Gambling News

  • 10 January 2011

    Mastercard Lobbied for Online Gambling

    Mastercard and all the other major credit card companies have done their job when the UIGEA was passed and the regulations were put in place to regulate the new law. This doesn’t mean necessarily that this was a popular bill with the credit card companies however. As a matter of fact both Visa and Mastercard support online gambling. Why wouldn’t they, it would mean millions of dollars in revenue in their pockets.

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  • 06 January 2011

    California Gaming Association Endorses Online Poker Bill

    Senate Bill 40, State Senator Lou Correa’s bill that wants to authorize online poker in California got a major endorsement today. The California Gaming Association (CGA) which is the representative of 69 licensed card rooms within the state announced its support of the bill. The 69 card room the CGA represents accounts for more than 75% of the total rooms in California.

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  • 04 January 2011 For Sale

    If you wanted to build a web site, there are some options out there for you. You could get a site from one of the popular blog sites for free and be up and running in no time or maybe you want something more in tune to what you are doing and go out and get an $8 domain and build a site. For those that are really dedicated, you can go to a popular domain auction and try and get the exact domain you want, but that may cost. How much, depends on the buyer. Last November sold for $13 million.

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  • 03 January 2011

    Texas Inline for Online Gambling?

    The end of the lame duck Congressional session came and went with no official advancement into regulating online gambling but it did do a couple positive things. First it did show that at least some people in Washington are listening (though probably not enough to see a change anytime soon) and second, it put the issue of online gambling in the laps of the state governments.

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  • 29 December 2010

    Games and Casino Best of 2010

    When you are one of the best online gambling portals you get to deal with a lot of fantastic programs all across the gambling genre. Since it is the time of year to look back and see who the best was, we are proud to present our “Best Of” awards for 2010. Since our partners routinely go through a screening process so we keep only the best programs, picking the best of the best was a tough process.

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  • 27 December 2010

    No Online Poker Bill a Good Thing

    Sadly, another year of having the UIGEA, as ambiguous as it may be, is in place for the United States and there was no movement in getting online gambling in any form regulated. The efforts of Senator Reid, the Poker Players Alliance and other supporters fell short in getting any legal online gambling bill through the Senate during this lame duck session. To some however, namely some professional online poker players, this was not a bad thing and they are glad nothing happened.

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  • 23 December 2010

    Details Released of Bwin and PartyGaming Merger

    In press releases separately put out by both companies today, bwin and PartyGaming have released details of their merger plans. In the press release from bwin, Norbert Teufelberger, Co-CEO of bwin explains, “The online gaming industry is going through a phase of consolidation, making market players’ size and geographic diversification more crucial than ever.” The new company will operate worldwide with its existing brands under the name of bwin.

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  • 20 December 2010

    Legalized Gambling in U.S. Running Out of Time

    “On behalf of the millions of Americans who play online poker, I am disappointed Congress has not acted to implement important licensing and regulation of this growing industry. Not only will this include valuable consumer protections, but it also will pump much needed funding and jobs into the weakened U.S. economy. It’s a missed opportunity, pure and simple.

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  • 17 December 2010

    Probation For BetOnSports, Norman Steinberg

    Norman Steinberg, co-owner of Millenium Group, a subsidiary of BetOnSports, which was shut down by federal prosecutors in 2006, came to the U.S. this week and was sentenced to 3 years’ probation which is to be served from his home on Costa Rica, a $10,000 fine, no restitution and is unrestricted to travel anywhere in the world. This is a far cry from what the other people who were related with BetonSports got from the U.S. prosecution.

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  • 16 December 2010

    Pennsylvania Lottery: Online Poker Bill Could Decimate Sales

    It looks like there is a lot of shots being fired of late over the possibility of a bill getting added to a must pass legislation that will legalize and regulate online poker in the United States. The bill is being pushed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and seems to have the backing of the U.S. casino industry. Not everyone however is for this legislation and the Pennsylvania Lottery published a press release Wednesday offering their views as to why it should not get pushed through.

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