Gambling News

  • 03 April 2012

    U.S. Judge Questions Campos Plea Deal

    U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan wants an explanation from the government on why it let Utah banker John Campos plead guilty to a misdemeanor instead of a felony.  The government’s plan to prosecute Campos and avoid an April 9th trail has hit a snag.Of the dozen of individuals that have been charged from Black Friday last April, some have already pleaded guilty. Half remain at large and this is the only scheduled trail.

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  • 27 March 2012

    WMS Gaming Files For Online Poker License in Nevada

    WMS Industries subsidiary WMS Gaming Inc. wants to play. The casino game maker released this press release today announcing it has applied for a interactive gaming license with the State Gaming Control Board in Nevada. WAUKEGAN, Ill. & LAS VEGAS, Mar 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. WMS -0.

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  • 19 March 2012

    Some U.S. States Banned from Bovada

    Bovada Poker which is the sister site to Bodog that accepts U.S. players has now begun blocking new sign-ups from 4 U.S. states: Maryland, New York, Utah and Washington.It is unclear as of yet if existing players from those states be allowed to play from this point forward.It is so far still uncertain as to why players from these four U.S. states have suddenly been excluded.

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  • 12 March 2012

    Nevada Pushing to be First with Online Poker

    According to an iGaming Business article, The Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Mark Lipparelli, confirmed that intra-state online poker could be up and running for real money in 2012 for all those online operators with approved licenses and technical systems approved by the state. Mr. Lipparelli detailed the timeline for Nevada’s online gaming application process and confirmed that the approval will give a company the ability to operate without additional legislation.

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  • 08 March 2012

    Online Gambling Middleman Pleads Guilty

    As a result of the investigation of the Department of Justice that shut down the three largest U.S. facing online poker sites, a Canadian citizen has now plead guilty to conspiracy charges.In a plea to the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Ryan Lang said he was the middleman between online poker companies and the brokers who tricked U.S. banks into processing money for online gambling. Land admitted he helped circumvent U.S. laws from 2007 to the middle of 2010.

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  • 05 March 2012

    Shuffle Master to Buy Ongame Network LTD

    In a press release today, Shuffle Master announced today that it will acquire B2B online company Ongame Network LTD from services. Ongame is one of the largest online poker providers with over 25 of the iGaming strongest brands. Gavin Isaacs, Chief Executive Officer of Shuffle Master said; “Our acquisition of Ongame will allow Shuffle Master to offer a scalable, proven and secure solution for online poker.

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  • 28 February 2012

    Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Indicted

    In a follow up to Homeland Security seizing the domain name, a federal grand jury in Baltimore, MD., has now indicted Bodog Entertainment Group, four Canadians involved with said group and Bodog founder Calvin Ayre. The indictments cover two charges stemming from June 2006 to January 2012, conducting an Illegal gambling business and money laundering conspiracy.

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  • 28 February 2012 Seized by Homeland Security, the original domain of one of the most popular online gaming company, Bodog, has been seized by the Department of Homeland Security.Why this domain was seized is a bit strange as it has not been an active commerce domain for some time now. Other Bodog Brand properties will not be affected by this seizure. It is only speculation at this point as to why Homeland Security would seize an unused domain name.Calvin Ayre has this to say about the seizure;“Not sure what to say. BodogBrand.

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  • 27 February 2012

    Everleaf Gaming Network Shuts Out U.S. Players

    Earlier this month Everleaf Gaming Network shut down its US operations. It was reported that the United States Department of Homeland Security had a cease and desist order. Everleaf on Feb 9th, prohibited all US based players from using any of the more than 100 skins it offered. Today Everleaf issued this statement: As has been reported, certain funds maintained by one of our payment processors to be distributed to U.S. customers were seized by U.S. authorities.

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  • 26 February 2012

    Iowa Online Poker Bill Clears Committee Vote

    “I don’t see this as an expansion of gambling, I see this as an expansion of freedom.” That was the statement issued by Senator Rick Bertrand R-Sioux City after legislation in Iowa to bring online poker under state regulation passed with ease in a Senate committee.The final vote was 11-4 to allow for the state Racing and Gaming Commission to being together and regulate competing hub operators and partner them with state licensed casinos to provide Iowan’s access to online poker.

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