Gambling News

  • 13 April 2010

    Founder of Eye On Gambling Found Dead In Home

    Play the organ softly and lower the flags to half mast. For the second time in less than 12 months, the online gaming community is mourning the loss of one of its own. On Saturday morning, the police in Chesapeake, VA found Kenneth Weitzner, and his wife Jackie, dead in their home. The police have not released details of the scene nor have they given a cause of death.Rumor control has it that they passed away sometime either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

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  • 12 April 2010

    US Gambling Takes Two Small Steps Forward

    The last couple of weeks has seen the online gambling community take several setbacks on the chin. But the latest news is looking rosy for the online gamers. The first is that Rep. Barney Frank’s two bills, HR2266 and HR2267, are going to be heard in legislative hearings before the House Committee on Financial Services on April 16th. HR2266 is seeking to postpone implementation of the provisions of UIGEA for one year.

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  • 11 April 2010

    Not All Credit Card Abuse Is Gambling

    Not all credit card abuse is gambling. A woman’s 12 year old son ran up a total of more than £900 in bills using his savings account and her credit card on, of all things, Face Book’s Farmville game. The tab on her credit card eventually ended up being £625. This was all done without the woman’s knowledge between March 14th when the first charge was made and the 29th when she discovered the usage and stopped the card.

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  • 10 April 2010

    Online Gambling Bills To Be Heard Next Week

    Rep. Barney Frank’s hard work is about to pay off. His online gambling bills, the Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act (HR2266) and Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (HR 2267), are to be heard by the House Committee on Financial Services on April 16. With the provisions of UIGEA set to be enforced starting June 1st, and no more extensions expected, it is a bit of good news for online gambling.

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  • 08 April 2010

    Senator Jon Kyl is Approached by the PPA

    Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl is a wanted man. Many poker groups, like the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), want to meet with him and discuss their ideas for an exemption for online poker from the regulations of UIGEA. Senator Kyl is a co-sponsor of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Senator Kyl is dead set against online gambling, including online poker. He calls it the “crack cocaine” of gambling.Enforcement of the provisions of UIGEA is set to begin June 1, 2010.

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  • 07 April 2010

    New Online Gambling Laws Proposed for Massachusetts and New Hampshire

    A new law proposed in the Massachusetts legislature, would allow more land based casinos while criminalizing online gambling and internet poker. The main reason for the bill is to get two new land based casinos licensed, at a cost of $100 million each. Also included in the bill are four new slot machine licenses worth $15 million each.Apparently, the writer of the bill wanted no ambiguity about it’s intent.

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  • 31 March 2010

    Colorado Woman Thought She Won $42 Million

    The Fortune Valley Casino in Central City, CO is the place where dreams can come true and life can become a fairytale. At least that’s what Louis Chavez of Denver, CO, thought until she hit the lucky one on that slot machine she was playing. Suddenly all the bells and whistles started going off and she realized that she had hit the jackpot, literally, for $42,949,673.

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  • 28 March 2010

    Italy OK’s Online Poker Cash and Casino Games

    Still reeling from a major earthquake and their inability to successfully block unlicensed sites, Italy has issued a decree regulating and legalizing online poker cash games and casino games. Nearly two years ago when Italy started to license online poker tournament games and fixed odds sports betting, Italy kept a list of sites blocked by the major internet gaming providers.

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  • 27 March 2010

    New Legislation Introduced On Internet Gambling

    This could mean a big difference in the passing of license and regulation internet gambling. This is from the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative! Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)introduced today an updated version of the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2010, a bill that would ensure that applicable taxes and fees are collected from a regulated Internet gambling industry in order to raise much-needed revenue for federal and state budgets.

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  • 27 March 2010

    The Time To Repeal UIGEA IS Now

    With the signing into law of the health care reform legislation, the United States Congress will be free to finally start working on other legislation which has been forced onto back burners for much of the last year. The biggest bill of this group is Barney Frank’s (D-MA) HR 2267, the InternetGambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. As the name implies, this bill would regulate and tax internet gaming, and would protect consumers from racketeering and money laundering.

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