• Gambling News

    • 27 January 2010

      Will MGM Mirage Leave Atlantic City?

      The MGM Mirage, suffering from the poor economy in the sagging Atlantic City market, is setting itself up for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock exchange. The offering could raise upwards of $1 billion. The idea is to sell shares of its 50% owned MGM Grand Macau. The problem is that MGM is partnered with Hong Kong business woman Pansy Ho, daughter of Macau casino giant Stanley Ho. And he has alleged ties to Chinese organized crime triads.

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    • 26 January 2010

      Playtech and U.S. Partner Sign Deal

      Playtech, a leading online gaming software provider, has signed a deal with NASDAQ listed Scientific Games Corporation. This move demonstrates Playtech’s  intention to re-enter the U.S. gaming market when it becomes legal to wager online. This move also promoted a raise of 11% of Playtech stock shares.This deal has two parts. First is a 50-50 joint venture called Sciplay, which will focus on the global B2G (government sponsored)  online gaming market.

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    • 23 January 2010

      PartyGaming Admits to Merger Talks

      After much speculation, PartyGaming, the online poker company, has admitted to being in talks with Bwin, a rival Austrian sports betting company, about a possible merger. Such a merger could be worth more than L2 billion. It says it is also talking with other potential partners.

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    • 22 January 2010

      Kentucky Gambling Bill Killed by Senate

      The Kentucky State Senate failed to pass legislation requiring a constitutional amendment on any expansion of gambling in the state. The vote was along strict party lines. Republican David Williams, Senate President, who sponsored the bill, said he opposes the expansion of gambling in Kentucky, but that his bill would have let the voters decide the issue.

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    • 21 January 2010

      32Red Casino has Been Acquired by Nedplay

      This is an interesting turn of events. We hope that it works out for all involved. (Free-Press-Release.com) January 21, 2010 — 32Red is today pleased to announce that Nedplay casino becomes part of the award-winning gaming operator’s group of casinos.

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    • 21 January 2010

      IGaming Community Called to Aid Haiti by Calvin Ayre

      I think this is fantastic!!! A big KUDDOS to all that participate!!! We need more people like this, what a better world it would be. LONDON, England — (PRESS RELEASE) — No one watching the news in the past week could have ignored the cries and pleas for help coming from one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere – Haiti.

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    • 20 January 2010

      New Jersey Legalizing Online Gambling Update!

      The State of New Jersey, attempting to become the first state to legalize intrastate internet gambling, is now looking at passing senate bill S3167, introduced by Senator Raymond Lesniak. It is designed to allow the games of poker, blackjack, and baccarat, to be played online.The state’s casinos, who have taken a beating during the recent economic troubles, are expected to be the first to apply for licenses.

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    • 20 January 2010

      David Barber Leader of Gov.'s Task Force Resigns

      The Director of the Governor’s Task Force, David Barber after winnings on Illegal Gambling, won at the Choctaw Indian Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi. David Barber Offered his resignation because he felt his $2,300 would be a distraction. And Governor Riley said it was appropriate. They do not know for sure when the money was won, but they think it was when former County district Attorney and his wife went to a Mississippi Casino to celebrate a special occasion.

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    • 18 January 2010

      GTECH G2 Side Games Launched by Virgin Casino

      Here is some of your favorite land based casino games now online, like Bar X Majic 7 and more. 18-01-2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) – Virgin Casino has added four more games from the GTECH G2 side games portfolio.  The Electrocoin Bar X Magic launched at the popular UK casino several weeks ago and now four more proven popular games have been added: Triple Chance Hi Lo, Casino Dice, Spin Win, Aces High, Bingo Keno Extreme.

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    • 18 January 2010

      Controversy with Harry Reid Could Change Online Gambling in the US

      If the GOP has their way and force the resignation of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, regulated online gambling may be one step closer to reality. Senator Reid has fought hard to keep online gambling illegal, in order to protect the gaming interests of his home state of Nevada. If he were no longer in Washington, many believe Rep. Barney Frank’s proposal for regulated internet gambling would have a much better chance of passage.

