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New Jersey Signs Online Gambling Legislation, Just a Nose Behind Nevada

After years of waffling and vetoing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally signed Assembly Bill A2578 into law this week, opening the door for online gambling to begin in a legalized, regulated environment in New Jersey.  The move came only a week after Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval rapidly approved his state’s online gambling legislation; both…Read More

California, Massachusetts Could Be Next States to Legalize Online Gambling

The online gaming scene is starting to get crowded in the U.S, with more and more states seeking to pass legislation that will enable them to license operators to legalize online gaming in their states. Following last week’s passage into law of Nevada’s online gambling bill, California and Massachusetts have each tabled their own pieces…Read More

100-Year-Old Case Invoked in Alabama Casino Raid

We often see that what’s old is new again; in this case, what’s very, very old is new again, as a 114-year-old (that’s 1899 for those too lazy to do the math) Supreme Court ruling was recently dug up, dusted off, and revived for a modern re-enactment. 114 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that…Read More

Ferguson Loses Big Hand to Feds in Final Full Tilt Showdown

They say gamblers should never play against a stronger opponent than themselves, but it appears that’s exactly what’s happened to Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, the World Series of Poker former champion and five-time bracelet winner.  Ferguson lost a bundle to the Feds this week, forfeiting an undisclosed bank account to the government, along with any remaining…Read More

Government-Approved Swedish Gambling Site Cracks Down on Cheaters

Svenska Spel, Sweden’s state-owned online gaming company in that country’s highly regulated gambling market, has locked down 14 poker accounts that allegedly used bots to win big money.  The company says the suspended accounts had a total of $108,000 in them presently, but had won more than $1.8 million over the course of the past…Read More

Sandoval Pushes for Passage of Nevada Online Gaming Bill

Noting that Nevada is now in a race against time to finalize its online gaming bill, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval told his state’s legislative body this week that they must pass the measure known as  Assembly Bill 114 within the next thirty days in order to stay a step ahead of New Jersey, which is…Read More

No More Outs as Marcus Bebb-Jones Admits Murder

In what reads more like a movie plot than a real-life tale, British poker player Marcus Bebb-Jones pled guilty this week to second-degree murder in a Glenwood Springs, Colorado court in the death of his wife Sabrina 16 years ago in Colorado. Giving no greater motive than that the killing was done in the “heat…Read More

Money and Small Arsenal Seized in Illegal Sports Betting Operation

Recent news has reported that around two dozen local residents of Hawaii are being charged, or arrested, in connection to illegal online sports betting on the island. It is reported that federal authorities are clamping down on illegal online sports betting in the area, targeting bets made with offshore internet sites. “This is something that…Read More

One Step Closer to US Online Gambling Legislation in New Jersey

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Recent news that the state of New Jersey in America is likely to allow internet gambling has got the online gambling world in a buzz as it is now a strong possibility that other states in the US may follow suit if the relaxed legislation goes through. The news came despite the expectation that Governor…Read More

Illegal Canadian Sportsbook Eludes Capture and Resurfaces

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Despite being the subject of a dramatic raid during the recent Super Bowl, controversial Canadian online credit-betting sportsbook has resurfaced in Tokelau, a non self-governing territory off the coast of New Zealand under the domain of It appears that the illegal Canadian sportsbook operation which was recently seized and reportedly shut down by…Read More

It’s a Definite Maybe Next Time for Christie on Internet Gambling for New Jersey

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Saying “now is the time for our state to move forward, again leading the way for the nation, by becoming one of the first states to permit Internet gaming,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ironically once again this week vetoed his state’s latest draft of an Internet gambling statute.  Citing concerns over gambling tax revenue…Read More

Bonza Gaming Becomes Third Company to Provide Real-Money Gaming on Facebook

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Facebook has added a third partner to their real-money gaming fold, that partner in this case being Bonza Gaming. Bonza joins Gamesys and 888 as the only companies authorized by Facebook to provide real-money gaming opportunities. Gamesys and 888 have both used those deals to launch real-money bingo games thus far, which are currently only…Read More

I Love Gambling In New York: State’s Next Slogan?

In a move that has the state’s tribal casinos and “racino” operators up in arms, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to push for across-the-board legalized brick-and-mortar gaming in the Empire State.  The governor is proposing a constitutional amendment to open casino opportunities to non-Indian house operators, just one of several proposals he’s offered up…Read More

Mississippi Online Gaming Bill Rears its Head Again

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That seems to be the motto of those who want to see the state of Mississippi join Nevada and Delaware as the first bastions of legal online gaming in the U.S. The Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act is a recently tabled bill that is in many…Read More

MGM And Penn Do Battle For Western Massachusetts Casino Site

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It’s the battle of the gaming giants in Western Massachusetts, as casino behemoth MGM Resorts International and competitor Penn National Gaming vie for a single available casino license in Springfield, a city still reeling from the aftermath of the 2011 tornado that left much of its core in a shambles.  Knowing that revitalization would be…Read More