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PokerStars Gearing Up to Quit Australia
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

In March, the Australian Senate passed a bill banning offshore online gambling operators from offering their products to Australian based customers, but the House subsequently delayed voting on the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (2016) as it had more pressing... 

NY Online Poker Bill Passes Senate Committee Vote
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, May 11th, 2017

On Tuesday, a Senator John Bonacic (photo) sponsored online poker bill known as S 3898 was approved by the New York State Senate Finance Committee by a vote of 27-9, and will now be taken to the entire Senate where it is expected to quickly pass. In such an eventuality,... 

Online Gambling Operators Continue Polish Exodus
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Poland launched its newly regulated online poker market on April 1st, but rather than setting an attractive stage for international operators to offer their products, these companies have instead begun exiting the country’s unattractive business environment... 

An EU Online Poker Liquidity Compact by Summer?
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Big plans are afoot to deliver on the promise made by several European countries last year to launch a shared online poker player pool with other major EU markets by mid-summer. According to media reports, negotiations on a potential compact have now reached their... 

Is AG Sessions Looking to Ban Internet Gambling?
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 21st, 2017

Rumors currently swirling around the media, if true, bode ill for online gambling in America, as apparently US Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be seriously considering banning it on a federal level. Speculation on the issue first broke after being covered in... 

Online Poker To Be Banned in Australia
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

On March 21st, the Australian Sentate passed the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (2016), meaning online wagering on live sporting events is now one short step away from being illegal. However, a range of other online gambling products have also been included... 

iGambling Legislation a Good Foil Against Black Marketeers
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, March 17th, 2017

During the first quarter of 2017, a total of seven states have put forward proposals seeking to set up regulated online gambling markets, namely California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Of course, no iGaming... 

New Jersey iPoker Compact A Distant Dream
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

New Jersey regulated online poker back in 2013, and over the past year the nascent industry has started to pick up the pace, having generated $26.5 million throughout the whole of 2016, representing a 11% improvement over the previous year. This year has started... 

Mississippi Becomes 12th State to Legalize DFS Betting
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Mississippi has become the first US state to pass daily fantasy sports (DFS) legislation in 2017, and one of only a dozen states overall since Virginia pioneered the way back in March 2016. The list of other states which have also regulated the online game includes... 

Florida’s Seminole Tribe Buys Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Last October, Carl Icahn shut the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City after around two years of ownership in which he lost around $350 million. Around 4 months later, and the property has now been purchased by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. In the meantime,...