• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 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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    • 17 August 2010

      Betfair Launches new iPad App

      Betfair has gotten into the Apple app business and has launched a new gambling application for the iPad.  For those mobile gamblers in the U.S., no need to get excited and search long hours in your iTunes store, it is not available in the United States. This app has only been launched to the residents of the UK and Ireland. The Betfair app uses GPS to make sure the bets are being placed from the proper region.  According to Charles Palmer, head of mobile at Betfair,

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    • 16 August 2010

      Is Online Gambling in Alberta Far Off?

      It seems the domino effect is going strong in North America as far as regulating online gambling is concerned.  British Columbia and Quebec already allow online gambling and Ontario will soon follow.  Now it seems Alberta is at least looking to follow in the same path. Online gambling is legal in Canada but operating a site within its borders is not.

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    • 13 August 2010

      NFL No Longer Opposing Legalized Online Gambling

      As we have been writing about, Barney Frank’s HR 2267 seems to be gaining a lot of strength since it passed the House Financial Services Committee mark-up session.  Since that day it has gained a new co-sponsor and now it has lost a major opponent the stood in the way of legalized online gambling. The influential NFL has softened its stance to legalized online gambling. The NFL has been linked to being a major influence in the passing of the UIGEA in 2006.

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    • 10 August 2010

      Ontario Also Looking at Legalized Online Gambling

      On Saturday, The Star Canada’s largest daily newspaper, reported that Premier Dalton McGuinty’s administration is facing a $19.7 billion budget deficit. Due to this, McGuinty is looking into the possibility of Ontario expanding into the online gambling industry. The government needs money, and sources say legalizing online gambling could bring in up to $500 million a year.

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    • 06 August 2010

      HR226 Gets Another Co-Sponsor in Congressman John Campbell

      Most are hailing the passing of HR 2267, The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act last week as a victory for getting some kind of regulation for online gambling in the U.S. The next step is getting the consideration of the full House of Representatives. Today that next step got more support in the way of Congressman John Campbell (R-CA) who added his name to the growing list of co-sponsors to the bill that now total 70. In last week’s hearing Rep.

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    • 04 August 2010

      Big Loss to Affiliate World

      Last week the industry lost a well known and well loved member: Alan Leonard, better known as The Captain.Allan was an affiliate since the early days 10 years ago, and most affiliates and affiliate managers are well aquainted with him.Allan had a brilliant, warm smile that will never be forgotten by anyone who met him. He was never shy to tell you that he loved you, and he was a most loyal friend, always there to help you and cheer you up.

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    • 03 August 2010

      888 Have Suitors For A Merge

      The merger between BWIN and PartyGaming which has resulted in the world’s largest online gambling firm has caused a ripple across the rest of the gambling industry. Online gambling firm 888 has now acknowledged it has been contacted by competitors looking to put together a similar plan. Chief Executive Gigi Levy told Reuters that, “This puts us in a position in which we are one of the best assets in the field — we got a few phone calls immediately from various people.

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    • 29 July 2010

      PartyGaming to Merge with Bwin Interactive

      It was announced today that two big powers in the European online gambling market will merge into one. In a reverse takeover, PartyGaming plans on acquiring Bwin Interactive in a deal valued at $1.76 billion dollars. This would create the world’s biggest traded online gambling company. According to Bloomberg, “The merged company, which had reported sales of 682 million euros, will be 51.

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    • 28 July 2010

      Barney Franks Online Gambling Bill Passes Mark Up Vote

      Step one passed with flying colors.  House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s bill H.R. 2267 the Internet Gambling Regulation and Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act took a step today in trying to regulate online gambling in the United States. This bill would regulate internet gambling in the U.S. as well as require operators who have gotten a license to have safeguards in place to curb underage gambling and to help prevent problem gambling.

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    • 26 July 2010

      Online Gambling Bill Headed for Mark Up Vote

      Just like it was alluded to last week in the House Financial Services hearing Barney Frank’s H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act is moving quickly through the beginning stages and already has a mark-up set for Tuesday, July 27th. The hearing had its fair share of supporters and distracters with heated discussion’s coming from both sides.

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    • 24 July 2010

      North American Online Gamblers Still Waiting for PlayNow.com

      After the crash of the first North American online gambling site, PlayNow.com and the final admission of the B.C. Lottery Corporation that it had a privacy breach where over 130 players had their private information seen by other players, the government today said they have no idea when the site will reopen for business. Rich Coleman, the Housing and Social Development Minister did not give a timeline has to when the problem would be fixed and players could return to play.

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    • 22 July 2010

      Positive Hearing on U.S. Internet Gambling Regulation

      In three months the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) will turn 4 years old.  The regulations put in place to govern how to enforce this law just came into effect in June and now, finally, Barney Frank and his bill  HR 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act is moving forward to try and change it.

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