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German Bank Withholds PokerStars Player’s €40k Winnings
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

At the beginning of this year, German online gamblers heard the shocking news of a 25-year old blackjack player who had €63,490 of his online funds confiscated after trying to withdraw the money from his bank. That was the first time anyone in Europe had successfully... 

Third iGambling Bills Of 2015 Hits Pennsylvania
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Pennsylvania recently had its third online gambling bill of 2015 presented to the state legislature, highlighting the importance the hot issue holds for The Keystone State. After all, Pennsylvania didn’t even have a casino industry until slots then table... 

Netherlands To Push Forward With iGambling Regulation
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, April 13th, 2015

The Netherlands currently has no online gambling regulations in place, but that could all change soon after the country’s State Secretary for Security and Justice, Klaas Dijkhoff, announced he would be carrying on the work started by his predecessor Fred... 

US Senator Harry Reid Speaks Out In Favor Of RAWA
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Having previously been in favor of online poker legislation, last year US Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) surprised many iGaming proponents by suddenly switching tracks and speaking out in support of Sheldon Adelson’s Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Recently,... 

Could New Study Lead To UK Government Taxing Poker Winnings?
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The author of a new study to determine the skill to luck ratio in a game of poker believes there is now ‘substantial evidence’ for the UK government to consider placing a tax levy on winning poker players. Researchers from the Universities of Nottingham,... 

New York Looks To Expand Casino Gambling Before Online Poker
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

New York currently has five Native-American casinos, and nine racetracks with video lottery terminals, but between 2013 and 2014 gambling revenues were down by 0.8% (after inflation), with tax revenue also down by 2% over the same period. Consequently, like many... 

Greece Claims €500m iGambling Tax Revenues Possible
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Greece is currently trying to devise an economic reform package that will satisfy EU demands, and subsequently lead to the union releasing much needed funds for the southeastern European country to meet its financial obligations. One suggestion proposed by Greek... 

Chances Of Pennsylvania iGaming Bill Passing Better Than Ever
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, March 20th, 2015

Pennsylvania opened its first slot machine casino in 2006, and by 2010 table games were added to the gambling mix. By 2012, the Keystone state then overtook New Jersey as the USA’ second biggest gambling market, but after revenues peaked at $3.16 billion... 

California Poker Bill Opposed By Tribal Collation
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

A coalition of Indian tribes have sent a letter to Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) criticizing his online poker bill (AB 167) as “fatally flawed” and “not sufficient to protect the integrity” of Californian players. However, the... 

RAWA Hearing In Washington DC On March 26th
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Following a severe snow storm in Washington at the beginning of March, the congressional subcommittee hearing to debate the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) was rescheduled to take place on March 26th in the USA’s capital city. Interestingly, that...