Gambling News

  • 28 July 2011

    Bodog Leaving U.S. Online Gambling Market

    In a statement earlier this week, the Bodog Brand announced that as of December 2011, when their licensing agreement with Morris Mohawk Gaming to expires, they will no longer offer their services to the U.S. online gambling market. In their statement they mentioned that as the brand grows into new markets they didn’t want to be affected by “negative perceptions”.  A reference perhaps to the online poker rooms that are being labeled by the U.S.

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  • 27 July 2011

    888 Gets Italian License and Launches was announced today by 888 Holding group after it was awarded an operator’s license in Italy.This will be the first online casino in Italy to offer live casino tables that allow players to interact with professional dealers using a live stream. This live casino experience will be included in games such as baccarat, roulette and blackjack.According to Pier Francesco Geraci, CEO of 888.

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  • 25 July 2011

    Senator Lesniak Response to Reid/Kyle Letter

    One good letter deserves another it seems and though it at least keeps online gambling in the forefront in Washington it seems the war between state and federal politicians about the topic is heating up. New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak sent his own letter to Attorney General Holder last week disputing some of the facts from the Senator Reid and Kyle letter that was sent earlier last week.

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  • 18 July 2011

    Senator's Reid and Kyl Send Open Letter to AG

    U.S. Senator Harry Reid was one part of a strongly worded letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Department of Justice (DoJ) to clear up its position on online gambling. That really would come as no surprise if it wasn’t for the co-author of the letter, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. To many online players Senator Kyl is the ultimate villain as he orchestrated the last minute addition and of the UIGEA to the Port Security bill.

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  • 15 July 2011

    Bodog Gets First License Under New U.K. Requirements

    The U.K. government announced yesterday that overseas bookmakers offering online gaming in the UK will need a license from the Gambling Commission, currently licenses obtained in certain jurisdictions were treated as if they were licensed in Britain. According to John Penrose, the minister responsible for gambling policy, the regulations would be based on the “point of consumption rather than production”. There is also hint of a tax being involved in the new legislation.

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  • 13 July 2011

    American Gaming Association (AGA) to Propose Online Poker Bill

    The American Gaming Association (AGA) publically showed a cool response to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) federal online poker bill last week. In an address last week AGA chief Frank Fahrenkopf said his group was “not opposing [Barton’s bill], but we are not supporting it.” He said the AGA would throw its entire wait into a mystery bill.Fahrenkopf then said this mystery bill would differ from Barton’s proposal mainly in the way states are involved.

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  • 11 July 2011

    U.K. Online Gambling Reforms Coming

    The dominoes are still falling after the 51 page indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice and now the British government is taking notice. It is Full Tilt Poker again at the center as they have left hundreds of British poker players, just like other online poker players who played there, left without being able to get a hold of their funds. This has prompted Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt to make a major overhaul to the UK online gambling licensing rules.

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  • 07 July 2011

    Betfair Complains to EU About Germany's Gambling Treaty

    A draft over Germany’s gambling rules, which is still being considered by German authorities has Betfair Group Plc, a British online gambling site, already calling foul. According to Betfair, the draft will force it to pay over 16% on all stakes and it will also restrict licenses for private betting companies to seven. According to Betfair these new rules would be “discriminatory and protectionist.” Betfair complained to the European Union this week over this draft proposal.

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  • 05 July 2011

    ARJEL Suspends Full Tilt Poker License in France

    It has seem to go from bad to worse for Full Tilt poker since the April 15th indictments from the U.S. government. Their U.S. business cut off, do repayments to U.S. players, European license revoked and now it seems Full Tilt Poker in France no longer has a license either.The French site is run by a company named Rekop Limited.

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  • 01 July 2011

    European Investors to Buy Full Tilt Poker

    About 2 months ago Full Tilt Poker was dealing cards as one the top three internet poker sites. How quickly things can turn. April 15th brought down FBI indictments and a loss of their domain along with Pokerstars, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet. Shortly after they reached a deal with prosecutors to get their domain back only to process withdrawals along with Pokerstars, since then Pokerstars has paid back over $120 million to players and the other sites…zero.

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