Feb 12, 2015 |

The Return of RAWA Has Been Met With Fierce Opposition

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) on February 4, 2015; an anti-online gambling bill most observers believe was crafted by Sheldon Adelson. Less than a week later the bill has been roundly rebuked, with no less than four political groups voicing their opposition to RAWA over this short span […]

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Aug 27, 2014 |

West Virginia Lottery Exploring Online Gambling Options

West Virginia is the latest state to turn their eye toward the Internet to boost slumping revenue numbers from their state lottery and brick & mortar casino industry. On Tuesday, West Virginia’s Lottery Director Lottery, John Musgrave informed the Lottery Commission that representatives had met with key casino personnel to discuss the state’s online gaming […]

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Aug 14, 2014 |

Newsweek Paints Online Gambling as Threat to American Family

The current issue of Newsweek features a feature column one-sidedly espousing the ills of online gambling, often through mischaracterizations and what I will term as imprecise or incomplete statements, more often than not by people being quoted. If that wasn’t bad enough, the cover features a sullen pre-teen holding a tablet with the display showing […]

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Apr 19, 2013 |

Poker Pros Arraigned in Russian Sports Betting Case

Former World Poker Tour champions Vadim Trincher and Justin “BoostedJ” Smith, former World Series of Poker bracelet winners Bill Edler and Abe Mosseri, and a host of other high-stakes poker pros were back in federal court today for their arraignments on charges that they were part of an illegal gambling syndicate linked to the Russian […]

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Jan 11, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Signs of Life to Start 2013

It’s been a quiet few weeks on the regulatory front, with most state legislatures adjourned for the holidays or, in the case of the feds, grappling with bigger issues. But time waits for no man, so even while many of us were ringing in the New Year with champagne and friends, there were a few […]

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Jan 8, 2013 |

Nevada Positioning Itself for Multi-State Online Poker Compacts

Although Nevada has not yet officially launched its online poker market, the Silver State is one step closer to greater player liquidity. Last week the Nevada Gaming Commission, after consultation with the governor’s office, submitted proposed changes in the statute governing Nevada online gaming to the state legislature. The changes would authorize the governor to […]

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Aug 10, 2009 |

Canadian Internet Gaming Payment Processor Indicted by U.S. DOJ

The situation in the Southern District of New York just became much more complicated. What started with the Assistant U.S. Attorney forcing the seizure of more than $30 million online gaming funds looked as if the Southern District of New York would be challenged in court and possibly forced to return monies because of missteps and a […]

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