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Sheldon Adelson Hires New Lobbyists to Fight US Online Poker

Eighty year old Sheldon Adelson, the casino tycoon and billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands group is attempting to increase his fight against the online poker industry following the recent news that Amaya Gaming has acquired Poker Stars and that there is a strong possibility that the popular poker room may return to the Continue Reading

Sportech Reiterates Legal Status in Connecticut

Sportech Ventures, a US subsidiary of the London listed sports betting giant, Sportech Plc., has issued a statement, reiterating its legal status in the Connecticut gambling market as the exclusive licensee of online wagers in the state. Sportech’s MyWinners.com site is the only state endorsed gaming site to offer pari-mutuel online wagers. Sportech Ventures pays Continue Reading

Mississippi Sets Up Online Gambling Taskforce

The state of Mississippi became the latest state to investigate the option of introducing a legal and regulated online gambling industry, with the news that the House Gaming Committee has commissioned a task force to examine the pros and cons of the issue. The committee will examine the possibility of Mississippi moving into the online Continue Reading

Opposition Mounts to Internet Gambling Ban Proposal

A week after US lawmakers Chaffetz and Graham introduced their bill to Congress which they hope will see a blanket ban on internet gambling in the United States, there is growing opposition to their move on all fronts. New Jersey Senators Speak Speaking this week, Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey said Continue Reading

Online Gambling Industry Gears for Federal Bills

This week, the online gambling industry gears for a major battle against two bills that are aimed to ban online gambling on a federal level in the United States. Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina announced that he will be seeking to ban online gambling, with the inclusion of online poker, at the same time Continue Reading

East Coast Gaming Congress to Focus on Online Gambling

The 18th annual edition of the two day East Coast Gaming Conference is scheduled to kick off at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on Monday, 19th May, 2014. This year’s East Coast Gaming Congress, which is one of the US gambling industry’s leading annual conference, is due to focus on online gambling Continue Reading

Increase in Number of New Jersey Internet Gambling Accounts

According to reports, the number of New Jersey online gambling accounts showed a slight increase last week despite the disruption and hiatus of the festive season that was expected. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement provided statistics that showed that 16,285 new accounts were opened over the past week at online gambling venues that Continue Reading

Golden Nugget Cleared for Online Casino License in New Jersey

Following a very hasty trial period, during which the New Jersey State Casino Regulators ordered the Golden Nugget Atlantic City to improve their software before being allowed access to the lucrative online gambling market, the Golden Nugget has at last gained permission from the regulators to begin offering online gaming. Golden Nugget Atlantic City Online Continue Reading

Caesars Feels Online Gaming May Hurt Land-Based Casinos

Caesars Entertainment, the largest casino company in the world which owns 4 out of 12 of Atlantic City’s casinos feel that internet gambling is capable of hurting, rather than helping, its brick and mortar casinos. Nevada & New Jersey Online Casinos The company informed securities regulators that online gambling could cause a reduction in visits Continue Reading

Online Gambling’s Underside Exposed in “Runner Runner”

A new film, Runner Runner, an exciting thriller that stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck is currently in the center of a fight regarding online gambling regulations. The American Gambling Association has bought ads on leading websites that include Facebook, Twitter and the IMDb movie database in order to frame the film as a “cautionary Continue Reading