Tag: online gambling

Net Neutrality Repeal a Disaster for Online Gambling

The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday that would roll back net neutrality, a move that will be welcomed by some telecom giants and internet service providers (ISPs), but which could cause serious problems for the online gambling community. The current net neutrality rules, which were put into place by the Obama administration,…

The Next State to Regulate Online Gambling

We’re almost to the end of the year, and while many states considered online gambling regulation only one was able to make it a reality.

Now we look forward to 2018 and the best chances for iGaming expansion in America.

This week’s special offer comes from the Vegas Crest casino.

The End of Federal Efforts to Ban Online Gambling?

Internet gaming legislation has been successfully passed in Pennsylvania!

Now, speculation is growing that it could spell an end to Federal attempts to ban online gambling as other states to follow.

We’re also covering news from PokerStars and New Hampshire.

This week’s special offer comes from the Platinum Play online casino.

New Hampshire Balks at Internet Gambling

New Hampshire jumped into the online gambling conversation in a big way this year. The positive developments in Pennsylvania may have received all the attention, but another state legislature was also considering an online gambling bill last week: New Hampshire. H 562, a placeholder bill seeking to legalize online gambling in the Granite State, was…

Pennsylvania Governor Makes Online Gambling Official

After last week’s frantic activity in the Pennsylvania state legislature, we expected this to happen, but nonetheless, it is a relief that on Monday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the gambling expansion bill that will, among other things, legalize online gambling, including poker. The Pennsylvania Senate passed HB 271 on Wednesday by a 31-19 vote…

And Then There Were Four: Online Gambling Passes in Pennsylvania!

Exciting news out of the American state of Pennsylvania this week, as online gambling legislation has finally passed!

We’re also covering gambling news out of Mexico and exciting new James Bond Slot Machines!

This week’s special offer comes from Wicked Bet Casino!

Online Gambling for Mexico a Bad Bet in 2018

Mexico’s long-delayed rewrite of its gambling laws are a bad bet to be approved before 2018, according to the head of the country’s gambling industry association. Last week, Miguel Angel Ochoa Sanchez, president of AIEJA, told Mexican media outlet Milenio.com that he didn’t see Mexico’s new Law of Games and Sweepstakes passing in the current…

America’s Online Gambling Monster

Strange new twists are ahead for online gambling in America… just in time for Halloween.

The marriage of corporations and tribal gaming could take us in a totally new direction!

Also covering news from Absolute Poker.

This week’s special offer comes from Jackpot Capital casino.

America’s Online Gambling Monster

Gambling is a fantastically, astonishingly lucrative market, yet online gambling is more or less illegal in the United States, despite the popularity of physical casinos in Vegas and Reno and Atlantic City. Richard Branson opened the high-profile online VirginCasino in 2014, but dealers hit a soft sixteen only for gamers physically in New Jersey. Few…

Tribal Gaming Goes Online and International

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has obtained an international online gambling license from the Isle of Man!

Their plans include the launch for real money within months!

Plus, more on the pending sports betting reform which is on it’s way to America.

This week’s special offer is from the PokerStars Casino.

Online Gambling Still Possible in Michigan This Year

Michigan lawmakers will continue discussing the merits of regulating online casino games over the internet after a lawmaker introduced a new proposal last week. State Rep. Brandt Iden, a Republican, introduced HB 4926 into the House. A bill in the Senate with the same intentions cleared a committee vote earlier this year. The legislative proposals,…

Golden Nugget Owner Wants Expanded Online Gambling

Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta stood before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force on Tuesday to request regulations on casino operators be eased to allow Louisiana to better compete with nearby states. As part of a statewide inquiry for insight from casino operators, Fertita laid out a litany of improvements that the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Big Changes for Danish Online Gambling

The European Commission cleared the way for Denmark to end Danske Spil’s monopoly on offering online bingo and horse race betting in Denmark on Friday, after the three-month standstill period set aside for review of the country’s draft law by the EC and other member states expired. The draft act, also adopted by the Danish…