Gambling News

  • 17 March 2009

    Kentucky shows their true colors

    Finally, after all this time, the truth comes out in regards to the driving force behind Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s plight this past September in trying to seize 141 gambling-related domains. Judge Thomas Wingate presided over this case, and ruled in favor of Beshear; which was recently overturned in January. Beshear and the “Justice and Public Safety Cabinet” of Kentucy is currently appealing this decision, which hasn’t yet been heard in the Kentucy Supreme Court.

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  • 16 March 2009

    Playtech Signs Casino Gran Madrid Deal

    Playtech shares on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:PTEC.L) are up 6% today, mostly in response of their licensing agreement with the brick-and-mortar Casino Gran Madrid to provide both Poker and Casino software.

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  • 14 March 2009

    PartyGaming closer to deal with the United States

    It seems that we’re hearing good news in regards to online casinos that had removed themselves from the USA market after the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act). This time, it’s PartyGaming that’s in the news, and it’s looking more and more hopeful that they’ll re-enter the USA market in the near future.

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  • 11 March 2009

    Casino Club Casinos - Blacklisted for not paying players and trying to strong-arm affiliates

    It’s a sad day when we have to blacklist online casinos, but we will do everything in our power to protect players from unscrupulous online casinos, poker rooms and affiliate programs.This problem is two-fold. First off, Casino Club has refused to play a legitimate player that was lucky enough to win a very large amount.

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  • 05 March 2009

    France to license online casinos starting in 2010

    Let me first start out by saying that it’s a sad day when France realizes what’s going on, and works to resolve the situation instead of banning online gambling, such as Steven Beshear was/is trying to do. Steven Beshear needs to take a few lessons from Eric Woerth, France’s budget minister, which was quoted as saying “Rather than banning 25,000 Web sites, we’d rather give licenses to those who will respect public and social order.

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  • 03 March 2009

    Playtech acquires Marvel licensing rights

    Pretty soon, players will be able to play their favorite Marvel games at Playtech-powered online casinos. Currently, these can only be played at Cryptologic casinos, as they also have a license until the year 2010.These very fun and popular online Marvel slots include Blade, Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, The Hulk, The Hulk Ultimate Revenge, The Punisher, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Spider-Man Revelations, Thor, Wolverine and X-Men.

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  • 02 March 2009

    Everest Gaming receives European Gaming License through Malta

    Everest Gaming, home of Everest Casino and Everest Poker, is happy to announce that they have earned a European Gaming License, issued by Malta. Everest Casino has been around since 1997, and offers multilingual games, and Everest Poker has offered their multilingual poker room since 2004. Malta’s certification process is very strict and thorough, so players can rest assured that they are getting a safe, fair, and random gaming experience with Everest Casino, as well as their Poker room.

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  • 27 February 2009

    PricewaterhouseCoopers study: USA could reap billions by taxing online gambling revenues

    PricewaterhouseCoopers recently released the results of a study they conducted for UC Group, which is an online payment service company, concluded that the USA could stand to earn nearly $52 Billion over the course of 10 years. How? It’s simple – by regulating and taxing online casinos. Easy enough, right? Not really, but we’re getting there. Barney Frank is due to submit a bill as early as March to start the process of repealing the UIGEA, which was passed in 2006.

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  • 23 February 2009

    PartyCasino's Gold Mega Jackpot Approaches Record Level

    Oh, how I wish USA residents could still play at PartyCasino. I definitely miss their poker room as well as their casino. PartyCasino‘s MegaJackpot, which is tied into jackpot slots such as Super Star, Super Joker, Super Fortune Wheel, Super Mystic and The Godfather, is just over $1.25 Million. The record for this MegaJackpot at PartyCasino stands at $1,571,97, which was paid out to one lucky winner on March 8, 2006.

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  • 20 February 2009

    Barney Frank expected to introduce a bill in the House next month to repeal the UIGEA

    I just have 5 words to say about this: “We love you, Barney Frank!” Actually, I have more to say.  As we all know, the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) was “introduced” in 2006 by being attached to the Port Security bill, which _had_ to be signed. There was no getting around that. The UIGEA would have never passed on its own, and was actually shot down in the House previously. Hopefully, Frank’s Bill will pass, and the UIGEA will be repealed.

