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18 February 2009Progressive Jackpot Over $120K on 3D Online Casino
The all new Single Pay Line Sot-O-Matic is becoming more and more popular. With jackpots like this I can see why. Technology is always changing and most of the time for the better. News Release: 18 February 2009 (London, UK) – The progressive jackpot at 3D online casino, has just gone over $120,000 (€97K). It’s only a month since an Italian player hit the WinADay.com jackpot for $120K but if the new three-dimensional casino is anything like its sister casino, Slotland.Read full article
13 February 2009Kentucky’s Gambling Online Appeal Continues
The state of Kentucky has asked the judge to exceed the fifty page limit on the appeal to add 30 more pages to the appeals brief.The Appeals Court in Kentucky voted 2 to 1 that the internet domain names did not fit in the state statutes defined as “gambling devices”, and could not be used to support any civil action.It seems the attorneys in Kentucky need to add more space to add more contortion to the laws that don’t seem to exist to the briefs of the Appeal.Read full article
08 February 2009Looks Like Legalizing Online Gambling Could Change
According to the financial times there could be a new move to legalize online gambling in the near future. Barney Frank is not giving up!! Way to go Mr. Frank.A top US Democrat is launching an offensive to roll back legislation against online gambling passed under the Bush administration, saying the climate is ripe for Congress to unlock restraints that are “impinging” on the freedom of Americans.Read full article
29 January 2009Rival Gaming Pulling out of Canada
Even though there is no law in Canada that says you can’t play online casinos, Rival Gaming (that is located in Canada) has announced they are pulling out of the Canadian market.As of February 1st, Rival Gaming Casinos will no longer take any Canadian players. Canada players will be able to continue to play till end of January. You can’t make any new deposits, and are asked to withdraw any cash you have in your account by Febuary 1st.Read full article
26 January 2009UIGEA Causes New Hampshire Lottery to Lose Millions
The UIGEA which was forced through the last days of the Bush Administration, and became effective just recently, has cause problems where it was not intended to cause any.The enforcement of these laws had already put a strain on the US financial Industry, by requiring payments both too and from online gambling firms. They did this with out specific terms on what was legal and what was not. It was said that this would cause confusion, and so happens it has started doing just that.Read full article
22 January 2009Beshear administration - It's not over yet.
Online gamblers, poker players, bingo players, et all, have won the battle, but the war is still being fought. In less than 48 hours after a Kentucky Appellate Court ruled against Beshear, saying that an Internet Domain Name is not a “gambling device,” Gov. Steve Beshear’s cronies…err, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, released a statement to the fact that they are going to take this matter to the Kentucky Supreme Court. J.Read full article
21 January 2009Kentucky loses case over seizing 141 gambling related domain names!
This is a great win for not only the online casinos, such as DoylesRoom, PokerStars and many others, but for players as well. For those that aren’t aware of what’s been happening, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, tried to seize 141 gambling-related domain names back in September, saying they were, basically, “illegal gambling devices.Read full article
21 January 2009Doyle’s Room is Changing Software to get US Back?
Yes Doyle’s Room has advised their members that big changes will be going on in the near future. Doyles which is now Powered by Microgaming Software, that withdrew from the US market, is thinking of changing to the Cake Poker network that does except US players, in all states but Kentucky.This will be a huge change for this poker site, and hopefully will lead the way for other Internet Casinos to do the same. The market in the US is considered to be the best and most profitable.Read full article
18 January 2009iMEGA Lawsuit Hearing Set for April
iMEGA ( Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association) will challenge the UIGEA Bill in the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals in April. They will be defending Online Casinos against the US Department of Justice as well as the Federal Reserve and Federal Trade Commission. They will ask the court to declare the 2006 UIGEA Bill Unconstitutional. This law suit prevents payment involving online gambling sites.Read full article