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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

Don’t Bet the Zynga Farmville (Yet Anyway)

Traversing the current meteoric, yet volatile, universe that is real money online gaming is not for the faint of heart, as Zynga, the San Francisco-based social media games developer, is finding out the hard way. The company behind popular Facebook free-play games like “Farmville” and “Words with Friends” is discovering that moving into a real-money…Read More

Niklas Heinecker Wins GuangDong Asia Millions Poker Tournament

With the World Series of Poker in full swing, you might expect all of the world’s top players to be converging on the Rio in Las Vegas in an attempt to win as many bracelets as they can. Why then, were John Juanda, Isaac Haxton, Sorel Mizzi, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Gus Hansen and dozens of…Read More

Dutch Investigations Shut Down Seven Online Gambling Sites

Despite Holland veering more and more towards legalizing online gambling, seven Dutch online casinos were taken offline recently as a result of allegations of money laundering. In addition, three men were detained in order to assist the authorities in their investigations. Three Suspected in Money Laundering Scheme Brothers Michel and Maurice Gregoire, along with Stijn…Read More

Nevada Approves International Online Poker Compacts

When Nevada approved online poker last year, it seemed a certainty that the games would extend beyond state borders before too long. After all, Nevada’s population was unlikely to support more than a couple of online poker sites on its own, and the state has historically been a leader in the gambling industry. Before the…Read More

Online Poker Rivalry Between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive Like a Boxing Match

It’s sort of a Celebrity Death Match: the new wam-bam verbal spat between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive in Nevada. Not long ago, World Series of Poker executive director Ty Stewart gleefully noted, “I think the market is ready for a first-class product,” alluding to Stations Casinos’ slightly inglorious kickoff of their UltimatePoker online gambling…Read More