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28 September 2009Online Gambling Legislation Will Fail Says Some Experts
Our government at work, it is a glorious and wondrous sight. Health care reform, probably. Economic overhaul, sure. Internet gambling regulation and legalization, many experts say not likely. Tony Cabot, former President of the International Masters of Gaming Law Association, says that with all the other work before congress, it is unlikely that gaming reform, with its small economic footprint, will be given any consideration. Internet gambling is not going to be a high priority.Read full article
22 September 2009Another Online Casino is Prey to the UIGEA
Federal Agents, under the guise of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, has been investigating one of the most trusted online casinos.Golden Casino has seemingly been marred by the recent bank seizures in Maryland, with many believing that the seizures were related to investigations into the practices of Golden Casino. Federal Agents have been trying to infiltrate Golden Casino for some time by attempting to set up accounts in areas where online gambling is illegal.Read full article
21 September 2009Internet Gambling Revenue to Help Fund Health Care Reform?
This was sent out today from Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative. They are purposing to use Internet Gambling Revenue to help to Fund the Health Care Reform. An increased focus on the benefits of Internet gambling regulation are expected as the Senate Finance Committee considers a proposal introduced on Saturday to use Internet gambling revenue to offset the costs of health care reform.Read full article
16 September 2009Owner of Lucky 18 Casino Arrested in Israel
Hold on to your socks, the wars against online gaming are spreading far and wide. On Thursday night, Asi Vaknin, Naftali Goldman, and Yonatan Grimberg were arrested in Israel by detectives from the police International and Serious Crimes division. They are suspected of money laundering and Vaknin is also suspected of making threats. When questioned for several hours, he maintained his right to remain silent.Read full article
11 September 2009Barney Frank Gets Help on Gambling Bill
The pro online gambling forces have a new battle warrior to help in the fray. On Friday, Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed George Lemieux to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Mel Martinez. In 2007, LeMieux helped governor Crist iron out a gambling pact with the Seminole Indians in Florida. That pact was eventually struck down by the Florida State Supreme Court. The compact talks were restarted earlier this year and LeMieux has helped spear head the negotiations.Read full article
09 September 2009Problem Gambling Expert Says Online Casino Banning Not the Answer
Carol O’Hare who is the director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling stated THAT BANNING ONLINE GAMBLING IS NOT THE ANSWER. In speaking to the Las Vegas Sun, she urged that education and treatment is the most efficient method for problem gambling and not legal bans.Read full article
02 September 2009Seized Poker Funds To Stay Put
Big Brother, or if you prefer, the U. S. Government, is at it again. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller, in San Diego ruled against lawyers for Account Services Inc. and the Poker Players Alliance, in an attempt to regain 13 million dollars seized by federal investigators. Account Services Inc is the company owned by Douglas Rennick, who is under indictment for bank fraud and money laundering charges, as well as conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business.Read full article
31 August 2009Will New Slots Boost Revenue in Oregon?
The state of Oregon has installed over 400 new slot machines in the bars all around town. This will be only the start of over 2000 being installed. They are hoping this will help the downturn of the revenue trend.The Lottery Director Dale Penn, stated “We’re real hopeful that we can bring some players back and encourage others to play more,” He told this to the Associated Press.Read full article
27 August 2009Will Baltimore Have a Slot City?
According to the Washington Post today The Baltimore Entertainment Group is seeking to bring slot machine gambling to the city of Baltimore. They have revealed their vision for a mega casino. The mega casino will have slot machines and built on an industrial lot south of Ravens stadium.The Casino will be called “Celebration Casino” and will have 3,750 slot machines, employ over 1,000 employees and have the potential to bring in millions annually.Read full article
26 August 2009Delaware Sports Betting Blocked
On Monday, a three judge panel from the federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that the state of Delaware’s plan to allow sports betting would violate the federal ban on sports wagering. Delaware was ready to allow single game wagering to begin on September 1, just in time for the beginning of the 2009 football season.The ruling stated that Delaware’s new proposal violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992.Read full article