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article PALERMO: California Online Poker Faces Uphill Battle In 2015 [sub req'd] (12/19/2014)
(California) -- American Indian tribes and online poker giant Amaya strongly oppose the first of at least three bills expected to be introduced in what industry sources...
article Gatto Keeps Open Mind on Bad Actor Question (12/18/2014)
(California) -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto, sponsor of the newly-tabled Bill AB9 which aims to establish a regulatory framework to legalize online poker in California in...
article GATTO: California should go all in with online poker (12/18/2014)
(California) -- On March 4, 1946, President Harry Truman joined Winston Churchill for a train ride from Washington D.C. to Missouri, where Churchill was to give his...
article PokerStars Coalition to Meet with Mike Gatto on California Online Poker Bill (12/18/2014)
(California) -- PokerStars and their California allies will meet with Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to talk about his online poker bill (AB 9) and their respective...
article Will Online Poker Pass in California in 2015? (12/18/2014)
(California) -- The stars may be coming into alignment for the passage of a bill that would allow online poker in California, according to key legislators and industry...
article CA Assemblyman Mike Gatto Gives Insight Into Poker Bill (12/17/2014)
(California) -- At the beginning of this month, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced Assembly Bill 9, the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015, in an...
article PokerStars Coalition to Discuss “Their Vision” of California Online Poker Bill with Assemblyman Mike Gatto (12/17/2014)
(California) -- California state assemblyman Mike Gatto, the author and main sponsor of the new California online poker bill The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act...
article Assemblyman Mike Gatto: I Approach Online Poker Regulation “With An Open Mind” (12/16/2014)
(California) -- California’s ongoing efforts to regulate online poker got off to an early start for 2015 when Assemblyman Mike Gatto prefiled AB 9 on December 2....
press release Agenda announced for 2nd annual iGaming Legislative Symposium at Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, February 26, 2015 (12/15/2014)
(California) -- Don’t miss the most comprehensive discussion on the future of iGaming in California. State legislators, gaming regulators, tribal and commercial...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Amaya Gaming

article Amaya Raided in Canada (12/18/2014)
(Canada) -- Amaya Gaming and two related financial companies were raided in Montreal by Royal Canadian Mounted Police and officials from a Quebec financial regulator....
1 Article on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky State Senator Wants to Ban Online Gambling (12/18/2014)
(Kentucky) -- Online gambling expansion is a hot topic of debate all across the country, with lawmakers in states as geographically distant and politically diverse as...
article Churchill Downs completes acquisition of Big Fish Games (12/18/2014)
(Kentucky) -- US racetrack and casino owner Churchill Downs has completed the acquisition of mobile and online games developer and distributor Big Fish Games. The...
article Churchill Downs completes acquisition of Big Fish Games (12/16/2014)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Inc. has completed its acquisition of Big Fish Games Inc., a producer and distributor of mobile and online games. The transaction includes...
article Churchill Downs Inc. online gaming deal done (12/16/2014)
(Kentucky) -- Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. announced Tuesday that its purchase of Big Fish Games, Inc. is complete. Churchill is buying Big Fish as a way to...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Ultimate Gaming: A Postmortem (12/18/2014)
(Nevada) -- Nevada online poker operator Ultimate Gaming lasted less than two years. The Station Casinos subsidiary went down to defeat for several reasons, say analysts...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Betfair Ends New Jersey Online Poker (12/18/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Betfair has announced that it is pulling its online poker platform from New Jersey, instead opting to focus on slots and table games. The company has...
article GRAPH: New Jersey Online Gaming Revenues Disappoint Greatly In Year One (12/17/2014)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey online gambling market has disappointed many people greatly in its first year in operation. According to research from GamblingCompliance...
article New Jersey I-Poker Revenues Falls To $1.87M (12/15/2014)
(New Jersey) -- This wasn’t the way to celebrate one year of regulated online poker in the Garden State. Internet gaming revenue in New Jersey for the month of...
article New Jersey online gaming revenue hits new monthly low (12/15/2014)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has confirmed that online gaming revenue generated by operators in the US state during November was the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Gambling

article Eilers: US Regulated Online Gambling Outlook “Far More Ominous” Than We Thought (12/18/2014)
(USA) -- The first full year of regulated U.S. iGaming should trigger a comprehensive realignment of expectations for lawmakers, investors and the industry at large....
article Reid: Online Gambling Ban Efforts Next Year (12/15/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said late last week that 2015 will feature continued discussion at the federal level on what to do about real-money online...
article U.S. Internet Gambling Safe, For Now [sub req] (12/15/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress passed a $1.1trn federal spending bill Saturday without an amendment prohibiting online gambling, but lawmakers predict the issue will be...
article Harry Reid's True Colors Emerge in Online Gambling Fight (12/14/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Here we are again. We have yet another aging legislator calling for prohibitions on an industry he simply doesn't understand.
article Reid expects more bids to ban online gaming (12/14/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Harry Reid said Friday that Congress next year will take up legislation to outlaw Internet gambling, and he plans to support a ban while trying...
article UK igaming Becoming an Unattractive Proposition for Businesses (12/14/2014)
(UK) -- Since the new UK igaming laws operators have begun to see the United Kingdom as an unattractive market to set up shop, that’s the recent assessment by...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Santa Ysabel

