• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 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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