US Senate Close to Overturning FCC Net Neutrality Vote

Senate Democrats have put together 50 votes for a measure meant to block the Federal Communications Commission‘s December decision to end net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration. Democrats are just one GOP vote shy of the 51-vote threshold for a Senate resolution of disapproval, which would strike down the FCC’s December…

New ‘True Gambling Stories’ Podcast Debuts on PokerNews in January

Longtime poker and gambling writer Sean Chaffin has partnered with PokerNews.com to produce a new show for the site’s expanding number of unique podcasts. The new show will be titled True Gambling Stories and debut on the PokerNews Podcasting Network on Jan. 31. From the bright lights of glittering Las Vegas to Old West gambling…

Could Facebook Games Turn Kids into Gambling Addicts?

A senior UK politician says social games available on Facebook could lead children to become problem gamblers when they become older. Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, told the Guardian newspaper that minors are bring targeted with games that normalise behaviours associated with gambling. Watson was referring to a report in the Guardian which said gambling-style…

New Year… New Try at Online Gambling Ban

It happened again. Several members of Congress collectively penned a letter to the US Department of Justice to ask that the 2011 Wire Act decision be overturned. This move would effectively prohibit states from offering online poker and casino games while giving Congress a chance to ban online gaming. This action was just discovered by…

The Department of Justice Marijuana War

This Week in Gambling is publishing this story because we believe there are several similarities between the legal marijuana industry and online gambling, from public perception to the way the federal government approaches them. The topics are also “states rights” issues, so watching how the Department of Justice approaches states who choose to regulate marijuana…

IGT Brings Players into 4th Dimension with Sphinx 4D Slot Machine

From the very beginning, slot machines — with fast-spinning reels and the sound of coins clattering into metal buckets — were designed to excite the senses and hopefully drive players to bet more. Today, slot makers are hoping new technology will make games even more immersive. One example is IGT’s new Sphinx 4D Slot Machine,…