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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.... 

Louisiana Governor Likens Online Gaming Executives To The Sopranos
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has become the latest politician to voice strong opposition to online gambling and last week he wrote an op-ed for the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report vowing to campaign against its spread in the US, and particularly his home... 

Florida Considers Regulated Online Poker Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Last year, Florida commissioned Spectrum Gaming to produce a report on the state’s gambling industry which the legislature is now expected to use when amending its current gaming laws through a comprehensive bill. A draft of the gaming reform bill was subsequently... 

Massachusetts Making The Case For Online Gambling
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

A recent Gaming Compliance report named Massachusetts as one of 10 US states looking to regulate or expand online gambling this year. Already Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded The Bay State its first slots parlor license, with licenses for land based...