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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

EU Action Plan on Online Gambling Criticized in Letter to Commissioner

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Three prominent trade groups of the European gaming industry have expressed their concerns with the recently unveiled EU Action Plan on Online Gambling in a letter to EU Internal Markets and Services Commissioner, Michel Barnier. That plan was unveiled in October of last year, the culmination of three years of work with the stated aim…Read More

Signs Point to No for Online Gaming in New Jersey

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While there’s been no definitive word one way or the other concerning New Jersey’s pending online gaming bill before Governor Chris Christie, it would appear that the odds are currently stacked against it. In a radio interview touching on a wide range of Garden State related topics, Gov. Christie declared that he had yet to…Read More

Nevada Gaming Officials Return from Meetings with Counterparts in Macau

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The three heads of the Gaming Control Board of Nevada were in Macau last week for a series of meetings with officials and law enforcement in the world’s largest gaming district. The trip was an attempt by the Nevada officials to re-establish relationships with their Macau counterparts at the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of…Read More

The Rational Group Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Rafi Ashkenazi has officially been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer of the Rational Group, whose brands include big names such as PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, two of the largest online poker sites in the world. “As the Group grows and continues to develop our business globally and across multiple platforms and brands,…Read More

New Jersey One Step Closer to Legalizing Online Casino Gambling

New Jersey’s State Senate has overwhelmingly approved proposed legislation that would allow its state’s residents to play casino games online, as long as the servers involved were located within New Jersey state lines.  The pending measure, known as S1565, now awaits a yay or nay from Governor Chris Christie, who has 45 days to decide…Read More