Gambling News

  • 30 August 2010

    Hurricane Earl Temporarily Knocking Out Intertops

    In an email to players, Intertops has announced a temporary set back due to Hurricane Earl. As of this writing the hurricane is reaching Category 3 status with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph (195 kph). Currently Earl is causing havoc in the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and strong winds. Please be advised that as a direct result of Hurricane Earl, we have suffered a major power outage in Antigua and the website and all its services are currently down.

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  • 27 August 2010

    Blanca Games Acquires the Cereus Poker Network

    Stuart Gordon’s led Blanca Games, Inc has acquired the Cereus Poker Network the third largest online poker network.  The acquisition includes the network operations, software and the two brands, Absolute Poker (AP) and Ultimate Bet (UB). According to Gordon the Chief Executive Officer of Blanca Games in their press release, “The acquisition of Cereus is a significant opportunity for us.  Cereus is a major platform of well-managed assets.

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  • 26 August 2010

    Online Gambling Changes in South Africa, Holland and Nova Scotia

    What to do with online gambling has been a hot topic with cash strapped states, provinces and countries lately. California recently wrestled with it, some provinces in Canada have embraced it with others to follow suit and many other European countries have chimed in on one side or the other. South Africa, Holland and Nova Scotia have been the latest to headline the online gambling news. One has made a decisive decision while the others are considering going in an opposite direction.

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  • 24 August 2010

    RIP Louis Fabiano - the Professor

    RIP Louis Fabiano – the Professor I write this with a heavy heart. This morning Lou, better known as the Professor, passed away after a prolonged struggle in ICU. Lou was the founder of CAP and for many years he lead this affiliate community, solving a myriad of issues for affiliates and contributing to the welfare of affiliates like no other.

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  • 23 August 2010 Re-Launches for Online Gamblers

    After more than a month of being shut down due to a security breach just hours into their launch, re-launched right before the weekend under much less fan fair. According to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation CEO Michael Graydon, the approval was given following a review by consulting firm Deloitte and the site had permission to be back online at 7p.m Thursday.By 10 p.m., the site was still not online however and a check at 2a.m. Friday found it still not online.

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  • 20 August 2010

    Tribes Coming Together For California Online Gambling

    It looks like support is coming together for one last push for legalized online gambling in California.  The question now: Is there enough time?  There is less than two weeks left for any bill to pass the state Legislature but the Morongo Band of Mission Indians is trying to form a coalition to get it done. According to Morongo spokesman Patrick Dorinson, 21 tribes have either signed up for or sent documents in to join the California Online Poker Association.

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  • 18 August 2010

    $13.3 Million Forfeited In Online Gambling Case

    In a story released through the Dow Jones Newswires, the defendants in the online gambling money laundering case have agreed to forfeit $13.3 million, The money was seized by the U.S. Government from two online gaming payment processors, Allied Wallet Inc. and Allied Systems Inc. both owned by  Ahmad Khawaja. The FBI says this is just a small portion of what was run through the business for the first half of 2009.

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  • 17 August 2010

    Betfair Launches new iPad App

    Betfair has gotten into the Apple app business and has launched a new gambling application for the iPad.  For those mobile gamblers in the U.S., no need to get excited and search long hours in your iTunes store, it is not available in the United States. This app has only been launched to the residents of the UK and Ireland. The Betfair app uses GPS to make sure the bets are being placed from the proper region.

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  • 16 August 2010

    Is Online Gambling in Alberta Far Off?

    It seems the domino effect is going strong in North America as far as regulating online gambling is concerned.  British Columbia and Quebec already allow online gambling and Ontario will soon follow.  Now it seems Alberta is at least looking to follow in the same path. Online gambling is legal in Canada but operating a site within its borders is not.

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  • 13 August 2010

    NFL No Longer Opposing Legalized Online Gambling

    As we have been writing about, Barney Frank’s HR 2267 seems to be gaining a lot of strength since it passed the House Financial Services Committee mark-up session.  Since that day it has gained a new co-sponsor and now it has lost a major opponent the stood in the way of legalized online gambling. The influential NFL has softened its stance to legalized online gambling. The NFL has been linked to being a major influence in the passing of the UIGEA in 2006.

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