article California Attorney General, DOJ, Sue Tribe Over Online Bingo (12/18/2014)
(California) -- The federal government and California Attorney General Kamala Harris have teamed up to go to court to try to shut down the online bingo operation opened...
article Santa Ysabel Tribe Blasts California Lawsuit (12/18/2014)
(California) -- A California tribe attempting to offer Class II gaming online is vigorously defending itself with a publicity blast against the state of California for...
article Californian tribe vows to pursue online gaming despite court ruling (12/17/2014)
(California) -- Native American tribe, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, has vowed to continue to fight for the sovereign right to offer online gaming in California...
article Court Orders California Tribe To Cease Online Bingo (12/17/2014)
(California) -- Late last week, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a temporary restraining order at the request of the state of...
article DesertRoseBingo.com Goes Offline Following Santa Ysabel Tribe Restraining Order (12/17/2014)
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has been forced to pull the plug on its recently launched online bingo operation, DesertRoseBingo.com, after it was...
article BLOG: Court issues TRO against California tribe’s online bingo efforts (12/16/2014)
(California) -- Following up on our coverage here, on December 12 the US District Court for the Southern District of California issued a temporary restraining order...
article California Court Grants TRO Against Iipay Nation in Online Bingo Case (12/16/2014)
(California) -- On December 12, 2014, Judge Anthony Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted the State of California’s...
article California Judge Shuts Down Tribal Bingo Website [sub req] (12/16/2014)
(California) -- A federal judge has ordered a halt in the operations of an Internet bingo site launched last month by California’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel. In...
article Santa Ysabel Band ordered to shut down online bingo operation (12/16/2014)
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel said it would fight to keep its online gaming site open after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order at...
article Tribe believes court ruling threatens Indian gaming laws (12/16/2014)
(California) -- Californian tribe Santa Ysabel has described a federal court ruling that has banned its attempts to introduce online bingo in the US state as “very...
article BLOG: Department Of Justice Files Suit Against Santa Ysabel Tribe’s "Desert Rose Bingo" Site (12/15/2014)
(California) -- On December 3, United States Department of Justice attorneys filed a complaint in federal court seeking to prevent the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a...
article California Online Poker Doubtful as Tribe Suffers Real Money iGaming Setback (12/15/2014)
(California) -- Last month a spokesperson for the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe told pokerfuse that the tribe is not bluffing about offering online poker in...
press release Iipay Nation Of Santa Ysabel: We Will Continue Fight For Sovereign Right To Conduct Interactive Bingo (12/15/2014)
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a federally recognized tribe in Southern California, released the following statement today after the U.S. District...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Sheldon Adelson

article Did Harry Reid and Sheldon Adelson Make a Deal About Online Gambling? (12/18/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Harry Reid has changed his tune about online gambling, with suspicious speed. Casino reporter says Reid is now sounding like Sheldon Adelson on the...
article RAWA Rejected (12/18/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Speculation had run rampant that a proposed ban on online gambling backed by billionaire Sheldon Adelson would be attached to a last-minute omnibus...
article Adelson Finds Unexpected Ally in Democrat Harry Reid – For a Price (12/15/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- And you thought money didn’t talk… Actually, you probably never thought that one, and the loudest proof this week is the alliance...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Legislation

article EDITORIAL: Internet poker ban isn’t working; broader gambling ban won’t work, either (12/17/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- That Congress might once again pursue legislation to legalize interstate Internet poker is a good thing. That Congress is expected to do so as part of a...
1 Article on this Issue

Kahnawake Gaming

article A Look at the Kahnawake Gaming Commission 15 Years Later (12/16/2014)
(Ontario) -- Heads turned at one of the early GIGSE conferences when a group from the Native Reserve of Kahnawake (just outside of Montreal) announced they were going to...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Online

article Packer doubles down on online gambling (12/15/2014)
(Australia) -- After struggling to turn a profit with Betfair Australia, James Packer is doubling down on the online betting market through new joint venture with...
article James Packer's Crown Is Forming A Powerful Joint Venture With Online Bookmaker BetEasy (12/15/2014)
(Australia) -- Betfair, owned by James Packer’s casino and hotel group Crown Resorts, is forming a joint venture with corporate bookmaker BetEasy to take on sports...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Europe Online

article More than USD 1.8B wagered online in Spain (12/15/2014)
(Spain) -- Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ, in Spanish) has released a study which defines the average Spanish online player profile for the...
article Irish tax on online gambling faces further delay (12/15/2014)
(Ireland) -- Ireland's stalled plan to tax online gambling will be further delayed into 2015, the country's finance minister said, offering bookmakers such as...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Poker

