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Yet Another Federal Online Poker Bill Tries to Pass Muster

A Texas legislator who is a longtime proponent of online poker has introduced federal legislation that would allow individual states and Indian tribes to set up their own Internet pacts, while maintaining some national standards of protection against underage gambling online. Wants Federal Mandate Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is the sponsor of the bill, known…Read More

Facebook Adds Sports Betting to Its UK Online Casino Offerings

Facebook made waves last year when they began offering real money slot machines and casino games to its UK users. Now, the social networking giant is greatly expanding the number of gambling options its users will have by adding sports betting to all UK users over the age of 18. Paddy Power Teams Up The…Read More

Florida Bill to Ban Internet Cafes Inadvertently Bans All Computers

Like many other states, Florida has been struggling with the emergence of “Internet cafes” that were really fronts for gambling. These sweepstakes parlors have been able to skirt local gambling laws by giving patrons a service for their money – say, time on the Internet on one of their computers – while the real draw…Read More

Manila, Philippines Mayor to Cops: Enforce Gambling Code or Be Fired

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says he’s planning on cracking down on virtually all forms of illegal gambling in the Philippine city, and that police who refuse to help with the push will find themselves out of a job. Estrada made the comments during a recent news interview. “We will immediately relieve those officers who are…Read More

After 18 Years, Retired AGA President Fahrenkopf Isn’t Done Shouting

It’s not an easy name to spell, but Frank Fahrenkopf – the 74-year-old retiree after 18 years as the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) president – is still a recognized force among Washington, D.C. lobbyists. And while he was ready to step down from the post he held for almost two decades on July 1st of…Read More

PokerStars, Resorts Casino to Partner for NJ Online Gambling License

PokerStars may have been rebuffed in their attempts to purchase a casino in Atlantic City, but that wasn’t going to stop them from getting their online gambling products into  the New Jersey Internet market. The Rational Group (parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker) announced a deal this week that will see it partner…Read More

It’s Goodbye Betting Kiosks, Hello Mobile Betting for Las Vegas

Nevada’s 84 statewide bars, taverns and eateries that house betting kiosks for their customers convenience in placing wagers on sporting events will be getting visitors shortly, as the state-mandated removal of the machines kicks in this weekend.  Major kiosk provider William Hill be taking them out of about half of those establishments, with other kiosk…Read More

All Twelve Atlantic City Casinos Ready to Go for Online Casino Gaming

When New Jersey signed their online gambling bill into law earlier this year, it was obvious that many of Atlantic City’s casinos – the only entities allowed to operate the new online casino sites under the law – would choose to take part. Still, few would have expected the response that state regulators have received….Read More

Ultimate Gaming, Trump Taj Mahal to Partner for NJ Online Gambling

Ultimate Gaming was the first company to successfully launch a real money online poker site in Nevada, as Ultimate Poker was up and running on April 30 of this year. Now, the Stations Casinos-owned company is looking to become one of the first in the New Jersey online gambling marketplace as well. Deal Signed with…Read More

Scientific Games Corp. Buying WMS to Create Major Lottery, Slot Brand

If you bet that the $1.5 billion acquisition of slot machine manufacturer WMS Industries by Scientific Games Corporation would increase New York-based Scientific’s street cred on Wall Street, please step forward: ding ding ding, we have a winner!  The buyout is expected to bring both WMS and Scientific Games in the neighborhood of $100 million…Read More

PokerStars CEO Forfeits $50 Million in DoJ Settlement

In the two years since online poker’s infamous “Black Friday”, most of the biggest headlines in the poker media have been about the big picture dealings between the U.S. government and major poker sites like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Less attention was paid to the individuals who had been targeted by the Department of…Read More

Chinese Virus Creators Busted Again With Online Gambling Site

Two Chinese men who wrote a computer virus that made headlines back in 2007 are in the news again, this time after being arrested for setting up an illegal online gambling site in mainland China. Panda Virus The story begins when Zhang Shun and Li Jun created the “Fujacks” virus. The program, which became better…Read More

PokerStars vs. Atlantic Club Battle Continues in Court

PokerStars may have suffered a tough loss in court last month, but they’re not giving up on their Atlantic City casino dreams without a fight. The Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars, has chosen to appeal the ruling that allowed the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel to back out of their purchase agreement, while also keeping…Read More

Timms Says E-Gambling Machines Causing Violent Behavior in UK

British Labor MP Stephen Timms said recently that gambling machines in betting shops are so addictive, they’ve sparked street fights after losses sent users into a fury. Timms said he’s been given information indicating that the frustration of losing on the high-stakes casino-style gambling machines can cause a rage in the users which can spill out…Read More

Minnesota Legislature Tours State to Sell E-Gambling Benefits

When the Minnesota Vikings wanted public funding for a new stadium, the state turned to electronic gambling to help the team pay the bills. But while some charities and bars have done quite well using the machines, others have been more resistant to the idea. Tour to Highlight Benefits That’s why the state government, along…Read More