Sports betting in South Carolina is considered a misdemeanor in the state while there are no outright laws against Internet gambling
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.
From the Financial Times:
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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.
The agreement with Uplay1™, a gaming intellectual Property Company enables Ezugi’s clients to offer live Black Jack that was previously limited to 7 seats per table to be available to unlimited players with a mix of higher and lower bet minimums and enhanced gaming engagement.
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.
Enjoyed by thousands each week, Video slot machines make up the most popular casino games, so it should come as no surprise that they have burst into the online arena in recent years. With thousands of different themes, styles and features, slots are one of the most varied pastimes available, making it tough to choose the best from the bunch. So, when you have a spare five minutes, here are just some of the best online video slot titles for 2014 that are well worth a spin.
Richard Branson wants a piece of the online gambling market in New Jersey as his Virgin Group is set to launch a real money site there this week.
VirginCasino.com is due to launch on Friday. It was one of 15 approved last fall to operate in the Garden State. Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law allowing real money online gambling sites offering poker, roulette and blackjack.
The Virgin Group has teamed up with the Tropicana and online game maker Gamesys.
With Skrill gone (effective January 31, 2014), sports bettors from the upper portion of North America are wondering how they can still deposit money with online gambling sites from Canada. Yes folks there are alternatives and who better to guide the way than your good friends here at Alberta-based Gambling911.com.
Alex Pratt of London Affiliate Conference (LAC) tells CalvinAyre.com the event is so far seeing record numbers over past years.
“We are seeing between 50 and 100 registrations per day,” he relayed.
32Red.com, which has become one of the biggest online casino brands in the world, has reported an increase in revenues of 21 percent during the last 12 months (£38.8m in 2013 compared to £32.1m in 2012).
The murky drama surrounding the November raids on Bodog Asia's Manila offices got a little clearer last week after CalvinAyre.com posted a copy of the affidavit that led to the raid. Turns out the affidavit was signed by former Bodog Asia CEO Robert Gustafsson.
The former boxer Mike Tyson has just been named “Brand Ambassador” for the online casino company 7Red.com.
Mike Tyson has personally signed 7Red boxing gloves, 7Red caps and 7Red T-shirts that can be won via 7Red.com daily raffles.
7Red.com, one of Europe’s biggest online casinos, utilizes the BetSoft platform and is owned by RedCorp SA.
A South African gaming group (Grand Parade Investments) has announced that they will be the first manufacturer to assemble gambling machines in South Africa.
Robocoin, the first ever shipping ATM, has arrived in Hong Kong and Taiwan, thus helping to make the alternative payment solution even more mainstream.
Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box", Tom Ballance, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa president and COO, discussed the early success of legalized online gambling in the state of New Jersey for his casino.
Borgata’s managing partner Boyd Gaming utilizes the PartyPoker platform. It was one of two companies to get an early start launching in the Garden State.
An attorney who was jailed after trying to kill a noted sports handicapper is now plotting the handicapper's death from behind bars
Rolando Cardenas, 55, faces murder and attempted murder charges after police say he opened fire on a double decker bus, killing one man and injuring another.