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Alderney Gets Another Black Eye: Suspends Sheriff Gaming License Following Raids

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has finally suspended the license of Sheriff Gaming following a series of highly publicized raids in the Netherlands.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/11/2013

Curacao Fines Online Gambling Company for Operating Without a License

The Dutch Antilles island of Curacao has fined an online gambling operator $100,000 for failing to hold a gaming license.

The company, Global Stars, focuses primarily on the Dutch market where such activity is deemed illegal.

Jan Suyver, chairman of the Kansspelautoriteit, said that “companies offering online gambling now know they can be penalised because licences are yet to be granted, and consumers know that those who do so are not being supervised by the government.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/09/2013

Delaware Rolls Out Online Gambling

The US state of Delaware rolled out its free online casino gaming platform Wednesday ahead of its planned October launch of real money online gambling.

"This first phase will allow us to really get the players acclimated to the virtual world in a legalized environment," said Tom Cook, Delaware's secretary of finance.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/28/2013

Online Gambling Accounts for More Than Half of Bitcoin Transactions

Bitcoin is becoming big business in the world of online gambling.  Earlier in the month, reported that one of its ad sponsors,, had become the first online sportsbook that was not bitcoin exclusive to begin offering the anonymous digital currency. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/25/2013

Wynn Wants In: New Jersey Online Gambling

Las Vegas Casino mogul Steve Wynn wants a part of New Jersey’s developing online gambling industry, the Press of Atlantic City is reporting.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/21/2013

Arsenal FC Partners With Online Gambling Site Bodog

Following a successful 2013 pre-season tour to Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan Arsenal today welcomes Bodog as its Official Asian Betting Partner in a three year, multi-million pound deal.


Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/15/2013

Beyonce, Rihanna, Others to be Held Hostage by Online Gambling Trade Dispute

The tiny Caribbean island of Antigua is looking to be compensated by the US as part of its $3.4 billion World Trade Organization victory.  The two nations have been immersed in a decade-long dispute over Internet gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2013

Tropicana Casino Teams Up with Creator for Online Gambling in NJ

ATLANTIC CITY — The Tropicana is the latest Atlantic City casino to line up an online partner to help it offer Internet gambling later this year.

The Trop has joined with Gamesys Limited, which runs the website.

“Gamesys has a proven track record in the UK of providing excellent products and customer service and we look forward to launching Tropicana’s Internet gaming business with them,” said Tony Rodio, the Tropicana’s president.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

888 to Bring its Online Gaming Brand to New Jersey

(Reuters) - London-listed 888 Holdings announced plans on Tuesday to launch online poker and casino games under its own brand in New Jersey this year when the state ends a ban on Internet gambling, entering a crowded field.

Internet betting was banned by Congress in 2006, dealing a blow to companies like 888 which had set up in the United States. However, tax-hungry states are now relaxing rules, creating opportunities for European players with years of expertise in the sector.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/06/2013

Lock Casino Adds Five Mobile Slots Games for iPhone, iPad

Lock Casino, one of the most successful online casinos, has unveiled a series of new products including 3D slots and mobile slots.

“The new interactive 3D slots will have movie-like graphics,” Senior Marketing Director Jay Park tells 

As for the mobile casino platform, players can look forward to this new product offering very soon.

Devices supporting the new mobile online casino slots games include:

•    iPhone 4S

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/06/2013

What a Crock: Thousands of Affiliate Websites Taken Down by HostGator Outage

Online gambling affiliates and other websites were severely impacted by a massive outage at hosting companies HostGator, BlueHost and HostMonster.

All sites on these respective companies servers have effectively been taken offline. reports that each of the hosting services are part of the Endurance International Group and that the outage appears to be related to server maintenance at the Provo, Utah, data center. 

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/02/2013

Facebook Passes $38 Initial IPO Offering Price

NEW YORK – (Associated Press) - Facebook's stock has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky public debut last May, crossing a symbolic hurdle that has eluded it for more than a year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/31/2013

Metro Play Casino Offers Much Needed Distraction After King George Birth

Now that Prince George of Cambridge is happily cooing away, we can get back to pursuing other entertainment on the Internet. Metro Play Casino is there to satiate our need for excitement by offering more than 200 web games and over 50 mobile games. From brainy puzzles like Sudoku, to casino games including the thrill-seeking Lara Croft slots, Metro Play online gaming offers instant real-time fun.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jul/26/2013

Zynga Unveils Real Money Gambling Apps for Facebook

Zynga was in the process of unveiling its real money gambling apps during a conference in Barcelona, Spain.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/10/2013

Dragon’s Tale Multiplayer Role-Playing Bitcoin Casino Finally Launches in Beta (Video)

The folks at eGenius have launched a new Bitcoin online casino called “Dragon’s Tale”, billed as the “first ever massively multiplayer role-playing online casino”.

This is a 3D platform featuring a collection of mini-games that will begin beta testing on July 12.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/08/2013

Trump Daughter Talks Online Gambling With Bloomberg: Initiative is Complicated

This week it was announced that Ultimate Gaming would begin offering real money online gambling to New Jersey residents through a partnership with the Trump Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal retains online gambling rights to the Trump name but the Donald himself may want to jump directly into the US-legalized Web gambling fray.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/03/2013

Stop Internet Gambling: Site Claims a Click of the Mouse, You Lose Your House (Video)

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has just launched a website that opposes legalization of online gambling in the US., a crude site that contends online gambling will ruin society, went live Thursday.

