Gambling News

  • 23 July 2009

    New Jersey Governor Fight With the DOJ on Sports Betting Suit

    The U.S. Department of Justice, (in it’s infinite wisdom?), appears to be declaring war on the State of New Jersey. The DOJ has asked a U.S. District Court to block New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine from joining, and thereby lending his considerable influence to, a legal challenge seeking to lift a ban on sports betting from New Jersey and 45 other states. The DOJ claims that the Governor does not have the authority constitutionally to intervene.

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  • 23 July 2009

    Barney Frank Gets New Backing for Online Gambling Bill

    Much to Barney Frank’s surprise, he knew he was going to get more backing for the bill to legalize and regulate online gambling by throwing out the UIGEA Bill, but he did not know it would come so quickly. More to his surprise is that the support is coming from both the Democrats and the Republican Parties. Five new co-sponsors have joined the fight. From the co-sponsors, two are from New Jersey, one from New York, Connecticut and Idaho.

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  • 21 July 2009

    Possible Dealers Strike in Atlantic City

    According to the Associated Press there maybe a dealers strike in AC. Two casinos would be involved. They are saying they will hire replacement dealers if there is a strike. J. Carlos Tolosa stated, we take their threats seriously,” The United Auto Workers authorized the strike on Bally’s and Caesars. Alyce Parker the company spokesperson said, any actual recruitment and hiring would be done “when and if there is a strike.” Read the full story!

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  • 14 July 2009

    Slots at the Racetracks in Ohio

    I know the slot lovers in Ohio are thrilled to hear this news! They say this will bring into the state $933 million in fees and licensing over a period of two years. “We’re going to create a whole bunch of new jobs too,” said Keith Gisser, director of publicity for Northfield Park. “We’ll have to build a temporary facility (to house the slots).

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  • 08 July 2009

    iMEGA and the Third Circuit Appeals Court

    On Tuesday, lawyers for the United States Attorney General’s Office and Interactive Medias Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) held arguments in front of the third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. What is at stake? Well it is the constitutionality of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). The arguments ran the gauntlet.

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  • 07 July 2009

    Barney Franks Speaks Out at WSOP

    Barney Frank let his opinion be know Sunday at the WSOP, on the UIGEA Bill and where he stands, before he announced the traditional “Shuffle up and deal call.” He called the UIGEA Bill the “stupidest bill ever.” He also told of his plans to have it repealed in September, and is very optimistic that he will get it repealed, and removed from the law books.

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  • 05 July 2009

    Gambling Halls Shut Down in Moscow

    According to the Moscow Times all the Casino halls in Moscow has been raided and closed down by the Moscow Police. They had all been closed since last Wednesday, but one was still operating after the midnight deadline. In 2006 a federal law was put in force to restrict gambling to 4 regions of Russia. The police raided 440 of the 513 casinos on Tuesday and finished the rest on Wednesday.

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  • 01 July 2009

    Northeast Casino Competition Heats Up

    According to the New York Associated Press things are heating up in the northeast! They say the new casinos opening up will put a damper on Atlantic City, and Connecticut. NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service said in a report on Tuesday that new casino openings in the Northeast were threatening the dominance of Atlantic City and Connecticut as gambling destinations.

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  • 28 June 2009

    Delay in the Online Gambling Debate

    Barney Frank’s Bill HR 2267 that would put an end to the UIGEA was set to be heard in July, but has been delayed until September. This delay is because he is head of the US House Financial Services Committee. With this in mind, there are more pressing matters to be heard before this one, like today’s economy. Though this may be bad for the online casinos now, we have waited since 2006 and I think the wait will be worth it. Mr.

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  • 23 June 2009

    Betonsport's Founder to face Trial

    It’s been awhile, but you should remember this situation very well, especially if you live in America. Gary Kaplan, the founder of the online sportsbook Betonsports,  and 10 other defendants were indicted 3 years ago in St. Louis for accepting sports wagers over the Internet and via phone, which was in direct violation of the age-old USA wire act which prohibits such activities.

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