Gambling News

  • 01 August 2009

    New Casino in Pittsburgh Opening August 9th

    The maroon, and reds and all the earth tones, the Rivers Casino flashy machines will be calling all the casino goers from allover. It will have Nine Restaurants and bars and a multistory glass façade over looking the Ohio River. You can also see downtown Pittsburg and Mount Washington. With over 3,000 slot machines you will be in slot heaven The Ballroom and the sports bar will open later. “It’s a wonderful place.

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  • 30 July 2009

    CryptoLogic and Centrebet Makes a Licensing Deal

    These to giants in the online gaming business have made a deal to join together in this new licensing deal. Centrebet is to launch at least 10 online slot games under this agreement.

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  • 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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