• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 21 July 2010

      PlayNow.com Shut Down Over Privacy Breach

      Though we thought it was the high demand of players that were trying to access the B.C. Lottery Corporation’s new gambling site Playnow.com that had it shut down Thursday morning shortly after a much heralded launch. We find out now it was a privacy breach that was the cause of the shut down.

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    • 16 July 2010

      Legal Online Casinos in North America

      Looks like we finally have legal online casino gambling in North America, you just have to go to the northern part of North America to get it. British Columbia is looking at getting its piece of the close to $100 million that is being gambled on off shore websites by its residents. It is now the first official North American authority to offer legal online casino gambling. Thursday, B.C. residents can go to PlayNow.

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    • 07 July 2010

      After One Month, What Are The Effects OF UIGEA?

      Well folks, it’s a done deal. After several delays and a final campaign to reverse it, UIGEA (the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) went into full effect on June 1st, 2010.

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    • 30 June 2010

      California Delays Gambling Bill

      State Senator Roderick Wright, Chairman of the Governmental Organization Committee, delayed a vote by his committee on his bill that will create a license and regulatory system for online gambling within the state of California. Instead of a vote on the bill, he decided to tell the committee about the progress of the bill and why California needs a bill to license and regulate online gambling. He stated that the bill needs more work.

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    • 29 June 2010

      ARJEL Approves Two More for Online Gambling

      The French Gaming regulator ARJEL this week has awarded two more licenses to operate online gambling sites in France. PartyGaming was given a license to operate their online poker and sports betting websites to French residents. PartyGaming will offer sports betting right away and when the issue with Malta is remedied, they will offer online poker. Earlier PartyGaming announced three deals that will allow them to benefit from a huge pool of players.

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    • 23 June 2010

      Online Poker Hearing Set for California

      “It would take money out of the state. We said this should be a game for Californians, run by Californians,” that’s what Morongo spokesman Patrick Dorinson told the Desert Sun about the upcoming hearing about legalising online poker in California. The Morongo band of Mission Indians are apart of the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations (TASIN) and they are opposed to SB 1485 that could legalise and tax intrastate online poker.

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    • 17 June 2010

      Virgin Group Setting Up New Game Site

      Feel like a little online wagering? Feel like doing it all in the United States? Relax… the chance is here. Virgin Gaming, is announcing on Tuesday, at the E3 video game industry show, that it will be offering video gamers online, a chance to go head to head against others players online and win large cash prizes. To get around the US laws against gambling, they have to make sure that they label their games and games of skill and not chance. That way, it is not gambling.

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    • 16 June 2010

      Atlantic City Casinos Reject Intrastate Online Gambling

      Everything was looking rosy for online gambling in New Jersey after the June 3 3-1 vote by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee to pass Senate bill S490 with very few amendments.Now, the very casinos that would most benefit from that very law, have announced through the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ), their trade organization, that they do not want the bill to pass. CANJ represents all eleven Atlantic City casinos.

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    • 13 June 2010

      New Danish Gambling Law Goes Back To European Commission

      Due to complaints from land based gambling companies, the new Danish gambling law is headed back to the European Commission for further review.The complaint from the land based gambling companies is that the tax provisions of the new law are unfair.This comes following reports that Danske Spil, the former state online gambling monopoly, would have to abandon it’s online poker b2b deal with the world’s leading listed online gaming company, Party gaming.

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    • 09 June 2010

      Harrah’s Pushing For Internet Gambling Regulation

      It has been disclosed that Harrah’s has hired the lobbying firm Capital Counsel, a self described “full service, bipartisan government relations firm providing political analysis, strategic advice, and advocacy services”.Harrah’s has hired Capitol Counsel for the purposes of lobbying congress on matters relating to gambling and taxation.

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