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(Reuters) - Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson became a major player in Republican politics in the 2012 elections, when he spent more than $90 million in an unsuccessful effort to oust Democratic President Barack Obama.
Now the 80-year-old billionaire wants something from Washington: a ban on Internet gambling, a growing industry that Adelson says could hurt the casino industry. On Wednesday, some of Adelson's allies in Congress, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, plan to propose legislation that would do just that.
(Associated Press) - A plan to let New Jersey casino regulators oversee foreign Internet gambling companies if they move their operations to Atlantic City has moved a step closer to approval.
A state senate wagering committee approved the bill Monday.
The measure is sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak. He says many overseas gambling companies want the stamp of approval that would come from submitting to New Jersey's casino regulators, who are among the strictest in the nation.
The foreign firms wouldn't be able to take bets from anyone in the United States.
Popular online gambling super affiliate company Income Access has entered into a partnership with Betfair.com to allow affiliate marketing in New Jersey.
Internet gambling firms are looking for creative ways to catch up with bwin.party, which so far has dominated the airwaves and offline media throughout the New Jersey-New York-Pennsylvania region.
Whether affiliates will be enticed enough to focus on such a limited market remains to be seen. Only those physically located in New Jersey will be able to wager with Betfair.
(Associated Press) - Nevada and Delaware’s recent agreement to launch the nation’s first collaborative, interstate online poker zone appears to have drawn a backlash from gambling’s opponents in Congress, who are planning to drop a bill rolling back the legal opinion underlying the recent deal.
The Swedish gaming market is an extremely competitive one, as until recently only a handful of companies were granted permission by the government to operate. With state-owned company Svenska Spel dominating the market of sports gambling, it was tough – and even unlawful – for anyone to attempt to set up a private operation.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — The growth of New Jersey's Internet gambling market slowed somewhat in its third full month of operation, with the Atlantic City gambling websites posting a nearly 9 percent revenue increase in February.
The 16 online gambling sites had posted a 28 percent gain in January, to $9.5 million. In February, the online sites won $10.3 million.
Online payment solutions company Neteller announced Monday that it will be relaunching services in the US.
The company was forced to flee the US market in January 2007 after two of its founders were charged with violating anti-gambling laws. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed just two months prior to the highly publicized arrests, with Gambling911.com breaking that news story.
South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is on the cusp of introducing a bill that would strengthen the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006 and fully ban all forms of online gambling including poker.
While UIGEA essentially does just that, the US Justice Department interpretation of the law opened the door for state-by-state legislation. Graham wants no part of it.
Ifrah Law PLLC, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm focused on complex civil and criminal litigation, secured a major victory for its client, the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC), on Friday when the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the trade association could intervene in a long-standing in rem forfeiture proceeding on behalf its members.
A Kentucky Appeals court ruled Friday (February 21, 2014) that the state cannot seize 132 online gambling domain names. The court determined that a trade organization, the Interactive Gaming Council, can step into the 6-year-old case and represent operators of named websites. An earlier ruling declared that trade organizations such as IGC and the now defunct Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) lacked standing.
U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada) said he anticipates new federal legislation banning all forms of online gambling except poker to be introduced in the coming months. Such a measure would ban Internet sports betting and online casinos, the later of which are currently permitted in the state of New Jersey.
Heller and others in Congress have attempted to pass similar legislation in recent years without any success.
So I am sitting in my hotel room here in New Jersey, back from a conference, wishing I could get to New York City or Philadelphia and this ad pops up on television for PartyGaming. “Wow!” I’m thinking to myself. “I can actually be playing online casino games right here in my hotel room before dinner?”
“Oh wait! I don’t see ads for PartyGaming on TV in my home town so this might just be a New Jersey/New York thing.”
The Financial Times of London is reporting that a New York-based activist hedge fund will be taking a stake in struggling Bwin.Party.
SpringOwl, which is managed by the activist fund Cumberland Associates, has “agreed in principle” to purchase around 6.1 per cent of Bwin.Party from the group’s founders, Ruth Parasol and Russ Deleon.
As part of the deal, SpringOwl will have the right to appoint one director to the board.
In a 2007 piece appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Somach wrote extensively on the potential for an Internet Gambling gold rush in the US where land-based casinos and even the likes of Disney could get into the fray.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – (Associated Press) - Internet gambling analysts and casino executives say the increased use of cellphones to place bets could accelerate the growth of the nascent industry in the state.
“Mobile applications will play an enormous piece of the puzzle in online wagering, which is why we are so positive and see so much upside in months ahead,” said Joe Lupo, senior vice president of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, which began offering gambling Monday over Android cellphones on 3G and 4G networks.
The Financial Times on Thursday noted that New Jersey may not be living up to expectations where its burgeoning online gambling industry is concerned. The main obstacle: getting through the signup process, and that includes getting money on the respective websites.
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The London Affiliate Conference 2014 attracted hundreds of people in Day 1 with this year’s event having outgrown itself from previous years. It was forced to move to London’s biggest conference venue, Earl’s Court.
One of the attendees took a cue from last month’s NYC shock stunt marketing the film “Devil’s Due” in which a remote controlled baby was left in its carriage to terrorize unsuspecting pedestrians with Hell raising screams and even vomit.
The price of bitcoin had dropped approximately 7 percent Friday, quite likely on news that one of the biggest exchanges, Mt.Gox, had stopped processing withdrawals temporarily.
The price of bitcoin had fallen to $686 but rebounded later in the evening to $703, matching the day’s opening price.
(Reuters) - Turkey's parliament has approved internet controls enabling web pages to be blocked within hours in what the opposition decried as part of a government bid to stifle a corruption scandal with methods more suited to "times of coups".
Social gaming giant Zynga witnessed its biggest share price surge in nearly a year Tuesday thanks to a positive upgrade.
UBS raised its rating on the game maker's stock to "buy" from "neutral," saying Zynga's core operations had begun to stabilize under the new management team and that its $527 million acquisition of mobile game developer NaturalMotion would result in more scale and innovation at Zynga.
This week, NASDAQ.com released a listing of companies that accept bitcoin and these mainstream (some not-so-mainstream like Virgin Galactic perhaps) are listed below. But we also list online gambling companies that currently accept the anonymous digital currency as of February 1, 2014.
Customers of the popular online wallet Neteller were targets of an apparent phishing scheme, it was revealed this week.
Numerous customers received emails over the weekend notifying them that their accounts would be closed if they did not provide pertinent personal details. Those emails turned out to be fake.
The email appeared as such:
Dear [e-mail address]
HARRISBURG — (Associated Press) - With top Pennsylvania state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett seeking ways to plug a projected budget deficit, they are considering expanding lottery gambling and, possibly, legalizing online gambling.
The Senate Finance Committee will hear testimony Wednesday that focuses partly on adding keno to the Pennsylvania Lottery's game lineup.
Ezugi, the innovative live dealer gaming system provider, today announced it shall be integrating a Hybrid Black Jack solution to allow unlimited players at a black jack table and increase operator’s revenues.
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7Red.com, which recently named former Heavy Weight Champion Mike Tyson as its brand ambassador, is the latest online casino to incorporate live dealers. And who knows? Maybe you’ll get to play along side Iron Mike.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — (Associated Press) - Two New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would drastically expand Internet gambling in the state, allowing it to take bets from other states and countries.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa staged a traditional “guitar smash” today to commemorate the completion of its phase one expansion.