• Gambling News

    • 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. players that have accessed there eWalletXpress account have been greeted with no banking options for deposits and have seen a message only that refers to “technical difficulties”

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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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    • 02 November 2010

      State of Washington Seizes $553K From Online Payment Processor

      It didn’t take long after the Sept. 23rd decision by the state of Washington’s Supreme Court that their ban on online gambling did not violate the U.S. Constitution for their federal prosecutors to seize $553,000 from Secure Money, Inc. Prosecutors asked a U.S. District Court judge to order the balance of 6 bank accounts they say are associated with the Canadian company to be forfeited to the government. According to a civil complaint filed on October, Secure Money, Inc.

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    • 28 October 2010

      Microgaming, Cryptologic & BetsoftGaming Partner with NYX Interactive

      NYX Interactive is an award winning provider of innovative software solutions for the e-gaming industry and in the last couple weeks has been establishing partnerships with some of the leading online gambling software providers in the industry. NYX offers such products as bingo, casino, sports betting, poker and lottery. The Sweden based company announced on Oct 18th, 2010 that they had reached an agreement with BetsoftGaming for the provision of its Slots3TM games.

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    • 25 October 2010

      Online Gambling at Harrah's

      There has been big news coming out of the world’s largest casino company, Harrah’s Entertainment this week.  One that will directly involve online gamblers and one that will help the company take advantage of any changes financially. It was announced finally after rumors have been heard for a while that this month Caesars Online Casino will be re-launched by Harrah’s using JackpotJoy as the new software behind the site.

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    • 20 October 2010

      Update: GoWildCasino Police Raid

      According to an affiliate program representative posting at the Affiliate Guard forum, there was an issue regarding Go Wild Casino and the police but it is all do to a “vengeful ex-employee that was recently dismissed”. Also expected soon is a press release from Microgaming and Go Wild. Here is what the representative had to say:

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    • 20 October 2010

      GoWildCasino Raided?

      According to two Belgrade newspaper reports dated yesterday, Serbian police in an operation they called “Atlantis” arrested a group of foreign nationals that they say were running an online gambling operation in Serbia without permission. One of the sites allegedly said to be operating in Serbia and has since been seized is the popular GoWildCasino.

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    • 19 October 2010

      New Jersey Looking at Intrastate Online Gambling

      While the federal government is slowing grinding away at regulating online gambling and the courts deciding that regulating online gambling will be left up to individual states to decide, several states have been trying to work something out including Florida, California and New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has come up with two expansions to help save the New Jersey gambling industry and hopefully help bring his state much needed revenue.

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    • 15 October 2010

      Nova Scotia Says No to Online Gambling

      British Columbia was the first to launch a legal online gambling site in North America with their playnow.com site. Ontario and Quebec are also getting ready to follow B.C.’s footsteps. If you remember, Nova Scotia, was right on the heels of this online gambling bandwagon. Back in late August, Finance Minister Graham Steele said it was time that Nova Scotia had its own online gambling for the good of the people.

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    • 12 October 2010

      William Hill Teams Up with Iovation for Fraud Protection

      One of the UK’s biggest bookmakers, William Hill is teaming up with Iovation and their ReputationManager 360 software in their fight against fraud. According to a press release today: Iovation, the device reputation authority protecting online businesses from fraud and abuse, announced that William Hill, the UK’s leading betting and gaming company, has adopted iovation ReputationManager 360 as part of its overall fraud prevention strategy.

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    • 11 October 2010

      Wife of Democrat John Tierney’s Indicted on Online Gambling Charges

      The seven-term Massachusetts Democrat Representative John Tierney is facing an election coming up; his wife Patrice is facing jail time. Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty to four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false federal tax returns all resulting from her managing more than a $7 million bank account stemming from her brother, Robert Eremian’s online gambling business. Eremian’s site, PlayLegal.com, used a site based in Antigua but operated out of the United States.

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    • 07 October 2010

      Dutch Government Regulating Online Gambling?

      It seems the Dutch government is having a hard time with what to do with online gambling and has now, again it seems, flop stances. The Government has done a lot over the years to keep online gambling out. They made a blacklist of foreign online gambling sites (2008) and then told banks to not do business with them for fear of being prosecuted; the Dutch version of the U.S. UIGEA. They have also spent a lot of time in European Court fighting to keep online gambling out.

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    • 05 October 2010

      Major Casinos Looking at Online Gambling

      There has been a lot written lately about the online gambling regulation in the U.S. this year. Proponents of legalizing and regulating internet gambling have seen positive and negative so far from Barney Frank’s H.R. 2267  passing a markup vote to the NFL changing its stance to California denying an effort to legalize online poker to now the major land base casino’s changing their tune about legalizing online gambling.