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  • 18 February 2009

    Progressive Jackpot Over $120K on 3D Online Casino

    The all new Single Pay Line Sot-O-Matic is becoming more and more popular. With jackpots like this I can see why. Technology is always changing and most of the time for the better. News Release: 18 February 2009 (London, UK) – The progressive jackpot at 3D online casino, has just gone over $120,000 (€97K). It’s only a month since an Italian player hit the WinADay.com jackpot for $120K but if the new three-dimensional casino is anything like its sister casino, Slotland.

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  • 13 February 2009

    Kentucky’s Gambling Online Appeal Continues

    The state of Kentucky has asked the judge to exceed the fifty page limit on the appeal to add 30 more pages to the appeals brief.The Appeals Court in Kentucky voted 2 to 1 that the internet domain names did not fit in the state statutes defined as “gambling devices”, and could not be used to support any civil action.It seems the attorneys in Kentucky need to add more space to add more contortion to the laws that don’t seem to exist to the briefs of the Appeal.

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  • 08 February 2009

    Looks Like Legalizing Online Gambling Could Change

    According to the financial times there could be a new move to legalize online gambling in the near future. Barney Frank is not giving up!! Way to go Mr. Frank.A top US Democrat is launching an offensive to roll back legislation against online gambling passed under the Bush administration, saying the climate is ripe for Congress to unlock restraints that are “impinging” on the freedom of Americans.

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  • 04 February 2009

    New No Payline Slots Released by All Slots Casino

    All Slots Casino has maybe changed the way you play online slots. They have released a new technology in slots. With the release of not one, not 2 but three new slots without paylines, they are leading in technology.

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  • 29 January 2009

    Rival Gaming Pulling out of Canada

    Even though there is no law in Canada that says you can’t play online casinos, Rival Gaming (that is located in Canada) has announced they are pulling out of the Canadian market.As of February 1st, Rival Gaming Casinos will no longer take any Canadian players. Canada players will be able to continue to play till end of January. You can’t make any new deposits, and are asked to withdraw any cash you have in your account by Febuary 1st.

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  • 26 January 2009

    UIGEA Causes New Hampshire Lottery to Lose Millions

    The UIGEA which was forced through the last days of the Bush Administration, and became effective just recently, has cause problems where it was not intended to cause any.The enforcement of these laws had already put a strain on the US financial Industry, by requiring payments both too and from online gambling firms. They did this with out specific terms on what was legal and what was not. It was said that this would cause confusion, and so happens it has started doing just that.

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  • 22 January 2009

    Beshear administration - It's not over yet.

    Online gamblers, poker players, bingo players, et all, have won the battle, but the war is still being fought. In less than 48 hours after a Kentucky Appellate Court ruled against Beshear, saying that an Internet Domain Name is not a “gambling device,” Gov. Steve Beshear’s cronies…err, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, released a statement to the fact that they are going to take this matter to the Kentucky Supreme Court. J.

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  • 21 January 2009

    Kentucky loses case over seizing 141 gambling related domain names!

    This is a great win for not only the online casinos, such as DoylesRoom, PokerStars and many others, but for players as well. For those that aren’t aware of what’s been happening, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, tried to seize 141 gambling-related domain names back in September, saying they were, basically, “illegal gambling devices.

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  • 21 January 2009

    Doyle’s Room is Changing Software to get US Back?

    Yes Doyle’s Room has advised their members that big changes will be going on in the near future. Doyles which is now Powered by Microgaming Software, that withdrew from the US market, is thinking of changing to the Cake Poker network that does except US players, in all states but Kentucky.This will be a huge change for this poker site, and hopefully will lead the way for other Internet Casinos to do the same. The market in the US is considered to be the best and most profitable.

