Gambling News

  • 26 December 2012

    Nevada Awards Online Poker License to Caesars

    On Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved Caesars Interactive Entertainment for as the 12th such company to be awarded online poker license. Caesars, the new face and persona of Harrah’s, will be partnering with European gambling powerhouse 888 Holdings to bring online poker to Nevada-based residents. The two companies already have a working relationship in the UK, where they have been offering the World Series of Poker brand for the last three years.

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  • 20 December 2012

    Schleswig-Holsteins Approves 12 New Licenses

    Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state in Germany, has authorized 12 companies to offer a range of online casino games as well as online poker. Included on the list of newly licensed operators is 888 Germany Limited, Cashpoint Malta Limited, Tipico Company Limited and bet365’s Hillside Limited out of Gibraltar.

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  • 18 December 2012

    New Jersey Votes YES to Online Gambling

    Bill A2578, the official name of the proposed New Jersey legislation legalizing online casino gambling for its residents, has been passed by the state’s General Assembly. There is good potential that the bill could be placed before the Senate and signed by Republican Governor Christie by the end of the month.

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  • 15 December 2012

    New Jersey Votes on Online Gaming Bill; Outcome a Gamble

    According to an article on NorthJersey.com, New Jersey could be the first state in the US to offer online casino gambling–as long as its State Assembly and Governor Christie agree it’s a good move.The bill, sponsored by New Jersey Assemblymen Burzichelli, Prieto, and Ramos, would legalize nearly all forms of online gambling in New Jersey.

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  • 13 December 2012

    Zynga launches Elite Slots; Could Be Real Money Lifeline

    What could be better than a social media game that weaves a complex story element throughout? A social media story game that’s laced with online slot games. Today, Zynga announced its plans to release “Elite Slots”, which highlights role playing and mini game features as a players progress through the game’s various levels, treasures, and adventures.

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  • 12 December 2012

    AGA Weighs In on Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012

    Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, wrote a recent opinion piece on politico.com, pleading the case for federal regulation. This piece was a basic reiteration of what AGA has been proclaiming from their online rooftops since the first draft of the Reid-Kyl bill was leaked on the Internet. Looking at the proposed bill, there is more at stake than just whether or not states choose to participate in the federally regulated poker program.

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  • 11 December 2012

    Discussion Revs Up Over Online Gambling Bill

    Efforts heat up on all sides of the proposed Redi-Kyl online gambling bill this week as lobbyists from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the National Association of Convenience Stores descend upon the capital. Says Bryan Preston of the PJ Tatler in his article, Harry Reid Launches Online Gambling Power Grab, “Sen. Reid will work harder to hand a sop to the gaming industry in Nevada than he will work to pass federal budget.

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  • 10 December 2012

    PokerStars Attempting To Regain Foothold in US

    A month after resurrecting Full Tilt poker amidst several Herculean barriers, PokerStars is in the news again. News is surfacing that the online poker giant is in acquisition talks with the Atlantic Club casino. And just like that, PokerStars could be back in the United States. Writes a Forbes article: “Twenty months ago, PokerStars, the biggest online poker company in the world, essentially got kicked out of America. The U.S.

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  • 10 December 2012

    Zynga Bets On Itself; Applies for Nevada Gaming License

    Zynga, one of the world’s leading providers of social game services, has filed an application for an interactive gambling license with the state of Nevada. Zynga has previously entered into a partnership with bwin.party to offer real-money poker and casino games in the United Kingdom starting in 2014. The ability to pull those games into a US market could be just the lifeline the struggling company needs to pull itself out of turbulent waters. “The broader U.S.

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  • 10 December 2012

    Caesars Group Gets Thumbs Up for WSOP

    On December 5, 2012, the Caesars Entertainment Corporation was allowed to stake a small step forward for the World Series of Poker, and perhaps a giant leap for online poker in general. The Nevada Gaming Control Board voted to recommend the Caesars group for an online poker license in Nevada. The recommendation is expected to be officially approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission on December 20, 2012.

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