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Daily Fantasy Sports Front and Center at Latest GOP Debate, Christie and Bush Get Into It on CNBC Matchup

DSF GOP debate Jeb Bush Chris Christie

The controversy over daily fantasy sports (DFS) has been the topic of much debate lately, but no one likely expected it to be a topic in THE debate: the latest and third in the GOP presidential nominee exchange on October 28th. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush provided one of…Read More

IGaming Entrepreneur Conference Hits London November 9th, We Meet Organizer Michael Caselli

Michael Caselli, iGaming Entrepreneur Conference

For all the challenges it faces, the online gaming industry is experiencing a period of innovation, as new trends and new tech, often pioneered by small but ambitious young companies, emerge to breathe new life into the sector. As increasing regulation and industry compliance across the globe builds the confidence of new investors, there may…Read More

William Hill Voice Activated Betting App Cleared by Aussie Police

William Hill’s Click to Call betting app OK by us, say police

William Hill Australia and other licensed operators have gained an important victory in their battle to offer in-play mobile betting to Australian customers. The Australian Federal Police (APF) told William Hill this week that it would not be launching an investigation into the legality of the company’s controversial “Click to Call” betting app. Top brass…Read More

Poker Players Alliance Rails Against New RAWA Threat

PPA Responds to New RAWA threat

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is asking its supporters to write to their attorney generals to counter the latest threat from RAWA and its supporters. The PPA warned this week that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson are trying to drum up support for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA)…Read More

Russian Online Gambling Domains Taken Offline by Federal Authorities

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian online gambling domains located both in the country and abroad are being seized by federal officials in Moscow as the government increases its policing of current anti-gambling laws. This week Roskomnadzor, the federal agency that oversees the media, took more than a dozen Internet gaming and sports betting websites offline that were found to…Read More

Switzerland Prepares to Legalize Online Gambling

Switzerland to Legalize Online Gambling

A Swiss bill to legalize and regulate online gaming was submitted to the country’s parliament this week. The legislation proposed by the federal government would permit Switzerland’s 21 land-based casinos to offer online gambling, while at the same time legalizing private poker games for “low stakes.” All online gambling is currently illegal in Switzerland, although…Read More

Activision Video Games Betting on Continued eSports Growth

Activision eSports competition betting

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a video game publisher responsible for many of the most popular titles today including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Skylanders. A member of the S&P 500, Activision is readying itself for continued longevity by venturing into an arena it feels will prosper in the coming years: eSports. eSports is…Read More

German Online Gambling Plans in Disarray Following Hesse Court Ruling

German online gambling disarray after Hesse ruling

Germany’s online gambling reforms lie in ruins this week. An administrative court in the state of Hesse has upheld a previous ruling that 20 online sports betting licenses issued as part of its 2012 gambling bill are illegitimate. That decision is likely to be final and the licenses are expected shortly to be declared void….Read More

Bet356 to Challenge Romanian Licensing Revocation Fiasco

Bet365 to Challenge Romanian License Revocation

Bet365 is likely to challenge the revocation of its license by the Romanian regulator and an accompanying ruling that added it to a blacklist of illegal online gambling sites in the country. At the same time, was also added to the blacklist. Last week the Romanian National Office for Gambling mysteriously announced that Bet365…Read More

Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Hits Back at Pennsylvania Lawmaker John Payne

Pennsylvania online gambling bill: Adelson hits back

As a Pennsylvania House committee meets tomorrow to vote on the issue of online gaming, Sheldon Adelson’s Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG) has launched a scathing attack on the legislative push to regulate in the keystone state. Pennsylvania’s efforts to legalize and regulate online casino gaming and poker this year appeared to have foundered…Read More

Pennsylvania Committee to Vote on Online Poker Wednesday

State Representative John Payne Online Gambling Bill Goes to Committee Vote

Pennsylvania’s proposed legalization of online poker has seen a revival of its fortunes in the midst of a three and a half-month-long budget impasse. As the state seeks new methods of plugging a $2 billion deficit without raising taxes, the push for online gambling has intensified, and tomorrow (Wednesday, 20) the House Gaming Oversight Committee…Read More

Delaware Follows Nevada’s Lead, Announces Investigation Into Daily Fantasy Sports

Delaware Secretary of Finance Tom Cook

Delaware is officially reviewing the legitimacy of daily fantasy sports (DFS), Secretary of Finance Tom Cook confirming late last week that his office is investigating whether such practices are legal in the state. Just days after Nevada issued cease and desist orders to the two market leaders, DraftKings and FanDuel, The First State is following…Read More

US Appeals Court Agrees to Review New Jersey Sports Betting Case

US appeals court New Jersey sports betting Ray Lesniak Third Circuit

The US appeals court for the Third Circuit has agreed to reconsider a New Jersey sports betting case less than two months after two of its judges upheld a previous ruling preventing the state from legalizing such wagering. In late August, Judges Marjorie Rendell and Maryanne Trump Barry decided New Jersey’s wishes to legalize sports betting…Read More

DFS Ceast and Desist from Nevada Gaming Control Board, Agency Declares Games Illegal in Wake of Recent National Scandals

AGBurnett Nevada Gaming Control Board DFS ruling

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is no longer to be a part of Nevada’s gambling or sports betting palette, per the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s (GCB) latest dictum. GCB officials in the Silver State have concluded that DFS is illegal for Nevada online players. On Thursday, regulators ordered platform leaders DraftKings and FanDuel to discontinue their services…Read More

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Gaining Traction with State Lawmakers

Pennsylvania online gambling Governor Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania online gambling is an issue trending in popularity among state lawmakers in the country’s sixth most populous state. Republican politicians are primarily leading the charge as they look for new revenue streams to combat Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s push to increase spending. The Keystone State’s budget impasse is approaching 110 days now. Wolf refuses…Read More