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UltimatePoker.com Goes Live Online for Nevada Players

It’s a new day; online legal poker is kicking off today for Nevada players. After almost two years of trying to turn Internet poker into a legitimate entity, looks like Stations Casinos-owned UltimatePoker gets to go down in the history books as the first one to launch. Of course, as advertised, you’ll have to have…Read More

Sports Betting Coates Family Makes the British Rich List

As the family behind one of the world’s largest online sports betting sites, bet365, the Coates family are reportedly set to become Britain’s first gambling billionaires after amassing a fortune of £925 million (that’s something like a billion and 4 million more in change in dollars) and have been featured in the 2013 London Sunday Times…Read More

Poker Players Denied Cashouts on Lock Poker

Hopefully you aren’t trying to withdraw lock, stock or barrel from Lock Poker right now; if you are, most likely, you are not having much luck.  Lock Poker, the Revolution Gaming Network’s flagship site, has reportedly been  refusing  to honor cashouts, even going so far as to put a prohibition on large-scale cashouts, period. Looks…Read More

World Sports Exchange CEO Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

In 2011, shortly after online gambling site World Sports Exchange (WSE) went insolvent and began struggling to pay out players’ winnings, co-founder Jay Cohen reportedly became a recluse, gained over 100 pounds, and was seen as potentially suicidal. But it’s Steve Schillinger, one of Cohen’s co-founders of WSE, who is now being mourned, after being found dead…Read More

GameAccount Network Joins Foxwoods’ Tribal Group for Online Gaming Venture

In anticipation of Connecticut possibly coming to the decision to legalize real-money online gambling, the Connecticut-based Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino, has struck a deal with British firm GameAccount Network. The recently announced new deal between the two organizations will begin with the launch of a free-play online…Read More

Former Full Tilt CEO Ordered to Forfeit Millions

Former Full Tilt Poker boss Ray Bitar has pled guilty two years after the Black Friday indictments were filed against the online operator, as well as against PokerStars and Absolute Poker. As a result, Bitar has been sentenced to time served. As such, Bitar will serve no further jail time owing to his current heart…Read More

The Walking Dead: Soon To Be At An Online Casino Near You

The American hit television series, The Walking Dead, will soon be sending a shiver up the spine of gambling enthusiasts throughout the United States and Canada, as the American lottery promotions company MDI Entertainment has announced that it’s now offering the rights to feature the logo and images from the series on their printed and…Read More

Online Poker Cyber Attacks: How Hackable Are Your Internet Sites?

Digital security consulting firm ReVuln recently probed into the possibilities for online poker cyber attacks to reveal that the client-side software is the weak link of online poker security. Client-side software is “the only part of the infrastructure which is fully available to an attacker,” claimed the security firm. Essentially, the firm is saying that…Read More

SPIELO G2 Chosen for Ontario Real-Money Site

SPIELO G2’s Boss Media AB has been chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to power its PlayOLG.ca site as it makes the move from an information-only site to a real money online gambling site this year. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation plans to make the move to the real money offering in stages,…Read More

Illegal South Korean Sports Betting Under Attack

It appears the threat of attack from North Korea isn’t the only thing on the agenda of the South Korean authorities these days, as police in the province of Gyeonggi have been busying themselves with taking down illegal South Korean sports betting Internet sites. The country promised a crackdown on illegal sports betting operations less…Read More

Canadian Sports Betting Legislation Likely to Stall

Reports suggest that the single-game sports betting legislation in Canada is likely to reach an immovable object shortly following opposition from the nation’s Senate. Senator Bob Runciman, a crucial component and backer of the C-290 sports betting legislation, which was introduced into the House of Commons by Member of Parliament Joe Comartin last year, told…Read More

Rise and Fall of Online Poker Showcased in New Documentary: Bet Raise Fold

Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker, is an upcoming documentary film set to chronicle the rise of online poker. While the title may not be overly inspiring, it’s actually slightly improved from the originally planned title: Boom! The feature-length production promises to shed both a personal spotlight on some of those who got swept…Read More

Zynga Opens Online Casino in UK; Stock Soars

Zynga is famously known as the creators of the Facebook phenomenon Farmville and its equally pastoral sequel, Farmville 2. With interest in those games on a slight decline, however, and the company’s stock having crumbled over the past year as a result of that and other mismanagement, Zynga was in search of a new direction…Read More

New Offering Can Benefit Customers with Behavioral Online Tracking Service

Iovation, an online transaction security specialist firm, recently announced a new dimension to the security coverage it offers to online gaming operators through its new product, TrustScore. This new service evaluates visitors to a website, and identifies those most likely to be deemed “trustworthy,” even if it’s the first time they have visited the site….Read More

Full Tilt’s Bitar Makes Deal with DoJ While Awaiting Heart Transplant

How the mighty have fallen: Ray Bitar, the 40-year-old former CEO of Full Tilt poker – once at the top of the financial food chain that was online poker until the infamous Black Friday events toppled the biggest players – is now possibly near death, and has agreed to a plea deal with the Feds…Read More