Gambling News

  • 09 December 2012

    Is 3G Studios Courting Purchase Offers?

    3G Studios, known for its work in mobile and online gaming, may be in talks with major slot and game makers regarding potential acquisition offers. 3G already partners with several companies to provide technology and gaming solutions; however, recent speculation suggests the Reno-based firm may be ready to take it to the next level of commitment.

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  • 06 December 2012

    American Gaming Presses Congress

    In our last post, we talked about how the American Gaming Association is pushing for federally regulated online gaming by reaching out to the people who play (or would love to play) online. Now, as reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, we learn that the AGA is also leaning hard on Senate leaders.

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  • 06 December 2012

    AGA Urges Online Poker Fans to be educated, active and heard

    The American Gaming Association has made it clear that it supports Federal regulation for online gaming. The patchwork quilt that has so far defined our country in terms of its diversity and geography will not work with online gambling regulation. When each state drums up its own concoction of incentives, rules, and oversight, says the AGA,”it could result in a race to the bottom, where states attempt to have the least amount of oversight in order to attract business.

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  • 30 November 2012

    Dutch Casinos Up For Grabs

    As part of the reforms promised by the Dutch coalition government, the Netherlands plans to offer its country-owned Holland Casino monopoly to the worldwide market and then legalize online gambling with hopes of increased competition, interest, and, of course, revenue. While the plan to sell is set, how the government will approach the sale is not. “It is unclear at this stage if it will be a sale or an initial public offering.

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  • 29 November 2012

    Online Gambling: States Wager The Fed Will Fold

    As we head into lame duck season, it seems less and less likely federal regulation of online gambling will make the cut on Capitol Hill’s already loaded docket. With the looming fiscal cliff and other heavily-weighted issues, it appears Congress has bigger fish to fry. Some states, meanwhile, refuse to sit on their hands. Or potential revenue.

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  • 16 November 2012

    It's official: MGM Gets Online Poker License

    MGM Resorts International and two other companies, Las Vegas-based Z4Poker LLC and Los Angeles-based CAMS LLC, were officially awarded licenses to compete in Nevada’s new intrastate online poker arena. This comes after they were given approval by the Gaming Control Board earlier this month. What’s next for MGM? In the coming months, MGM Resorts intends to fire up at play-for-fun poker room to drum up attention and a fan base. (MGM already has a social media poker site, myVEGAS.

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  • 12 November 2012

    Atlantic City Can Go Mobile, But Will It?

    Land-based casinos, in all of their enormous glory, have several things going for them. They nearly burst with electricity and excitement, delicious food and beverages, and gaming choices. Brick-and-mortar casinos are notorious megaplexes, designed to keep you in and keep you playing, no matter how many miles you may log in walking their interiors. The wallets of casino patrons may take a beating, but that’s nothing compared to what their feet are going through.

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  • 08 November 2012

    iPoker Network Grows to Include Everest Poker and BetClic

    Everest Poker has officially announced it has signed with Playtech software and will be joining the esteemed ranks of iPoker Network’s top tier. The BetClic Everest Group stated that two of its domains, and, will be taking advantage of Playtech’s casino and poker feature enhancements; its French online poker players will enjoy the improved rake structure created by the combined the player pool. Both parties seem very pleased with the deal.

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  • 05 November 2012

    MGM Gets a Thumbs-Up for Online Licensure

    On November 1, 2012, three more companies were recommended online licensure by Nevada’s Gaming Control Board: MGM Online LLC, Z4Poker LLC, and Cams LLC. Now that they have the Board’s recommendation, the next step is to hopefully join the 13 other gaming companies already in the ring. They’ll need the official approval of the Nevada Gaming Commission, which will announce its decision in the November 15th meeting.

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  • 02 November 2012

    Forget Federal Regulation; States Finding Ways to Form Partnerships

    Legalized gambling is regulated in 85 countries around the world and pulls in almost $35 billion in wagers, some of that from US players. With a market expected to grow to $10 billion a year in the US alone, some states are anxious to get a piece of the action, or rather, a slice of the profits. Those interested states, so far, include Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey.

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