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Loss of Net Neutrality in U.S. has International Implications

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:55:54 +0000

Asad Mukhtar, a 27-year-old man who is currently employed in Karachi as a cook, is grateful for the free WhatsApp service from his cellphone provider Zong—one of the five largest telecommunications companies in Pakistan, owned by China Mobile. The service “has made communication with my family and friends back home very convenient and I don’t…

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Vegas Hotel Uses Microwaves to Detect Guns, Knives & Bombs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:12:01 +0000

Activate satellite view in Google Maps and head to the Las Vegas strip, and you’ll see it: a strange smattering of Y-shaped buildings. Mandalay Bay. Monte Carlo. Treasure Island. The Mirage. Their blueprints put gambling at the center of everything, funneling visitors past slot machines and card tables whether they’re en route to a show,…

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Senators Still Pursue Online Gambling Ban

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:11:59 +0000

It has been a while since we heard from Senator Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.) about trying to ban online poker in the United States, so I suppose it was about time for him to try to revive his dead horse. Last week, Graham and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D – CA) sent a letter to…

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Illegal Sports Betting is 97% of US Market

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:09:42 +0000

Illegal sports wagering now accounts for an annual US$196bn or 97% of all US sports betting, according to a new analysis by the gambling sector’s leading market data provider, H2 Gambling Capital, exclusively provided to iGaming Business. The £196bn handle (or $10.4bn GGR) calculated for 2016 in H2’s ‘deep dive analysis’ (paywall) is substantially higher…

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Optimism Grows as Sports Betting Case Nears

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:05:45 +0000

It was supposed to be the first of its kind in New Jersey: a lounge at Monmouth Park racetrack where people could legally bet on sports games — just like they do in Las Vegas. Four years after it was built, not a single bet has been placed. The lounge at the Oceanport track has…

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Net Neutrality Repeal a Disaster for Online Gambling

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:40:53 +0000

The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday that would roll back net neutrality, a move that will be welcomed by some telecom giants and internet service providers (ISPs), but which could cause serious problems for the online gambling community. The current net neutrality rules, which were put into place by the Obama administration,…

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Nigerian Congress May Revoke 18 Gaming Licenses

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:47:31 +0000

At least 18 lottery operators have caught the ire of the Nigerian congress for failing to meet their financial obligations to the government. The Daily Post reported that a frustrated Rep. Suleiman Hussaini Kangiwa, chair of the House committee on governmental affairs, is done waiting for these lottery operators to pay their tax duties and…

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US Senators Bring Back Online Gambling Ban

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:25:23 +0000

Advocates of a federal online gambling ban are framing the recent legalization of iGaming in Pennsylvania as a clear signal that the federal government needs to involve itself in gambling at the state level, in a letter sent to the Department of Justice. The letter was co-signed by two of the usual suspects in the…

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Sheldon Adelson Fractures Three Ribs

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:15:12 +0000

Las Vegas Sands Corp said in a statement issued on Monday evening that the group’s 84-year-old chairman Sheldon Adelson (pictured in a file photo) had been forced to miss the Venetian Macao’s 10th anniversary celebration that night following a fall. Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications, said in a statement sent to GGRAsia:…

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Online Casino Games, Poker and Fantasy Sports on Illinois Radar

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:25:32 +0000

Illinois came close to passing online gambling and daily fantasy sports legislation this year, but proposed bills didn’t quite reach the finish line. Rep. Michael Zalewski, who has spearheaded efforts on DFS in the state’s House of Representatives in recent years, talked about the prospects for 2018 on these fronts with Online Poker Report. The…

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New Jersey’s New Governor Supports Casino Expansion

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:50:18 +0000

Democrat Phil Murphy is New Jersey’s next governor, and he’s all about broadening casino locales in the Garden State. The former Goldman Sachs top executive and US Ambassador to Germany easily defeated his Republican challenger, Governor Chris Christie’s (R) right-hand woman, Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno. Murphy’s win might not be the best news for Atlantic…

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Texas Attorney General Says PASPA Unconstitutional

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:52:53 +0000

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has described the US federal sports betting ban as unconstitutional, in a statement published by the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC). The comments were made in relation to the state of New Jersey’s Supreme Court betting case, in which the state is attempting to partially repeal laws under the federal…

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NBA to Congress: Regulate Sports Betting

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:52:33 +0000

The NBA appears to be ready to lobby Congress to legalize and regulate sports betting in the US, a shift in the pro basketball league’s public stance from just a year ago. The NBA publicly talked about its intent to lobby Congress for the “federal framework” it has long espoused at the Sports Betting USA…

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PokerStars Wants to be “First Operator” in Pennsylvania

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:00:48 +0000

It’s still too early to tell how both land-based casinos and online gambling platforms are going to deploy iGaming in Pennsylvania, less than two weeks after the state legalized online poker and casino games. But that didn’t stop PokerStars from broaching the subject, at least in broad terms, in the earnings call for its parent…

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Pennsylvania Regulations Could Inspire New York to Follow

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:44:22 +0000

Online poker advocates are hoping that the legalization of online poker in Pennsylvania will be a catalyst in other states, including Pennsylvania’s northern neighbor, New York. New York is already on everyone’s shortlist of candidates to legalize online poker in 2018 and the Empire State’s odds of passing an online poker bill have likely improved…

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