Gambling News

  • 14 February 2011

    Ladbrokes Looking at Possible Playtech Merger

    More rumors about online gambling companies coming together to possibly become bigger players in the ever growing industry. Playtech and Ladbrokes are the latest possible merger being talked about according to a story in the Daily Telegraph that mentioned “exploratory talks” between the two.What is being specifically said from the two companies…”no comment” but Ladbrokes CEO Richard Glynn did say they are looking to grow the company organically and that is a clear mandate.

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  • 10 February 2011

    ECOGRA Issues Two More Safe and Fair Seals

    It was seven years ago that competitors in the online gambling industry got together and founded the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) to improve both players protection online and operational standards of the online companies themselves. Accredited online sites are awarded Safe and Fair accreditation seals to show they have passed the required inspection and audit from eCOGRA.

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  • 08 February 2011

    Still Waiting on Online Gambling in New Jersey

    Two bills down in New Jersey but there is still one glaring exception, the Internet Gambling Bill that is still sitting unsigned by Governor Christie. Though nothing has been said throughout the process, the fact that it has remained on the Govermors desk can only beg the question, does he support the online gambling bill?Gov. Christie has signed into law A-2926 and S-2229 which legalizes exchange betting and pari-mutuel wagering.

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  • 07 February 2011

    2010 Online Dispute Stats from eCOGRA

    In 2003 the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) was founded by competing online gambling companies with its main objective to improve the quality of play for online players and maintain a standard of operation for the gambling sites and by complying with these standards a site can eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal. Recently eCOGRA has released its 2010 statistics on disputes that involve their accredited online gambling sites.

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  • 04 February 2011

    Florida Senator Portilla's: Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act

    It looks like Florida is becoming more serious about passing an online gambling law within its borders through the use of pari-mutuels. Senator Diaz de la Portilla has filed a bill (SB 812) entitled the Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act that would create “intrastate Internet poker to be provided to the public by cardroom operators through a state Internet poker network operated by licensed Internet poker hub operators.”The whole 47 page filing can be viewed in its .

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  • 02 February 2011

    Nevada Board Reaches Online Gambling Agreement

    With New Jersey just a signature away from intrastate online gambling, California has been trying to get something approved over the last two legislative sessions and Florida now looking closely again at regulating online gambling, it seems the states are now doing what the federal government will not…take advantage of the billions in online gambling revenue that is going to off shore gambling sites.

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  • 31 January 2011

    eWalletXpress Has Money Seized

    In mid-November, we had a story about a rumored Federal warrant against eWalletXpress and possible seizure of money. Though at the time there were various reports of what was really happening and eWallentXpress, when contacted, just said they were having “technical difficulties” and everything would be up and running again soon.

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  • 28 January 2011

    Florida Looking at Online Poker

    Vegas style casinos in Florida? Some legislators in the state can see that happening in a few years. Some legislators however, like Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, think that there are better ways to increase revenue within the state now instead of later. Abruzzo is currently a sponsor of a bill that will allow online poker portals within the horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons in Florida.

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  • 24 January 2011

    Greece to License Online Gambling This Year

    Greece is the next country that will be licensing internet gambling. A government official says that Greece will award up to 50 online gambling licenses and allow low stake videolotto machines by the end of 2011. All of this comes in the hope that it will help Greece get out from under its huge debt. According to an anonymous government official, “The bill is expected to be voted within the first quarter of the year. Our aim is to tender the licenses by the end of the year.

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  • 19 January 2011

    Changes Coming for U.K. Online Gambling Advertising

    It was 2005 when the UK relaxed it laws towards online gambling. The Gambling Act of 2005 laid out new set of rules for gambling in the UK both on and offline. This Act also set the rules for who may get a license to operate online gambling within the country and how they could advertise.Though the law didn’t give much resistance to who could get a license it did state that nobody may advertise foreign gambling other than a lottery in the U.K.

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