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Massachusetts Compromise Casino Bill Blocked by Governor

Massachusetts lawmakers succeeded in crafting a compromise casino gambling bill, but Governor Deval Patrick says he won’t sign the law unless it is more limited.

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US Moves to Exclude Online Poker Sites Operating Before Bill

One of the provisions attached during markup of the Frank online poker regulation bill requires operators receiving licensing to be free from violations of previous gaming law, including the UIGEA.

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Tea Party Success Could Translate to Online Casino Freedoms

Voters backing Tea Party candidates are showing politicians they want less government intrusion, a shift that should greatly benefit fans and operators of online casinos.

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New Jersey Asserting States’ Rights in Online Casino Discussion

New Jersey is steaming ahead on its plans to license online casinos, regardless of if or when federal action takes place.

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Problem Gambling Reactions Caused by Brain Chemistry

Dopamine production in problem gambling victims is similar in close-but-no-cigar losses to that following wins, illustrating further proof that compulsive gambling derives from imbalanced brain chemistry rather than gaming proliferation.

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Macau Surpasses Las Vegas as Wynn Opens Casino, May Move Base

The potential move of the Wynn Resorts casino headquarters from Las Vegas to Macau may cement the Asian gambling region as the world’s gaming capitol.

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Online Gambling Only Part of Religious Fascism as Jolie is Target

Focus on the Family fanatics, not satisfied with trying to limit the freedom of US residents in regard to online gambling, are also telling Angelina Jolie how her daughter should be raised.

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Florida Seminole Casino Gambling Deal May Be Near

Florida lawmakers are close to a compromise deal with the Seminole Tribe which would give exclusive table gambling and partially exclusive slots to tribal casinos.

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Ontario Official Says Province Should Join Online Casino Wave

The new head of the Ontario lottery wants to consider online casino games to protect and increase revenue.

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Casinos Propose Online Poker Deal with California

A new proposal by a casino group to tempt lawmakers in California into licensing intrastate online poker offers the state hundreds of millions in annual revenue.

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German Internet Casino Ban May Crumble Internally

The first German state to withdraw from the national ban on online casinos will aolmost certainly not be the last.

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Court Says California Must Allow Tribal Casino Gambling Expansion

Some California tribal casinos will be able to add new slot games without paying stiff new state taxes, according to a court decision.

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Delaware Down and Out as Court  Won’t Hear Sports Betting Case

The likely last chance for Delaware’s full sports betting program to be able to legally proceed was denied as the US court of appeals responsible refused to rehear the case.

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Tribal Casinos May See Change from Bush Policies

The US government is considering dropping its requirement that tribal gambling and casinos be located within short distances from reservations.

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China’s Visa Limits for Macau Casino Gambling Eased, Says Wynn

Casino operator Steve Wynn told reporters that the Chinese government is allowing its citizens to visit the gambling enclave of Macau three times as frequently as earlier in the year.

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Frank Online Gambling Bill Not Likely to See 2009 Review

After several hopeful dates were missed, it’s becoming apparent that Barney Frank’s bill proposing regulation of online gambling will have to wait a while longer before committee review.

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Delaware Working on Instituting NFL Parlay Sports Betting

With NFL parlay betting the only sports betting available to it, Delaware is rushing to be ready to implement the system by Thursday’s NFL season start.

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Iowa Problem Gambling Treatment Shows Outstanding Results

Iowa has done a superb job in treating people suffering from problem gambling, according to a university survey.

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Internet Poker Site Founder Murdered in Suspected Hit

A groundbreaking innovator in the world of Internet poker and online gambling was found murdered at a home he owned in Sweden.

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Reno Casino Tries Electronic Poker Tables

Electronic poker tables which speed up play and avoid dealer errors were installed by a casino in Reno eager to try a new product with uneven response in earlier testing.

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Illinois Adds Online Gambling to Gaming Repertoire

Illinois adds forms of online gambling to the state’s legalized gaming, even though the US Department of Justice somehow claims all Internet gambling is illegal.

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Problem Gambling Researchers Use Rats to Duplicate Human Gambling

Researchers at a Canadian university have found that rats can mirror human gambling behavior, which can help isolate causes of problem gambling and effective treatments for the disorder.

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