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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.

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Pennsylvania Gambling Machines Could Soon Cozy Up to the Bar

Pennsylvania gambling machines VGT

Pennsylvania gambling machines might soon be welcomed inside bars and licensed liquor establishments, as well as truck stops and off-track betting venues. Though no legislation has been introduced regarding the video wagering terminals, a group of lawmakers in the Keystone State are soliciting support to authorize up to 40,000 machines. This week, the bipartisan coalition of…Read More

TEN Atlantic City Launches Online Play Money Website, but Resort Remains Closed

TEN Atlantic City Glenn Straub

TEN Atlantic City is officially open for business, but there was no grand welcoming party for the resort that’s been closed since September of 2014. That’s because the actual property, formerly known as Revel, isn’t really back in operation. While the 47-story Boardwalk property remains dark as owner Glenn Straub continues to fight state regulators…Read More

Massachusetts Online Gambling Support Widens, as Bay State Looks to Become Tech Hub

Massachusetts online gambling casino lottery

Massachusetts online gambling support is reportedly growing, as legislators in the Bay State are mulling the pros and cons of authorizing internet casinos. In addition to the obvious fact that the state would stand to receive additional tax revenue by allowing current land-based operators to offer games online, some Massachusetts lawmakers believe becoming the fourth…Read More

Final Four Odds Favor Gonzaga and North Carolina, but Cinderellas Oregon and South Carolina Remain

Final Four odds Gonzaga NCAA

The Final Four odds favor the remaining No. 1 seeds Gonzaga and North Carolina to meet in the championship game on April 3. But Cinderellas No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 South Carolina still have a chance to disrupt that potential one-on-one showdown. The Zags, now 36-1, had the easiest of the Elite Eight games by matching…Read More

Amaya Reports Record Revenue in Q4 But Profits Fall Slightly Short

Amaya reports record revenues

PokerStars parent Amaya has reported record revenues in Q4 and across 2016, citing “proactive changes” to the online poker ecosystem, as well as better-than-expected growth of its casino operations. The Canadian company said, year-over-year, revenues rose 5.9 percent in Q4, to $310 million, and 7.8 percent for the whole of 2016, to $1.15 billion. Nevertheless,…Read More

Michigan Online Gambling Supporters “Cautiously Optimistic”

Michigan online gambling Mike Kowall

Michigan online gambling advocates say they’re encouraged by the recent support that’s been generated for the latest internet casino bill introduced in Lansing. State Senate Majority Leader Mike Kowall (R-District 15) introduced SB 203 earlier this month. If the legislation becomes law, commercial casinos and federally recognized tribes would be permitted to obtain online gaming…Read More

Amaya CEO Rafi Ashkenazi Modifies Corporate Vision, Name Change Possible

Amaya CEO Rafi Ashkenazi PokerStars

Amaya CEO Rafi Ashkenazi has a different vision in mind than his predecessor, and with founder David Baazov now removed from the Canadian gaming conglomerate, the new boss is in full control. Ashkenazi is focused on finding the perfect balance of lessening the company’s volatility while maintaining a growth strategy. That’s a stark contrast from Baazov…Read More

Alabama Legislators Attempt to Pass Daily Fantasy Sports Bill

Alabama Daily Fantasy Sports

Proponents of legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports in Alabama are hoping a traditionally unlucky number turns their fortunes. The state legislature is debating three different bills and if one passes, it would make them the 13th state in the US to allow its citizens to participate in DFS. Up until May 2016 residents were able to…Read More

888 Profits Soar, Will Pay Dividend for Fifth Consecutive Year

888 Holdings surge

It’s a good time to be a shareholder of 888 Holdings as the company announced Wednesday profits jumped 82 percent and they will yet again be paying a dividend. The stock rose seven percent on the London Exchange and reached an 11-year high. Experts are very bullish on the company. Investec analysts rated the stock…Read More

Australian Online Poker Exemption Rejected By Senate, Passes Bill Ensuring Demise

Senator David Leyonhjelm

The Australian Senate hammered the penultimate nail into the coffin of online poker on Tuesday. Lawmakers rejected a carve-out amendment, proposed by Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm, that would have saved the game in the country. Instead they chose to pass a proposed amendment to the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act (IGA). The amendment has…Read More

Irish Gambling Site Paddy Power Looking to Hire Trump Expert

Donald Trump bets

Think you know President Donald Trump? Then Paddy Power, an Irish gambling website, has a job for you. The website, known for its outlandish betting propositions and marketing stunts, posted a job looking for “Head of Trump Betting” and is offering a three-month contract. The irreverent company merged last year with Betfair, but has not…Read More

UKGC Brands Skin Betting Operators “Parasites”

Sarah Harrison and UKGC condemn skin gambling sites

The UK Gambling Commission has weighed in on skin-betting, the practice of gambling with virtual in-game items, branding the third-party sites that facilitate such gambling “parasitic.” The video games industry needs to do more to counter these sites, which present “a clear and present danger to players, including kids,” said Sarah Harrison, UKGC chief-exec. What…Read More

With No Clear NCAA Favorite, Vegas Sportsbooks Writing Bountiful 2017 March Madness Story

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is underway with the first round tipping off on Thursday night at four locations across the country. And in Las Vegas, the sportsbooks are taking bets on every single game. An influx of bettors descend on the Mojave Desert each March in hopes of capitalizing off their bracket predictions, and…Read More

New York State Senate Factors Revenue from Online Poker into Draft Budget Plan

New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow will back online poker in the House this year.

The New York State Senate has included revenue from legalized, regulated online poker in its 2017-18 budget plan. But before you New York poker players break out the ticker tape start dancing, a couple of caveats. First, online poker was also included in the first draft of the Senate’s 2016-17 budget and yet regulation did…Read More

Colombia Blocks 325 Unlicensed Online Gambling Domains When Operators Refuse to Pay Up

Colombia internet gambling operator crackdown

Colombia has a reputation for extreme violence and massive illegal drug trade, and neither problem seems anywhere close to being curtailed. But when it comes to online gambling, the South American country is taking a hardline approach and cracking down on illegal internet casino platforms. Last week, Coljuegos, the South American country’s gambling regulator, announced…Read More