article Winning Poker Network $1 Million Guaranteed Disrupted by Hackers (12/15/2014)
(The Internet) -- The Winning Poker Network’s (WPN) bold attempt to stage the biggest online poker tournament available to US players since the departure of...
1 Article on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article Did Russia Just Ban Online Poker? (12/15/2014)
(Russia) -- A strict interpretation of Bill 478806-6 passed last week in the State Duma makes it illegal to play online poker in Russia outside of designated areas.
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin

article Darkcoin: Not Just for Drugs Anymore (12/14/2014)
(New York) -- When a team of seven developers launched Darkcoin in April 2014, it didn’t turn many heads. Like Bitcoin, it initially wallowed in obscurity—...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article ICE to fete World Regulatory Assembly aboard Cutty Sark (12/19/2014)
(UK) -- ICE organizers are embracing its 2015 'Voyage' motif by hosting the World Regulatory Assembly (WrA) Cocktail Reception on the Cutty Sark, the 19th...
article iGB Diary: Viber good vibrations, Spanish market, Reid flips for Adelson, Shiva slots (12/19/2014)
(USA) -- Happy Friday igaming execs, we're nearly there as the final Diary of 2014 gears up for some time festive time off. This week Viber launches its Viber Games...
article Nuisance Raids Plague Philippines Online Operators (12/17/2014)
(Philippines) -- The harassment of Manila-based online gambling companies by local police has a prominent media personality worried that these companies will get fed up...
article Business Interview: Dan Smyth, founder of Bede Gaming (12/14/2014)
(UK) -- When Dan Smyth dropped out of Durham University – on the home stretch of a computer science degree – to become a full-time poker player, it’s...
article Would Funds Targeting Offshore Sites Work as Congressional Compromise? (12/12/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the interesting tidbits that came out of Tuesday’s Cromnibus budget bill was the talk of funding and language that would be used to...
article Reid expects more bids to ban online gaming (12/12/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Harry Reid said Friday that Congress next year will take up legislation to outlaw Internet gambling, and he plans to support a ban while trying...
article UK forecasts bump in online gambling revenues (12/12/2014)
(UK) -- The U.K. Gambling Commission informed that once the Gambling Licensing and Advertising Act 2014 goes into effect, they expect that online gambling revenues will...
article Mexico: Report of the new bill about online gambling vote for 2015 (12/12/2014)
(Mexico) -- Last September, the former president of the Mexican Gaming Commission, Fernando Zarate Salgado, announced that a new draft law on gambling and online poker...
article Norway Ministry of Justice Takes Tougher Gambling Stance (12/12/2014)
(Norway) -- Norway regulators and government officials stand with unlicensed gambling operations is suggested to be toughened up says Norway’s Ministry of Justice.
article Polish Online Casino Operators Want More Action Against Intruders. (12/12/2014)
(Poland) -- Allegations that nine out of ten online gaming transactions in Poland go to unlicensed operators. Legally operating online betting websites in Poland are...
article Twelve new operators apply to enter Spanish online gaming market (12/12/2014)
(Spain) -- Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has announced that a total of 12 new operators have applied to enter the country...
article GameAccount secures Spin Games partnership (12/12/2014)
(USA) -- Online gaming systems and software provider GameAccount Network has entered into a partnership with gaming content supplier Spin Games.
article Adelson-Backed Internet Gambling Ban Fails During Lame-Duck Session (12/11/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sheldon Adelson's attempt to attach an Internet gambling ban to must-pass legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress appears to have...
article RAWA Absent from Spending Bill; Could be Reintroduced in 2015 (12/11/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- The final draft of the 1,600-page, $1.1 Trillion, Cromnibus/Omnibus spending bill has been revealed, and to the great joy of the poker and iGaming...
article New Jersey Law Would Require All Online Gambling Software Providers to Have a Casino License (12/11/2014)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Assemblyman and noted anti-online poker advocate Ralph R. Caputo is currently sponsoring a bill (Bill) that would make it illegal for any...
article New DarkCoin CryptoCurrency Suite for Gambling? (12/11/2014)
(USA) -- Darkcoin, one of the latest open source crypto-currencies is now being accepted online. Darkcoin will be accepted the same way Bitcoins and Litecoins are, but...
article New Online Poker Room Titanbet Poker Launched (12/11/2014)
(UK) -- World-renowned gambling portal, Titanbet, recently launched their UK poker site. Titanbet have always had a strong online presence, and many UK-based players,...
article Mexico Readies ‘Strict’ Online Regime [sub req] (12/10/2014)
(Mexico) -- Operators of unlicensed gambling websites face up to five years in prison and fines of nearly a half-million dollars under new legislation making its way...
article It’s a safe bet you won’t get through to William Hill Casino Club (12/9/2014)
(UK) -- I am a customer of William Hill Casino Club (an online casino) and have a cash withdrawal which I have not been able to access. I have been calling them for four...
article EDITORIAL: Be wary of Christie ties to lottery vendor (12/8/2014)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s private lottery vendor, Northstar, has a rather chummy relationship with Gov. Chris Christie and his cronies. That may help explain...

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