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28 June 2009Delay 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.Read full article
23 June 2009Betonsport'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.Read full article
22 June 2009Can Harrah’s and Others Gain From Online Gambling?
The fight is on. Many people and quite a few big U.S. casinos would love to see internet gambling legalized. For the casinos, this would give them a much bigger market and an ability to reach out to people who never get a chance to travel to Las Vegas or Atlantic City. Not to mention the legions of young poker players who have grown up learning and honing their poker skills on the internet. But not all is rosy on the gambling front.Read full article
19 June 2009Online Gambling Prohibition is Costing Search Engines Millions
The times are getting exciting for online gambling. Everybody has something to say on the subject. On June 10, 2009, in a crackdown on illegal gambling and suspected money laundering, the bank accounts of some 27,000 online gamers were frozen by U.S. authorities. At the same time, the European Union accused the U.S. of violations of international trade rules by banning online gambling. The EU gaming outfits are claiming a $100 billion loss because of the U.S. ban.Read full article
17 June 2009What Will July 6th Mean for Online Gambling?
This will be an important day for what will happen to online gambling! This is the date for the Circuit Court of Appeals to make a decision on the case filed by iMEGA! iMEGA is The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gambling Association.The case involves trying to revoke the highly profiled UIGEA Enforcement Act. The case says that the UIGEA goes against the U.S. Constitution.The outcome can be either based on what the merits of the case are or there will be arguments made orally.Read full article
17 June 2009Casino Slots Revenue Highest This Year!
According to the Associated Press Connecticut’s two casinos in May reported that their revenue was down from last year but up more for the month of May 2009 than anytime this year.The Foxwood’s Casinos which includes the MGM Grand says that May’s revenue was down from last May 2008 but the most it has been this year.This is GREAT news for both the casinos! They both turned over 25% of their revenue to the state. Mohegan Sun gave the state $17.5 million, and Foxwoods gave the state over $15.6.Read full article
05 June 2009Minnesota drops attempts to block gambling websites
It’s about time someone came to their senses in Minnesota. If you haven’t been following this story, at the end of April, Minnesota sent out letters to numerous ISP’s demanding that they block 200 gambling-related domains from being accessed by residents of Minnesota. Since then, iMEGA stepped in and turned up the heat, and also told the ISP’s to ignore the order. From what I understand, none of the ISP’s complied.Read full article
02 June 2009eCOGRA updates requirements for Affiliate Trust Seal
eCOGRA is continuing their plight to help protect online gamblers from rogue casinos; this time it comes in the form of them updating and improving their standards for online casino, poker and bingo affiliate programs to earn the eCOGRA “Affiliate Trust Seal.”eCOGRA has been working with various affiliate managers to draft these new changes which are now in place. While this news is more interesting for affiliates, it also means that as a player, you’re being protected on even more fronts.Read full article
29 May 2009iMEGA speaks at the Kentucky Supreme court
Many of you may remember Kentucky Govenor Steve Beshear’s [unsuccessful] plight to seize 141 gambling-related domain names this past fall when an appellate court overturned a lower court’s ruling in favor of Beshear. Well, it’s now in the Kentucky state Supreme Court, and iMEGA has briefed the court to try and uphold this ruling against Beshear & his administration.Read full article