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New Jersey Gaming

article Inside Gaming: Judge Halts New Jersey Sports Betting, Nevada Numbers Down (10/31/2014)
(New Jersey) -- In this week’s edition of Inside Gaming, a federal judge nixes sports betting in New Jersey for the time being, a California casino remains closed...
article Internet gambling and addiction to be investigated by Rutgers researchers in first-of-its-kind study (10/30/2014)
(New Jersey) -- In a first-of-its-kind study, Rutgers researchers will be investigating the impact of Internet gambling, and gambling problems, in New Jersey. The three-...
article Lesniak accuses credit card firms of disrupting New Jersey progress (10/29/2014)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak has hit out at credit card companies and accused them of stalling the progress of the US state’s online...
article Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers Conducts First Research Study of Internet Gambling in United States (10/29/2014)
(New Jersey) -- The Center for Gambling Studies at the Rutgers University School of Social Work has been awarded $1,287,504 to study the impact of Internet gambling in...
article Lesniak says credit-card firms hurt Internet gambling (10/28/2014)
(New Jersey) -- State Sen. Ray Lesniak, told the Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit USA at Bally’s on Monday, major credit card companies are hindering the Internet...
article Industry professionals say Internet gambling yields underwhelming results in first year (10/27/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Internet gambling is the online revolution that wasn’t. About a year after legal Internet gambling launched in New Jersey and made the state a...
article Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget to launch High 5 Games content (10/27/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- The Golden Nugget Atlantic City has become the third operator in the US state of New Jersey to begin offering content from High 5 Games via its online...
article High5 Games, Partners with Landry’s Golden Nugget, Inc. (10/25/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Golden Nugget Casino just joined with High 5 Games to launch 10 popular titles from the Vault for its online casino in New Jersey, Landry’s Golden...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

California Online

article Opposition to PokerStars in California Has Not Subsided (10/30/2014)
(California) -- Progress has been made on a number of fronts in California but it doesn’t appear a compromise on Bad Actor clauses is coming anytime soon. In a...
article California Tribal Unity at All-Time High (10/29/2014)
(California) -- With 2015 fast approaching, the possible approval of an online poker bill will again receive attention among California lawmakers.
article Interview: Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians (10/28/2014)
(California) -- The largest casino operator in the state, the support of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has always been seen as instrumental to iGaming moving...
article BLOG: Online Poker Not Important to Most California Senate Candidates (10/22/2014)
(California) -- CaliforniaOnlinePoker ran an article last week with comments from California State Senate candidates. We found contact information for 35 of the 40...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Online

article Nevada online poker revenue slumps to yearly low (10/30/2014)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported that the state’s online poker market suffered its worst monthly performance of the year during September....
article Real Gaming Poker OK to Surpass 8 Month Soft Launch (10/25/2014)
(Nevada) -- RealGaming.com launched back in February 2014 joining WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker to offer regulated poker to players within Nevada.
article Gaming regulators allow Real Gaming poker website to move ahead (10/23/2014)
(Nevada) -- State gaming regulators took the “soft launch” tag off the Real Gaming poker website Thursday, allowing the Internet presence for Michael Gaughan...
article South Point poker website gets final approval (10/23/2014)
(Nevada) -- South Point’s online poker website, Real Gaming, received final approval from state gambling regulators today. Real Gaming became the third real-money...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Gambling

article Online gambling hit hard by Shellshock (10/30/2014)
(The Internet) -- A bug in nearly 70 percent of all Internet-connected devices is being used to create botnets that can remotely lock or lift data from computers, phones...
article The Rise of Online Gambling and Its Future in the United States (10/30/2014)
(USA) -- For millennia, gambling has provided a rush that most other experiences can’t duplicate. In recent years, gambling has come to be associated with an...
article Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos (10/29/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is getting into the midterm election spirit. The organization, which fights for the rights of US poker players, has...
article The Impact of Offshore Operators on US Regulated Online Poker Markets (10/29/2014)
(USA) -- Competition from offshore networks may have affected the early stages of US state regulated markets, but all the major US-facing offshore operators have...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

PokerStars

article Breaking Down Every Major PokerStars Change This Year (10/30/2014)
(The Internet) -- Setting exchange rates fees and increasing rake. Casino games, and new poker variants that blur the boundaries. Cutting affiliates and cutting pros....
article PokerStars Increases Rake, Ends $2.5 Million-a-Year Promotion (10/30/2014)
(The Internet) -- PokerStars publicly announced Thursday that it will be implementing sweeping changes to the rake it collects across various tournaments, cash game...
article Pro Poker Players up in Arms Over PokerStars Rake Increases (10/30/2014)
(The Internet) -- The men and women who play poker, professionally, on PokerStars are up in arms after the site announced rake increases across a plethora of games, and...
article Lesniak: Christie to Blame for PokerStars NJ Delay (10/29/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Democrat Senator Ray Lesniak last night blamed Republican Governor Chris Christie for the delay in the long-awaited launch of PokerStars in New Jersey.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article Churchill cutting online bingo site (10/29/2014)
(Kentucky) -- Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. on Wednesday announced it is pulling the plug on its Luckity online bingo site after two years. In a filing with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Europe Online

