Gambling News

  • 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.

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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.

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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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  • 30 August 2010

    Hurricane Earl Temporarily Knocking Out Intertops

    In an email to players, Intertops has announced a temporary set back due to Hurricane Earl. As of this writing the hurricane is reaching Category 3 status with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph (195 kph). Currently Earl is causing havoc in the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and strong winds. Please be advised that as a direct result of Hurricane Earl, we have suffered a major power outage in Antigua and the Intertops.com website and all its services are currently down.

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  • 27 August 2010

    Blanca Games Acquires the Cereus Poker Network

    Stuart Gordon’s led Blanca Games, Inc has acquired the Cereus Poker Network the third largest online poker network.  The acquisition includes the network operations, software and the two brands, Absolute Poker (AP) and Ultimate Bet (UB). According to Gordon the Chief Executive Officer of Blanca Games in their press release, “The acquisition of Cereus is a significant opportunity for us.  Cereus is a major platform of well-managed assets.

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  • 26 August 2010

    Online Gambling Changes in South Africa, Holland and Nova Scotia

    What to do with online gambling has been a hot topic with cash strapped states, provinces and countries lately. California recently wrestled with it, some provinces in Canada have embraced it with others to follow suit and many other European countries have chimed in on one side or the other. South Africa, Holland and Nova Scotia have been the latest to headline the online gambling news. One has made a decisive decision while the others are considering going in an opposite direction.

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  • 24 August 2010

    RIP Louis Fabiano - the Professor

    RIP Louis Fabiano – the Professor I write this with a heavy heart. This morning Lou, better known as the Professor, passed away after a prolonged struggle in ICU. Lou was the founder of CAP and for many years he lead this affiliate community, solving a myriad of issues for affiliates and contributing to the welfare of affiliates like no other.

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  • 23 August 2010

    PlayNow.com Re-Launches for Online Gamblers

    After more than a month of being shut down due to a security breach just hours into their launch, PlayNow.com re-launched right before the weekend under much less fan fair. According to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation CEO Michael Graydon, the approval was given following a review by consulting firm Deloitte and the site had permission to be back online at 7p.m Thursday.By 10 p.m., the site was still not online however and a check at 2a.m. Friday found it still not online.

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  • 20 August 2010

    Tribes Coming Together For California Online Gambling

    It looks like support is coming together for one last push for legalized online gambling in California.  The question now: Is there enough time?  There is less than two weeks left for any bill to pass the state Legislature but the Morongo Band of Mission Indians is trying to form a coalition to get it done. According to Morongo spokesman Patrick Dorinson, 21 tribes have either signed up for or sent documents in to join the California Online Poker Association.

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  • 18 August 2010

    $13.3 Million Forfeited In Online Gambling Case

    In a story released through the Dow Jones Newswires, the defendants in the online gambling money laundering case have agreed to forfeit $13.3 million, The money was seized by the U.S. Government from two online gaming payment processors, Allied Wallet Inc. and Allied Systems Inc. both owned by  Ahmad Khawaja. The FBI says this is just a small portion of what was run through the business for the first half of 2009.

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