Gambling News

  • 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.

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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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  • 17 December 2009

    California Man Wins Big on Keno at DoylesCasino

    Talk about picking the right numbers, this man sure did. Merry Christmas to him!!! Keno player from Fremont, California wins $100,000 after all 10 of his Keno numbers are picked Las Vegas, Nevada – December 15, 2009 – With a powerful name associated with it, DoylesCasino.com has established itself as one of the most trustworthy online casino destinations around. Now, after a recent Keno win by one of its players, DoylesCasino.

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  • 16 December 2009

    PartyGaming and bwin to Merge

    The question is will this merger go through. If it does it could benefit both. We will have to wait and see what develops! LONDON, England — Online gambling giants bwin and PartyGaming are in merger talks that could create a £2 billion Internet gambling behemoth, according to The Sunday Times. The two companies have been talking about a merger since the summer. If the deal goes through, it would likely be structured as a merger of equals: the Sunday Times reports.

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  • 15 December 2009

    MGM Grand at Foxwoods and Foxwood Casino’s November Slots Report

    Well it does not look like the economy has affected these casinos much at all. They seem to keep on thriving. The small drop with them is not much compared to others.  MASHANTUCKET, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods today reported to the Connecticut State Division of Special Revenue that the property took in $53.7 million in slot machine gaming revenue. This amount represents a minor decrease of 1.4 percent in slot win and a decrease of 3.

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  • 11 December 2009

    Major Win at 32Red Casino

    I love to see wins like this! Congratulations to the winner!! GIBRALTAR, December 10 /PRNewswire/ — 32Red Casino , the award-winning Gibraltar based online casino, today revealed details on how a lucky player won over GBP25,000 from a free bet on a slot machine shortly after joining. The player, Brett Hill, was playing the Major Millions  slot machine at 32Red when he hit the three jackpot symbols, triggering the GBP25,000 payout and changing Brett’s Christmas instantly.

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  • 10 December 2009

    Indiana Faces Choices on Gambling

    The state of Indiana has a few decisions to make. The Gaming Study Committee’s report has issued its report. It recommends allowing riverboat casinos to relocate inland, thus helping to protect Indiana casinos from the competition from neighboring states.It states that relocating one of two casino boats from Lake Michigan inland to a major highway intersection would draw more customers. Sen.

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  • 09 December 2009

    eCOGRA Software Accreditation Goes to Greentube

    This Austrian software provider commissions full range of eCOGRA services.This is the eCOGRA release:London, 9 December 2009 – Austrian software developer Greentube I.E.S AG has joined the growing number of online gambling software providers that have passed a professional inspection and review process by the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA.

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  • 09 December 2009

    Suing A Casino for Your Losses Could Cost you More

    When people get mad when they lose big at a casino, they try to turn around and try to sue that casino, saying they were lured in by different things. Well as you can see that may cost you even more.A gambler in Australia did just that! He bought a lawsuit against the casino he had lost big at. Well it went to court this week and the court ruled that it was the gamblers fault and not the casinos.His name is Harry Kakavas and he lost $27 million, and sued the casino.

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  • 07 December 2009

    Investigation Launched by Grand Prive Group

    eCOGRA was commissioned to investigate Affiliates Program closure. This was released today by eCOGRA: London, 7 December 2009 – The Grand Privé group has been following the often inaccurate information exchanges on the Internet regarding the closure of Grand Privé Affiliates with interest, mindful of its reputation as a responsible and respectable business.

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  • 07 December 2009

    Harrah’s Opens First Vegas Online Casino

    The opening salvo of the next round of the war of the internet casinos has been fired. Harrah’s Entertainment has opened Caesars Casino Online, the first online casino operated by the big giants of Las Vegas.Caesars is not accepting U.S. or German players, as it is wanting to avoid even the appearance of violating U.S. gambling laws. This is in preparation for entry into the U.S. market when the anti-online gambling laws change.

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  • 04 December 2009

    Experts Testified Before the House

    Now is everyone’s chance to be heard on how you feel on the subject of online Gambling. We all need to speak now or forever hold our peace so to say. Read this and go to the tools and let your voice be heard!!  This could mean the difference on whether we can play online or not in the future.

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  • 02 December 2009

    $28.2 Million Fine For BetOnSports

    If you are keeping score, mark one up for the government. On Tuesday, BetOnSports, the giant gambling house brought down by federal prosecutors, was sentenced to probation and a fine of $28.2 million. However, BetOnSports is in debt up to it’s eyeballs, owing many millions more than it has, so it is doubtful it will pay any of the fine according to lawyers on both sides. It is estimated that it still owes seven to eight million dollars to U.S. gamblers; and that amount may be quite understated.

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  • 01 December 2009

    Internet Gambling Ban Delayed Update

    We are all very hopeful for the online gambling industry! This turn of events is definitely in our favor. According to the Associate Press Agencies cite support for new legislation to clarify the current laws in the UIGEA Bill. The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve are giving U.S. financial institutions an additional six months to comply with regulations designed to ban Internet gambling. The two agencies said Friday that the new rules, which were to take effect on Dec.

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  • 27 November 2009

    Barney Frank Got Implementation of UIGEA Postponed!!!

    I say a big KUDOS to Barney Frank!!!! This is good news for the online industry for sure! Let us all stand behind him and what he is trying to do for all of us!

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  • 26 November 2009

    Online Gambling Ban Hearing for December 3rd

    And the fight is on!!! Barney Frank is scheduled to go before the Financial Services Committee on December the 3rd.There will be testimony to repeal the UIGEA and to stop the regulations from going into effect on Dec. 1st. Frank is the Chairman and will lead the hearing. Frank is for licensing and regulating online gambling. Both sides will be heard but no vote is expected at the hearing.

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  • 25 November 2009

    Chapter 11 Filed by Gary Casino

    Sometimes it makes you wonder what these companies are really up to. If this works they way they are thinking, does that mean more of this same thing coming from others? I guess time will tell. According to the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press, this is what they are doing. Majestic Star Casino LLC, owner of two casinos in Gary, has filed for bankruptcy protection after defaulting on its debt obligations.

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  • 24 November 2009

    Preemptive Strike on the UIGEA Rules by Barney Frank

    With only about six weeks left before the UIGEA rules go into effect, Rep. Barney Frank, is finally picking the ball back up. Rep. Frank and 18 other representatives have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. A similar letter was sent earlier by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) along with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the American Greuyhound Track Operators Association, to the same persons.

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  • 19 November 2009

    Israeli Online Gambling Ring Busted

    Straight from the Jerusalem Post, the police along with help from the Lahav 433 Unit bust an online Gambling ring On Monday! Over 300 police officers and Tax Authority officials raided the homes of 37 suspects across the country, taking dozens of gamblers in for questioning, and seizing assets worth tens of millions of shekels.

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  • 18 November 2009

    Revenue from US Casinos Slips for Third Quarter

    This shows all of us just how bad the economy has gotten. I think at times the government does not want us to know everything, and I am sure they don’t. This article from the Associated Press scares me. It should wake us up as to just how bad things are. LAS VEGAS – LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. commercial casinos took in $7.94 billion in revenue during the third quarter, 5.5 percent less than a year earlier, the head of the American Gaming Association said Tuesday.

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