The New Jersey Division of Gaming has officially issued its first fine to an online gambling company. What makes this fine unique is that the Caesars Interactive casino self-reported their violation once they realized it had occurred.
According to NJ Poker Online the $10,000 fine is related to the casino sending emails to 250 people on the state’s self-exclusion list, over a 4 month period. The casino’s back end system caught the glitch, and Caesar’s stepped up to the plate and reported the violation.
Violations of this nature occur in many industries across the board, most often due to a computer glitch or unintentional oversight.
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Regulated online gambling is a bipartisan topic that is both is both strongly supported and vehemently opposed by numerous political power players on each side of the aisle.
While online gambling did not make the ballot of last week’s elections, those elected into office are sure to play a vital role in the likelihood of regulated online gambling being passed in the 47 states where such activity is presently not legal.
As Online Poker Report noted, Massachusetts did have a measure on the ballot that supported land-based gambling expansion, which many feel is directly related to the future of online gambling becoming a larger topic of conversation.
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The negotiations relating to new online gambling laws between Mexico’s National Action Party and the Party of the Democratic Revolution have been ongoing for the last several months.
While the goal was to have the new legislation sent to parliament by late September, the two parties have just come to an agreement.
The gambling legislation in question will create an entirely new framework for both live and online gambling, all of which is designed to decrease money laundering in the nation.
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Recently MGM launched a campaign called, “Let NY Play!” New York would like to be one of the next states to be allowed to legally supply online gambling.
Starting back in September this campaign was mainly pushed via social media giants Facebook and Twitter.
“The group first appeared in early September on Facebook, and late September on Twitter, posting infographics with fairly simple messaging focusing on the availability of online poker and the consumer protections regulated iGaming can provide: My Cousin in Jersey City can play this hand, why can’t I? When you play online poker you shouldn’t have to bet your computer’s safety. You can get almost anything online, except a spot at a poker table,” Bluff.com reports.
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The Gambling Licensing and Advertising Act was set to commence in the UK on October 1st, but the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has had to delay legislation due to an accusation from the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Commission (GBGC).
Gibraltar is challenging the UKGC, claiming that the new legislation is not being put in place for consumer protection but only as a way to generate additional revenue.
On top of the initial £19,500 online casinos must pay for their new license, they must also pay an annual fee of £118,000. In addition, they will be subject to a 15% Point of Consumption tax.
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All 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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While 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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While 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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The 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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While 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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