From the website:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/28/2013

Casino Shares Get a Haircut: Boyd Gaming Down Nearly 9 Percent

Wall Street had its single worst day of the year today (June 20, 2013) with the Dow down 350 points at closing.

The gambling sector overall saw similar declines with Boyd Gaming down nearly 9 percent on the day closing at $10.84.

Las Vegas Sands fell 4.6 percent to close at $53.88.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/20/2013

Adelson Says Online Gambling ‘Fool’s Gold’: Wants New Federal Prohibition

One of the few casino giants opposed to legalized online gambling called the prospect of legalization “fool’s gold”.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in an opinion piece on the website,  says he “opposes the proliferation of online gambling”.

He writes:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/19/2013

Blackjack Casino Active User Account on Facebook Increases 5 Times in One Month

From April to May of this year, Facebook game Blackjack Casino grew its active user base fivefold.   It now ranks as the number one pure play game on Facebook. 

And soon you will be able to play on the go.

The iPad version is due for release in July, with iPhone and Android versions later this Summer.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/13/2013

Federal Online Gambling Bill Introduced in US by Congressman Peter King

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Republican congressman on Thursday introduced legislation to allow online gambling on a federal level, which he says will give consumers more uniformity than legalizing it on a state-by-state basis.

The move by Representative Peter King of New York follows industry lobbying for federal legislation to provide a larger, more liquid market across state lines, attracting more gamblers.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/06/2013

Top Gambling News: PokerAce Shuts Down, Zynga Lays Off 500 Plus Staff

These are the top gambling news stories here at for the late evening and overnight hours of June 3 and June 4. Follow us on Twitter here.

*PokerAce Online Poker Room Shuts Down – broke the story late Monday that the online poker site PokerAce will be closing its doors. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Bubble Group, Sheriff Gaming Online Casino Sites Under Investigation (UPDATED March 2014)

A probe by Dutch authorities into a massive drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal Internet gambling business has led to scrutiny of the Bubble Group’s Sheriff Gaming online casino operations.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jun/02/2013

Online Casinos, Poker site Shut Down, Funds Seized in Alleged Drug Case

Some are calling it the “Black Friday for the Online Casino Industry” as a number of Dutch-based web gaming sites were recently shut down.  At least one poker site,, was also taken down as part of the law enforcement operative. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/01/2013

Online Casinos Go Mobile: Real Time Casinos on One’s iPhone, iPad

Win Palace is one of a number of online casinos that have gone mobile effective shortly (June 1, 2013). 


Win Palace utilizes the Real Time Gaming platform and is available to those residing in the US and throughout the world. 


Submitted by Press Release on, May/30/2013

Top Gambling Stories: May 30 (Afternoon)

These are the top gambling news stories as they happen at for the afternoon period of May 30, 2013 into the AM hours.  Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/30/2013

Indecisiveness, Exclusion Prevented Federal Online Gambling Bill From Passing

Former Nevada Congressman Jon Porter blamed the casino industry’s indecisiveness for the failure to pass federal legalization of online gambling over the past few years.

Porter, who is now a lobbyist for the industry, also said that gaming interests refused to recognize the importance of Tribal casino groups and state lotteries.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/28/2013

Bitcoin No Liberty Reserve: Shutdown to Affect Only One Online Casino

Anonymous payment solutions company, Liberty Reserve, has been shut down by federal authorities out of the Southern District of New York on Tuesday.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/28/2013

Real Money Online Slots: Achilles, Hillbillies, Funky Monkey, Caesar’s Empire

Real money online slots were available from Win Palace Casino, featuring such Real Time Gaming classics as Achilles, Caesar’s Empire, Funky Monkey and more.  

Submitted by Payton on, May/26/2013

Federal Internet Poker and Casino Bill Intro Pushed Back a Few Weeks

The introduction of a bill to legalize Internet poker and online casinos in the USA will not take place before the end of May but instead is anticipated within the next two to three weeks (June 2013).

“The Internet casino and poker bill will not be ready for introduction before congress adjourns for Memorial Day recess,” John Pappas of the Poker Players Alliance announced this week.  

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/25/2013

Breaking News

Film Based on Phil Ivey Card Counting in the Works: 'The Baccarat Queen'

Film Based on Phil Ivey Card Counting in the Works: 'The Baccarat Queen'

Ivanhoe Pictures, the division of SK Global that recently produced "Crazy Rich Asians, is about to start working on its latest project, a film that will delve into the 2012 accusation by Crockford’s Casino that poker pro Phil Ivey had won £7.8 million unfairly while playing a form of baccarat called punto banco.

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AAF Here to Stay With MGM Investing Heavily in Betting Technology

AAF Here to Stay With MGM Investing Heavily in Betting Technology

In its first week, the Alliance of American Football (or AAF) surpassed all expectations, posting impressive ratings its first night and ranking as the most downloaded app Sunday.  But the real focus will be long-term on sports gambling data and technology.