Gambling News

  • 28 January 2010

    Gambling Debate Holds up Treasury Appointments

    The fight is on in Washington D.C. four Presidential appointments for Treasury Dept. positions are being held up by Arizona Republican Jon Kyl, to protest to protest a move by the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve to delay by six months the enforcement of regulations prohibiting gambling on the web.

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  • 27 January 2010

    Will MGM Mirage Leave Atlantic City?

    The MGM Mirage, suffering from the poor economy in the sagging Atlantic City market, is setting itself up for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock exchange. The offering could raise upwards of $1 billion. The idea is to sell shares of its 50% owned MGM Grand Macau. The problem is that MGM is partnered with Hong Kong business woman Pansy Ho, daughter of Macau casino giant Stanley Ho. And he has alleged ties to Chinese organized crime triads.

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  • 26 January 2010

    Playtech and U.S. Partner Sign Deal

    Playtech, a leading online gaming software provider, has signed a deal with NASDAQ listed Scientific Games Corporation. This move demonstrates Playtech’s  intention to re-enter the U.S. gaming market when it becomes legal to wager online. This move also promoted a raise of 11% of Playtech stock shares.This deal has two parts. First is a 50-50 joint venture called Sciplay, which will focus on the global B2G (government sponsored)  online gaming market.

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  • 23 January 2010

    PartyGaming Admits to Merger Talks

    After much speculation, PartyGaming, the online poker company, has admitted to being in talks with Bwin, a rival Austrian sports betting company, about a possible merger. Such a merger could be worth more than L2 billion. It says it is also talking with other potential partners.

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  • 22 January 2010

    Kentucky Gambling Bill Killed by Senate

    The Kentucky State Senate failed to pass legislation requiring a constitutional amendment on any expansion of gambling in the state. The vote was along strict party lines. Republican David Williams, Senate President, who sponsored the bill, said he opposes the expansion of gambling in Kentucky, but that his bill would have let the voters decide the issue.

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  • 21 January 2010

    32Red Casino has Been Acquired by Nedplay

    This is an interesting turn of events. We hope that it works out for all involved. (Free-Press-Release.com) January 21, 2010 — 32Red is today pleased to announce that Nedplay casino becomes part of the award-winning gaming operator’s group of casinos.

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  • 21 January 2010

    IGaming Community Called to Aid Haiti by Calvin Ayre

    I think this is fantastic!!! A big KUDDOS to all that participate!!! We need more people like this, what a better world it would be. LONDON, England — (PRESS RELEASE) — No one watching the news in the past week could have ignored the cries and pleas for help coming from one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere – Haiti.

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  • 20 January 2010

    New Jersey Legalizing Online Gambling Update!

    The State of New Jersey, attempting to become the first state to legalize intrastate internet gambling, is now looking at passing senate bill S3167, introduced by Senator Raymond Lesniak. It is designed to allow the games of poker, blackjack, and baccarat, to be played online.The state’s casinos, who have taken a beating during the recent economic troubles, are expected to be the first to apply for licenses.

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  • 20 January 2010

    David Barber Leader of Gov.'s Task Force Resigns

    The Director of the Governor’s Task Force, David Barber after winnings on Illegal Gambling, won at the Choctaw Indian Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi. David Barber Offered his resignation because he felt his $2,300 would be a distraction. And Governor Riley said it was appropriate. They do not know for sure when the money was won, but they think it was when former County district Attorney and his wife went to a Mississippi Casino to celebrate a special occasion.

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  • 18 January 2010

    GTECH G2 Side Games Launched by Virgin Casino

    Here is some of your favorite land based casino games now online, like Bar X Majic 7 and more. 18-01-2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) – Virgin Casino has added four more games from the GTECH G2 side games portfolio.  The Electrocoin Bar X Magic launched at the popular UK casino several weeks ago and now four more proven popular games have been added: Triple Chance Hi Lo, Casino Dice, Spin Win, Aces High, Bingo Keno Extreme.

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