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    • 17 January 2010

      Legalizing Internet Gambling Bill for New Jersey

      The State of New Jersey may be joining the squabble over legalizing internet gaming. State Senator Raymond Lesniak has introduced bill S3167, which would make it legal to play and bet on the games of poker, roulette, baccarat, mini baccarat, craps, blackjack, slots, pai gow, red dog, and sic bo. The bill would require that the servers and monitoring offices for the internet gaming companies be located in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

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    • 16 January 2010

      Haiti Relief Poker Tournament by Doyles Room Online Poker

      Attention all online poker players. Want to help the cause in Haiti and still player poker? Then have we got the perfect deal for you. DoylesRoom.com is giving all of its proceeds from this Wednesday’s $50,000 Bounty tournament to a relief organization. In addition, it is going to match all bounty money won and will add additional funds to help the relief work in Haiti. That is a potential total of $50,000 to be donated to the Haiti relief efforts.

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    • 15 January 2010

      2009 Online Gambling Dispute Stats Released by eCOGRA

      This is all checked and done for the benefit to the players for approved online sites. If they are eCOGRA approved they are safe!

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    • 13 January 2010

      Microgaming Upgrade Rejected by Casino Rewards

      I am sure this came as a disappointment to Microgaming, but looking out for the players interests always comes first! LAS VEGAS, Nevada — (PRESS RELEASE) — A planned upgrade by game software provider Microgaming has been rejected by CasinoRewards.com in an effort to maintain the best user experience across its 19 online casino brands.

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    • 12 January 2010

      Barney Frank Heads up Internet Gambling Regulation

      HOT news right off the press!! KUDDOS to Barney Frank!! Let’s all of us stand behind him and show our support in this matter. It will make the world of difference in our freedom to play online!

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    • 12 January 2010

      Iowa not likely to Expand Gambling

      Iowa, like so many other states, is looking for ways to make up state budget shortfalls caused by the economic crisis. One idea being passed around by many is expanding gambling in the state. However, the state legislature is no so enamored by the idea. With 21 licensed casinos in the state already, state lawmakers say that further expansion of gambling is very unlikely.

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    • 10 January 2010

      Estonia has Legalized Online Casinos

      The little Republic of Estonia, sitting up on the northern European border with the Baltic Sea, is finally a leader in the European community. Estonia has just recently legalized online gambling. With this latest move, Estonia hopes to ease some of the financial shortfalls brought about by the financial crisis of the last year.

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    • 09 January 2010

      The Sentencing of David Carruthers

      David Carruthers’ ordeal is finally over. Or soon will be in 33 months. That is the length of the sentence handed down to him by Judge Carol E. Jackson of the Missouri Eastern district Court following a plea agreement between David Carruthes and federal prosecutors yesterday. He has been confined to a hotel in St. Louis, MO. Since his arrest in 2006, he has been under electronic surveillance while waiting for trial.

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    • 08 January 2010

      Pennsylvania Gambling Law Update

      I know that Pennsylvania casino players are happy with this news! Hopefully other states will follow. LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is expected to sign a bill into law today that will allow the state’s slot machine-only casinos to add table games to gaming floors. The new law will allow large Pennsylvania casinos to add up 250 table games each and smaller resort style casinos can add 50 games each. Casino operators will pay an upfront license fee of $16.

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    • 06 January 2010

      Pennsylvania has more at Stake than the Proposed Gaming Law

      Pennsylvania has more at stake with the legislation before the state congress than just whether or not table gaming will be allowed in their casinos. Also up in the air are almost 1000 state jobs, about 2 percent of the state government workforce. If the bill is not passed, then furloughs will be issued, cutting those 1000 jobs. Pennsylvania casinos are limited to slots play at the present time.

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    • 04 January 2010

      Delaware Casinos Resist Further Competition

      The gaming industry and the State of Delaware are finding themselves at a crossroads in today’s downturn economy.  The State of Delaware has three operating casinos. In today’s economy, they are finding it extremely difficult to maintain their revenue income.The State of Delaware, likewise, is also trying to beef up its flagging revenues. With the slippage of revenue income from the three casinos, the state is looking to increase the number of operating casinos in the state.

