Gambling News

  • 08 February 2013

    Gov. Christie Supports Internet Gambling in NJ With Few Changes To Bill

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto on Thursday on the hot Internet Gambling bill for his state. In a press release, Governor Christie stated: “This bill represents an important policy decision for the residents of New Jersey, and a historic opportunity to continue the State’s leadership as a premiere destination for tourism and entertainment.

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  • 01 February 2013

    Three Days Left: Atlantic City Casino Union Urges Gov. Christie To Sign Online Gambling Bill

    Bob McDevitt, president of the Local 54 arm of Atlantic City’s largest casino union, UNITE HERE, is urging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign the state’s proposed Internet Gambling law. According to its website, UNITE HERE is the largest union of gaming workers in the world, and represents 48% of employees in the commercial gaming industry throughout the United States, including the top three gambling companies, Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM Mirage, and Boyd Gaming.

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  • 30 January 2013

    European Trade Associations Call Action Plan "Meaningless" Against Illegal Operators

    Commissioner Michel Barnier received a letter on January 23, 2013 that he’s not likely to soon forget.The Authors, Friedrich Stickler (President of The European Lotteries), Philippe Germond (President, European Pari Mutuel Association) and Ron Goudsmit (President of the European Casino Association), center their letter around the Communication and the Action Plan proposed by the European Commission in late October of 2012.

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  • 30 January 2013

    New Jersey Approves Mobile Betting at Racetracks

    Horseracing fans in New Jersey will soon be able to give mobile wagering a standing ovation, and then sit right back down and make a bet at the tracks.Governor Chris Christie signed legislation on Monday that will allow New Jersey racetrack customers the ability to place bets using their smartphones and tablets. The bill aims to help the state’s horse racing industry in its goal to attract a younger, tech-immersed fan base.

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  • 24 January 2013

    Nebraska Gambling Proposal Seeks To Bolster Revenue

    Nebraska may dominate Iowa in the ways of college football, but when it comes to their gambling money, Iowa is happy to take it and run. That all may change if a group of Nebraska senators get their way. This group, led by Senator Paul Schumacher, is introducing a bill that could allow gambling in the great state of Nebraska if approved by voters this November.

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  • 24 January 2013

    Pennsylvania Senators and Governor could be at odds over online gambling

    Some Pennsylvania senators are seeking clarification from Governor Tom Corbett regarding the Pennsylvania Lottery and the ability for its private-run firm to possibly compete with state casinos through online gambling. The Lottery contract with the private firm, Camelot Global Services, was finalized last week for a 20- to 30- year term. While the agreement prohibits video poker, video poker-like games, and video lottery terminals, it is less clear on Internet gaming.

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  • 12 January 2013

    Bwin.party Wants Clarity on German Gambling

    According to a Reuters article, bwin.party, the world’s largested listed online gambling conglomerate, is seeking clarification from the country of Germany as to why it is unable to compete in a fair and open market with local gaming operators. Bwin.party is one of 12 online gaming operators that won six-year licenses in December to operate online poker and online casino gaming in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Bwin.

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  • 10 January 2013

    National Heads-Up Poker Tournament returns to NBC

    It won’t be long before spring will be hitting the airways, and soon, thanks to NBC, so will televised poker tournaments. The NBC Sports Group announced it’s reviving its relationship with the National Heads-Up Poker Championship with the first episode scheduled to air on March 19, 2013. The National Heads-Up Poker Championship is a $20,000 buy-in, invitation-only tournament played as a series of one-on-one no limit Texas Hold’em.

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  • 08 January 2013

    Nevada's Online Gaming Could Reach Out To Other States

    A draft bill has been submitted to the Nevada Legislature that would make it possible for Nevada-based online poker domains to accept wagers from gamblers in other authorized states. The bill, officially named Assembly Bill 5, has been introduced in the Nevada General Assembly on behalf of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Governor Brian Sandoval. Read the Nevada Intrastate Gambling Bill here as it was introduced.

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  • 03 January 2013

    New Jersey Gambling Bill Awaits Governor's Autograph

    The holiday is over, and the new year has begun, which opens a whole host of possibilities, including the opportunity for New Jersey to develop its own online gambling initiative. The bill that’s currently on the table, S1565, has passed overwhelmingly in the New Jersey houses is now on Governor Chris Christie’s desk, waiting for his final approval.

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