Tag: online gambling

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…

Online Gambling Collision Course with Justice Department

Now that Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, we can certainly expect the Department of Justice to “revisit” the Federal Wire Act.

And if their opinion of the Wire Act changes, all online gambling in the United States could be shut down.

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Could Trump Help Online Gambling?

This week’s news includes the state of New Jersey asking US President Trump to help their online gambling industry!

Also, Antigua would like Trump to end their decade-long fight with America over Internet betting!

And there is trouble in Canada where players have sued the Atlantic Lottery!

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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…

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…

Reasons for Optimism in Pennsylvania Online Gambling Push

A key Pennsylvania lawmaker is optimistic on online gambling coming to the Keystone State in the next few months. Pennsylvania state Sen. Mario Scavello — the newly appointed chairman of the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee — made some news on Friday when he told Mark Gueretze of CDC Gaming Reports: “It looks like…

Online Gambling News and Jeff Sessions

The threat to the online gambling industry in the United States is growing as the inauguration of Donald Trump draws near.

This week we look at his nomination for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and what impact that could have for Internet betting.

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Atlantic City Posts Revenue Gain Thanks to Online Gambling

Atlantic City casinos posted their first annual gaming revenue gains in a decade, and the credit is primarily due to their online gambling operations. Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the state’s seven surviving casinos generated brick-and-mortar gaming revenue of $189.7m in December, a 6.8% gain over December 2015.…

Trump’s Attorney General Nominee and Online Gambling

During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jeff Sessions promised that as attorney general he would “revisit” a 2011 Justice Department memo that interpreted the Wire Act of 1961 as applying only to sports betting, which opened the door to state-regulated online gambling. The implication was that Sessions might revert to the department’s earlier position on…

Online Gambling and Terrorism: The Truth Emerges

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling launched its campaign soon after Sheldon Adelson pledged to “spend whatever it takes” to stop online gambling in November 2013. One of CSIG’s first moves was to create a memorable video, which among its many claims, warns that terrorists could use online gambling websites for nefarious purposes. Recently, these…

New Jersey Wants More Online Gambling

The gambling industry in the state of New Jersey has seen better days. Lawmakers of the state have been trying to come up with ways to give the industry a boost, especially after a referendum to allow two casinos in the northern portion of the state was shot down by voters in November. Now, it…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Talks Start January 3rd

Representatives of the state’s casinos will meet on January 3 to discuss the gambling law. Senator Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, announced that she set up a meeting with representatives of the state’s 12 casinos on the same day that lawmakers are supposed to discuss the new legislative session. The closed-door meeting will take place in the…

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”…