article Is online gambling a recession-proof industry? (10/28/2014)
(UK) -- Despite the lean economic outlook of recent years one industry appears to be thriving. Online casinos attract vast numbers on a daily basis to play slots,...
article Norway To Relax Anti-Poker Laws (10/22/2014)
(New Jersey) -- The country of Norway reportedly is going to relax its anti-gambling laws. According to The Nordic Page, the Norwegian government presented a bill to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Online

article COMMENTARY: Banning online gambling would be counterproductive (10/28/2014)
(Pennsylvania) -- Recently, former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb published a column discussing what he claims to be the “hidden dangers of online gambling.”...
1 Article on this Issue

Sheldon Adelson

article Pro-Gambling Forces Leading Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (10/28/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- According to an article published on Monday on RedState.com, Sheldon Adelson's vaunted Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling is ironically being...
article OP ED: Overvaluing Our Industry Allowed Sheldon Adelson to Become a Threat (10/26/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- When word started to spread around the poker community at the end of 2013 regarding Sheldon Adelson’s Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, most...
article BLOG: If You're Not Taking Sheldon Adelson Seriously, You Should Be (10/24/2014)
(USA) -- Have you written off Sheldon Adelson and his crusade to end the scourge of online gambling as nothing more than the whim of a rich old man? Do you think an...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Social Gaming

article Atari launches social casino Atari Jackpots (10/28/2014)
(UK) -- Classic console games developer Atari unveiled its social casino vertical Atari jackpots, in a move that sees the developer enter the social gambling market. The...
article Social Gambling developer Playstudios raises $20 million (10/27/2014)
(UK) -- Casino social games developer, Playstudios announced that it had raised $20 million in its latest round of venture financing, as the social gambling start-up...
article GAINSBURY: Social casino games can help – or harm – problem gamblers (10/23/2014)
(Australia) -- Free-to-play social online games that simulate gambling are a hugely popular, and profitable, new phenomenon, but concerns have been raised about how...
article $150 million social casino game project targets women (10/22/2014)
(Canada) -- Social game developer Black Tie Ventures announced the launch of its Pink Martini Casino project today. The Quebec City, Canada-based venture targets women,...
article 'Social' casino gamers at risk of becoming real gamblers: Counsellors (10/22/2014)
(Singapore) -- They may just be “social” games but they replicate the look and feel of actual gambling, down to the adrenaline rush when anticipating an...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Legislation

article House Committee Mulls Internet Gambling Hearing [sub req] (10/27/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- The first Internet gambling hearing in Congress this year may occur after the November 4 elections as casino lobbyists mobilize to fight any effort...
1 Article on this Issue

Full Tilt

article Full Tilt Moves to a new Marketing Strategy, but is it Enough? (10/26/2014)
(USA) -- Ever since Full Tilt was acquired by PokerStars’ parent company, The Rational Group, as part of the deal they brokered with the US Department of Justice...
article Ray Bitar’s $40m Forfeiture Details Disclosed (10/22/2014)
(The Internet) -- The details of the former Full Tilt Poker, CEO, Ray Bitar’s, $40m forfeiture have been disclosed, and his former company confirm what the world...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit to Discuss Future of Online Gambling (10/26/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- The Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit USA may not be one of the traditional gaming conferences that comes to mind when you think of the most important...
article Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit to Hit Atlantic City (10/26/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- The 2014 Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit (MTGS) is set to kick off on Monday, October 27th at Bally’s in Atlantic City, and offers online...
article Mobile Online Gambling Summit Atlantic City USA (10/26/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- Mobile online gambling is growing at light sped and the industry is doing its best to keep up with the latest tech advances and legal decisions.
article Online gambling operators’ mobile businesses currently average 29% of total revenue (10/21/2014)
(The Internet) -- For more than three years now the online gambling industry has declared the mobile channel its key growth driver. However, although the mobile business...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin

article Regulated Gambling Platform Cozy Games Accepts Bitcoin in Industry First (10/25/2014)
(USA) -- Cryptocurrency payment processor GoCoin has teamed up with iGaming operator Cozy Games to deliver bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin payments on its platform.
article How Bitcoin Casinos Work (10/23/2014)
(The Internet) -- The popularity of bitcoin as the digital currency has enabled a new economy to flourish in parallel to the existing traditional currency based economy...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Black Friday

article Ray Bitar, $40 Million Forfeiture Details Revealed (10/25/2014)
(USA) -- In 2012, a day that will forever be etched into the minds of poker players, Ray Bitar, the chief executive of Full Tilt Poker, was arrested after voluntarily...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Casino

article Pagcor disallows e-gambling in Baguio (10/24/2014)
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will have no e-gaming activities here due to lack of endorsement from the city government and a...
1 Article on this Issue

