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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.

Marijuana Ban Enforcement Could Be Back on, says Sean Spicer. Will Online Gambling Be Next?

Sean Spicer warns of marijuana crackdown

The Trump administration’s preparedness to crackdown on recreational marijuana use could have ominous overtones for regulated online gambling in the US. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer fired a warning shot to the eight states that have decriminalized the use of the drug recreationally, emphasizing that they shouldn’t expect the leniency exercised by…Read More

Scott Tom, Absolute Poker Founder and Fugitive, Plays His Hand in Federal Court at Last

Scott Tom Absolute Poker federal court

Black Friday fugitive Scott Tom, the founder of Absolute Poker (AP), pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday to charges of violating internet gambling laws and conspiracy. The 37-year-old had been at large since he was indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2011, but turned himself in yesterday, arriving back in…Read More

North Korean Online Gambling Operator Reportedly Kim Jong-nam Assassin

North Korean online gambling Ri Jong-chol

North Korean online gambling operator Ri Jong-chol is currently in custody for his alleged participation in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the oldest son of former Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il and brother of current dictator Kim Jong Un. Jong-chol has been identified as one of the assassins who played a role in the events that…Read More

Aussie Politician on Online Poker: “Screw the Government, Get a VPN”

Senator David Leyonhjelm joins fight for online poker in Australia

If Australia’s online poker players are unable to convince politicians to call off a proposed ban on online poker, they should “screw the government,” get themselves a “VPN and and an offshore account,” and carry on as they were. These are the words of Liberal Democratic Senator for New South Wales David Leyonhjelm, a libertarian…Read More

Canada Daily Fantasy Sports Expected to Remain Unregulated

Canada daily fantasy sports Justin Trudeau

Canada daily fantasy sports (DFS) players aren’t necessarily blocked by any federal statute from participating in the online contests, but they also aren’t explicitly authorized to place financial incentives on the games. Led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Parliament has shown little interest in tackling the legality of the growing DFS industry. Unfortunately for Canadians looking…Read More

PokerStars New Jersey Turns $10 into $100,000 for Lucky Spin & Go Winner

PokerStars New Jersey Spin & Go

PokerStars New Jersey recently made one online poker player a lot wealthier. Back on January 29, James Piccolo, a 28-year-old resident of Nevada, was back east visiting his family in Bergen County. The self-described poker professional decided to test his talent on the PokerStars New Jersey platform and sat down at the $10 Sit &…Read More

Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Mulling Gubernatorial Run, No Friend to Online Gambling

Adam Laxalt Nevada governor

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is reportedly preparing a run for the Republican slot as a contender for next governor of the Silver State. Current Governor Brian Sandoval (R) will be forced out of office when his second term comes to a close in early January of 2019. The state’s GOP and the national caucus…Read More

California Mulls Latest Online Poker Bill, with Plenty of Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer AB 1677 California online poker

The California online poker legislative push is back from the dead, and so is State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Saywer (D-59th District) and his bill. Jones-Sawyer’s attempts to unite warring factions in the state’s gaming industry died in 2014 and 2015, along with his poker bills of those same years, but give the man credit: he doesn’t…Read More

BetOnline Live Dealer Seen False Dealing as Rumors Surface About AbsolutePoker

BetOnline Live Dealer possible cheating, AbsolutePoker’s Brent Beckley joins the team

Online sports book and casino BetOnline.com has been severely embarrassed this week by a video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday that shows one of its live blackjack dealers apparently cheating. The dealer clearly uses a sleight-of-hand cheating technique, as old as card games themselves, known as the second shuffle, in which the dealer deals the…Read More

Russia Proposes UIGEA-Like Legislation to Block Online Gambling

Russia Vladimir Putin UIGEA online gambling

Russia is taking a page out of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the 2006 United States federal statute that blocked financial institutions from facilitating online transactions related to internet gambling. Russia’s Ministry of Finance unveiled a piece of legislation this week that seeks to implement regulations on banks to curtail the country’s growing…Read More

Nevada Esports Alliance Aims to Make Vegas Esports Capital of the World

Seth Schorr launches Nevada Esports Alliance

The Nevada Esports Alliance is a new organisation that seeks to make Vegas and Nevada a global hub of competitive video-gaming. Co-founded by Seth Schorr, chairman of the Downtown Grand, whose William Hill sports book took the city’s first ever e-sports bet in November, the non-profit organization will promote the state as the center of…Read More

Political Betting Revenue Surges Big League Overseas, Thanks to President Trump

political betting Donald Trump

Political betting at overseas sportsbooks in Britain and the EU is booming, thanks to America’s ever-controversial presidency of Donald Trump. The 45th commander-in-chief is one of the most polarizing White House occupants in history, and oddsmakers continue to gladly accept wagers on the eventual outcome of his tenure. And gamblers are happy to play along. UK…Read More

Pennsylvania Omnibus Gambling Bill Presented to House

Pennsylvania Representative Rosita introduces new gambling reform bill

Pennsylvania’s omnibus gambling reform bill finally made its appearance in the legislature on Thursday. The bill, HB 392, is sponsored by Representatives George Dunbar (R-56th), Rosita Youngblood (D-198th), and others, and seeks to take off where Representative John Payne (retired) left off. Payne’s online gambling bill was attached to a wider gambling expansion package last year as…Read More

PokerStars Fined by New Jersey for Geolocation Errors

PokerStars New Jersey fined

PokerStars has been fined $25,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) for failing to properly identify where players are physically located while accessing the online digital card room. In a civil action order filed on January 20, DGE Director David Rebuck explained that a software glitch allowed certain patrons not physically stationed within the…Read More

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as US Attorney General, Online Gambling at Stake

Attorney General Jeff Sessions online gambling

Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the 84th attorney general of the United States, and for those who support online gambling, that might not be the best news. Following 20 years in the US Senate, the Alabama congressman takes on his new position in Washington, DC, just as multiple states from coast to coast are…Read More