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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) - New Jersey approved two additional casinos Wednesday to conduct Internet gambling, bringing the total to seven so far.
But last-minute testing that was to continue late into the night might knock some out of the running for Thursday night's launch of a five-day test period, also called soft play.
David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, said his office was testing the systems of the seven casinos.
A number of online gambling affiliate websites were down after 11:15 am EDT Wednesday due to an outage with Web hosting site HostGator.com.
(Reuters) - Bookmaker Paddy Power expects full year operating profit to be about 11 million euros ($15 million) lower than it forecast three months ago after unfavorable soccer and horse racing results.
The Dublin-based group, which has posted stellar top-line profit growth in recent years, said results had gone against it since July, particularly at the Australian Spring Horse Racing Carnival and Champions League soccer.
New Jersey state Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) is set to introduce new legislation that would allow residents of jurisdictions where online gambling is legal outside the US to play with individuals based inside of New Jersey. The official announcement was slated for 10:30 am EST Thursday.
The move would help create a more expansive pool of players, especially with online poker where volume is most needed.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued a statement in the wake of casino magnate and GOP bigwig donor Sheldon Adelson’s threat to launch a media blitz against legalization of online gambling in the USA.
The AGA state:
New Jersey Governor Republican Chris Christie lashed out at his own party on Monday night, calling them a “train wreck”. That just happens to be the same term used by one of the GOP’s biggest donors, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, to describe legalized online gambling in the US.
Poker players on the popular PocketFives.com website have blasted casino magnate Sheldon Adelson regarding his stance on legalized Internet gambling in the US. Adelson announced he will be ratcheting things up a notch by hiring lobbying groups in a feeble-minded effort to ban Web gambling
American Express Co., Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), Credit card issuers, Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY)’s PayPal won't be permitting transactions for online gambling sites located in the United States, at least for now.
Case 3:12-cv-00741-CWR-FKB Document 76 Filed 10/23/13: A patent infringement lawsuit filed by MGT Gaming late last year against MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, and Penn National Gaming, Inc. has been dismissed in a Mississippi District Court.
Although it may seem like technology lifted straight from the silver screen, facial recognition software has become staple amongst casino security across the world.
The seemingly ever-expanding family of Winning Poker Network sites will add another member this with week with the launch of Ya Poker (www.yapoker.com).
Leading online payments provider Skrill has been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and will be the only company to offer a digital wallet for regulated gambling in the state of New Jersey.
LAS VEGAS - Ultimate Gaming encourages anyone age 21 and over to pre-register now for Ultimate Casino by visiting UCasino.com.
(Associated Press) - Las Vegas entrepreneur Steve Wynn will no longer seek a casino license in Philadelphia, now that gambling is on its way to New York.
(Reuters) - Online gambling company Bwin.party said a block on access to its products in Greece would dent revenue and profit this year.
BOSTON (CBS/Associated Press) — A Martha’s Vineyard-based Indian tribe is claiming to have won federal approval to open a gambling facility on the island.
The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, a federally-recognized tribe, issued a statement on Tuesday saying it planned to move ahead with plans to convert an unfinished community center on tribal lands into a temporary Class II gambling facility.
Today, Gambling911.com is learning that Lock Poker has officially submitted a series of complaints to the Curacao Licensing Authority related to its breakup with the Revolution Poker Network, operating under the license of IAA Services, Ltd. Lock Poker has since developed its own online poker site, based on software used by the former Partouche Poker Network out of France and incorporates the one time Partouche skin Mypok.FR.
Former chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board (GCB) Mark Lipparelli sat down with our own Jenny Woo for a Gambling911.com world exclusive to discuss, among other things, what he sees as the future for legalized online gambling in the US. Hint: These won’t be anything happening at the federal level. “The opportunity to act has passed,” Lipparelli tells G911.
BOSTON (Associated Press) - When Massachusetts lawmakers legalized casino gambling, they took pains to ensure that casinos would not be built in places where they weren't wanted or operated by the ethically challenged.
Two years later, those basic tenets of the law appear to be holding - so much so that only a handful of casino hopefuls remain standing with a key Dec. 31 deadline approaching for final applications.
European online gambling firm Bwin.Party has been given the green light to begin offering Web poker and casino games for real money to New Jersey residents and visitors by month’s end via a partnership with the Borgata Hotel and Casino.
The state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement awarded the firm a waiver to begin operating.
San Jose, Costa Rica, – The EquityPokerNetwork.com (“EPN”) announced today that the new Cooperative poker network has inked an agreement with the premier online Sportsbook and gaming destination, Heritage Sports. The deal has seen HeritageSports.eu expand its gaming portfolio to offer poker to their community of sports bettors and casino players in soft launch mode since September 27th, and will join the EPN as of November 8th, 2013.
The anonymous digital currency known as Bitcoin hit an all time high of $309 Thursday (November 7, 2013).
San Jose, Costa Rica - The EquityPokerNetwork.com (“EPN”) announced today that it has signed the online card room, PokerHiro.com (“PokerHiro”) to the innovative Cooperative poker network. The launch of PokerHiro at EPN brings the first Asian-facing Operator into the mix, giving the ‘non-profit’ Network access to the growing and relatively untapped Asian online poker market.
November 7th, 2013 – Popular online gaming site Win Cake (WinCake.com) has joined the speed poker revolution with the launch of Fast Fold Poker. It is Win Cake’s quickest way to play poker ring game tables, eliminating wait times and giving players what they crave – more hands and more action. To celebrate, Win Cake is offering a special reload bonus of up to $1,000.
LAS VEGAS - In honor of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s (UFC®) 20th anniversary, Ultimate Poker will host a Hall of Fame Poker Game featuring world-renowned UFC® fighters and personalities Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Matt Hughes, Royce Gracie and Bruce Buffer at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa at the Race and Sports Book from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.
San Jose, Costa Rica - The EquityPokerNetwork.com (“EPN”) is enjoying a sizable surge in liquidity, following today’s announcement that yet another online poker room, GearPoker.com (“GearPoker”), has joined the new Cooperative Network.
The Football season may be nearly halfway over (hard to believe) but that hasn’t stopped the demand for per head businesses, especially with the new basketball season kicking into full gear.
Per head operations, based outside the US, have become the norm for managing local bookmaking operations across the globe.
Election Day 2013 results included a win by New York gambling proponents on Tuesday after state residents voted in favor of an initiative for casino expansion.
The decision permits as many as seven Las Vegas-style casinos, with four in the first seven years, all of them upstate in an effort to draw New York City residents and tourists to the region.
London-based online gambling website Betable has just received another $18.5 million in a round of funding led by Venture51, according to Christopher Griffin, CEO of Betable. So far, the Web gambling firm has raised an impressive $23 million in venture capital.
From The Wall Street Journal:
Editorial cartoonist Chan Lowe of the Sun Sentinel has proclaimed the obvious: big name brand casino gambling is coming to sunny South Florida, and we’re not just talking Tribal casinos.
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Australian gambling magnate James Packer reportedly lost almost $700 million of the value of his stake in Crown Resorts this week alone.