Zynga

article Zynga to launch new social poker title (10/24/2014)
(California) -- Social gaming company Zynga has moved to bolster its online poker offering by launching a new title in the form of Zynga Poker Classic. The new game is...
1 Article on this Issue

Bodog.com

article Into Thin Ayre: The US vs You Know Who (10/23/2014)
(USA) -- Online gambling high-flier Calvin Ayre has been on the run from the US government for the better part of a decade. His defiance even landed him on the cover of...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Online

article Website blocking is not internet filtering: Australian government (10/21/2014)
(Australia) -- Government agencies would be required to put up "stop pages" alerting the public to websites blocked under Section 313 of the Telecommunications...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Where The 2016 Presidential Field Stands on Gambling: Chris Christie (10/29/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- America’s next president will likely face no shortage of critical gambling-related policy decisions, including:
article GameAccount Network bidding for high returns as first mover in simulated games (10/29/2014)
(UK) -- The online world throws up anomalies that defy conventional business logic. Take Facebook’s Social Casino. Played for fun with no real money wagered, it...
article Conman Peter Foster was 'making millions running online gambling operation' from his Australian hideaway (10/29/2014)
(Australia) -- Conman Peter Foster, who was dramatically arrested this week after a year on the run, was making millions of dollars running an online betting scheme from...
article Study to probe impact of online gambling games (10/29/2014)
(Australia) -- A Southern Cross University researcher says an internet survey is underway to learn more about the effects of online gambling games. Sally Gainsbury said...
article Government proposes ban on online gambling (10/28/2014)
(South Africa) -- THE Department of Trade and Industry is proposing that all forms of online gambling and other new forms of gambling, such as dog racing, be prohibited.
article Israeli Gambling Developer Playwise Shuts Down (10/28/2014)
(Israel) -- Israeli gaming company Playwise is closing its doors, Calcalist has reported. Almost 100 people have lost their jobs as a result of the decision made by...
article Is online gaming winning the pokies war? (10/28/2014)
(New Zealand) -- The online gaming industry is growing fast and it is changing even faster. The amazing popularity of smartphones has led to a complete revolution in...
article Web-casino group Intertain’s expansion plans a win for investors (10/27/2014)
(Toronto) -- A bet on growth in the online gambling market has made investors in Intertain Group Ltd. a lot of money in recent months, and analysts see more gains ahead...
article A-G: New laws needed to fight online gambling (10/27/2014)
(Malaysia) -- Malaysia needs a new set of laws to combat illegal gambling, said Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. Speaking after launching the Judicial and...
article PPA Releases a Good List with a Bad Name Highlighting 22 Anti Online Poker Candidates (10/26/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) released a list of politicians running for office this November, a list they decided (for reasons only known to...
article China Online Gambling. Illegal But Everywhere. (10/26/2014)
(China) -- Media reports state that online gambling in China soared during the recent World Cup. Interest was so intense that gambling income in Macao significantly...
article Differences between Marijuana and Online Poker Laws in Washington Called “Hypocrisy” (10/25/2014)
(USA) -- After having one of the most restrictive online gaming and poker laws in the United States on the books for years, commentary has suddenly exploded as several...
article Intralot loses gambling battle [video] (10/25/2014)
(Australia) -- The Greek company Intralot has lost a seven year battle to win a share of the state's gambling market. Dean Felton reports.
article We’ve Been Blacklisted by Monarch Casino, Really!? (10/25/2014)
(USA) -- In continuing with the Monarch Casino complaint saga another player has reported abuse. This time the online casino has been reported for bogus account...
article Israeli social gaming power ready to make it in Las Vegas (10/23/2014)
(Israel) -- “We are not a gambling company.” This sentence, which should be obvious, is repeated regularly by Robert Antokol, the cofounder of the Israeli mobile gaming...
article Imperus of Canada acquires Israeli gaming firm Diwip for up to $100m (10/18/2014)
(Israel) -- Diwip, a Tel-Aviv based social gaming company, has been acquired by a Toronto-area company, Imperus Technologies, in a share purchase agreement, it was...
article Israeli Online Entertainment Diwip Sold To Imperus Technologies For $100 Million (10/18/2014)
(Israel) -- Diwip, an Israeli entertainment company that creates social online games, has been acquired by Imperus Technologies for $100 Million.
article Betsoft Gaming Forging Ahead to Innovative Success in 2015 (10/18/2014)
(UK) -- BetSoft Gaming was announced as one of the Gold Sponsors for the 8th annual International Gaming Awards in 2015. The IGA proudly welcomed the leader in 3D gaming...
article Ireland Tax Laws Could Raise €25M from Online Poker (10/18/2014)
(Ireland) -- Online poker in the Republic of Ireland will soon have to obtain a license and pay a new gambling tax, according to the Irish Examiner.
article Sweden’s Failure to Change Online Betting, Poker Games (10/18/2014)
(Sweden) -- Legal actions have already been initiated by the European Commission against Sweden. The initiation of the suit comes after the ruling that the country...

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