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    • 04 October 2010

      New Treasury Rule Proposal and Online Gambling Funds

      There has been a new ruled proposed that has gotten online gamblers in the U.S. in a foul mood.  A rule proposed by the Treasury Department would require a weekly report of all electronic money transfers into and out of the U.S. by all financial institutions. Along with the reports the social security numbers of all those making thing transaction will be included. Currently no reports are made if transactions are less than $10,000.Could the U.S. government use this information to halt all U.S.

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    • 27 September 2010

      Washington State Court Upholds State Gambling Ban

      Lee Rousso, is an avid online poker player, the Poker Players Alliance Washington State’s Director, a lawyer and is fighting the online gambling ban in Washington State through the court system.  His central argument against the internet gambling ban is, “The central argument is that Washington State’s statute that bans internet poker is protectionist in nature. It protects in-state businesses from out of state competition. The Commerce Clause of the U.S.

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    • 26 September 2010

      Online Gambling Domain Owners Must Show Up in Kentucky

      In a very short excerpt in the AP news this week, A Kentucky Supreme Court has again ruled that owners of internet gambling sites must show up in court if they do not want the state of Kentucky to seize their domain names. If you were not aware, back in 2008/09, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, tried to seize 141 gambling-related domain names, saying they were, basically, “illegal gambling devices.

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    • 23 September 2010

      Canadian Players Banned from Certain Online Casinos

      Could all the legal online gambling action involving Canada lead to some online casinos to drop Canadian players? This could be one explanation to the sudden emails sent out by Bwin Interactive, Paddy Power and Casino Club announcing they will no longer take Canadian players effective Sept. 24th 2010. Another interesting development is that all these casinos run the Boss Media software. There is no explanation in the email about why other than citing “new regulations” as the cause.

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    • 22 September 2010

      RIP Spearmaster - Ted Loh

      Guys, I am just about speechless. Earlier this week, Spearmaster, Ted Loh, passed away after a struggle with cancer. Ted is well known in the industry. He was the first affiliate I ever met in person, and he made me feel welcome. Ted was outspoken and straight forward. He spoke his mind, even in situations where most people didn’t share his views. And guess what, time usually proved him right.

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    • 21 September 2010

      Sportingbet PLC to Forfeit $33 million to Settle U.S. Online Gambling Charge

      UK Internet gambling company Sportingbet Plc agreed today to forfeit $33 million that it provided to US customers in a deal that they hope will allow the company to resume U.S. online gambling operations sometime in the future if the laws are changed. According to a statement made by Sportingbet as part of this agreement with New York, the company offered online gambling to U.S. residents from 1996 to Oct. 2006.

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    • 20 September 2010

      Online Poker Affected After California State Sen. Wright Indicted?

      What a difference a week makes.  California State Senator Roderick Wright (D- Inglewood) seemed to be a light for legalized online poker in the state has now been indicted by a grand jury on eight counts including filing a false declaration of candidacy, voter fraud and perjury beginning back in 2007. If convicted, Wright faces up to eight years and four months in state prison. He pleaded not guilty and was released after posting bail of $45,000. His next court date is October 8th.

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    • 19 September 2010

      Goldwater Bank To Forfeit $734,000 in Online Gambling Case

      Today the bank Ahmad Khawaja and his two firms Allied Systems and Allied Wallet reportedly used to transfer funds to players online poker sites, as agree to forfeit assets. Goldwater Bank, a one branch bank located in Scottsdale Arizona as agreed to forfeit $734,000 that have been tied to money laundering and illegal online gambling operations according to the FBI.

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    • 14 September 2010

      Daniel Tzvetkoff Released from New York Jail

      The Australian businessman Daniel Tzvetkoff has been released from a New York jail according to news.com.au. The 27 year old had been charged with money laundering, conspiracy to launder, fraud and conspiracy to defraud. He was facing up to 75 years in jail but after a hearing with a federal magistrate behind closed doors we walked out of jail though there has been no official records released which could mean he is co-operating with federal prosecutors regarding online gambling.

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    • 08 September 2010

      Indian Casinos to Have Legal Online Poker in U.S.

      Legal internet poker is coming to the United States, at least on tribal land. In a press release today, Atlantis Internet Group Corp. announced a licensing agreement with Cake Gaming NV which will allow Native American casinos across 30 states to legally play poker online. Cake Poker is one of the faster growing poker networks worldwide and, according to the PR is:

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    • 03 September 2010

      Barney Frank on Leno Discussing Online Gambling

      There have been many politicians that have taken to the stage with Jay Leno and chatted about various issues and trying to get there point across to his demographic.   Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fred Thompson, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin and even President Obama have all sat in the chair across from Jay with varying degrees of success. The last to do it was Rep.

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