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Time Running Down for Illinois Gambling Expansion

Tuesday, 28th May 2013

As the state’s nearly $100 billion pension deficit suggests, Illinois lawmakers don’t have a problem putting things off. But with a firm deadline approaching in the form of the end of the current legislative session, proponents of expanded gambling are about to be forced to act, or wait for the

Ohio Takes Aim at So-Called Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Monday, 27th May 2013

Ohio is the latest state to seeks a legislative solution to the issue of Internet sweepstakes cafes. According to a report in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio lawmakers have agreed on a bill that would rewrite state laws to effectively shut down the estimated 600 Internet cafes that offer a form

Online Gambling Will be Boon to Atlantic City, According to Wall Street Analysts

Sunday, 26th May 2013

It is no secret that Atlantic City is not exactly booming. For six consecutive years, revenue there has been on a steady decline. Its newest casino, the $2.4 billion Revel, just exited from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And to top it all off, last fall the city, along with the rest

After Two Years, Full Tilt Remittance Still Not Coming Anytime Soon

Saturday, 25th May 2013

If there is anything to be said about the US-based online poker players who held accounts on Full Tilt Poker, it is that they are an incredibly patient group of people. Players who had money on Full Tilt Poker have had those funds frozen for just over two years now,

Illinois Governor and Chicago Mayor Said to be at Odds Over Gambling

Friday, 24th May 2013

Two of the top Democrats in the state of Illinois are said to be at odds over the issue of expanded casino gambling. Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have not spoken to one another in nearly two weeks over differing opinions about a casino expansion bill known

Revel Atlantic City Comes Out of Chapter 11

Thursday, 23rd May 2013

Revel is Atlantic City’s newest casino and is also among its worst-performing in terms of revenue, a fact that the management of the property hopes will change now that the casino has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Having only filed for bankruptcy in late March, the quick emergence can

Online Gambling Must Wait In Line Behind Pension Reform, Illinois Governor Says

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn threw some cold water on those hoping to see online gambling regulation come to the state with his announcement that pension reform is an immutable precursor to any sort of gambling expansion. Pension reform a must-do, says Quinn Quinn has previously indicated that he viewed pension

Caesars Online Poker Launch Rumored to be Impending

Tuesday, 21st May 2013

While officials are publicly cautious regarding any timeline for the launch of their real-money online poker product in the US, insiders are suggesting that the launch could come as early as this week. No formal timeline from Caesars During a recent media conference call for the 2013 World Series of

Duke Denies Having Access to Cheat Mode on Ultimate Bet

Monday, 20th May 2013

Poker pro Annie Duke has issued a second statement concerning her access to the “cheat” function of Ultimate Bet’s software, denying in no uncertain terms that she at any time used or was even aware of such a function. Ultimate Bet became infamous after it was revealed that company insiders

New Jersey Prepares to Publish Regulations for Online Gambling

Sunday, 19th May 2013

Online gambling in the Garden State took one step closer to becoming a reality with this week’s announcement from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement that regulations governing NJ’s online gambling industry will be published on June 3rd. The DGE is the primary regulator for online gambling activity in