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Belgian Regulator Denounces Game of War: Fire Age as “Illegal Gambling”

Game of War: Fire Age

The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has declared war on the social media game Game of War: Fire Age, which it accuses of offering casino-style games to players as young as nine. Game of War is a massive multi-player online game (MMO), an in-depth strategy role-player, big on social elements, that’s available primarily on the iOS…Read More

William Hill Makes Takeover Offer for 888 Holdings

UK Gambling harm reduction

888 Holdings has received a potential offer to buy out the company by William Hill, the leading bookmaker in the United Kingdom. After press speculation mounted about the possibility of such an offer, 888 was forced to release a statement to the London Stock Exchange confirming the rumors. “The board of the company confirms that…Read More

American Conservative Union Decries “Big Government” RAWA

Sheldon Adelson, LVS Chairman

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the influential Republican organization that orchestrated the presidential election campaign of Ronald Reagan, has denounced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act. The new bill, which seeks to ban all online gambling at a federal level, with the exception of horseracing and fantasy sports, has been branded “big government” by the…Read More

MLB Commish Wants to Consider Legal Sports Betting

MLB Rob Manfred sports betting

Legal sports betting in the United States has always been opposed by the major sports leagues, but that’s been changing in the past few months. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has publically come out in favor of making sports betting legal and regulated, saying that a federal framework would provide important safeguards that would bring betting…Read More

Dan Bilzerian Pays Fine But Avoids Jail Time After Nevada Explosion

Dan Bilzerian

Dan Bilzerian, the so-called “King of Instagram,” has managed to largely avoid consequences stemming from the explosion of a tractor-trailer cab on federal land near Las Vegas in November. Bilzerian, who did not appear in court but was represented by lawyer David Chesnoff, entered a plea of no contest to one misdemeanor charge of negligently…Read More

Miami Police Officers Accused of Protecting Illegal Gambling Ring

Miami police officer sports betting

A Miami police officer surrendered to FBI officials Monday on charges that he took cash payments from an illegal sports betting operation in Liberty City in exchange for protection services. The officer, a patrolman named Jerry Sutherland, was charged with two counts of extortion under the Hobbs Act. The crimes carry a potential sentence of…Read More

Republican Chaffetz Reintroduces Failed RAWA

Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican-Utah.

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) to Congress, legislation that aims to ban all forms of online gambling, except for horseracing and fantasy sports, at a federal level. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), who, with Chaffetz presented the bill in the last legislative session, is busy weighing up…Read More

Caesars CEO Loveman Calls it a Day And Walks Away

Gary Loveman, Caesars Entertainment

Gary Loveman, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, is to step down from the post, the troubled company announced this week. He will be succeeded by Mark Frissora, the former CEO of rental car company Hertz, who will join the board immediately and take over the reins officially on July 1. Loveman will continue to serve as…Read More

New Wynn Everett Looks Like Old Wynn Vegas

Wynn Everett, Massachusetts, redesign.

The Wynn Everett’s redesign is complete. It was meant to be a bold and original architectural vision that would put east Massachusetts on the map; however, an artist’s rendition this week revealed a suspicious similarity to the Wynn Las Vegas. And, indeed to the Encore Las Vegas. Whether James McHugh, head of the Massachusetts Gaming…Read More

Gambling Rules May Derail David Ginola And His FIFA Presidential Bid

David Ginola FIDE Presidential gambling

David Ginola, the FIFA presidential candidate that has been publicly backed by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, seemingly has an endless number of challenges plaguing his campaign (such as it is). He’s short on money, can’t seem to drum up support from member federations, and isn’t being taken seriously by many inside or outside of the…Read More

New Nevada Gambling Bill Could End Poker Staking Agreements (Or Not)

Nevada law poker staking agreements

The World Series of Poker gets a lot of publicity for its big money tournaments and prizes worth millions of dollars. Most poker fans, however, know that a lot of those tournament scores are just official numbers, and don’t really show what players make. That’s because, particularly in high roller events, players rarely pay their…Read More

Full Tilt Accidentally Boasts About New Jersey License That Doesn’t Exist

Full Tilt New Jersey mistaken license

Full Tilt didn’t mean it, folks, sorry to get you so excited. New Jersey poker players have been on high alert these days, as they know that parent company Amaya is trying to gain a license to bring PokerStars and Full Tilt back to the state. So when the Full Tilt mobile app announced that…Read More

NCLGS Adopts Policy Framework for Online Gambling Regulation

NCLGS policy framework online gambling

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has voted to adopt a policy framework that was first published last November. The NCLGS, which is made up of legislators from many states that have active gambling industries, has been working on the policy framework since 2013. Known as the Policy Framework for the Regulation…Read More

Liquidity Agreement Leads to Massive Traffic Increases in New Jersey

WSOP 888 player sharing NJ

Two online poker sites in New Jersey have seen their player pools increase dramatically in the past week, thanks to a liquidity sharing agreement that went into effect just days earlier. The new agreement sees WSOP.com and 888poker.com share players for most low-stakes cash games and some selected tournaments, and has bumped both sites to…Read More

Major Hollywood Stars: Scorsese, De Niro, DiCaprio and Pitt Team up for Casino Movie

De Niro, Scorsese and DiCaprio

Scorsese, De Niro, DiCaprio, and Pitt: it’s a collaboration to make film buffs everywhere snort into their popcorn. Except that this movie is unlikely to be nominated for any Oscars this year; “The Audition” has been produced by James Packer’s RatPac Entertainment to publicize Studio City, the casino mogul’s new gambling resort in Macau, scheduled…Read More