Gambling News

  • 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.

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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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  • 16 December 2010

    Pennsylvania Lottery: Online Poker Bill Could Decimate Sales

    It looks like there is a lot of shots being fired of late over the possibility of a bill getting added to a must pass legislation that will legalize and regulate online poker in the United States. The bill is being pushed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and seems to have the backing of the U.S. casino industry. Not everyone however is for this legislation and the Pennsylvania Lottery published a press release Wednesday offering their views as to why it should not get pushed through.

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  • 14 December 2010

    Will There be Legal Online Gambling in the United States?

    Its seems like those of us in favor of regulated online gambling are on pins and needles lately, much like in 2006 when things looked like and eventually did go the other way with the passing of the UIGEA. Every day there seems to be a little more information coming out as to the possibility of having some sort of legalized online gambling in the United States before Congress adjourns.This week, casino industry’s top trade group, The American Gaming Association, said that it supports U.S.

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  • 10 December 2010

    New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Passes Step Two

    In hopes of reviving the state horse racing industry and boosting the revenues of the Atlantic City casinos, there was almost a dozen bills that legislators voted on that drew bipartisan support Thursday as they are trying to send as many bills to the desk of Governor Christie’s by years end as possible.The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee Assembly voted to approve a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to legalize online gambling in the United States.

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  • 09 December 2010

    California to Vote on Online Poker...Again

    A new session for the California legislator started last Monday and already there is legislation being pushed to legalize online poker. Two southern California tribes are behind this push, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. These tribes are among the leaders of a new group called the California Online Poker Association.This bill introduced by Sen.

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  • 08 December 2010

    DC Council Approves Online Gambling Amendment

    The federal government may be working hard to finish the year with some sort of legal online gambling but it seems the local Washington government is not waiting anymore. The D.C. Council on Tuesday did what most people believe Senator Harry Reid is doing in Congress, attached an online poker and fantasy sports gambling proposal into a massive budget bill.

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  • 06 December 2010

    Senator Reid Pushes Online Poker Bill

    It seems that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the man behind the scenes pushing for legislation during this lame duck session that will allow online poker to become legal in the United States. It would however restrict licenses to casinos and racetracks in the beginning and these businesses would have had to be in business for 5 years.

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  • 03 December 2010

    Republicans Fear Secret Online Gambling Bill

    At least three Republicans in the U.S. House, Representatives Spencer Bachus, Dave Camp and Lamar Smith are raising a concern over what they see as an effort in this lame duck session of Congress to pass legislation that would legalize online gambling in the United States.

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  • 02 December 2010

    Betfair To Offer Online Gambling in California

    Betfair is taking advantage of a law passed in September in California to open an office and start taking exchange bets on horse racing. California was the first in the nation to legalize exchange wagering and the law will take effect in May of 2012. New Jersey also has recently passed a law to allow this kind of betting on horseracing as well. Exchange wagering in horse racing allows a person to bet on a horse to win or lose even after the race has started.

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  • 01 December 2010

    Full Tilt's Rush Poker Mobile Removed from Android Market

    There was a rumor back in October of 2009 that Full Tilt Poker was releasing a real money poker app for the Android. In November of this year, the app was officially dropped into the Android market. Now, it did have its limitation as only Android 2.2 owners could download it because of the Adobe Flash requirement but it was launched.By most reviews we have come across, the app, Rush Poker Mobile worked as expected.

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  • 30 November 2010

    Online Gambling Showing Strong Growth

    If you are interested in how people behave online, one of the best companies to look at is comScore. They are one of the leaders when it comes to measuring what people do in the digital world. In their latest media metrix released it seems that online gambling is not a fading interest in the U.S. despite government efforts. There was an increase over the summer during the World Series of Poker in July. During that time comScore said that more than 13.

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  • 29 November 2010

    Cyprus Looking to Ban Online Gambling

    Legalizing online gambling has been a constant battle not only in the United States but also in countries around the world. Within the U.S., states like Florida and California have taken a hard look at intrastate online gambling laws and recently New Jersey has become the first state to have such a bill pass a Congressional vote.

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  • 23 November 2010

    New Jersey Senate Approves Online Gambling

    New Jersey is one step closer to having a policy in place for intrastate online gambling. The New Jersey Senate voted 29-5 to pass the bill that would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer their games to New Jersey residents as well as to those that live outside the United States. The bill still has a few more hurdles to go, it now has to pass a vote by the State Assembly and the Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee, then actually get signed by Governor Christie.

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  • 22 November 2010

    Lame Duck Session Opportunity for Online Gamblers

    Now may be the time for people in favor of online gambling to have their voices heard. The current legislative session has only a month left and some say that since this is a lame duck session, now may be the best opportunity to contact your local Representative to have the US online gambling laws changed.It was this same lame duck situation in 2006 that got the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act passed.

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  • 17 November 2010

    Rumors eWalletXpress Leaving US Market Over Federal Warrants

    According to some reports, one of the last remaining U.S payment processors, eWalletXpress, has stopped processing U.S. transactions. As of last Friday, those U.S.

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  • 16 November 2010

    New Jersey One Step Close to Online Gambling

    On Monday, New Jersey came one step closer to regulating online gambling within the state. State Senator Ray Lesniak’s bill passed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee by an overwhelming 10-1 vote and now will become considered by the full Senate. S-490 would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer online versions of their games. The bill is aimed to help support the states horse racing and casino industries who have had trouble making it in these troubled economic times.

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  • 15 November 2010

    Foxwood Casino Developing Online Gambling Venture

    It looks like another big brick and mortar casino is looking into building its own online gambling site. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe owed Foxwood Casino announced that’s its developing department, Foxwoods Development Company LLC, is planning to partner with Goodson Gaming to build its own online gaming presence. The joint venture will be called Velocity Gaming.

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  • 11 November 2010

    Another Push for NJ Online Gambling

    It seems just like in Florida and California as well as some Canadian provinces; New Jersey needs to bring in some money to the state treasury. Also just like these other places they are looking at online gambling to do it. State Senator Ray Lesniak ( D-Union) bill is proposing just that, that the people of New Jersey be allowed to play poker, baccarat, and other classic casino games online.

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  • 09 November 2010

    Time Served for Michael Olaf Schütt

    The 29 year old Naples man, Michael Olaf Schütt was staring down 30 years in a federal prison for money laundering. Schütt has been accused of funneling millions of internet poker money through multiple bank accounts. Instead he is now looking at a plane ride back to Germany, all though not with his American wife, after cooperating with the feds and negotiating a “substantial assistance agreement” in his case.

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  • 03 November 2010

    Betfair Next Online Gambling Company to Leave the UK?

    The UK has some of the most liberal laws concerning online gambling in the world. They have enacted some of the most comprehensive and fair systems regarding regulation and operations but all this has come at a price in the means of taxation and the horse racing levy. This taxation is now causing some companies to consider leaving the legal umbrella in the U.K. For some companies that are walking the line between profit and loss, the tax in the U.K. can be a big hurdle to overcome.

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