Category: Online Gambling Stories

NetEnt Games for Scandinavian Players

“Better gaming begins right here” – this is how Net Entertainment, one of the world’s most respectable casino software developers, introduces their offer. And millions of fans across the world will readily agree. Founded in 1996, this Swedish provider has been entertaining us for the last 20 years, acting as a pioneer within a fast…

Sheldon Adelson to Meet Privately with VP Pence

Vice President Mike Pence will sit down with Sheldon Adelson behind closed doors on Friday, a meeting that cements the Republican billionaire’s place as a key adviser to the new administration. Pence, who is speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition that meets at Adelson’s hotel and casino in Las Vegas, The Venetian, will chat formally…

Russia Ramps Up War on Internet Gambling

Russia this week tightened the screws on banks and payment processors, ordering them to cleanse the names of unlicensed online operators from their client lists. The Izvestia news agency has reported that the Russian media regulator, Roskomnadzor, has written to Russia’s largest bank, Sherbank, as well as payment processors Skrill and Yandex, ordering them to…

Proof of Online Gambling Cheat?

US-facing online sportsbook BetOnline is the buzz of the internet at the moment after one of its live casino dealers appears to have been caught on video cheating at blackjack. On Saturday, self-described blackjack professional Michael Morgenstern posted a video to his YouTube account that appears to show a BetOnline blackjack dealer dealing the second…

Casino in Danville?

The arguments continue on whether Danville should get its own casino. The mayor is definitely in support of the expansion of gambling into Springfield. People have an option of casino online gaming, where they have an access to the online games all the time, visit https://www.casinosonline-canada.ca/ to review online casinos. Estimated revenue collections and physical…

Online Gambling Payment Transactions Targeted by Russians

Russia’s Ministry of Finance has drafted a new bill designed to block payment transactions with international online gambling companies. According to Russian news website RBC.ru, the proposed legislation, which is set to be discussed by the government on Thursday, sets out regulations that would require banks and payment processors to block transactions between punters in…

Pennsylvania Online Gaming Hearing This Week

Pennsylvania is planning to host a joint gambling reform hearing before both the House and Senate in an effort to push ahead with plans to introduce legalised online gaming in the US state. A hearing was due to take place this week before the House Gaming Oversight Committee, but was cancelled in favour of the…

New Merger Rumors for William Hill

William Hill’s largest shareholder has been trying to spark new merger and acquisition talks over the past several months, The Sunday Times reported. Privately owned hedge fund Parvus Asset Management owns a 14.3% share in one of UK’s largest gambling operators. The UK Government is set to publish a triennial review of the country’s gambling…

Online Gambling Concerns with Sessions Confirmed

Former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was sworn in as United States Attorney General on Thursday, after a divided Senate prolonged his confirmation hearings, amid a sometimes bitter debate that closely scrutinized his record on civil rights. President Donald Trump’s pick for the job has been dogged by allegations of racism since he was denied a…

Vajna Gets Hungary’s First Online Casino License

An interest of Hollywood movie producer turned government commissioner in charge of Hungary’s film industry has been granted the operating licence for Hungary’s first even online casino by the National Tax and Customs Office (NAV). LVC Diamond Ltd. told state-owned newswire MTI on Tuesday that player registration will soon start on the website. MTI somehow…

Massachusetts Problem Gambling Shows Reason for Online Regulation

There are zero legal online gambling sites in Massachusetts, but that doesn’t mean people don’t gamble online in the Bay State. In the United States, online gambling is only legal and regulated in the following locales: New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada. That being said, online gambling (poker, casino, sports betting, and beyond) is widely available…

A British gambling renaissance?

Thanks to the convenience with which people can take part in a live game of roulette, it’s served a new generation of players who may have been initially put off by the expensive and exclusive real-life casinos. Casinos only really became popular after the Second World War as the Gaming Act of 1968 allowed the…

Three States Predicted to Legalize Online Gambling in 2017

The queue of states looking to legalize online gambling is growing larger by the day. By all accounts, 2017 is going to be the year the number of states with legalized online gaming will increase. According to industry analysts Chris Grove and Adam Krejcik of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, at least one, and perhaps as…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Returns

Pennsylvania State Reps. Rosita Youngblood and George Dunbar are looking for co-sponsors for an impending gaming reform bill they plan to introduce in the near future. In co-sponsorship memoranda that surfaced on Wednesday, Youngblood and Dunbar laid out their case… The key components of the bill are carryovers from legislation passed by the Pennsylvania House…

Online Gambling Bill Hits Hawaii

Hawaii has become the latest state in the US to consider the legalising of online gaming after an internet casino bill was introduced. Put forward by Senator Will Espero, the proposed legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to access a range of online casino games, but would not permit sports betting. Should…

Swedish Online Gambling Concerns

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The head of Sweden’s gambling regulatory agency is exiting his post ahead of schedule, prompting concerns that his absence will impact the country’s push to liberalize its online gambling market. On Friday, Sweden’s Gambling Regulatory Authority (Lotteriinspektionen) announced that general director Hakan Hallstedt (pictured) had been appointed a judge in Blekinge District Court, a position…

New Jersey Asks Trump to Fight Online Gaming Ban

The New Jersey General Assembly has issued a resolution to urge newly sworn-in US President Donald Trump to oppose efforts to reintroduce a ban on online gambling in the country. New Jersey is just one of three states that currently offer some form of legalised internet gaming in the US, along with Nevada and Delaware,…

Antigua Wants Trump to End Online Gambling Fight

Antigua and Barbuda is optimistic that a Donald Trump Administration could finally lead to the end of a decade-long online gaming dispute with the United States. According to a report from the Jamaica Observer, the island nation’s Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, believes that Trump will move to resolve the matter in a way that’s…

Western Union Fined $586,000,000 for Online Gaming Transactions

US financial services company Western Union has agreed to pay a federal penalty of $586 million (€545.2 million) after admitting to clearing transactions related to illegal online gambling activities. According to the Financial Times newspaper, Western Union allowed agents to send money to illicit internet gaming operations in Costa Rica, thus violating US laws regarding…

Switzerland Backs Down on Blocking Internet Gambling Sites

Switzerland has withdrawn plans to introduce regulation that would require internet service providers (ISPs) in the country to block online gambling websites licensed abroad. The Legal Affairs Committee of the Swiss National Council voted 13-12 to remove language related to such rules from the country’s proposed gambling legislation. Earlier this month, the country’s Council of…