Gambling News

  • 09 June 2010

    Harrah’s Pushing For Internet Gambling Regulation

    It has been disclosed that Harrah’s has hired the lobbying firm Capital Counsel, a self described “full service, bipartisan government relations firm providing political analysis, strategic advice, and advocacy services”.Harrah’s has hired Capitol Counsel for the purposes of lobbying congress on matters relating to gambling and taxation.

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  • 09 June 2010

    France Issues 11 Licenses For Online Gambling

    France acknowledged that 11 companies have been granted license and have been registered to conduct online sports and horse race betting as well as online poker within France. According to Arjel president Jean-Francois Vilotte, the regulator of gaming in France, “There were 35 requests for licenses and we have retained 17 at this stage. None have been formally rejected.

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  • 05 June 2010

    Could Intrastate Gambling Be Coming?

    Several states in the US have initiatives before their legislative bodies to allow intrastate gambling within the borders of their respective states.  The states with lotteries may hold an edge in that department. GTech, Scientific Games, and Intralot, three of the primary lottery providers in the US, all have gambling platforms and games ready to go, thanks to their interactive games branches.

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  • 04 June 2010

    Calls For Change in EU Gambling Laws

    A very loud call has been made for the overhaul of the EU gambling laws after the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in a case that the Netherlands could block a bookmaker and a betting exchange from offering bets to Dutch citizens. The court ruled that the Netherlands could block Ladbrokes and Betfair  from offering bets if their purpose was to combat “fraud and crime”.Both companies stated that they believe the real reason behind the ruling was to maintain DeLotto’s state licensed monopoly.

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  • 04 June 2010

    Online Poker in France Challenged by Malta

    The French law that would impose a 7.5 percent tax on online sports and horseracing wagers and a 2 percent levy on poker bets has met a last minute snag with the regulation on online poker in the form of a complaint filed by Malta. The online sports betting and horse race betting will open up next week as planned however, the online poker plans have been postponed for at least a month.

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  • 03 June 2010

    New Jersey Senate Committee Approves Online Gambling Via Atlantic City Casinos

    The New Jersey Senate today took a stand to become the first state in the country to allow internet gambling within the state boundaries. The senate released a bill from committee which would allow Atlantic City casinos to build and operate an intra-state online gambling network, capable of accessing casino run portals for gambling, including poker, blackjack and many other games.

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  • 02 June 2010

    Hop-On Inc Seeking Licensees in California for Online Gaming Software

    Hop-On Inc , who’s patents for GSM and CDMA technologies have resulted in license agreements with some of the biggest names in cell phones such as Qualcomm, Motorola, Ericsson, and Nokia to just name a few, has announced today in a press release that they will be seeking licensees for their gaming software for California.

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  • 02 June 2010

    France to Award 30 Licenses for Online Gambling

    Today the government of France approved a new online gambling bill. The bill passed the French parliament by a narrow 299-233 vote. The French will grant only 30 licenses to operate online casinos and poker rooms within its borders. Though it is now official and France says that licenses will be granted in time for the 2010 World Cup, not everyone is excited about the French market.

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  • 01 June 2010

    California Voting Today on Legalizing Online Poker

    California is in a financial bind. It is staring in the face of a $19 billion budget shortfall by the end of this fiscal year (2011). The urgency in producing revenue in the state can be reflected in the introduction of a SB 1485 Friday that will authorize the creation of an online poker system within California.

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  • 31 May 2010

    UIGEA Set To Go Into Effect Tuesday

    UIGEA, the Unlawful Internet gambling Enforcement Act, goes into effect on Tuesday, leaving many players wondering just how it will affect the way they gamble online.UIGEA was passed back in 2006, and since then, many lawmakers have been learned much about internet gambling and have changed their stance concerning UIGEA.Under UIGEA’s provisions, the banks are charged with policing internet gambling.

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