Gambling News

  • 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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  • 14 December 2010

    Will There be Legal Online Gambling in the United States?

    Its seems like those of us in favor of regulated online gambling are on pins and needles lately, much like in 2006 when things looked like and eventually did go the other way with the passing of the UIGEA. Every day there seems to be a little more information coming out as to the possibility of having some sort of legalized online gambling in the United States before Congress adjourns.This week, casino industry’s top trade group, The American Gaming Association, said that it supports U.S.

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  • 10 December 2010

    New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Passes Step Two

    In hopes of reviving the state horse racing industry and boosting the revenues of the Atlantic City casinos, there was almost a dozen bills that legislators voted on that drew bipartisan support Thursday as they are trying to send as many bills to the desk of Governor Christie’s by years end as possible.The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee Assembly voted to approve a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to legalize online gambling in the United States.

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  • 09 December 2010

    California to Vote on Online Poker...Again

    A new session for the California legislator started last Monday and already there is legislation being pushed to legalize online poker. Two southern California tribes are behind this push, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. These tribes are among the leaders of a new group called the California Online Poker Association.This bill introduced by Sen.

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  • 08 December 2010

    DC Council Approves Online Gambling Amendment

    The federal government may be working hard to finish the year with some sort of legal online gambling but it seems the local Washington government is not waiting anymore. The D.C. Council on Tuesday did what most people believe Senator Harry Reid is doing in Congress, attached an online poker and fantasy sports gambling proposal into a massive budget bill.

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  • 06 December 2010

    Senator Reid Pushes Online Poker Bill

    It seems that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the man behind the scenes pushing for legislation during this lame duck session that will allow online poker to become legal in the United States. It would however restrict licenses to casinos and racetracks in the beginning and these businesses would have had to be in business for 5 years.

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  • 03 December 2010

    Republicans Fear Secret Online Gambling Bill

    At least three Republicans in the U.S. House, Representatives Spencer Bachus, Dave Camp and Lamar Smith are raising a concern over what they see as an effort in this lame duck session of Congress to pass legislation that would legalize online gambling in the United States.

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  • 02 December 2010

    Betfair To Offer Online Gambling in California

    Betfair is taking advantage of a law passed in September in California to open an office and start taking exchange bets on horse racing. California was the first in the nation to legalize exchange wagering and the law will take effect in May of 2012. New Jersey also has recently passed a law to allow this kind of betting on horseracing as well. Exchange wagering in horse racing allows a person to bet on a horse to win or lose even after the race has started.

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  • 01 December 2010

    Full Tilt's Rush Poker Mobile Removed from Android Market

    There was a rumor back in October of 2009 that Full Tilt Poker was releasing a real money poker app for the Android. In November of this year, the app was officially dropped into the Android market. Now, it did have its limitation as only Android 2.2 owners could download it because of the Adobe Flash requirement but it was launched.By most reviews we have come across, the app, Rush Poker Mobile worked as expected.

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