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  • 18 January 2009

    iMEGA Lawsuit Hearing Set for April

    iMEGA ( Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association) will challenge the UIGEA Bill in the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals in April. They will be defending Online Casinos against the US Department of Justice as well as the Federal Reserve and Federal Trade Commission. They will ask the court to declare the 2006 UIGEA Bill Unconstitutional. This law suit prevents payment involving online gambling sites.

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  • 08 January 2009

    Social Network Opens at Foxwood

    Could this be the beginning of land based Casino’s migrating to the internet? The MGM Grand at Foxwoods Opened a Casino Social Network, they say to enhance customer’s experience. Will this just be the beginning of things to come? Mashantucket, CT (PRWEB) January 7, 2009 — MGM Grand at Foxwoods launches its new social network today at http://connect.mgmatfoxwoods.com to bolster its customers’ casino experience.

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  • 06 January 2009

    Cryptologic Launches New Casino Game Pack

    Everyone who has wanted new casino games to play, well here they are!! Cryptologic has done it for you. With a new line up that features “Marvel Spider Man”, “Atlantic City Blackjack”, and “Dragon Sword.

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  • 06 January 2009

    American Banker’s Association Questions the UIGEA Rules

    All the members of the American Banker’s Association have let it be known their concern with the problems and rules on the UIGEA bill, or for the matter the lack of an explanation of the rules. The Bush administration has not given a definition for unlawful Internet Gambling.The government has not complied with the banks request for clarification, therefore leaving it up to banks to determine the legality.But there is some good news to all of this.

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  • 31 December 2008

    Alabama’s Turn to try and Fight Gambling

     With all that is going on in the US, with the economy and financial crisis, some states have their priorities wrong. There is so much more to worry about than gambling. And yet here it is another State trying to fight gambling.

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  • 29 December 2008

    Utah’s Stand on Online Casinos

    Utah feels that regulations of online gambling should be left up to each state and not the Feds decision. They feel that federal acceptance would be an ominous event. State representative, Sheryl Allen is worried that US regulation, and with pacts with other countries would force Utah to allow online gambling.Utah Lawmakers along with Allen are considering, House Joint Resolution 1. This resolution asks the federal government to let each state decide on regulations.

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  • 26 December 2008

    The EU and the Online Gambling Issue with the US

    After Anurag Dikshit pleads guilty, the RGA is urging the EU to take the next steps to protect the Union’s Interest from WTO violations.Clive Hawkswood, stated, “These events show that the outgoing US administration and the Department of Justice have shown a total disrespect for the legal rights of European online gaming companies and those associated with them and a complete disregard for US international commitments under GATS.

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  • 18 December 2008

    Founder of PartyGaming Pleads Guilty

    The US has struck again. PartyGaming founder has pleaded guilty to the charges of illegal web gambling. The biggest shareholder in PartyGaming, the UK-listed online gambling company, has offered to pay US authorities $300m and plead guilty to a charge relating to illegal web betting in the most prominent prosecution so far in the US clampdown on internet gambling.

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  • 18 December 2008

    Retroactive Online Casino Laws by the US is Causing Outrage

    It seems the US is digging their hole deeper and deeper. When will they get the idea of what the people want? It is yet to be seen.The fact that the US continues to ignore questions regarding jurisdiction as well as the written laws of its own country has led Europeans to question the wisdom of doing business with the US.

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  • 17 December 2008

    3D New Gold Boom Slot Machine

    Three dimensional online casino lobbies now features five unique Slots, and a progressive jackpot currently over $130,000. They have 3D lobbies and virtual casino employees, which provide a realistic casino experience. You can play instant Flash for free and for real money. 16 December 2008 (London, UK) – When 3D casino WinADay.com launched earlier this year it promised to keep the new slot machines coming and they’ve certainly made good on that promise.

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  • 15 December 2008

    Sweden Continued

    It is breaking news today, that Sweden’s Ministry of Finance will let everyone know the proposal for a new lottery law. It was told at a presentation in Stockholm. A lawyer for the police authority and the man charges with formulating the proposal, Jan Nyren, was expected to announce the end of Sweden’s gambling monopoly, in favor of a licensing system open to foreign operators. For the full story: www.GamingIntelligence.

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