Category: Online Gambling Stories

MGM Adds Second Online Casino for New Jersey

MGM Resorts has officially launched its second internet casino in New Jersey, this one, called playMGM. The Las Vegas-based company’s new online destination in New Jersey will be offering poker and casino games under the more globally recognized MGM banner, and will also incorporate play into their rewards program. It all comes at a time…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Goes Round in Circles

Senate Republicans in Pennsylvania now officially have a plan to fill a $2 billion gap in the state budget, after working late into the night on Wednesday. The good news for online gambling proponents is that plan features $200 million in new revenue from a yet-to-be-passed gaming expansion, according to The Associated Press. Any such…

Calvin Ayre No Longer a Wanted Man

Prosecutors have dropped all charges filed over five years ago against Calvin Ayre and the Bodog online gambling business. In February 2012, the US Attorney for the District of Maryland indicted Bodog, Calvin Ayre and three other individuals on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering conspiracy. The indictment accused Bodog of offering gambling services…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Vote Could Come Within the Week

Pennsylvania state Sen. Jay Costa indicated a vote on a gaming package — one that would legalize online gambling in the state — should take place this week. It’s the latest good sign for a state that has flirted with regulating iGaming for years but has not yet enacted a law. Costa, the Senate minority…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Opponents Making Excuses

LISTED BELOW IS AN EXCERPT FROM AN EDITORIAL ON PHILLY.COM BY OPPONENTS OF ONLINE GAMBLING.AS LEGISLATION GROWS MORE REALISTIC, THESE PEOPLE WILL PLAY ANY CARD THEY HAVE TO STOP IT. THIS WEEK IN GAMBLING HAS PUBLISHED THIS SO THAT OUR READERS ARE EDUCATED ON THE PROPAGANDA OF THESE PEOPLE. Online gaming in Pennsylvania, currently under…

BGO Casino Review

Have you ever wondered what became of the actor who played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movie franchise? Well, BGO Casino has him playing the role of The Boss on their site. But it takes a lot more than nostalgic pop culture mascots to make a high quality online casino. Fortunately for BGO Casino,…

Jeff Sessions Out of the Online Gambling Fight

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was once for the prohibition of online poker, but has decided to back away from the campaign against online activities and promises to research the 1961 Federal Wire Act. Sessions was once in favor for the federal ruling that would have banned all online gambling in the USA. The opposition…

New Jersey Tells Trump: Hands Off Online Gambling

The New Jersey Legislature has spoken. It wants the federal government to keep its hands off online gambling. Both chambers of the New Jersey legislature passed resolution urging President Trump, his administration, and Congress to “oppose measures and actions to prohibit states from authorizing and conducting Internet gaming.” Rep. Vincent Mazzeo introduced the resolution back…

Online Gambling Regulations in Holland Drive Away Operators

The recent introduction of a new set of online gambling regulations by the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has produced the expected effect of operators leaving the local iGaming market. On June 1, the day on which the new rules came into effect, online casino brand Royal Panda informed its affiliates and customers that it would…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Talks Sputter

Tax-averse Republican lawmakers tasked with fixing Pennsylvania’s biggest cash shortfall since the recession are hitting a rough patch over how much more gambling to legalize. Tuesday was the fourth-to-last day of the fiscal year, and leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities remained behind closed doors discussing compromise spending and revenue plans. Gambling has…

UK Gambling Commission Considers Investigation of Ladbrokes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is said to be considering launching an investigation into Ladbrokes’ data protection measures after information about people suffering from gambling addiction was found in a bin bag outside one of the bookmaker’s betting shops in Scotland. According to The Guardian, the information was discovered by a passer-by near to a…

Illinois Online Gambling Hopes Wane

The possibility of Illinois legalizing online gambling and daily fantasy sports in the state during a special session going on now is looking worse by the day. The past week has been shrouded in mystery as far as the prospects a hybrid online gambling/DFS bill, and a separate standalone DFS bill. Here’s what’s happened (or…

How to Get the Best Real Money Online Casino Play

Significant progress has been made since the onset of the online gambling industry. In those days, gambling sites were simple and aimed at functionality, while today’s modern online casinos come with all kinds of options. The two primary variants of online gambling sites are free play and real money sites. Free play gambling sites are…

Kenya Online Gambling 35% Tax Rate

Kenyan MPs have approved a new 35% tax on gambling companies, in a move that represents a significant increase on the current rate of 7.5%. Earlier this week, legislators had opted not to back a proposed 50% gambling tax put forward by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, which in turn led to a delay in the…

Illinois Online Gambling Still Has Hope

The prospects of Illinois’ legislature passing a bill that would legalize and regulate online gambling and daily fantasy sports got a boost as lawmakers head back to the state capitol for a special session. The Senate passed an iGaming and DFS bill — H 479 — at the end of May. But the House did…

Massachusetts Online Gambling Looks Promising for 2018

A special commission in Massachusetts is poised to recommend an omnibus approach to regulation of the online gambling industry, according to Statehouse News Service, which could pave the way for iGaming in the state. The Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met on Tuesday. Last year, the legislature created…

Enjoy the Live Casino Experience at Home

Many Advantages to Live Online Games The online gambling world now makes it possible to enjoy a full live gaming experience while at home. You won’t have smokers roaming around you and loud talkers in your ears. But you will have a huge variety of games that you can play live with other gamblers and…

European Online Gambling Shared Liquidity in Coming

The international online gaming sharing liquidity between Italy, the UK, Spain, France and Portugal shall happen in June according to a report from ARJEL. International online gaming sharing liquidity seems a “never ending story” that we have been watching during almost the last decade. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the current plan…

Online Gaming Bill Passes Illinois Senate

The Illinois Senate has given the green light to a bill that would legalise online gaming and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US state. According to Onlinepokerreport.com, the Senate passed House bill H 479 on the final day of the session by a vote of 42-10, and it will now progress to the Illinois…

Paddy Power Betfair to Relocate

Paddy Power Betfair is to close its Gibraltar office and relocate operations to another of its European sites. The gaming giant told public service broadcaster GBC that the move has been discussed as a means of centralising services since the merger of the two companies in February 2016. The approximately 20-strong workforce will be offered…