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Australia In-play Betting War Escalates as Politicians and Sports Bodies Join the Fray

Nick Xenophon denounces Aussie sporting bodies over in-play betting

Aussie senator Nick Xenophon has attacked a push by the country’s major sporting bodies to end a ban on in-play sports betting. In an official statement, the senator condemned the move as a “naked grab for cash” on behalf of the sports leagues, many of whom have signed lucrative sponsorship deals with major gambling firms…Read More

Soccer Match-Fixing Mastermind Dan Tan Rearrested in Singapore

Dan Tan Singapore FIFA match-fixing

Alleged soccer match-fixer Dan Tan is once again in the place he’s called home for the past two years: behind bars in Singapore. This, just one week after authorities released the self-described “businessman” from prison. Tan has been in custody since 2013 on charges of operating a decade-long global soccer match-fixing syndicate that netted millions…Read More

Fashion Designer for Marc Nelson Denim Pleads Guilty to Operating Multimillion Dollar Gambling Ring

Marcus Hall fashion designer guilty Tennessee gambling ring

Marc Nelson Denim, a clothing wholesaler, is getting some free publicity, but probably not the kind the company would really want. Business owner Marcus Hall, who is also its fashion designer and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, has plead guilty to operating an illegal gambling ring that laundered millions of dollars in illicit funds. According to…Read More

Betsson Affiliate Manager Charged with Embezzling $162,000

Betsson Christiaan van Dalen money laundering

A Betsson senior affiliate manager has been charged with fraud and money-laundering in Malta, after it was alleged that he stole €153,000 ($162,000) from his employer. Christiaan Alexander Van Dalen, 41, who lives in the online gambling hub of Malta but holds a Dutch passport, is accused of “retagging” a number of existing high-value player…Read More

Macau Casinos: How Can They Turn the Economic Downturn Around Now?

Studio City Macau Turning the region's fortunes around

Gambling in Macau casinos has really suffered over the past year or so. A clampdown on corruption from the mainland has led to a drastic fall in VIP traffic flowing through the Asian gambling region’s casinos. That has led to junkets being cancelled and shares falling, but more importantly, casino empires’ GGR (Gross Gambling Revenue)…Read More

American Gaming Association Study Seeks “Rational Alternative” to US Sports Betting Regulation

AGA President Geoff Freeman US sports betting laws

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has vowed to devote its resources throughout 2016 to the pursuit of “a rational alternative” to the US sports betting status quo. The trade association said it would “build a broad coalition” that would explore different approaches to the current law through “robust research, aggressive communications and partnerships with a…Read More

Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr Pushing to Legalize State Online Gambling

Massachusetts Bruce Tarr online gambling

Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) is campaigning to grant two forthcoming casinos in the state with the right to offer online gambling. The MGM Springfield and Wynn Everett haven’t even opened their doors and won’t for months, but that isn’t stopping Tarr from advocating that the industry needs immediate expansion to compete with…Read More

Brian Sandoval Blasts Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Over Pro-RAWA Support

Brian Sandoval Adam Laxalt Nevada RAWA

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has publicly reprimanded his state’s attorney general, Adam Laxalt, over the baffling pro-RAWA comments he made Tuesday on the local political talk show Ralston Live. Laxalt, whose grandfather Paul Laxalt governed the state from 1967-1971, told veteran political reporter and commentator Jon Ralston that he fully intended to add his name to…Read More

DDoS Online Gambling Hacker Teen Told to Get a Real Life by UK Judge, Who Gives Him a Chance to Have One

Online gambling ddos attacker sentenced UK judge Michael Stokes

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have plagued the online gambling industry, and online retailers in general, since the dawn of e-commerce. These cyberattacks can be devastating to business, crippling a website’s operations by flooding its bandwidth with thousands of simultaneous requests, rendering it temporarily nonoperational. Often a ransom demand follows. DDoS attacks directed at…Read More

Massachusetts Casino Industry Becomes Local Cause for Concern

Massachusetts casino concerns

Massachusetts’ casino experiment doesn’t appear to be going to according plan. The packaging has barely been unwrapped on the state’s shiny, brand new casino industry, but it’s already causing anxiety in the regional press. For a start, Plainridge Park, the first casino to open in the state, has just posted its third straight month of…Read More

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Looking to Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

Pennsylvania State Rep. John Payne and DFS

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee has already voted in favor of moving an online poker bill to its chamber’s floor for continued discussion, and now the panel of lawmakers is trying to find a sufficient measure to regulate and permit daily fantasy sports (DFS). Next Tuesday, the committee will convene for a public hearing…Read More

Betfair Receives New Jersey Betting Exchange License

Betfair granted first US betting exchange license from New Jersey Racing Commission.

New Jersey has finally licensed Betfair to operate the first ever legal and regulated online betting exchange in the United States. The UK operator, which invented the betting exchange model in 1999 and has since risen to become one of the biggest online gambling companies in the world, has been waiting four years for a…Read More

Sports Betting Could Soon Come Online in New Jersey

sports betting New Jersey DGE online

Sports betting in New Jersey will have its day in court sometime in February when the United States Court of Appeals for the Third District holds an en banc hearing to determine whether the state has the right to authorize the industry. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) outlawed sports betting…Read More

Poker Player Travell Thomas Charged With Operating Fraudulent $31 Million Debt Collection Racket

Travell Thomas charged with Debt Collection Fraud

Travell Thomas, a two-time WSOP Circuit gold ring winner, has been accused of operating the largest fraudulent debt-collecting scheme ever prosecuted. Borrowing and lending may be part of the culture of the live poker scene, but we’re not sure we’d want to borrow money from Thomas, if the allegations of US Attorney for the Southern…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports Players File Lawsuit Against Credit Card Industry

DraftKings FanDuel lawsuit DFS

The legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS) has developed into a national debate over the last six months, numerous groups petitioning for its own personal interpretation of the law to be deemed correct. Nevada’s Gaming Control Board ordered market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel to leave town, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued cease and…Read More