Author / Joshua McCarthy

Online Gambling on Personal Academic Achievement Now Available

A new website permits US college students online gambling based on future grade performance.

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Barney Frank Links Online Gambling and the American Way

The long-awaited bill from Barney Frank regulating online gambling was heard today by the House Financial Services Committee, and Frank told the Representatives in attendance the measure is a matter of personal liberty and freedom.

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Online Casino Regulation Markup Finally Arrives

After over a year of hoping for progress on Barney Frank’s bill detailing regulation and licensing for online casinos, Internet gambling patrons will be able to watch markup of the bill on Tuesday.

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US More Like China Than UK Regarding Internet Gambling

News of China’s continuing crackdown on online gambling so resembles US action that the US seems, in this instance more like the totalitarian country than other democracies like the UK.

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UIGEA Hare Has Lead on Online Casino Turtles, For Now

Anti-gambling groups are happy the UIGEA implementation will take effect June 1st, but legislation rendering the online casino ban moot is making slow progress and may give Internet gambling operators the last laugh.

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Rand Paul Destroys Social Conservative Internet Gambling Stance

While the religious wing of the Republican Party pushes for government to legislate against choices they don’t like, such as gaming at Internet casinos, Rand Paul seeks to allow individual liberties and limit government’s influence.

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NY Post Prints Disgraced Professor’s Online Gambling Screed

Some mainstream news outlets haven’t discovered that Professor John Kindt is a tainted source for scientific study of online gambling, resulting in the publication of a New York Post story filled with inaccuracies.

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Tribal Gaming Groups Lobby Against Frank Online Gambling Bill

Anti-gaming special interests like the NFL and church groups are not the only opponents of Barney Frank’s measure to regulate online gambling, as many tribal casino operators are worried about losing exclusivity.

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FBI Preparing UIGEA Online Gambling Case Against Full Tilt?

Circumstantial reports may indicate the US government is preparing its first case using the UIGEA online gambling ban, involving online poker operator Full Tilt.

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Harrah’s Expands Las Vegas Casino Oligarchy

Harrah’s Entertainment, who, along with MGM Mirage, already owns more than two-thirds of Las Vegas Strip casinos, is gambling on adding another property, the Planet Hollywood Casino.

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US Government Officially Delays Online Casino Ban Implementation

After rumors had circulated that the UIGEA compliance date would be pushed back at the last second, the Treasury and Fed did exactly that, delaying the online casino ban another six months.

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UIGEA Online Gambling Payment Ban Pushed Back

Just in the nick of time, word has escaped from highly-placed sources in the financial community that the US Treasury will postpone enactment of the UIGEA rules concerning online gambling payment processing.

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English Courts Deny Kentucky Jurisdiction in Online Gambling Case

Even while the Kentucky online gambling domain case sits before the state Supreme Court, the English High Court has ruled that Kentucky’s seizure order, if upheld, still carries no weight in the UK.

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Sports Betting CEO Accepts Job as Soccer Chief

Ralph Topping, the CEO of sports betting operator William Hill, took on a second job as chairman of soccer’s Scottish Premier League.

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Atlantic City Receives Decent Casino Revenue Report

Casinos in Atlantic City are hopeful the recession is ending for them, after seeing gaming results that show revenue decline slowing significantly.

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Congressmen Urge Treasury to Postpone UIGEA Online Gambling Rules

Seventeen US Representatives signed a letter to the Treasury Department asking that online gambling payment processing bans not be implemented December 1st as scheduled.

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Gambling Law Expert Gives Online Casino Bill Big Odds to Fail

Internet gambling legal authority Toy Cabot told an international conference of gaming insiders that online casino regulatory bills are unlikely to pass through the US Congress.

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Denmark Seizes Online Poker Winnings of Professional

A man whose sole source of support is playing online poker saw his winnings confiscated in a decision by the Supreme Court of Denmark, saying laws against professional gambling apply both to land and Internet.

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Court Ruling Today Continues Beat Down of Delaware Sports Betting

Delaware continued to be beaten like a rug by the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which further refined its decision of last week to allow the state’s sports betting lottery to only offer parlays of three or more teams, and only on NFL teams.

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George Will Speaks Out For Legalizing Online Casinos

Famed conservative thinker George Will comes out for legalized online casinos and Internet poker.

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New Football League Sees No Problem with Sports Betting

Organizers of the new United Football League pooh-poohed NFL claims that gambling is a threat to sports, and said they hope sports betting helps their league as much as it has the NFL.

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Online Poker Regulation Bill Comes to US Senate

A new bill in the US Senate proposes regulation and licensing of online poker, but not all the news is good for Internet gamblers as high taxation lies ahead with legalization.

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