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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…

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…

About Face: Philippines to Ban Online Gambling

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his intention to outlaw online gambling in the Southeast Asian country. Duterte revealed the plans while presenting a budget for 2017, but did not place a timescale on when the ban would come into effect. According to local media outlet Inquirer, Duterte said online gaming companies “have no use”…

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…

Saudi Arabia Bans Pokémon Go Over Gambling Concerns

As the world goes crazy over Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game, Saudi Arabia’s top religious body has renewed a 2001 ruling banning the Pokémon franchise as un-Islamic, saying it promotes gambling and Darwin’s theory of evolution. The 15-year-old ban on the Pokémon game has been revived, the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior…

Online Gambling Ban Blocked in US Congress

Last week, I shared with you news that poker public enemy #1 Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson has been lobbying the House Appropriations Committee for language hostile to online poker. Per the Adelson ban plan, since our opponents know their proposed prohibition would be crushed in an open up-or-down vote, this was to be…

Pennsylvania Targets Federal Sports Betting Ban

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee has passed a bill that could lead to the US state lifting a federal ban on sports betting. The Committee approved HR619 by a vote of 23-1, but the bill must pass a number of other steps before it can be adopted as state legislation. HR619 proposes the US…

NCAA Bans DraftKings and FanDuel from Events

The NCAA is pulling the plug on daily fantasy sports games. In a letter sent Tuesday, college sports’ largest governing body notified executives from DraftKings and FanDuel it would cancel future meetings and ban advertising from the two popular websites during NCAA championship events such as the men’s basketball tournament. Because the NCAA believes the…

Nevada Bans DraftKings and FanDuel

Nevada gaming regulators banned unlicensed daily fantasy sports websites from providing their product to Silver State customers, saying the activity constitutes sports wagering. In an order filed by the Gaming Control Board Thursday, the agency said daily fantasy sports websites, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, can apply for a Nevada gaming license to operate a…

RAWA More Prominent with Rubio Backing

An effort to ban gambling on the Internet has picked up prominent supporters in Congress, although significant obstacles remain in the way of it becoming law. The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would make online gaming illegal nationwide, was introduced in the Senate last week by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has pushed similar…

The Federalism Problem with RAWA

Even as the rise of the Internet has driven communications and economic growth to heights previously unimagined, some lawmakers are using that very explosion as pretext to expand the federal government’s power and reach in ways that threaten the delicate balance of powers inherent in our federalist system. A key example is a new piece…

Billionaire Backing Graham for President (Online Gambling Ban Included)

Billionaire Ronald Perelman, who is the chairman and largest stockholder of lottery and slot machine giant Scientific Games Corp., plans to support the presidential bid of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, despite the Republican candidate’s backing of legislation that would ban Internet gambling. Scientific Games, which is headquartered in Las Vegas, has a large interactive…

AGA ‘troubled’ at Possible Credit Card Ban at Casinos

A recent report that found federal employees improperly used government credit cards at casinos could have unnecessary consequences for the gaming industry, the American Gaming Association warned today. In a May 19 report, the Department of Defense Inspector General’s Office said it discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in transactions where department credit card holders…

Police union: Banning online gaming will not work

The Hill – The national police officers union is telling Congress not to impose a nationwide ban on online gambling. “We cannot ban our way out of this problem as this would simply drive online gaming further and further underground and put more and more people at risk,” Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck…

National Governors Association is against online gaming ban

The Hill – The National Governors Association (NGA) is opposing legislation from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that would ban online gambling. “The nation’s governors are concerned with legislation introduced in Congress that would ban online Internet gaming and Internet lottery sales because it challenges the federal-state relationship,” the governors wrote…

The consequences of Adelson’s push to ban Internet gambling

Washington Post – Politicians supporting Sheldon Adelson’s proposed online gambling ban claim to want to protect the poor and children and to prevent crime. But if they truly cared about these issues rather than getting in Mr. Adelson’s good graces, they would reject such a ban. A ban on a good or service for which…

Online gaming ban could affect tribal casinos

The Hill – The Internet has changed lives in a number of meaningful ways. It has unleashed a great transformation that has allowed access to information and services through a swipe or a click. Over 85 percent of Americans use the Internet and there are over 900 million users of social media around the world…

England’s football betting busters sanction another player

Inside World Football – An English second-tier striker has been has been handed a suspended three-month ban and fined £60,000 in the latest breach of football’s betting rules to hit English football. Dexter Blackstock, of Nottingham Forest, currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained while on loan at Leeds United, has been charged with…

Minnesota Looking To Ban Online Gambling

Card Player – Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that would end online lottery sales and could also basically put a preemptive ban on other forms of online gambling in the state. The state Senate has strongly supported the plan. The House will now look at the bill. Minnesota’s governor told the Associated Press that…

New Jersey officials: Sports betting ban is unfair

The Daily Journal – By this time, New Jersey figured it would be raking in the bets on professional and college sports. But with its bid to offer legal sports betting stalled and relying on a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the only madness this March will bring to New Jersey is anger…