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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
22 February 2013Nevada Beats New Jersey to the Punch in legalizing online gambling.
If there was a race to legalize online gambling in the United States, Nevada may have just won it. Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB114 on Thursday, putting the final approval on legislation that legalizes online gambling in Nevada and allows the state to enter into compacts with other states for online poker. “This is an historic day for the great state of Nevada,” Sandoval said in a Washington Post article.Read full article
21 February 2013Federal Poker Bill May Still Be Breathing
A comprehensive federal bill that legalizes online poker for any state wishing to include it might still have some strength left in it, at least that is what Frank Fahrenkopf believes. Fahrenkopf is the current president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, a lobbying agency that supports the gaming entertainment industry.At the age of 73, Fahrenkopf is scheduled to step down from his position on June 30th of this year after nearly 20 years at the helm.Read full article
21 February 2013Christie on iGaming Bill: "No Reason Not To Sign It Quickly"
New Jersey could see signed Internet gaming legislation in as few as five days, if New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, keeps his word.While Gov. Christie was in Lavallete, New Jersey on Tuesday he addressed questions regarding the online gaming bill. He went on to say that as long as the state Assembly and Senate approve a bill with his recommended changes to the legislation, “There’s no reason not to sign it quickly.Read full article
15 February 2013Nevada Politicians Ready To Make Money With Online Gambling
It seems Nevada is ready to start making money with Internet gambling. At least if its politicians have anything to do with it. Majority Leader William Horne is pushing a bill through the Nevada Legislature that would double the online gaming license fee up to $1,000,000. While that point seems to be garnering the most press (and the most criticism), the bill also includes language that is otherwise very well received.Read full article
14 February 2013Stratosphere Launches Free Online Poker
American Casino and Entertainment Properties, the owner of the Stratosphere and Arizona Charlie’s casinos in Las Vegas, have officially launched their own free-to-play online poker site, acePLAYpoker.com. This move is a common one performed by gaming companies in anticipation of legislation that will eventually allow real-money poker playing online. Once players register at the new online poker room, they can immediately start playing for real prizes.Read full article
14 February 2013New Jersey Lawmakers Push To Pass Online Gambling Bill
Press of Atlantic City reports that lawmakers have fully incorporated all of Governor Chris Christie’s recommendations for an online gambling bill that is due to return to his desk by February 26th. While the New Jersey Senate is not scheduled to meet until March, its lawmakers are determined to move on the Internet Gambling Bill. A February 26th meeting would allow for a vote to be taken prior to a scheduled budget address by Gov. Christie.Read full article
14 February 2013Delaware: The First State of Online Gambling?
Delaware hopes to take its First State status to a whole new level as it pushes to be the First State to offer online gambling.With Nevada only offering online poker licenses and New Jersey scrambling to pull together a bill that Governor Chris Christie will approve, Delaware is forging ahead, requesting proposals from vendors to operate the state’s centralized Internet gambling system. Those bidding on the project would have to guarantee everything would be up and running by September 30, 2013.Read full article