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Harry Reid Forecasts Anti-Online Gambling Drive In 2015
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) may have failed to gain traction in 2014, but next year the bill is likely to once again come onto the agenda as its seeks to introduce a blanket ban of online gambling activities across the United States. The controversial... 

UK’s New Online Gaming Law Eroding Business Confidence
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The UK’s new online gambling law introduced in late 2014 is having a detrimental effect on business confidence, and making the UK an unattractive market to do business for online operators, according to Peter Howitt, Chief Executive of the Gibraltar Betting... 

Russia Moves To Criminalize Online Poker
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Earlier this year there were hopes the Russian Federation was beginning to soften its stance towards online gambling, and was considering opening up its huge market of 143.5 million people to Western firms. At the time, it was estimated that internet poker alone... 

Andorra Finalizes Online Poker Draft Ahead Of 2015 Vote
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 15th, 2014

Andorra has moved one step closer to allowing its small population of roughly 85,000 people to play regulated online poker, after a final draft of a bill first proposed in 2013 was completed by the Legislative Committee. The final version of the bill is now expected... 

California Poker Bill “Unfair” According To Poker Players Alliance
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The Poker Players Alliance has branded the new Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act introduced this month by Assemblyman Mike Gatto as “unwise and unfair”, and warned its acceptance would be a guaranteed way to hinder a regulated iPoker market. Included... 

Mexico Gambling Bill Would End Haven For US Online Poker Refugees
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Mexican Parliament will decide next week whether to pass the country’s Gambling and Gaming Bill, a new piece of legislation which seeks to introduce sweeping changes to Mexico’s live and online gambling industry. However, the bills biggest impact... 

Unregulated iPoker Sites Still Flourishing In The USA
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 1st, 2014

The USA’s three regulated online poker markets of Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey may be struggling to attract sufficient traffic to stay competitive, but the country’s unregulated, grey market operators are continuing to flourish with their customers... 

List Of Winners At 2014 eGaming Review Operator Awards
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

On November 24th, the 10th annual eGaming Review Operator Awards took place at The Roundhouse in London to honour those operators who contributed the most to the development of the online gaming industry over the past 12 months. More than 800 eGaming operators... 

US Politicians Take Aim At Sheldon Adelson’s RAWA
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sheldon Adelson’s attempt to turn the clock back half a century and have the original interpretation of the Wire Act (1961) reinstated has run into significant difficulties recently, after a number of politicians grouped together to warn of the dangers of... 

Californian Tribe Served Federal Lawsuit Over Online Gambling Site
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, November 21st, 2014

On Tuesday, 18th November, the state of California brought a federal lawsuit against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel after it launched a real-money online bingo site at the beginning of the month. While the Tribe continues to maintain it is breaking no laws and...