in New Jersey but there is still one glaring exception, the Internet Gambling Bill that is still sitting unsigned by Governor Christie. Though nothing has been said throughout the process, the fact that it has remained on the Govermors desk can only beg the question, does he support the online gambling bill?Gov. Christie has signed into law A-2926 and S-2229 which legalizes exchange betting and pari-mutuel wagering.

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    • 07 February 2011

      2010 Online Dispute Stats from eCOGRA

      In 2003 the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) was founded by competing online gambling companies with its main objective to improve the quality of play for online players and maintain a standard of operation for the gambling sites and by complying with these standards a site can eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal. Recently eCOGRA has released its 2010 statistics on disputes that involve their accredited online gambling sites.

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    • 04 February 2011

      Florida Senator Portilla's: Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act

      It looks like Florida is becoming more serious about passing an online gambling law within its borders through the use of pari-mutuels. Senator Diaz de la Portilla has filed a bill (SB 812) entitled the Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act that would create “intrastate Internet poker to be provided to the public by cardroom operators through a state Internet poker network operated by licensed Internet poker hub operators.”The whole 47 page filing can be viewed in its .

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    • 02 February 2011

      Nevada Board Reaches Online Gambling Agreement

      With New Jersey just a signature away from intrastate online gambling, California has been trying to get something approved over the last two legislative sessions and Florida now looking closely again at regulating online gambling, it seems the states are now doing what the federal government will not…take advantage of the billions in online gambling revenue that is going to off shore gambling sites.

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    • 31 January 2011

      eWalletXpress Has Money Seized

      In mid-November, we had a story about a rumored Federal warrant against eWalletXpress and possible seizure of money. Though at the time there were various reports of what was really happening and eWallentXpress, when contacted, just said they were having “technical difficulties” and everything would be up and running again soon. Apparently now it is not a rumor anymore as an email has been sent to customers that say: Dear Customers,

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    • 28 January 2011

      Florida Looking at Online Poker

      Vegas style casinos in Florida? Some legislators in the state can see that happening in a few years. Some legislators however, like Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, think that there are better ways to increase revenue within the state now instead of later. Abruzzo is currently a sponsor of a bill that will allow online poker portals within the horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons in Florida.

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    • 24 January 2011

      Greece to License Online Gambling This Year

      Greece is the next country that will be licensing internet gambling. A government official says that Greece will award up to 50 online gambling licenses and allow low stake videolotto machines by the end of 2011. All of this comes in the hope that it will help Greece get out from under its huge debt. According to an anonymous government official, “The bill is expected to be voted within the first quarter of the year. Our aim is to tender the licenses by the end of the year.”

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    • 19 January 2011

      Changes Coming for U.K. Online Gambling Advertising

      It was 2005 when the UK relaxed it laws towards online gambling. The Gambling Act of 2005 laid out new set of rules for gambling in the UK both on and offline. This Act also set the rules for who may get a license to operate online gambling within the country and how they could advertise.Though the law didn’t give much resistance to who could get a license it did state that nobody may advertise foreign gambling other than a lottery in the U.K.

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    • 14 January 2011

      New Jersey's Online Gambling Bill Gets Praises

      The advocate group Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative issue a press release in which it applauds the state of New Jersey for its recent approval of intrastate online gambling. Though it has passed the both legislative branches in the state it still has one more hurdle before it becomes law, the Governor Christie has to sign it. The governor has yet to speak publically about where he stands on the issue so is strong opinion on both sides whether he will sign the S 490 bill or not.

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    • 11 January 2011

      New Jersey Online Gambling Legislation Passes

      It’s official! New Jersey becomes the first state to approve an online gambling bill within its state borders. The Assembly vote as well as the Senate vote was close to unanimous with votes of 63-11 and 34-2 respectively. This bill allows for online poker as well as popular casino games to be played online in New Jersey. Supporters of the bill are excited that New Jersey will be the first state in a position to grab a piece of the online gambling market in the U.S.

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    • 10 January 2011

      Mastercard Lobbied for Online Gambling

      Mastercard and all the other major credit card companies have done their job when the UIGEA was passed and the regulations were put in place to regulate the new law. This doesn’t mean necessarily that this was a popular bill with the credit card companies however. As a matter of fact both Visa and Mastercard support online gambling. Why wouldn’t they, it would mean millions of dollars in revenue in their pockets.

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    • 06 January 2011

      California Gaming Association Endorses Online Poker Bill

      Senate Bill 40, State Senator Lou Correa’s bill that wants to authorize online poker in California got a major endorsement today. The California Gaming Association (CGA) which is the representative of 69 licensed card rooms within the state announced its support of the bill. The 69 card room the CGA represents accounts for more than 75% of the total rooms in California. The Executive Director of CGA, Rob Ross said,

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    • 04 January 2011

      Gambling.com For Sale

      If you wanted to build a web site, there are some options out there for you. You could get a site from one of the popular blog sites for free and be up and running in no time or maybe you want something more in tune to what you are doing and go out and get an $8 domain and build a site. For those that are really dedicated, you can go to a popular domain auction and try and get the exact domain you want, but that may cost. How much, depends on the buyer. Last November sex.com sold for $13 million.

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    • 03 January 2011

      Texas Inline for Online Gambling?

      The end of the lame duck Congressional session came and went with no official advancement into regulating online gambling but it did do a couple positive things. First it did show that at least some people in Washington are listening (though probably not enough to see a change anytime soon) and second, it put the issue of online gambling in the laps of the state governments.

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    • 29 December 2010

      Games and Casino Best of 2010

      When you are one of the best online gambling portals you get to deal with a lot of fantastic programs all across the gambling genre. Since it is the time of year to look back and see who the best was, we are proud to present our “Best Of” awards for 2010. Since our partners routinely go through a screening process so we keep only the best programs, picking the best of the best was a tough process.

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    • 27 December 2010

      No Online Poker Bill a Good Thing

      Sadly, another year of having the UIGEA, as ambiguous as it may be, is in place for the United States and there was no movement in getting online gambling in any form regulated. The efforts of Senator Reid, the Poker Players Alliance and other supporters fell short in getting any legal online gambling bill through the Senate during this lame duck session. To some however, namely some professional online poker players, this was not a bad thing and they are glad nothing happened.

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    • 23 December 2010

      Details Released of Bwin and PartyGaming Merger

      In press releases separately put out by both companies today, bwin and PartyGaming have released details of their merger plans. In the press release from bwin, Norbert Teufelberger, Co-CEO of bwin explains, “The online gaming industry is going through a phase of consolidation, making market players’ size and geographic diversification more crucial than ever.” The new company will operate worldwide with its existing brands under the name of bwin.

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    • 20 December 2010

      Legalized Gambling in U.S. Running Out of Time

      “On behalf of the millions of Americans who play online poker, I am disappointed Congress has not acted to implement important licensing and regulation of this growing industry. Not only will this include valuable consumer protections, but it also will pump much needed funding and jobs into the weakened U.S. economy. It’s a missed opportunity, pure and simple.”

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    • 17 December 2010

      Probation For BetOnSports, Norman Steinberg

      Norman Steinberg, co-owner of Millenium Group, a subsidiary of BetOnSports, which was shut down by federal prosecutors in 2006, came to the U.S. this week and was sentenced to 3 years’ probation which is to be served from his home on Costa Rica, a $10,000 fine, no restitution and is unrestricted to travel anywhere in the world. This is a far cry from what the other people who were related with BetonSports got from the U.S. prosecution.

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