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PokerStars Inks Deal With Californian Gambling Interests
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, April 24th, 2014

In its efforts to establish a foothold in America’s nascent online gambling industry, PokerStars has now agreed to work with a coalition of powerful Californian gambling interests in order to offer online poker should legislation pass in the Golden State. The... 

What Is Sheldon Adelson’s Real Problem With Online Gambling?
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Over the past few years gaming analysts have pondered over gambling billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s real motive for wanting to see online gambling disappear altogether from the US. If one was to take Adelson’s explanation on face value then apparently... 

Russian Online Poker Clampdown Biggest Blow Since Black Friday?
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, April 21st, 2014

In November 2012, the Russian supreme court made Internet service providers (ISP) responsible for blocking gambling sites inside the country. However, no concerted effort was made to enforce the legislation until March 21st 2014, when Russia’s federal telecoms... 

Unlicensed Foreign Operators Now 64% Of Sweden’s TV Gaming Ads
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, April 14th, 2014

Swedish gaming regulator Lotteriinspektionen has just published its 2013 TV gambling advertising figures, revealing a staggering 64% of all spending was carried out by non-Swedish unregulated operators. In other words, unlicensed websites spent SEK 1bn ($152m)... 

Indian Tribes Unite Against PokerStars Californian Venture
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, March 31st, 2014

Having found itself excluded from the regulated online gambling states of Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, PokerStars is currently pinning its American hopes on the country’s most populated and affluent state of California. Recently, the world’s biggest... 

Anti-online Gambling Bill Introduced In Congress
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Yesterday, two identical federal anti-online gambling bills were introduced to Congress, one in The House of Representatives and the other in the Senate. If passed the so-called ‘Restoration of America’s Wire Act’ (RAWA) will place a ban on all types... 

Delaware-Nevada To Share Online Poker Players Within Months
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, March 24th, 2014

When Nevada and Delaware signed a landmark Internet gaming agreement last month, Delaware Finance Secretary Thomas Cook said it would likely take until the end of 2014 before the two states were ready to combine their online poker liquidity. That original prediction... 

PokerStars Seeks Deal With California’s Morongo Tribe
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, March 21st, 2014

Having being forced to exit the USA’s unregulated online gaming market in 2011, PokerStars has since tirelessly sought to become part of the country’s licenced market which saw Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey offer licensed igaming in 2013. Back in... 

Belgium Threatens Online Gamblers With Three Years Behind Bars
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, March 21st, 2014

Belgium’s Gambling Commission has increased the number of its inspectors from seven to fifteen in an effort to clamp down on unauthorized gambling and thus consolidate the country’s gambling industry. Although the directive targets offline players, such... 

Anti-Internet Gambling Bill To Be Introduced By End Of March
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, March 20th, 2014

In an effort to put an end to online gambling in the United States, Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is preparing to introduce his “Internet Gambling Control Act” to Congress next week, aimed at restoring the Wire Act’s pre-2011 reinterpretation....