Category: Online Gambling Stories

Nevada Governor to Meet with Jeff Sessions

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions are scheduled to meet tomorrow. One item likely to come up in their discussion: Online gambling. What they will talk about is not known. But there are a wide array of topics that the AG’s office would be involved with that would impact state governments…

Online Gambling Enemy Chaffetz Announces Retirement

In 2011, the poker world was dismayed to learn that Barney Frank (D-MA) was retiring from Congress. The loss of Frank set federal online gambling legislative efforts back, as he was one of only a few supporters of online gambling legalization in Congress. Frank was also by far the loudest and most fervent. Frank was…

More Trouble for Online Gambling in Pennsylvania

A powerful group is pushing to set high tax rates to online gambling activities in order to make it non-viable in the state.US.- A group within the Pennsylvania State Senate is attempting to trample down the intent of regulating online gambling in the region. Online Poker Report (OPR) reported that the small but powerful group…

US Online Gambling Ban Concerns Grow

Luminescent signboards flashed across the streets and alleyways as colossal skyscrapers soared upwards to speak with the heavens. The jingle of coins and the rumbling of roulette wheels approached the ear from all directions. Inside, you could hear the flamboyant cheers of players soaked in adrenaline-filled mirth. Drinks poured in one glass at a time…

NetEnt Now Live in Mexico

NetEnt has gone live in Latin America for the first time after confirming that its content is now available through Codere’s online casino network in Mexico. The games developer late last year signed a licence agreement with Codere – which has a significant presence in Latin America – to enter the regulated online casino market…

British Players Get £700 Bonus at UK Casino Club

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National Governors Association Says States can Regulate Online Gaming

The National Governors Association Economic Development & Commerce Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week explaining that the group is “concerned with legislative or administrative actions that would ban online Internet gaming and Internet lottery sales.” Based on the wording, the impetus for the letter appears to be Sessions’ comments during…

888 Mulls Move to Malta After Brexit

In an annual report by one of the world’s most popular online gaming operators & platform providers, 888 Holdings PLC Company, it was stated that they were considering a possibility that post-Brexit, they may have to move their headquarters from Gibraltar to Malta. In the report, they highlighted the various risks that the European online…

Marvel Superhero Slots Come to an End

Online gambling technology supplier Playtech is purging Marvel-themed content from its software licensees’ websites. Late last week, affiliate marketing partners of online gambling sites carrying Playtech game content reported receiving emails from the sites indicating that their ability to promote Marvel-themed slots titles was coming to an end as the end of this month. William…

Australian Online Casinos for Aussie Players

If you live in Australia, the recent news headlines may have you thinking that you’re out of luck when it comes to Australian Online Casinos. The truth is, however, that there is nothing to stop Aussies from visiting real money online casinos. The law wasn’t written to prevent them from playing! The recent legal changes…

Atlantic City Revel Casino Making Online Return

TEN Casino, the former Revel, has been closed since September 2014, but property owner Glenn Straub has managed to keep it in the headlines. Straub is locked in a heated fight over licensing that has kept the property’s doors locked far longer than he would have liked. No resolution is in sight, but TEN did…

Why You Should Play Slots Online in the UK

There are reasons to play slots in brick and mortar casinos as well as online casinos. In this article we’re going to look at the reasons why you should play slots online in the UK rather than traditional brick and mortar establishments. Game Selection The majority of casinos have no shortage of slot machines on…

UK Gambling Commission Asks Parents to be Parents

Yesterday the UK Gambling Commission (“UKGC”) called on parents to be aware of the risk of underage and unlicensed gambling relating to video games and esports. The warning follows the issue of the UKGC paper on virtual currencies, esports and social gaming which ESI will provide further comment on at a later date. The paper…

Colombia Set to Block Over 300 Online Gaming Sites

The Colombian Gaming Control Board (Coljuegos) is currently waiting for the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications and the police to enforce the blocking of around 300 gaming websites which currently offer their services locally. Among the sites which the government plans to block are PokerStars, bwin, Bet365, Playbet, Foxfoxbet, Betmotion and Casinobet365. According to…

West Virginia Looking at Regulating Online Gambling

This week West Virginia became the seventh state to introduce legislation seeking to legalize and regulate online gambling in 2017. This is West Virginia’s first online gaming bill. The legislation is surprising, but not wholly unexpected. West Virginia was selected as one of Online Poker Report’s “dark horse” states to pass an online gambling bill…

Pennsylvania Republicans Push to Criminalize Online Gambling

Not everyone in the Pennsylvania legislature is on board with the idea of legal online gambling. That became abundantly clear at last week’s joint hearing of the House Gaming Oversight Committee and the Senate Community Economic & Recreational Development Committee. Now there’s even a bill to make online gambling explicitly illegal in the state. Five…

Lucky Play Casino from AGS Interactive

We speak to the Lucky Play Casino team while visiting the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas!

Lucky Play is managed by AGS Interactive, who says that their Lucky Play Casino app offers “…mobile players all the thrills of Vegas casinos, to go!”

Lucky Play customers can choose from dozens of AGS slot games player-favorite slot games, as well as video poker, blackjack, and bingo games.

You can download the Lucky Play Casino app by visiting iTunes, and AGS Interactive has also set up a Facebook page.

Former Amaya CEO Liquidates Company Shares

Amaya Gaming’s former CEO David Baazov has some new walking around money after selling nearly one-third of his stake in the online gambling company. On Tuesday, Baazov (pictured) announced that he’d sold 7m Amaya common shares at C$19 apiece for a total consideration of C$133m (US $99m). The sale represents about 4.8% of the company’s…

Conservatives See Through Adelsons Self-serving RAWA

A poll at the recently held Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) found that efforts by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson to ban online gambling at the federal level are highly unpopular. The Institute for Liberty recently released the data from the high-profile conservative gathering that took place in February. The IFL is a group…

Swiss Move to Blocking Illegal Online Gambling

The Swiss parliament has voted in favour of a measure that requires internet service providers in the country to begin blocking access to illegal gambling websites. The lower section of the House of Representatives yesterday (Wednesday) gave its approval to the plan after the upper house had previously given the green light to the proposal.…