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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.

Impossible Odds? Betting Sites Offer Lines on Political, Celebrity Absurdity

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Political betting markets are doing their best to stay relevant since the highly engaging 2016 presidential campaign, by offering online bettors unique lines on events that seem to have little chance of occurring. From Kid Rock’s running for the US Senate to talk of The Rock making a serious bid for the White House in…Read More

Pennsylvania Satellite Casinos Latest Gambling Ploy Floated by State Lawmakers, Small Cities Targeted

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Authorizing 10 Pennsylvania satellite casinos is the most recent potential money grab state lawmakers are considering in their efforts to bridge a $2.2 billion spending gap. Governor Tom Wolf (D) has allowed a $32 billion budget approved by the Republican-controlled legislature to pass and become law without his signature. The financial blueprint, however, is severely…Read More

Is Michael Phelps Faster Than a Great White Shark? Oddsmakers Say No

Michael Phelps Shark Week Discovery

Michael Phelps finds himself in the most unusual position. Not only is he the underdog in a swimming event, but his opponent is one of the deadliest creates in the ocean: a great white shark. Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, recently raced a great white to see if he could outpace…Read More

OJ Simpson Parole Odds Favor the Juice Getting Loose

OJ Simpson parole odds

If OJ Simpson’s parole odds are correct at online sportsbook Bovada, he will be released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October 1. “Will OJ Simpson be granted parole in 2017?” is the question posed to bettors on the internet sportsbook. “Yes” is the heavy favorite at -300, with the underdog “No” at…Read More

Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Takes $300,000 Plea Deal as DOJ Closes Books on 10th of 11 Black Friday Defendants

Scott Tom plea deal

Scott Tom, founder of disgraced online poker site Absolute Poker and former Black Friday fugitive, has accepted a $300,000 plea deal with federal prosecutors. Tom, who turned himself in to US authorities in February after nearly six years living in exile in Barbados, will plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of being an accessory…Read More

New Daily Fantasy Sports Product Further Blurs Line Between DFS and Sports Betting

daily fantasy sports FastPick Resorts

Atlantic City’s first daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform is taking a new approach to the online contests. Offered by Resorts Digital Gaming, FastPick puts a unique spin on the traditional games by pitting the gambler against the casino, not other players. The concept’s goal is to eliminate sharks who are thought to be winning the…Read More

Already Gaming-Friendly, Malta Looks to Ease Industry Regulations

Malta Gaming Authority legislation overhaul

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has proposed major reforms to the legal framework surrounding the island country’s gambling industry, with the goal of decreasing unnecessary regulatory burdens. Located in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, Malta is one of the world’s most gambling-friendly nations. A popular remote gaming licensing jurisdiction due to the country’s low…Read More

DraftKings, FanDuel Jettison Merger Plans, Back Off From FTC Challenge

DraftKing’s Jason Robins (left) and and FanDuel’s Nigel Eccles

Joint rulers of the daily fantasy sports (DFS) market DraftKings and FanDuel have walked away from a proposed merger of equals, less than a month after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moved to block the deal on grounds of antitrust “fair competition” issues. The two companies announced the termination of the tie-up on Thursday, just…Read More

US Drops Felony Charges Against Calvin Ayre, Gambling Pioneer to Remain in Antigua

Calvin Ayre cleared Bodog

Calvin Ayre, the online gambling entrepreneur who made his fortune by founding the Bodog brand back in the early 1990s, will no longer have to worry about facing federal felony charges in the United States. According to Forbes, a Baltimore federal court case document showed the online operator has admitted by phone from Vancouver to…Read More

New Jersey’s Online Poker Market Hits Rock Bottom

New Jersey online poker hits all-time low.

New Jersey’s online casino operations continued to go from strength to strength in June, but online poker fell off a cliff. According to figures newly released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), while online casino winnings were up over 23 percent in comparison with June 2006, online poker raked in its worst…Read More

Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia Joins Pro-RAWA Chorus

Virginia Senator Mark Warner gets behind RAWA

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has written to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, requesting that he review the DOJ’s 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act. That’s the legal opinion that the 1961 act applied only to sports betting, not the as-yet-to-exist realities of online poker and internet casinos to which it was applied prior to that…Read More

Google Opens Android’s Play Store to Real-Money Gambling Apps

Google Play to offer online gambling apps on Android.

Google is set to abolish its longstanding ban on real-money gambling apps at its Android Google Play app store, provided operators are licensed in the countries they are targeting. The apps will initially be available only for users in the UK, France and Ireland from the beginning of August, but may be rolled out into…Read More

Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Still on Table, Governor Allows Underfunded Budget to Pass

Pennsylvania gambling expansion Tom Wolf

Expanding Pennsylvania gambling might still be in the cards for the country’s sixth-most populated state, after Governor Tom Wolf (D) allowed an underfunded budget to become law without his signature. The state needs to quickly find $2.2 billion to balance the $32 billion financial plan. With Wolf looking to raise taxes on corporations and the…Read More

RAWA Language Rumored to Be Added to Appropriations Bill by Pennsylvania Representative Charlie Dent

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Language from the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, aka RAWA, is reportedly being considered by US Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) for inclusion into an upcoming federal appropriations bill. RAWA is the Sheldon Adelson-backed measure that would reverse a 2011 opinion issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and make all online gambling illegal under federal…Read More

Indiana’s Daily Fantasy Sports Market Dominated by DraftKings and FanDuel, Smaller Operators Fold

Indiana daily fantasy sports Eric Holcomb

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies aren’t rushing to buy into Indiana’s recently legalized market because they can’t justify the high entrance fee and strong competition from market bigwigs DraftKings and FanDuel. Senate Bill 339 laid out regulations for DFS games in Indiana. The law requires platforms to apply for and receive an operating license at…Read More