• Gambling News

    • 07 April 2009

      PartyGaming closes deal with United States DoJ

      What is all boils down to is this: PartyGaming has agreed to pay $105M in exchange for the DoJ to not follow up on any “criminal” charges being brought against any of PartyGaming exec’s. As we all know, the DoJ has had their sights set on PartyGaming for quite some time now, and have since the passing of the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) about 2½ years ago.

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    • 01 April 2009

      David Caruthers, ex-BetonSports executive pleads guilty

      Hot off the presses: David Carruthers has pleaded guilty on 1 count of his indictment in a St. Louis court today. Under the terms of his agreement, Carruthers  has agreed not to appeal this ruling, as long as the sentence does not exceed 33 months. During this time, Carruthers may not engage in any business related to Offshore gambling. Sentencing will take place on October 2nd. Since this is breaking news, I’ll be adding to this as more information is available.

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    • 01 April 2009

      South Carolina's anti-gambling law under scrutiny

      You know you’re in for a wild night, when a Committee Chairman starts things off with a statement such as “I guess since we’re in Greenville, we need to start with a short prayer. We didn’t do that in Charleston.”, which is exactly how this meeting was kicked off by Robert Ford, a democratic senator from Charleston, SC. He had meant his statement to be a joke, but some people actually took offense. Go figure..

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    • 27 March 2009

      EU finds US in violation of WTO agreement

      The EU Commission released their draft report Thursday, in which they have found the US to be in violation of WTO (World Trade Organization) rules. As we all know, since the passage of the UIGEA in 2006, it is now against the law for banks and other financial institutions to allow outgoing and incoming transactions related to online gambling.

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    • 25 March 2009

      Club World Casinos launches 'March Madness' Blackjack tournaments

      Accepts all Players Spring is in the air at Club World Casinos, and to kick things off, they are running a series of satellite ‘Mano a Mano’ (heads up) blackjack tournaments that are running every Monday night up to April 14th. In addition to the $1,000 up for grabs that is paid out to the top 4 finishers in these weekly $22 tournaments, these top 4 players will win a free entry into the championship tournament on April 15th, which boasts a $5,000 prize pool.

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    • 21 March 2009

      eCOGRA adds 3 more accountants to expand their compliance staff

      e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, better known as eCOGRA, announced Wednesday the addition of 3 new accounting professionals to their compliance staff.  Bradley Khoury and Sean Roberts will be joining eCOGRA’s Compliance and Advisory department, while Garath Muirhead will be joining eCOGRA’s data department. All 3 have very strong accounting and auditing histories, and will be a great addition to eCOGRA’s already fine team.

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    • 18 March 2009

      CryptoLogic signs deal with Paramount to develop movie-based slots

      Dublin-Based CryptoLogic signed a deal with Paramount Digital Entertainment which gives them exclusive rights to create movie-based slots, based on past favorites such as Ghost, Beverly Hills Cop and Braveheart. These games will be available towards the end of 2009, and will be available on a dedicated movie-themed site to be developed by CryptoLogic.This announcement is on the heels of CryptoLogic‘s report yesterday of a $32M net operating loss for 2008.

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    • 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. Here is their Press Release:

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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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