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When it comes to gaming, the online world is massive. We tend to focus on the gaming for real money and the thrill of busting an opponent and taking their cash.

Here we look at all the ins and out, up and downs, technology and software that relate to online gaming. If you want to get ahead in the online world – this is where to look.

Elections Could Frustrate Brazil Gambling Reforms Until 2019 and Beyond

Brazil gambling

Brazil’s looming general elections are likely to further stall Brazil’s proposed gambling reforms. The country’s politicians have been debating liberalizing gambling laws since at least 2014, when a Senate bill was introduced that would legalize land-based casinos — illegal since 1946 — and build a framework of regulation for legal online gaming, Four years later,…Read More

Detroit Casinos Benefit From Caesars Windsor Strike, Michigan Online Gambling Bill Advances

Detroit casinos revenue online gambling

Detroit casinos won more money in May 2018 than in the previous year, as gross gaming revenue (GGR) increased 3.9 percent to $124.6 million. MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity, and Greektown likely benefited from the Caesars Windsor strike. Union members refused to work for more than 60 days at the Canadian-side casino property that sits along…Read More

Nevada AG Adam Laxalt — Noted Online Gambling Opponent, Sheldon Adelson Ally — Wins GOP Gubernatorial Primary Without Breaking a Sweat

Adam Laxalt Nevada governor race

Nevada’s Attorney General, 39-year-old Adam Laxalt, has secured the GOP party ticket for his state’s gubernatorial election in November. He will face Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who won the Democratic Party nomination during Tuesday’s primary. For Laxalt, it was smooth sailing and an early AP call for his spot, just one hour after polls…Read More

US Net Neutrality Game Over…or is it? FCC Regulations Could Be Challenged by States, Opponents Still in the Ring

US net neutrality game over

US net neutrality had an open-casket wake on Monday, as Obama-era rules designed to safeguard an uncensored and equal opportunity internet were rolled back and replaced by a new set of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations that give more power to service providers in how they deliver online content to Americans. Under the old rules,…Read More

Net Neutrality Flatlining: Out After Switzerland Online Gambling Referendum, FCC Following Suit

Swiss online gambling referendum

Net neutrality across the globe may be in its death throes. On Sunday, voters in Switzerland backed a new law that will empower authorities to make internet service providers block any non-Swiss — and therefore unlicensed — gambling websites, giving the country’s operators a de facto monopoly when it comes to online gaming and opening…Read More

Paddy Power Betfair Teams with Meadowlands, Tioga Downs on Sports Betting

Paddy Power Betfair Teams with Meadowlands, Tioga Downs

Paddy Power Betfair announced it has signed a deal to provide sports betting to the Meadowlands Racetrack in North New Jersey and Tioga Downs in New York State. Betfair US, the American arm of the British-Irish gambling giant, said late Thursday it had reached “long-term agreements for retail and online/mobile sports betting” with the venues,…Read More

Protection or Censorship? Swiss Online Gambling Net Neutrality Referendum to Decide Sunday

Swiss online gambling

Switzerland is famously a neutral country, but will it remain net neutral this weekend? On Sunday, Swiss voters will head to the ballots to decide whether authorities have the right to order internet service providers to block access to unlicensed online gambling sites for residents of the country. The nationwide referendum is not just about…Read More

Connecticut Online Gaming Will Not Be Fast-Tracked With Sports Betting, Say Lawmakers

No appetite for Connecticut online gaming in legislature, says Ritter

The Connecticut General Assembly is not ready to include online gaming in legislation that aims to legalize sports betting and fast-track a set of regulations for a future market. Governor Dannel Malloy had asked lawmakers whether there was an appetite to legislate for online gaming at a forthcoming special session, as he prepares to negotiate…Read More

‘Active Shooter’ Game Generates Strong Criticism, Steam Platform to Debut Title Next Week

Steam Valve Active Shooter game

“Active Shooter,” a forthcoming first-person shooter game that allows players on the Steam gaming platform to assume the roles of such murderers, is generating a strong response from critics who claim the simulation glorifies such horror. The game is developed by a Russian company called Acid, and is set to release June 6 on Valve’s…Read More

Players on Mobile Devices Fuel Growth of Social Gaming Industry

Social gaming mobile growth

Mobile play has long been seen as the biggest growth area for online gambling, but that’s not the only sector that’s being helped by smartphones and tablets. According to one recent report, play on mobile devices has also helped continue the growth of the lucrative social gaming market, providing fast growth for the biggest companies…Read More

Zestless Chris Ferguson Posts Video ‘Apology’ for Full Tilt Scandal: Too Little, Too Late, Says Poker Community

Chris Ferguson apology video

Notorious poker pro and persona non grata Chris Ferguson — co-founder and former director of Full Tilt Poker — has posted what appears to be a hostage-style apology video for his role in the events that surrounded online poker’s Black Friday on April 15, 2011. The former World Series of Poker Main Event Champion posted a…Read More

AMF Data Leak Could Derail David Baazov Insider Trading Trial

David Baazov trial

Someone at the Autorité des marchés financiers​ (AMF) has blundered and it’s a mistake that could cost the Quebec securities regulator its case against former Amaya chairman and CEO David Baazov. The AMF is prosecuting Baazov, two other men, and three companies, for alleged insider trading related to Amaya’s $4.9 billion takeover of PokerStars in…Read More

Connecticut Governor Wants Online Gaming as Bargaining Chip in Tribal Sports Betting Negotiations

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Connecticut’s efforts to fast-track sports betting legislation at a forthcoming special session are going to require some negotiating with the states two tribal casino operators. Governor Dannel Malloy believes the state’s hand will be strengthened if it includes regulated online gaming in its plans. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegans are the only entities authorized to…Read More

Nearly One in Two Millennials Find Casinos Depressing, Favor Online Gambling Legalization

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Millennials aren’t too high on traditional land-based casinos, as a new study reports that nearly one in two Americans in the 18- to 34-year-old demographic find such venues depressing. YouGov, a data research firm based in London, says 47 percent of US millennials agreed with the statement that casinos are depressing. That exceeds the 41…Read More

Sports Betting Apps: When — and with How Much Force — Will They Hit the US Mobile Market?

Gambling apps

With last Monday’s US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision to strike down PASPA — the law that banned all but four American states from regulating sports betting — many new questions are bubbling up about how the landmark decision could play out in the mobile app market. According to a story in AppleInsider.com, it’s “possible, though not…Read More