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NJ Regulators Want To Round Up Bovada, Other Illegal Gambling Websites

August 12, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

Regulators in New Jersey want to crack down on illegal gambling sites operating offshore. Speaking with Gambling Compliance (paywall) this week, David Rebuck said that those involved in illegal operations will be denied licensure and driven out of the state. Rebuck is the director of the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, which has regulated NJ […] Multistate Poker Goes Live Across New Jersey And Nevada

April 30, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

Earlier this month, WSOP and 888 Poker announced plans to combine their clients into a unified, three-state network. Thanks to a pact known as the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association, operators in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware are now permitted to share liquidity across state lines. At the time of the announcement, interstate platforms were pending final approval and tentatively […]

Key Senator’s Retirement Creates Urgency For NY Online Poker Legislation

April 30, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

The timeline for legalizing online poker, like New York online casino efforts, New York has seemingly gotten a little tighter. Sen. John Bonacic has announced that he won’t seek re-election this fall, ending his tenure of two decades in the NY Senate. Bonacic’s name has appeared many times in these pages as a champion for gaming and […]

Nevada Congresswoman To DOJ: Don’t Use Wire Act To Stop Online Gambling

March 6, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

US Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) is urging the Department of Justice to maintain a narrow interpretation of the Wire Act. Titus penned a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today, reiterating that the federal law applies only to sports betting. Congress enacted the law in 1961 as a tool to combat illegal bookmaking operations typical of organized […]

The Rapid Decline Of Cash Game Traffic On PokerStars: Cause For Concern Or Expected Outcome?

July 22, 2016 | By: Robert DellaFave

Over the past several years, ring games on PokerStars have dried up at an increasingly rapid pace. The latest data from Poker Industry Pro (paywall) via online poker trafficking site, shows that 7-day average cash game traffic on the world’s largest dot-com network has plummeted to a nearly nine year low of approximately 11,500 players, representing […]

Massachusetts Inches Closer To Legalizing Online Lottery

June 24, 2016 | By: Steve Ruddock

Throughout 2016, online gaming proponents have focused on several states considered to be strong candidates for online expansion, namely, New York, California, and Pennsylvania. For the most part, they haven’t been disappointed: New York went one for two, hitting on daily fantasy sports but missing when it came to online poker. Ongoing efforts in California have produced the […]

PokerStars Secures Motion To Dismiss In Long-Running Illinois Loss Recovery Case

March 24, 2015 | By: Amber Hoffman

PokerStars appears to have laid to rest a long-running legal dispute in Illinois after Judge David R. Herndon granted the company’s motion to dismiss a second amended complaint filed by Kelly Sonnenberg and Casey Sonnenberg. Herndon simultaneously dismissed a companion claim brought by separate defendants against Full Tilt. “This is a significant win for PokerStars,” stated lead […]

Boyd CEO Demolishes Myth That Regulated Online Gambling Will Cannibalize Land-Based Casino Revenue

February 17, 2014 | By: Amber Hoffman

Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, has a simple message for those who argue that regulated online gambling revenue will cannibalize (i.e., come directly at the expense of) land-based casino revenue. You’re wrong. That’s the takeaway from Smith’s comments on the performance of the Borgata’s online gambling properties in the New […]

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