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New Jersey Wants to Zero Out Unlicensed Online Gambling Sites

New Jersey Wants to Zero Out Unlicensed Online Gambling Sites 300x150 New Jersey Wants to Zero Out Unlicensed Online Gambling SitesAll right, license and registration please. Ok, there was nobody pulled over, but New Jersey wants to pull their gamblers away from unlicensed sites. Apparently, it is starting to work because, according to new polling data from Commercial Intelligence, fewer New Jersey online gamblers are frequenting those sites.

In a follow-up survey conducted in January NJ.com explains that Commercial Intelligence, “Polled 520 New Jersey online gamblers to get a better idea of the habits of the players in the market. What they found was significantly fewer players were using illegal, offshore sites in January.” They continue to say that the percentage of people who used these ‘offshore sites’ dropped from 24% to 16%.”

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Not All States See Online Gambling as a Tax Revenue Goldmine

Not All States See Online Gambling as Tax Revenue Goldmine 300x197 Not All States See Online Gambling as a Tax Revenue GoldmineWhile some states are considering ways to implement regulated online gambling, other states firmly oppose the addition regardless of its potential tax revenues. In a recent article on PokerUpdate, survey results were shared for “likely voters” in South Carolina.

South Carolina is a conservative state, so the comparably conservative findings were not a surprise. Nonetheless, of the 1,000 “likely voters” surveyed, online gambling was opposed by 68%. A similar survey by Palmetto Politics found that 15% surveyed were still undecided, while only 17% supported the idea of legal, regulated online gambling within the state.

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Reality TV Meets The World Of Online Gambling

Reality TV Meets The World Of Online Gambling Reality TV Meets The World Of Online GamblingWhile there are censorship laws that restrict what type of commercial advertising can be aired when it comes to live or online gambling, U.K. TV broadcaster Channel 5 was recently allowed an exception to traditional censorship, Gaming Intelligence reports.

Reality TV show “My Spiral into Debt Hell” features individuals who are experiencing extreme problems with debt. In a recent episode, they featured an online gambler who ran up so much gambling debt that he lost everything—his home, his job, and his family.

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Nevada Gaming Commission to Get a New Chairman

Nevada Gaming Commission to Get a New Chairman Nevada Gaming Commission to Get a New ChairmanThe Nevada Gaming Commission will soon have a new chairman.

The current Chairman Peter Bernhard, who has led the body for 13 years, plans to resign today in Las Vegas, having served longer than any previous chairman.

“Las Vegas physician Tony Alamo Jr., a member of the commission since 2008, was named chairman by Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday,’ the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

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Online Casino Ads by Paddy Power Banned In The UK

Online Casino Ads by Paddy Power Banned In The UK 300x168 Online Casino Ads by Paddy Power Banned In The UKWhile creative online marketing is allowed in just about every industry in the UK, it is frowned upon within the gambling industry.

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has provided Irish-based online gambling site Paddy Power with many warnings about their methods of advertising. They have even gone as far as to ban some of their advertisements—such as their infamous advertising campaign that made a joke of domestic violence.

Even after many warnings, Paddy Power did not listen or learn—and has since had an additional ad banned. Their “Stick One On It” TV commercial was found by the UK Advertising Standards Authority to link gambling and seduction together in an irresponsible manner and therefore was banned.

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Will California Be Next to Legalize Online Gambling?

Will California Be Next to Legalize Online Gambling 300x211 Will California Be Next to Legalize Online Gambling?With Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada firmly entrenched among the early state adopters of legalized online gambling, the big question remains which state will be next to join the party?

The answer, most industry watchers believe, lies out West.

While many states are at least weighing the pros and cons of the revenue they can generate from gambling tax, implementing and regulating online gambling is no small feat.

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Texas Gov. Talks Tough on Online Gambling

Texas Gov. Talks Tough on Online Gambling Texas Gov. Talks Tough on Online GamblingOnline gaming firms and casino marketers may not want to get their hopes up about Texas.

As it turns out, everything is bigger in Texas – including opposition to real-money online and mobile gambling.

Unlike other U.S. governors and state legislatures, where the issue of online gambling appears to be winning more favor, Governor Rick Perry is steadfast in his view.

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Will Pennsylvania Be The Next State To Legalize Online Gambling?

 Will Pennsylvania Be The Next State To Legalize Online Gambling?Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey are all seeing a significant increase in their gambling revenue made possible by the addition of online gambling.

The additional revenue that online gambling has the potential to generate has many states such as California and Illinois weighing the pros and cons. But many believe that Pennsylvania may be next.

Even though not all states are generating the revenue they hoped for, all three states where online gambling is legal are now raking in millions in revenue. It is this impressive earnings potential that has Pennsylvania taking notice. Currently Pennsylvania is looking at being around $1 billion dollars short of their annual budget, so online gambling-related taxes could help to close the gap.

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Legalizing Marijuana More Popular Than Legalizing Online Gambling

Legalizing Marijuana More Popular Than Legalizing Online Gambling 300x182 Legalizing Marijuana More Popular Than Legalizing Online GamblingMany states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and more are becoming receptive to legalizing marijuana for recreational use too. So far only Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana for regulated recreational use.

While legalizing marijuana is a hot topic of debate, so is the legalization of online gambling.

In 2011 a 1961 law that regulated gambling, was amended to allow individual states to regulate their own online gambling. So far Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada have legalized online gambling, which is now producing millions of dollars in revenue from gambling taxes. This has many other states taking notice and considering allowing online gambling too.

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Regulations Making Online Casinos ‘Safer,’ Say Experts

Regulations Making Online Casinos ‘Safer’ Say Experts 300x269 Regulations Making Online Casinos ‘Safer,’ Say ExpertsOnline casinos have encountered some roadblocks recently, as consumers have become reluctant to use them in response to concerns that these platforms are not safe to use, especially because they lack regulations.

After the PokerStars scam came crashing down, it has been difficult to build up the reputation of online casinos, including those who have no affiliation with the company that openly stole from its customers.

However, increased regulations have made it safer for customers to use these online casinos today. In addition, because many people have started using online banking and other online monetary services, it has become more and more acceptable to gamble online (where legally permissible to do so, of course).

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