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03 April 2013Zynga Gambling with Poker
Zynga announced today that it will launch two real-money gambling ventures in the United Kingdom on Wednesday: ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino. The move is in partnership with Bwin.party Digital Entertainment and will allow Zynga to create and gauge interest for future online betting products, like blackjack and roulette. Shares of the social media games giant bounded 8% higher after the news was released, which analysts say is a good sign.Read full article
18 March 2013Texas and Hold'em Reunited?
Texas and Texas Hold’em could be rejoined in holy legislation once and for all, if Senator Leticia Van Der Putte has anything to do with it.Van Der Putte has proposed legislation that would see Texas automatically and fully opt-in to any future federal regulation regarding online poker.Read full article
18 March 2013888 Holdings Seeks to Create All American Poker Network
According to iGaming Business, online gambling mega-operator 888 Holdings has established a joint venture with Avenue Capital Group, a global investment group, to create an online gambling offering in the United States, pending state or federal regulation. The All American Poker Network, the name of this joint-venture project, will provide its product wherever it will be legal to play online poker in the United States.Read full article
12 March 2013New Jersey could be a magnet for international gaming companies.
Under the new online gambling law passed in New Jersey, Atlantic Cit casinos can offer Internet gambling on their own or partner with another company to provide the technological infrastructure, software, and expertise needed to operate an online gambling system. The gaming platform will also need to perform complex authentication and security measures to ensure all gamblers are of legal age and are playing within state lines.Read full article
12 March 2013PokerStars Fights AGA Allegations; Makes Own Accusations
PokerStars came out swinging on Monday accusing the American Gaming Association of launching an anti-competitive campaign. The AGA threw the first punch last week when it submitted a brief to the Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Casino Control Commission stating it was opposed to PokerStars being given an interim casino authorization, something required for its potential purchase of a land-based casino in Atlantic City.Read full article
11 March 2013Online Gambling Catches the Attention of Congress Again
The more states that pass their own online gambling legislation, the more likely a federal bill will come to pass says Joe Barton, a Republican senator from Texas who introduced a failed online poker bill in 2011. “I think the states’ passage gives some incentive to the federal government to act. Whether you’re for or against Internet gambling, you don’t want 50 sets of laws. You want uniformity.” Uniformity could come at a cost, some say.Read full article
08 March 2013Caesars v. PokerStars: A Battle for Online Poker
Forget the poker faces, the battle of online gambling is live on the felt and cards are hitting the table. Only days old, the New Jersey online gambling legislation is still warm from the presses, and already it’s the source of contention between the US casino industry and foreign interests. Some say it started with the 26-page brief filed with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and Division of Enforcement by lawyers representing the American Gaming Association.Read full article
27 February 2013Governor Christie Autographs NJ Online Gambling Bill
It’s official: New Jersey is open for online gambling.After months of deliberation, negotiation, and compromise with the NJ Assembly and Senate, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill on Tuesday that makes online gambling in New Jersey absolutely legal within its borders.His decision to sign the bill was based on many factors, some of which were a complete reversal from his views two years ago when he vetoed a similar bill.Read full article
27 February 2013Zynga Aims For Social Gamblers
The expression is: “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch”. Social gaming icon, Zynga, is perfectly happy to do that. Instead entering the race for the existing hardcore gambling market in the United Kingdom, Zynga is ratcheting up its popular social gaming platform to allow for real money exchanges. This “social porch” may be right up Zynga’s alley.Read full article
27 February 2013Will California Be The Next State To Legalize Online Poker?
Everyone seems to have an opinion about online poker these days. Some, as we’re hearing about in California, can even vote about it. Last Friday, Senator Lou Correa introduced Senate Bill 678, the latest effort to throw weight behind an online poker bill in California.Read full article