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    • 02 January 2010

      USA Players Lose Another One

      The year 2009 saw many examples of Uncle Sam flexing his anti-online gambling muscles. It saw the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) poised to come into full effect, as well as many crackdowns and prosecutions of varying kinds.With all this evil attention given to the gaming community, it is no wonder that the year 2009 saw many gambling centers and casinos pull from the U.S. market. One of the biggest, Golden Casino, pulled out of the U.S. market near the end of 2009.

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    • 31 December 2009

      Win A Day Has a New Slots

      If you love to shop then you will love this one! It is time to go shopping!!! LONDON, England — (PRESS RELEASE) — In the midst of the biggest shopping season of the year, Win A Day Casino has launched a new slot machine dedicated to the dedicated shopper. The new Reel De Luxe is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot machine with a luxurious shopping theme, wild symbols, 2 special bonus features and a bonus game.

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    • 29 December 2009

      Confused Kentucky Rakes in Millions on Lottery Win!

      It looks like there were three lucky winners in the Power ball Lottery drawing Saturday night. A single ticket for the grand prize of $128.6 million was sold in Georgetown, Kentucky. The person who bought the winning ticket is obviously one lucky winner.Winner number two is the Federal Government. If the winner collects the winnings all in one lump sum, it would be around $60 million. Federal taxes would take away around $15 million, or roughtly25 percent.

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    • 25 December 2009

      Network Issues with Interactive Playnet and YouGot Bingo

      Attention!! Attention!! All of you players who are signed up at bingo sites such as Churchill Bingo, Bingo Boat, and Bulldog Bingo. Oh the news that has come to light in the last few day concerning Interactive PlayNet and YouGotBingo networks. A few days ago, Interactive PlayNet, the software provider for the YouGotBingo network, went belly up. An email has indicated that there is another party interested, but it is merely speculation as to who that party is.

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    • 23 December 2009

      Betsson Forced to Close Betting Shop by Court Ruling

      Betsson, after 1.5 years of operation, has been ordered to shut down operations as the result of a ruling by the Swedish Administrative Court of Appeals on December 7th.  Betsson faces fines of €250,000 if the operation is not shut down. As a result, Betsson will close up shop on the 22nd of December at 11:00 AM. The courts ruling implies that Betsson will be fined whether they appeal or not.

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    • 21 December 2009

      BillyCubed Casino Closed Doors

      That is it folks, no warning, no anything just closed the doors! This is a Quote from Billy Himself! “I did choose to close CasinoCubed due to a combination of issues, my personal health problems being a dominant one in being able to keep my team focused on delivering a superior service. But of course timing, results, budgets, etc all played a part. Players with balances have all been notified and we’re now sorting out affiliates as well.”

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    • 21 December 2009

      Uncertainty for Casinos Future in Macau

      Macau, China, the Las Vegas of the Far East, is looking at a very uncertain future. Fernando Chui took over the office of Macau Chief Executive today. And his orders from China are to rein in growth spurts and to come up with other ways to maintain economic expansion other than casino gambling. This comes on the heels of efforts by the Chinese government to rein in the economic boom brought about in the gambling arena.

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    • 18 December 2009

      Update on Grand Prive Investigation

      Here is what is happening with the investigation. 17 December 2009 – The audit team continues to receive and assess claims in connection with the the above and the investigation is on track. The eCOGRA team has noted affiliate concerns regarding the lack of communications reach of affiliate representative bodies and webmasters, and Grand Privé management has consequently decided the following:

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    • 17 December 2009

      Motion to Amend Internet Gambling Complaint by Kentucky

      The Kentucky internet gambling case just keeps getting weirder by the day. On Wednesday, Kentucky Commonwealth attorneys filed a motion to add parties to its original complaint, which the Kentucky State Supreme Court heard in October. A hearing is now scheduled for January 20th before Judge Thomas Wingate, the circuit court magistrate who heard the original case in 2008.

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