This Week in Gambling

Will Trump Ban Online Gambling?

Sheldon Adelson has wasted no time in trying to get his “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” bill back in to relevance. It has come to light that Attorney Generals from ten states have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking them to reconsider the 2011 DoJ opinion on the Wire Act, and to ban online gambling in America.

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Nevada Governor and Congresswoman Support Online Gambling

Nevada Representative Dina Titus is urging the President Elect to oppose a call for an online gambling ban.The Democratic Congresswoman sent a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, head of Trump’s transition team, this week. Her letter was in response to a letter signed last month by ten attorneys general who opposed online gaming. The…

Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond True 3D Slot Machine

We catch up with the good people from IGT to preview their newest Wheel of Fortune slot machine: The Double Diamond True 3D slot! IGT says that Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond “…offers unique game merchandising, with custom trim kit, LED lit wheel surround, game controlled side lighting, and an eye-catching LCD topper and crown antler configuration…”

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Did Zynga Employees Steal Confidential Information?

Zynga has launched legal action against two former senior members of staff after alleging that they stole confidential information to support a new employer. According to the Arstechnica.com website, Massimo Maietti and Ehud Barlach, who left Zynga in July and September respectively, took the data to social gaming startup Scopely. In a 28-page civil complaint,…

Adelson May Still Buy Online Gambling Ban This Year

Would $20 million be enough to buy enough U.S. Senators to get a law passed before the New Year that will benefit your business interests? Apparently Las Vegas Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson thinks so. He’s become a human ATM machine for the Republican Party this year, having donated $100 million to Republican causes. This includes…

NETELLER & Skrill Pull Out of 100 Countries

NETELLER and Skrill, two commonly used payment options at many popular online poker sites, will no longer be providing prepaid MasterCard services to customers in 100 countries, their parent company has announced. This new reality will leave many poker players scrambling to find more efficient ways to receive withdrawals. European nations in the EU and…

New York State to Pass Nevada in Gaming Tax Revenue

The US state of New York is on track to generate more casino tax revenue than Nevada in the current year, according to a new report by the American Gaming Association (AGA). In 2015, New York collected $888.4 million (€803.2 million) in tax revenue, 2.8% more than in the previous year, while Nevada generated $889.1…

Pennsylvania Misses Out on Internet Gambling, Again

A bill to regulate online gambling and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US state of Pennsylvania is not likely to pass before the end of 2016, according to an official close to legal talks. Pennsylvania newspaper Tribune-Review quoted Casey Long, director of policy and legislative affairs in the office of Senate President Pro Tempore…

Massachusetts May Consider Online Gambling & Fantasy Sports

On Monday, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met for the first time. The existence of the panel is a result of a daily fantasy sports bill the legislature passed in August. The bill legalized daily fantasy sports in Massachusetts, using the regulations crafted by Attorney General…

Pending Fantasy Sports Merger Begs Question

Now that the two largest online daily fantasy sports sites are back in the news—nearing a deal to merge into a company drawing $100 million in revenue, according to the Wall Street Journal—it’s a good time to answer a nasty, nagging question: Are these sites legal? Because the companies in question, FanDuel and DraftKings, are…

Las Vegas eSports Arena Opens Soon

Delegates attending next week’s Esports and Casinos Resorts conference in Las Vegas will have the chance to take a tour of the city’s first dedicated esports arena. This opportunity is due to one of the event’s title sponsors being Millennial Esports, the company behind the arena which’ll be a part of the Neonopolis building on…

Michigan May Regulate Online Gambling This Year

Cardplayer.com has been speaking to Michigan State Senator Mike Kowall and the online gambling bill creator is confident that the bill will pass by the end of the year. With the focus squarely on proceedings on the online gambling space in Pennsylvania, the state of Michigan has thrown their hat in the ring to be…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling a Coin Flip

Next week, Pennsylvania lawmakers in the House Gaming Oversight Committee will take another look at regulated online gaming for the Keystone State. The hearing would add to the growing list of meetings on the proposal. The bill has been discussed more than 50 separate times since the start of 2015, according to Pennsylvania Rep. John…

Nevada Governor Questions NFL Stadium Finances

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday asked who would pay for the necessary upgrades to freeways and streets leading to a 65,000-seat domed football stadium proposed by Las Vegas Sands Corp., Majestic Realty and the Oakland Raiders. With a site recommendation anticipated as soon as Aug. 25 among four potential finalists, Sandoval said that he wants…

Sky Bet Names Weiner

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Sky Betting & Gaming has appointed Jochen Weiner as managing director of its Sky Bet Deutschland business in Germany. In his new role, he will lead Sky Bet’s strategy to expand its presence in Germany, reporting directly to chief executive Richard Flint. Weiner served as managing director of Tipp3.de, the now-defunct online betting operator of…

Tennis Integrity Unit to Probe Wimbledon Betting

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) is to investigate suspicious betting patterns from a match at this year’s Wimbledon tournament. The TIU has not said which match it is assessing, but said the probe is a “routine, confidential investigation”. The TIU is already looking at the US Open first-round match between Vitalia Diatchenko and Timea Bacsinszky.…

William Hill and Amaya Talk Reverse Takeover

The UK’s William Hill and Canada’s Amaya are in discussions that could lead to a £4.6bn all share merger to create one of the world’s largest gambling companies, as the groups become swept up in the wave of consolidation hitting the betting industry. On Saturday, the boards of the two companies confirmed they were in…