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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…

Trump Could Propel US Legalized Sports Betting

Some powerful folks in the American casino world are betting on Donald Trump fast-forwarding the push toward legalized sports gambling in this country. In his year-end conference call with reporters, Geoff Freeman, president of the pro-casino American Gaming Association (AGA) trade group, said Trump’s firsthand business experience within the gaming industry bodes well for a…

The Future of iGaming in America

With the recent challenges to Internet gambling in the United States, a pannel discussion at the Global Gaming Expo addressed the issue this week. Moderated by Lloyd Levenson, Chairman of the Casino and iGaming Law practice group, this panel of experts discussed the issues facing iGaming in the U.S. and the future of the industry.…

Nine States for Online Gambling in 2017

State lawmakers across the country are busy putting the finishing touches on bills before the end of the current legislative sessions, so they can head back home and start campaigning for reelection. Those priorities have seen a dwindling number of states that still have a chance to pass an online gambling bill in 2016. The…

The Push for Legal Sports Betting in America

A coalition of sports betting industry stakeholders is planning a formal lobbying effort on Capitol Hill, potentially in early 2017, that will push for the expansion of legalized wagering. That was the biggest news from the American Gaming Association at a conference for media members on Thursday. The AGA is leading the effort to shape…

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…

PokerStars Sets Date for US Return

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Amaya Inc. today announced that it expects to initially launch its PokerStars brand in New Jersey on Monday, March 21, 2016. The launch quickly follows the September 2015 authorization by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to operate the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands in the State. Amaya currently expects to conduct an…

Could RAWA Change the U.S. Constitution?

The right to bear arms, a part of the U.S. constitution that has seen much controversy over the years, may be in jeopardy in the event that Sheldon Adelson’s, Restoration of the American Wire Act (RAWA), successfully passes as a federal law, according the publication, New American. Adelson’s, RAWA, aims to overturn single state laws…

New Attack on U.S. Online Gambling in the Works

Washington politicians are reportedly hatching a plan to impose a moratorium on further expansion of intrastate online gambling. GamblingCompliance scribe Chris Krafcik recently reported that US federal politicians were discussing plans to introduce legislation that would call for a study of the pros and cons of online gambling. While this study was being conducted, legislators…

Seven States That Could Legalize Online Gambling

Chris Krafcik of GamblingCompliance recently testified in front of the California Assembly Governmental Organization Committee on the current and future state of legal online gaming in the United States. The presentation by Krafcik, GC’s research director, included several predictions about legalized online gaming in the U.S. Krafcik called the current efforts in Pennsylvania, California and New…

Casinos Industry in US: Big Plans for 2016

The $240 billion U.S. gambling industry is looking to bolster its political influence with a national effort to mobilize workers behind its policy agenda heading into the 2016 elections. The American Gaming Association (AGA), a trade group representing mainly casinos and lotteries, boasts a growing membership covering 40 states, and the trade group’s leadership vowed…

U.S. Facing Poker Sites Keep on Rollin’

While the world’s regulated online poker market has shrunk by 23% over the past two years, US-friendly sites have been experiencing some impressive growth over the same period of time and continue to outperform their licensed competitors. Bodog, for instance, has grown by 43%, the Winning Poker Network (WPN) by 77%, and the Chico Poker…

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…

FanDuel Harvests Zynga’s Sports Employees

US fantasy sports company FanDuel has recruited 40 developers who previously worked for Zynga as part of a move to strengthen its operations in the country. FanDuel’s new offices in Orlando have been opened to support its established bases in New York and Los Angeles, as well as in the Scottish cities of Glasgow and…

PayPal set to enter US iGaming market

iGaming Business – Internet payment processor PayPal is set to enter into the regulated online gambling market in the US, according to various media reports. Although the company is yet to make an official announcement in regards to its plans, various reports have said that PayPal will begin processing payments for licensed online poker and…

US online gaming growth slowed by illegal activity

iGaming Business – A number of industry experts have hit out at the negative impact illegal activity is having on the growth of online gambling in the US market. One year since the first legal online poker company in the US opened up its services to legal players, the industry’s growth has been hit by…

Gaming States Legislators publish draft for US online gaming regulation

iGaming Business – The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has vetted an initial draft of its proposed framework for the regulation of online gaming in the US. Entitled ‘Policy Framework for the Regulation of Internet Gaming’, the organisation said it has developed the draft as a model for states considering legalising online…

Greentube targets US with social casino platform launch

iGaming Business – Online gaming provider Greentube is to launch its private-label social casino marketing platform in the US as part of a move to strengthen its presence in the region. Greentube Pro, a business-to-business marketing platform, will allow land-based casinos in the US to stay connected to players and for players to stay connected…

Is Bitcoin a Legal Loophole for Online Sports Betting in US?

PR Newswire – The Stossel Show, which airs on fox news, brought on Bitcoin Center NYC Policy Associate Naomi Brockwell to talk about how Bitcoin has revolutionized online betting — and made an activity that is illegal in most of the United States accessible to American bettors. Brockwell states, “The way that the ban on…

Don’t Bet On Internet Gambling Ban

Forbes – Anointment of the 2016 Republican presidential nominee is far off, but one thing already seems clear: Sheldon Adelson will have the victor’s full attention. The billionaire CEO of Las Vegas Sands recently convened a meeting in Las Vegas to which likely contenders for the nomination flocked. They covet the massive scale of financial…