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Japan Promises to Phase Out Online Horserace Betting by 2020

Japan horserace betting

Japan will introduce new regulations to restrict online horserace betting. This announcement comes as part of the government’s efforts to address concerns about problem gambling prior to the introduction of casino resorts in the country, and prior to Tokyo’s hosting the Summer Olympics in 2020. Casino gaming has long been part of the economic grand…Read More

Former Congressman Ron Paul Writes Pro-Online Gambling Op-Ed

Ron Paul online gambling RAWA

Former US Rep. Ron Paul (L-Texas) wants Congress to avoid making online gambling a federal issue, and is speaking out against attempts to strip states from possessing the right to dictate their own internet casino laws. When Congress returns from its August recess, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) is rumored to be looking to find a…Read More

GVC Bid to Acquire Ladbrokes Coral for $4.6 Billion Falls Through

GVC Holdings Ladbrokes Coral

GVC Holdings was reportedly ready to offer 3.6 billion pounds ($4.62 billion) to acquire rival British gambling company and bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral, but the two sides couldn’t agree on a selling price. The recent takeover talks were reported by the Financial Times, and marks the second such time GVC has attempted to unite forces with…Read More

PhilWeb Receives Provisional License to Resume Operations in Philippines

PhilWeb Philippines PAGCOR

The PhilWeb Corporation has been granted a “provisional license” by the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to resume its electronic gaming operations in the Southeast Asian country. The issuance comes a little more than a year after PAGCOR revoked PhilWeb’s gaming privileges after newly sworn in President Rodrigo Duterte deemed the company’s founder Roberto…Read More

DOJ to Release $33.5 Million in AP/UB Online Poker Player Paybacks

The final financial fallout from online poker’s Black Friday in 2011 is starting to settle, with former players at Absolute Poker (AP) and Ultimate Bet (UB) set to receive $33,500,000 in account refunds. According to, the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section has signed off on releasing the first round of…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Will Bet on His Conor McGregor Fight, and There’s No Law Stopping Him

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor odds

Floyd Mayweather revealed this week that he will indeed be betting on his fight against UFC champ Conor McGregor later this month at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While that has shocked some in the media who were unaware boxers can bet on themselves, the Nevada State Athletic Commission nor the Nevada Gaming Control Board…Read More

Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Report Shows Mixed Results in July

Atlantic City revenue Mark Frissora

Atlantic City has entered the dog days of summer, and that’s leading to mixed results at the casino resorts. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced this week that overall gambling win decreased in July by 2.7 percent compared to 2016, but the seven land-based operators still in business actually saw their revenues…Read More

Turkey Arrests Fugitive Online Gambling Kingpin

Veysel Sahin, illegal online gambling operator, arrested in Turkey

Turkish police have arrested the suspected head of an illegal online gambling operation who had been six months on the run. Alleged ambling kingpin Veysel Sahin was taken into custody in the city of Sivas in central Turkey after he left his hiding place in Lebanon to visit his sick father. Sahin had been sought…Read More

Internet Gaming Entrepreneur Calvin Ayre Appointed Economic Envoy in Antigua and Barbuda

Calvin Ayre Bitcoin Antigua Barbuda

In a major career turnaround, online gambling pioneer Calvin Ayre is taking on a new role, advising the independent commonwealth country of Antigua and Barbuda on policies relating to blockchain technology and digital currencies. The Bodog founder’s new title will be “Special Economic Envoy.” With the popularity of Bitcoin and other decentralized cryptocurrencies continuing to rise,…Read More

Bitcoin Value Hits New High, Investors Confident After Currency Split

Bitcoin valuation Bodog betting

Bitcoin is trading at $3,400 today, yet another record high for the digital currency in what’s shaping up to be its best year since its inception in 2013. The surge is a relief for investors concerned about how the coinage’s split on August 1, in an event known as a “hard fork,” which created a…Read More

Las Vegas Money on Alabama, USC for College Football National Championship

Alabama college football odds

Alabama is once again the leading money getter at Las Vegas sportsbooks for the College Football Playoff National Championship. According to William Hill, the Tide has received the most money wagered at its Nevada sportsbooks, with USC, Ohio State, Florida State, and Michigan rounding out the top five. In the Coaches Poll released this week,…Read More

WannaCry Ransomware ‘Hero’ Arrested in Las Vegas on Hacking Charges

Marcus Hutchins arrested in Las Vegas

Marcus Hutchins, the man who was hailed this past May as a hero for stopping the spread of WannaCry ransomware, will be in a Las Vegas courtroom on Friday afternoon, facing Department of Justice (DOJ) charges. Hutchins stands accused of being a co-conspirator in the creation of another malware system aimed at hacking bank accounts,…Read More

Lesniak Wants New Jersey to Open Its Online Gambling Doors to World

New Jersey State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, champion of online gambling

State Sen. Ray Lesniak believes New Jersey is ready to take the next step in shaping the landscape of online gambling, saying earlier this week that he intends to introduce a bill that would open up the state’s casino and poker sites to players from other states and countries. Lesniak’s bill also would seek to…Read More

Maine’s Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Enacted Without Governor’s Signature

Maine daily fantasy sports Paul LePage

Playing daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Maine is now fully authorized under state law after Governor Paul LePage (R) opted not to sign nor veto legislation approved by the legislature. DFS contests are officially defined as games of skill in Maine. Sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, which meet a $100,000 annual gross revenue threshold, are…Read More

AGA Introduces New Responsible Gaming Standards for Digital Age

Responsible Gaming Education Week 2017

The American Gaming Association kicked off the 20th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week by speaking a new code of conduct for the casino industry. The AGA called on industry leaders to pledge their commitment to consumer protection, transparency, and employee training in our emergent digital age. On Tuesday, AGA president and CEO Geoff Freeman led a roundtable…Read More