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Absolute Poker Co-Founder Out of Jail

Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom has returned to his home in Antigua after serving a week in a United States jail on illegal gambling charges. Tom, who faced multiple felony charges after being indicted on April 15, 2011 aka Black Friday, reached a plea deal with US prosecutors on May 31 in which he agreed…

Disney’s Mickey Mouse Gambling Politics

Disney isn’t a fan of casino gambling coming to the Sunshine State, and the House of Mouse hasn’t shied away from putting its money where its mouth is with its support of the committee backing a proposed ballot initiative that would limit gaming expansion. Disney Worldwide Services contributed another $575,000 to “Voters in Charge” last…

Nevada, New Jersey & Delaware Seal Online Poker Pact

Online poker fans in New Jersey will soon be able to play against people in Nevada and Delaware, expanding a growing portion of the state’s gambling industry. Players in Nevada and Delaware have been able to play against each other since 2015, but New Jersey is now set to join once regulators in the states…

“D” Day Coming for U.S. Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case on December 4th. At issue is the state’s attempt to repeal its own laws in order to legalize sports betting within its borders. So far, the NCAA and the major North American pro sports leagues have turned back those efforts…

Another Year, Another Pennsylvania iGaming Screw Up

The Pennsylvania legislature has done it again. After a week of positive news surrounding the backroom negotiations between leadership in the House and Senate, it appeared a light had finally appeared at the end of the state’s budget tunnel. After months of negotiations, Pennsylvania’s budget was coming into focus, with the passage of the long-awaited…

Americans Want Legalized Sports Betting

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to hear arguments soon on a case that could upend the country’s sports gambling laws, for the first time most Americans support making wagering on professional sports legal, according to new poll conducted by The Washington Post and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. A 55-percent majority approve of legalizing…

US Sports Betting Reform Keeps Picking Up Steam

As in years past, football fans who like a little bit of action can pick NFL games at Calder Casino: It’s a far cry from sports gambling, but it’s the best casino option we have. That may change, according to the American Gaming Association and legal experts. They see a day when sports betting is…

Iowa Tribe Granted Isle of Man Gaming License

The Perkins-based Iowa Tribe has obtained a license from the Isle of Man that will allow it to offer real-money internet gaming in many foreign countries and says it has a new deal to to partner with an “internationally known brand.” The tribe and its partner Universal Entertainment Group could get a boost from this…

Global Gaming Expo Next Week…. This Week in Gambling to Attend

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the largest gathering of the year for United States casino operators. This year the expo takes place from October 3-5 at The Venetian and Sands Convention Center. Buyers go to the expo and will look for everything from new games to employee uniforms. Other casino employees will go to…

New IRS Regulations for Horse Racing

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday that they will formally adopt modernized regulations regarding the withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel proceeds. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has long pressed for these updated regulations that will allow horseplayers to keep more of their winnings, thereby increasing the amount wagered…

Pennsylvania iGaming Hangs in the Balance for 2017

The Pennsylvania Senate roundly rejected a House-approved plan to fund the state budget this week. For anyone thinking that’s a bad omen for the prospects of PA online poker and gambling, think again. Even as the Senate was rejecting a budget plan by a wide margin, negotiations continue behind the scenes. Observers believe that there…

The NFL in London: Sports Betting and All

Sunday, on the way to an NFL game, fans can step into one of the numerous betting parlors that dot each city block here. They can wager on that afternoon’s game (or any NFL) game, such as whether Baltimore will defeat Jacksonville by 3.5 or more points. Or they can play the over/under of 39.5.…

Online Poker 4 Year Anniversary in Nevada

One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed it into law legalizing the business. At the time, skeptics said that if online poker…

Online Gambling Still Possible in Michigan This Year

Michigan lawmakers will continue discussing the merits of regulating online casino games over the internet after a lawmaker introduced a new proposal last week. State Rep. Brandt Iden, a Republican, introduced HB 4926 into the House. A bill in the Senate with the same intentions cleared a committee vote earlier this year. The legislative proposals,…

Paddy Power Censured Over “Bet on Black” Campaign

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has censured Paddy Power over an advert featuring boxer Floyd Mayweather. First published on August 23 in the Evening Standard newspaper, the advert ran with the headline claim ‘Always Bet On Black’ alongside an image of Mayweather. Paddy Power had ran the advert informing punters that it had opted…

Madonna Slot Machine set to Roll Out

Aristocrat has licensed the Madonna brand for a new multi-game slot deal, and the company will be causing a commotion when it unveils the first Madonna™ Slot Game this October at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Since arriving on the Hot 100 with “Holiday” in the week of Oct. 29, 1983, Grammy Award-winning,…

Scientific Games & IGT Strike a Deal

Casino equipment maker International Game Technology Plc says it has reached what it called a “patent cross-licensing agreement” with one of its biggest market rivals, casino technology and lottery services provider Scientific Games Corp. A short press announcement from IGT on Tuesday gave no detail of how the deal would work in practice; in particular…

New Live Dealer Option for Asia

Live Casino House is a sister casino to Happy Luke that just recently launched online in Asia. Players from Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan will have access to quality gaming via this new brand. Developed by the creators of Happy Luke, the online casino will offer a plethora of games as well as generous promotions…

Poor Consumer Practices Cost FanDuel & DraftKings Millions

DraftKings and FanDuel have each agreed to pay more than $1m (€830,000) to resolve allegations of consumer-unfriendly practices in the US state of Massachusetts. Coinciding with the start of the new NFL American football season, both daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators are to pay $1.3m in a deal announced by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.…

New DDoS Attacks from Android Phones Threaten Gambling Sites

Online gambling operators need to be aware of a new variety of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that recently plagued websites around the globe. This week, technology giant Google was forced to purge roughly 300 Android apps from its Google Play online market after researchers uncovered hidden malware that allowed a new botnet dubbed…