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Utah Battles Underage Online Gambling


Utah Battles Underage Online Gambling 255x300 Utah Battles Underage Online GamblingRepublican U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah is doing everything he can to try to keep online gambling from continuing in their state. In 2011, the Department of Justice permitted online gambling in the state of Utah.

Why is this such a big concern? Well apparently, there has been a slew of underage online gambling going on throughout the state. TheHill.com quotes what Chaffetz told Newsweek, “I am afraid that if we don’t move quickly and get some decent regulations in place, which we really don’t have right now, it will be too late to stop it from reaching all the states.” Cheffetz was really concerned about “slots for tots” or gambling sites that have games that may appeal to children. “Many parents already can see how easy it is for a kid to get addicted to a video game that does not involve money. You put them on the internet and they are gambling with money, now you have a real problem.”

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PayPal Takes Aim at Online Gambling


PayPal Takes Aim at Online Gambling PayPal Takes Aim at Online GamblingGuess what, folks? There might be a new addition to the online casino world in the US. That new addition would be none other than, the payment site you eBayers know and love, PayPal.

According to cardschat.com, the online gambling market has been trying to get this powerhouse payment site to join on for a while. This very well may be a reality as Online Poker Report’s author Chris Grove tweeted, “Sources tell OPR that PayPal will start processing regulated US online #gambling payments in coming months. Handful of operators to start.”

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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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India Wants to Hit the Ground Rummy-ing!


India Wants to Hit the Ground Rummy ing 300x182 India Wants to Hit the Ground Rummy ing!Rummy has been taken to a new level in India, and their Supreme Court judges are not happy in the least. According to Online-casinos.com, “The Court will decide whether the online card games conform to existing laws that strictly prohibit any form of gambling.”

Is Rummy really a form of gambling though? People trying to keep these web pages in India alive were arguing that question. Online-casinos.com answered that question too. “The argument lies in the game being primarily skill rather than just chance.” So if it is a game of skill, how is it considered gambling? Mainly because the exchange of money is involved.

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Online Gambling Becoming a Catfight


Online Gambling Becoming a Catfight 300x200 Online Gambling Becoming a CatfightOK, I want a clean fight. No blows below the belt, and most of all no hair pulling!

There is a battle going on in our government that is as divided as the Jets and the Sharks – the battle over the continuation of legalized online gambling on one side and the abolishment of it on the other.

Now the disagreement has escalated so much that some Vegas companies are stepping in and providing more than just their two cents, but the full weight of their pocketbooks. According to VegasINC, “The proposed ban, contained in a measure championed by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), has helped trigger hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending from the gaming industry. One side, led by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, is in favor of the prohibition. Others, including Caesars Entertainment, are fiercely opposed.”

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New Jersey Online Gambling Profits are Moving on Up


New Jersey Online Gambling Profits are Moving on Up 300x200 New Jersey Online Gambling Profits are Moving on UpLook out folks, New Jersey is going up! On the next floor we have gambling revenue from online poker and online gambling, please watch your step while exiting the elevator!

In July, New Jersey raised its revenue back up to the $10mm mark. In Onlinepokerreport.com, Chris Grove notes that, according to the figures released from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, “The state’s regulated poker rooms and casino sites generated total revenue of $10.07mm during July.” That’s definitely up from the $9.5mm made in June.

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Philippines Bill to Protect Minors from Online Gambling


Philippines Bill to Protect Minors from Online Gambling 300x212 Philippines Bill to Protect Minors from Online Gambling According to PokerUpdate, lawmakers in the Philippines have proposed new igaming regulations that would result in pretty significant fines for those who make it possible for minors to access online gambling sites and wager real money.

Rep. Samuel Pagdilao, an Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) member, is leading the charge for reform, seeking a 5 to 10-year jail term or fines of up to 10 million pesos ($230,000) for licensees who “knowingly allow those underage to gamble online.”

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Success in The World of Online Gambling Will Take a Community Effort


Success In The World Of Online Gambling Will Take a Community Effort 300x200 Success in The World of Online Gambling Will Take a Community EffortAs many new countries around the globe legalize online gambling and sports betting, a need emerges for improved software and online gaming applications. Being that online gambling is still a fairly new sub-industry within the world of live physical gambling and betting, there is still ample opportunity for new industry leaders to emerge in this genre of gaming.

It is for this reason that FreeBets has just launched a new interactive series geared towards the major players in the gambling industry. SBC News reports the series is called “Talking Mobile,” and is an ongoing Q&A between industry leaders with the hopes to improve software development and the overall success for online apps, and gambling and sports betting websites.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming


Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming4 Here’s What Happened This Week in mGamingHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

New Jersey, it goes without saying, remains one of just three states that regulates online gambling in the US. In the Garden State, however, mobile gambling is growing particularly fast on iOS. For the gaming companies that have cultivated their presence on iOS, this investment continues to pay off.

One of the many advantages to online and mobile sports betting is that gamers can quickly and easily place their bets from anywhere with Internet access—even when on the go.

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Have Ohio Casinos Hit Their Peak Saturation Levels?


Have Ohio Casinos Hit Their Peak Saturation Levels 300x225 Have Ohio Casinos Hit Their Peak Saturation Levels?With so many states weighing the pros and cons of adding online gambling to their state, it is easy to forget that live gambling is still fairly new in some states—such as Ohio.

Ohio only dipped its toes into the gambling pool in 2009 with hopes of generating over $140 billion in revenue (from which the gambling taxes would be used to fund education and community programs).

While the expectations were high for the first  four live casinos in Ohio, the success has been lacking. In 2013 they only generated a combined $821 million, and 2014 is expected to be less than that. So the question that comes to mind is whether saturation within Ohio has been reached, or if adding online gambling to the mix will create additional revenue?

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