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New Platform for Tracking Legal, Regulatory Issues in Online Gambling


New Platform for Tracking Legal Regulatory Issues in Online Gambling New Platform for Tracking Legal, Regulatory Issues in Online GamblingOn Monday, the team behind OnlineCasino.info confirmed that it will start using its news blog to track legal and regulatory issues that “affect the international online gambling industry.”

Using the .info domain extension, the recently launched website is primarily focused on providing informative updates on the internet gambling industry at large, including information on regulatory jurisdictions, casino games and online casino operators.

Company spokesperson, Nikolette Lewis, said in a provided statement that “OCinfo makes for the perfect outlet in providing realtime updates on the ever-changing landscape of online gambling regulation and legality.”
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Online Gambling Not Catching On As Quickly As Predicted


Online Gambling Not Catching On As Quickly As Predicted 300x199 Online Gambling Not Catching On As Quickly As PredictedMany believed that 2014 would be the year that many states across the nation would finally adopt some form of legalized online gambling. With the first three states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada hopping on the bandwagon as quickly as they could get all of their ducks in a row last year, many predicted a domino effect of sorts for this year.

Well, those folks are still waiting. So what happened exactly?

There are several things that have delayed the 7 or so states who are seriously considering legalizing online gambling. While many states see the earnings potential in gambling taxes to be quite impressive, others prefer to wait and see how Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey work out kinks in regulation and consumer adoption.

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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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Online Gambling On The Decline In Spain—Or Is it?


Online Gambling On The Decline In Spain—Or Is it Online Gambling On The Decline In Spain—Or Is it?While online gambling has been available for many years, it has only been legal in Spain since 2011. When Spain legalized online gambling, gamblers were only allowed to gamble on regulated online casinos that could be identified by having a “dot-es” domain.

While the goal was to make regulated online casinos easy to identify, a recent study conducted by the CODERE Foundation in Madrid indicates that 43% of online poker players in the country continue to play on non-regulated (aka. non-dot-es) websites.

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Online Gambling’s Impact on Internet Privacy Comes into Focus


Online Gambling’s Impact on Internet Privacy Comes into Focus Online Gambling’s Impact on Internet Privacy Comes into FocusWhen surfing the Internet, we all expect a certain level of anonymity. While we all know that our IP address can be recorded, as well as data gathered from web browsers, we all expect to have much of our personal information protected. In fact, there are many laws in place designed specifically for online consumer privacy. However, online gambling is changing internet privacy once and for all.

In order to offer online gambling, each state must ensure that their approved online gambling sites have built-in security features to ensure that gamblers are both of age, and from within the geographic boundaries of that particular state. While these protocols are essential and logical, it also means that more personal consumer information must be gathered by doing far more than typing an age or address into the appropriate on-screen fields.

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Online Poker Hasn’t Cannibalized Vegas Casinos


Online Poker Hasn’t Cannibalized Vegas Casinos Online Poker Hasn’t Cannibalized Vegas CasinosWith Nevada being the leader of the pack when it comes to brick and mortar casinos, some worried that legalizing online gambling in the state would not generate substantial revenues because locals would rather venture to Las Vegas casinos instead of gaming remotely or from the comfort of their own homes. However, now that the latest online poker numbers are in (for May 2014), it is clear that online gambling is proving to be quite substantial.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board releases revenue data to the public on a monthly basis, and showed that in the month of May online poker contributed an impressive $862,000. While this is only a small portion of the over $970 million generated from live gambling curing the month of May, it was an increase of almost 9%.

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Foxwoods Resort Casino Taps New Casino Marketing Talent


Foxwoods Resort Casino Taps New Casino Marketing Talent 300x270 Foxwoods Resort Casino Taps New Casino Marketing TalentmGamingWatch learned this week that Foxwoods Resort Casino has appointed Franco Pilli to the position of Senior Vice President of Player Development and Casino Marketing.

According to a provided statement from the company’s Mashantucket, Connecticut base, Franco will lead the Player Development staff to ensure organizational goals. He will also be responsible for cultivating the resort’s customer base and further developing business relationships to increase awareness and build customer loyalty.

“With over 25 years of extensive experience in Casino Marketing, Franco is influential throughout the gaming industry,” the statement reads. “He has a proven track record in sales, marketing, and customer satisfaction. Franco has exhibited success in player development, recruiting, special events, and promotions.”
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NJ Regs Begin Reviewing Amaya Gaming Group


NJ Regs Begin Reviewing Amaya Gaming Group NJ Regs Begin Reviewing Amaya Gaming GroupAs we first reported last week, Amaya Gambling from Montreal, Canada has acquired the largest online poker room in the world, Poker Stars. The Isle of Man-based business, operating as the Rational Group Ltd., agreed to be acquired by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. for an estimated $4.9 billion dollars.

Consequently, we have now learned that New Jersey gaming regulators have begun the review process of the company, which is aiming to be licensed for business in Atlantic City before year’s end.

“The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement says Amaya Gaming Group has begun submitting documents required for a determination on whether PokerStars can be licensed in New Jersey,” the Las Vegas Sun reports.
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AGA Comments on iGaming Setback in Massachusetts


AGA Comments on iGaming Setback in Massachusetts 300x227 AGA Comments on iGaming Setback in MassachusettsAs mGamingWatch reported earlier this week, state lawmakers have curtailed – at least temporarily – the momentum of iGaming in the state of Massachusetts.

According to published reports on Monday, Massachusetts will likely not see an online gambling expansion this year.

In response to that move, American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on the casino repeal question:

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Massachusetts Curtails Advancing iGaming Amendment


Massachusetts Curtails Advancing iGaming Amendment 300x225 Massachusetts Curtails Advancing iGaming AmendmentState lawmakers have curtailed – at least temporarily – the momentum of iGaming in the state of Massachusetts.

According to published reports on Monday, Massachusetts will likely not see an online gambling expansion this year.

“The Massachusetts Senate is currently deliberating the state budget and chose to reject State Senator Michael F. Rush’s budgetary amendment that would have allowed the state lottery to expand into certain forms of online gambling,” one local report reads.
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