LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year, in part due to a quirk in how the state counts slot revenue.
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.
Real money online gambling is set to launch on November 26 in the state of New Jersey following an initial trial. We can only hope this launch goes off better than what we witnessed with the much ballyhooed Affordable Healthcare website kickoff back on October 1, a site that still doesn’t quite work.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has released policies as they apply to online gambling marketing and promotions in the Garden State.
The anonymous digital currency known as Bitcoin hit an all time high of $309 Thursday (November 7, 2013).
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.
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Another Gambling911.com world exclusive as we have learned that late Tuesday evening (Philippines time) that the Global Internal Audit (Asset Management Group) investigating the alleged embezzlements by former Bodog director Robert Gustafsson and his so called "Swedish Mafia" have leveled yet another indictment against Gustafsson, former CFO Arleen Aldaba, Sherwin Quiambao and Sylvia De Guzman.
DOVER, Del. (Associated Press) — Delaware lottery officials are beginning real-stakes Internet gambling in Delaware with an element of secrecy.
State lottery director Vernon Kirk said Tuesday that officials will conduct a “soft launch” of online gambling on Thursday with a select group of preferred players.
He refused to say who those players are, how they were selected, or how many there are, saying state officials have decided to keep that information confidential
With approximately 197,144 slot machines in Las Vegas alone, it’s no wonder that artists have started to recognise these games as a digital platform for their work. One such artist is marine muralist Robert Wyland.
The American Gaming Association is urging a regulation change in the shipment of slot machines in a bid to streamline the process.
The association, which represents casinos, game and software providers, is asking for the changes in order to cut down the 1.5 million different regulatory requirements of which they describe, “overly costly and complex.”
Sure, much of the online gambling film “Runner, Runner” is a fictitious account of what really occurs in the mysterious multi-billion dollar industry. Set in the real world online gambling Mecca of San Jose, Costa Rica but filmed almost entirely in Puerto Rico, “Runner, Runner” goes a bit overboard in its depiction of the Web gambling world (literally in some cases).
WASHINGTON—(AFP) - Americans spent US$2.6 billion on gambling websites in 2012, according to a study released Tuesday by the casino industry as it renewed a push for Congress to regulate online betting.
The American Gaming Association, which released the study, said it highlights the need for federal legislation to end the state of “ambiguity” on Internet wagering.
One lucky individual managed to win $1.3 million this past weekend at Just-Dice.com, a European-based online casino offering a bitcoin dice game. The amount translated into bitcoins was 11,000.
ATLANTIC CITY — (Associated Press) - New Jersey says it remains on track to start offering Internet gambling by the end of November, although a final launch date has not yet been determined.
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement says it is trying to meet a state deadline of Nov. 26.
The division said Monday that casinos submitted additional information it requested by last Friday's deadline so that regulators can evaluate their applications to begin online betting.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Argentina for allegedly hacking into online gambling sites and payment processors.
Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police told the Reuters.
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has finally suspended the license of Sheriff Gaming following a series of highly publicized raids in the Netherlands.
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.”
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.
Bitcoin is becoming big business in the world of online gambling. Earlier in the month, Gambling911.com reported that one of its ad sponsors, SportsBettingOnline.com, had become the first online sportsbook that was not bitcoin exclusive to begin offering the anonymous digital currency.
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.
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.
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 jackpotjoy.com 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.
(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.
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 Gambling911.com.
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
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.
Mashable.com 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.
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.
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.
Zynga was in the process of unveiling its real money gambling apps during a conference in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
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.
Shareholders at alternative online payment provider, Paysafe Group Plc, have revolted against the company’s current executive payment structure.
Vegas sports handicapper and one time Libertarian Vice Presidential running mate Wayne Allyn Root got into a testy debate with fellow guests of the HBO show live broadcast of “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night. The show’s host, Maher himself, didn’t let Root off easy either.