Gambling News

  • 16 November 2009

    Indiana Woman With Gambling Addiction Sues Casino

    A very interesting case has made its way to the Indiana State Supreme Court. The case hinges around a woman gambler who says she has a compulsive gambling problem. She claims that an Indiana casino went out of its way to lure her to come into the casino and gamble.Her attorneys claim that the casino’s have a responsibility to protect the problem players from themselves. Courts have long rejected this idea.

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  • 14 November 2009

    New Slots Casino Making a Splash

    With all the regulations to be met and followed, all the banking decision that need to be made and all the competition to be faced, it is no small feat to open a successful online casino. The new casino is making quite a ruckus in the online casino world right now. Crazy Slots Online Casino, part of the Golden Casino Group, is one of the few casinos that allow U.S. gamblers to play. Golden Casino is operated by Vegas Technology.

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  • 13 November 2009

    Firepay Pays $19.2 Million

    With the forfeiture of $19.2 million by Firepay, owned by Optimal group inc. of Canada, the New York District Attorneys office is poised to go after more gaming companies that did business in the U.S. even before UIGEA became law.Firepay had withdrawn from online gambling in the United States after UIGEA was enacted in October 2006. But the State of New York saw dollar signs and in 2007, started building a case against Firepay.

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  • 10 November 2009

    Tribute to Elvis Opens in Vegas Next Month

    Attention all Elvis fans. The MGM Mirage’s CityCenter complex, set to open on December 16, is going to be offering a new, and highly unusual, tribute to the King of Rock n Roll. Cirque du Soleil’s tribute to Elvis: Viva Elvis, is inspired by the 1965 Elvis movie Viva Las Vegas. It is set to be one of the opening acts at the Aria Casino and Resort in the CityCenter complex. The show, much like Elvis himself, is sexy, powerful, unique and larger than life.

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  • 09 November 2009

    Regulation to Replace Failed Internet Gambling Prohibition

    Things are beginning to look up for the online gambling businesses. More and more are leaning to license and regulate the online gambling industry in the US! In an op-ed published in today’s Roll Call, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) argues regulating Internet gambling in order to protect consumers and generate up to $42 billion in new revenue is a “sensible approach.” Based on his experience of having started and managed several Internet-based companies, Rep.

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  • 07 November 2009

    Another one for New York and the UIGEA

    The U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is at it again. It has again gone after another company for violating UIGEA.The eWallet company FirePay, owned by the Optimal Group, Inc, has been forced to forfeit $19.2 million in revenue linked to wagers made by the citizens of New York State. FirePay, which pulled out of the U.S.

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  • 05 November 2009

    Gary Kaplan BetOnSports Founder Gets 51 Months

    For anyone who has harbored any doubts whatsoever about the health of Big Brother, trust me, he is alive and doing very well. Point in fact: On Monday, Gary Kaplan, founder of BetOnSports, was sentenced to 51 months in prison on charges of federal racketeering. He had been arrested on 20 felony charges in March of 2007 in the Dominican Republic. Those charges were for allowing American residents to place bets at BetOnSports.

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  • 04 November 2009

    Ohio Finally Opens Doors to Casinos

    This is a huge win for the Ohio people who have been pushing for casinos. This may be the start of a new future for more states and Casinos!  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters hit hard by the economic downturn have approved casinos tied to new JOBs after a fifth try by gambling supporters in the past two decades. Tuesday’s passage of Issue 3 marked a significant victory for Penn National Gaming Inc.

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  • 04 November 2009

    GoWild Casino Completes New State of Art Website

    GoWild is proud to announce the completion of their state of the art website. We are all looking forward to seeing this new site. And to see what makes it state of the art. VALLETTA, MALTA — (Marketwire) — 11/03/09 — Press Release. GoWild Casino, a premier online casino, announces it has completed its state of the art website created for today’s smart, contemporary online gambler.

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  • 02 November 2009

    Battered Ohio in the Casino Bid Recession

    On Tuesday, history may be made in the State of Ohio. On Tuesday, voters are going to the polls to decide, among others important issues, whether or not to allow gambling casinos to come into their state. The large casino companies have been trying to get into Ohio nearly every year since 1900, but have always failed. This is the fifth time in the last nineteen years that the measure has been on the ballot.

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