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UK Bookmakers Decry FOBTs Maximum Stake Reduction to £2
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, May 18th, 2018

Following a year of deliberation, the UK government has announced its decision to slash the maximum stake that gamblers can wager on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to just £2. Needless to say, this has has been greeted with consternation by many... 

Reactions To Landmark Sports Betting Decision
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The US Supreme Court’s ruling to allow individual states to decide whether or not to permit sports betting to take place within their borders will obviously have a profound impact on the nation of 326 million people. Its hardly surprising therefore that since... 

Can Online Poker Piggyback Sports Betting Legislation?
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned a 1992 federal law limiting sports betting to just Nevada and three other states, leading to a buzz of excitement over the development by sports leagues and casinos. Online gambling operators,... 

US Supreme Court Rules Federal Sports Betting Ban Unconstitutional
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, May 14th, 2018

On Monday, May 14th, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal act that for more than two decades has limited sports betting to just a handful of states in the country. As a result, individual states can now officially launch legal sports betting industries of... 

Stars Aligning For Online Gambling in Michigan
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, May 14th, 2018

Last year, Michigan’s efforts to push through online poker legislation ground to a halt after a bill (HB 4926) introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden got stuck in the House Regulatory Reform Committee. It appears that the bill has now been given a new lease of life,... 

Virginia Poised For Historical Gambling Expansion
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, May 11th, 2018

Virginia is among the country’s more conservative states when it comes to gambling, and for many decades has resisted the allure and revenues that the industry might bring. In the 1990s, for instance, its legislature turned down a push for riverboat gambling,... 

Fallout Being Felt From Chinese Poker Ban
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The Chinese government recently announced a ban on social online poker apps starting June 1st, and a corresponding ban on all poker promotions by operators through social media channels. Soon after, industry analysts warned that Asia’s thriving live poker... 

Michigan iPoker Bill Comes to the Fore Once Again
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, May 7th, 2018

At the end of 2017, Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden introduced a piece of legislation designed to pave the way for legal online casino games and poker in the state. Progress has since been slow for House Bill 4926, although last week Michigan appeared to be resuming... 

AI Being Used to Predict Gambling Behavior and Boost Revenue
Written by A. Mitchell | Saturday, May 5th, 2018

It’s long been known that gambling operators use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve their systems and provide their customers with a better playing experience. Recently, however, a number of gambling insiders have shed some rather disturbing light on... 

State Senator John Bonacic To Retire From Office This Year
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

New York’s potential for passing online poker legislation has taken a positive turn of late, with forty-seven co-sponsors having added their names to Assemblyman Gary Pretlow’s iPoker bill (A.5250), thanks in no small part to lobbying efforts made by... 

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