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Gov. skeptical of gaming expansion

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 29, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (172)

Lawmakers pushing to expand gambling in Illinois hope the third time is a charm with a more finely tuned proposal that could make Illinois the fourth state to allow Internet gaming.

The latest proposal includes some familiar ideas: five new casinos, including one in Chicago; thousands of slot machines, includin...

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Cantor accuses William Hill of poaching trade secrets.

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (95)

The sometimes nasty legal battle that Cantor Gaming launched two years ago against former executive Joseph Asher has now extended to arch rival William Hill plc.

In a lawsuit filed earlier this month in Clark County District Court, Cantor charged that William Hill had deliberately poached tra...

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Boris Becker is the new face of

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (99)

24 May 2013


Online casino, poker and sportsbetting provider has signed up six-time Grand Slam tennis singles champion and Olympic gold medalist Boris Becker to serve as its brand ambassador.

The five-year agreement will see the well-known German feature at the centre of the company’s marketing efforts as l...

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PowerBall Jackpot Winner

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 27, 2013 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (178)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Powerball Jackpot Winner! There were 3 jackpot winners in the Saturday, May 25, 2013 Powerball drawing: 1 from Delaware, 1 from Florida, and 1 from Louisiana. The winners will equally share the $50 million jackpot prize. More details to follow after the winners come forward to claim their prizes.


Will VISA allow processing in legal gambling states?

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 26, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (100)

Credit cards issued in the US are the least approved deposit methods for online casino accounts. Usually when a U.S credit card is used for online gambling purposes, the card is declined and blocked automatically. However, some Internet casinos manage to accept these cards without being detected. With internet gambling being now...

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Nevada license for GambleID

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (94)

American technology development and integration services provider GambleID LLC has announced that it has become the 23rd firm to receive an interactive gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Commission.

GambleID revealed that the Class 2 service provider authorisation will allow it to provide licensed gambling operators and their partners in Nevada with...

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Online betting finds its feet in France but poker continues to suffer

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (89)

Activity and gross gaming revenues in France’s online gaming and betting market have switched around dramatically in the past few months, Jean-Francois Vilotte, president of the French regulatory authority ARJEL, has revealed in an interview with the French newspaper Les Echos.


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Rakuten enters strategic alliance with Yapital

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)


E-commerce platform Rakuten has entered a strategic alliance with Yapital, a cross-channel payment solution.

As a result, Rakuten will expand its payment portfolio to include a cashless, cross-channel payment method and will enable its customers to pay with Yapital.


The two companies have revealed plans to maintain a clo...

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WPT Enterprises teams up withTransGaming

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (175)


Global poker tournaments organiser and promoter World Poker Tour (WPT) Enterprises Incorporated has partnered with social video games developer TransGaming Incorporated to launch a new WPT-branded title on GameTree TV for the Freebox Revolution.

WPT Enterprises is a subsidiary of Gibraltar-based online casino and po...

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CVC Capital Partners abandons Betfair

Posted by Robert Dowling on May 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (107)

The Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has abandoned its bid to purchase Sports betting exchange Betfair saying a failure to agree a price and a strategy. The news comes shortly after it was reported that Betfair had rejected an improved 950 pence a share bid proposal from CVC, the largest shareholder in Fo...

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