Tag: gambling

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…

Gambling, Sports Betting, Pennsylvania & the NFL

Online gambling news this week includes the possibility or 11th hour Internet gaming legislation in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Plus, sports betting news concerning the NFL, Paddy Power and Floyd Mayweather.

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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…

Russian Search Engines to Block Gambling Listings

Russia’s telecom watchdog has reached preliminary agreement with the country’s search engines on measures to block local residents’ access to banned gambling sites. This week, the Roskomnadzor agency convened a meeting with the country’s leading search engines, including Yandex, Sputnik and Mail.ru, to ensure that Russian citizens are denied access to the thousands of websites…

Japan May Ban Poker and Sports Betting from Casinos

The ever-tightening restrictions being touted for Japan’s integrated resorts could see skill games including poker and sports betting banned from casino floors. According to national newspaper The Mainichi, a list of recommendations submitted to the government by the Expert Committee last month includes stringent guidelines on the types of games that should be allowed in the…

Ireland Sets Gambling Age at 18

An age limit of 18-years-old is to be put in place across all forms of gambling under new legislation in Ireland. The Irish cabinet approved the new Courts and Civil Liabilities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill that provides a modernisation of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956. The current law only regulates gaming at carnivals, circuses, amusement…

Like it or Not, New NFL Stadium has Gambling Ties

The new NFL stadium in Las Vegas doesn’t yet have a name and isn’t expected to open until 2020. But when it does, at least one nickname certainly will apply: The House That Gambling Built. The $1.9 billion project never would have made it through the state legislature – or attracted the Oakland Raiders –…

NETELLER & Skrill Pull Mastercard from Some Gambling Markets

Online payment processors NETELLER and Skrill have stopped processing gambling transactions in 100 markets globally.

This will leave countless players searching for alternative payment solutions.

Also, Sheldon Adelson has more plans for online gambling, and we take a look at the Motörhead Online Slot from Net Entertainment.

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New York State to Pass Nevada in Gaming Tax Revenue

The US state of New York is on track to generate more casino tax revenue than Nevada in the current year, according to a new report by the American Gaming Association (AGA). In 2015, New York collected $888.4 million (€803.2 million) in tax revenue, 2.8% more than in the previous year, while Nevada generated $889.1…

YouTuber Charged with Advertising Unlawful Gambling

Two men have appeared in court charged with offenses under the Gambling Act in what is believed to be the first prosecution involving betting on video games. Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby, who are both from Essex, are charged with promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling. Mr Douglas makes gaming videos on YouTube under…

MGM Launches Real Money Mobile Gambling

MGM Resorts has launched what it describes as the first real-money mobile gambling platform to be offered by a casino in the US. The easyPlay Mobile Tournaments platform, developed by mobile gaming technology company oneLIVE inc, allows guests at nine Las Vegas resorts to compete with other players in a variety of tournament games using…

Kentucky Derby Gambling Near Record

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Wagering from all sources on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby day program was the second-highest in history, totaling $192.6 million and only 1 percent off the record set in 2015, Churchill Downs Inc. has reported. On-track wagering on the full Derby Day racing card, including the 142nd Derby, was up 2 percent to $23.5 million — just…

Holland Says Poker is Gambling

Poker is a game of chance and the organiser of a poker tournament can be prosecuted for breaking gambling laws, Amsterdam’s appeal court has ruled in a case which stretches back nearly 10 years. Officially, the Netherlands regards poker as a gambling game, meaning the state owned Holland Casino group is the only organisation allowed…

Lithuania Blacklists and Blocks More Gambling Websites

The Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania has announced that it has blocked further online gambling websites that do not adhere to new regulations introduced in the country earlier this year. In January, the Lithuanian regulator pledged to take “strict legal action” against operators that organise remote gambling…

New Jersey May Regulate Fantasy Sports Like Gambling

A New Jersey daily fantasy sports bill that a state senator plans to introduced is the strictest attempt to regulate the DFS industry. “We have a draft of a bill that we are circulating to a variety of people, the Division of Gaming Enforcement, the Casino Control Commission, other legislators, as well as people in the fantasy sports industry,…

Nevada Gaming Control Board: Fantasy Sports Is Gambling

Anyone who has watched football this season has seen the ubiquitous advertising and promotion for pay-to-play daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. On Oct. 15, 2015, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (the “Board”) issued a notice concluding that DFS is gambling under Nevada law. The Board ordered all unlicensed DFS operators…

Gambling: Good for the Economy, Bad for Your Health? Not Necessarily

The impacts of gambling on the health of players as well as the economy have sparked debate for years. As researchers make claims towards gambling benefiting the economy, impacts on health have been ambiguous at best over the last decade. However, studies are now showing the beneficial impacts that gambling is having on the health…

UK Launches Gambling Self-Exclusion Tool

The Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom will be putting in place new licensing conditions in 2016, which will require operators to participate in a multi-operator self-exclusion plan. This will allow customers to be able to self-exclude themselves from gambling activities at UK gambling facilities. To get the ball rolling, a new national program has…

Online Gambling Looking Bleak in Pennsylvania

Having blown past their soft deadline of July 1, Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled state legislature is still trying to iron out a budget agreement with newly-elected Democratic Governor Tom Wolf. And so far, that has not included talk of online gambling expansion. Wolf is intent on raising revenue by overhauling the state’s income tax code and creating…

English Premier League Teams Partner with Gambling Companies

English Premier League football teams Leicester City, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion have all secured partnerships with gambling companies. Leicester has agreed a deal with Betfair that will see the online operator become the club’s official betting partner. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, it has been confirmed that the partnership…