• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 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.According to a Bloomberg article, these same three Representatives sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky saying;

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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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