Author / Preston Lewis

Pappas Debates Frank Online Poker Bill on MSNBC

John Pappas spoke in favor of H.R. 2267, Barney Frank’s bill regulating online poker, in a debate on MSNBC.

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Regulation, Not Prohibition, Found as Best Online Gambling Policy

A bipartisan group acknowledged that the UIGEA was flawed by nature and online gambling could best be controlled through regulation.

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Online Casinos Singled Out to Police Deadbeat Dads

An amendment to the Frank bill regulating online casinos requires gaming sites to determine the child support payment status of customers.

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New Hampshire’s New Online Gambling Funding Method Eludes UIGEA

A method being used by the New Hampshire Lottery to give customers funding at its new online gambling site may prove of use to Internet casinos trying to stay clear of UIGEA enforcement.

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Canadian Province Ends Gambling Subsidies for Arts and Culture

Representatives of the British Columbia government told organizers of artistic and cultural events they would no longer be eligible for grants funded by the casino and gambling revenue the province collects.

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First Online Gambling App Comes to iPhone

Betfair is introducing the first online gambling application for iPhones, just in time to take sports betting on the World Cup.

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New Hampshire Senate Pases Casino Bill

The Senate of New Hampshire rejected a House bill raising taxes and instead offered slot machine gambling as a source of revenue to address the budget shortfall.

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Australian Football Star Says He Has Problem with Online Gambling

A football star from down under has gone public with his difficulty in controlling his online gambling and horse race wagering, saying he needs counseling.

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Seminole Gambling Deal’s Enforceability Questioned

A newspaper columnist in Florida reminds readers that the Seminole casino gambling compact relies on the Seminoles to honor their part of the deal, something that has not recently been the case.

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Online Casinos Debate Their Role in Funding Australian Racing

Online casino operators in Australia are resisting the high taxes they pay to subsidize horse racing down under.

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Florida Casino Gaming Deal Unfairly Critiqued by CitizenLink

Evangelical site criticizes Florida casino gambling plan devised by bipartisan effort.

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Iowa Joins List of States Demanding Legalized Sports Gambling

Iowa lawmakers advanced a bill proposing legal sports betting at state casinos, becoming the latest state to attack the federal sports gambling ban.

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Seminole Casino Gambling Rejected as Florida Back to Step One

Florida lawmakers told Seminole leaders no thanks on their proposed casino gambling compact, as the legislature thinks a better deal can be found.

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Las Vegas’ Phil Ruffin Says Regulated Online Casinos Coming

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin says online casinos and Internet gambling will be regulated by the US within the next decade.

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NFL OKs Las Vegas TV Ads, if Casinos and Gambling Left Out

The NFL says it’s perfectly fine with ads for Las Vegas on television broadcasts of its games, as long as the ads don’t feature casinos, gambling, betting, blackjack, slots, poker, or hookers….well, hookers are ok.

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California to Hold Online Gambling Hearings in February

A state senate committee in California will begin hearings in February to examine the options available for intrastate online poker.

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Studies Confirm Problem Gamblers Have Different Brains

Affirming the results of several other surveys, a new UCLA study found that people who have problem gambling issues have physically different brains from the norm.

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NBA Sports Betting Troubles Resurface as Scout Caught Gambling

Despite league efforts to shove the problem out of public sight, a new sports betting scandal arose with the banning of a former Sacramento Kings employee.

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Online Casino Regulation Foreseen on CNBC Financial News

Experts discussing the future of US gaming on CNBC say they think regulated online casinos in the US are only a matter of time.

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Online Casino Company PartyGaming Acquires World Poker Tour

PartyGaming officials kept the online casino company in readiness to re-enter the US gambling market by purchasing the World Poker Tour brand.

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US Lotteries Expand Monster Gambling Jackpot Games

Powerball and Mega Millions, the two biggest lottery jackpot games in the US, have reached agreement to sell each others’ tickets inside what had been exclusive state divisions.

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Playboy Pushes Poker Player Krupa for Dancing Award

Sometime-aspiring poker player Joanna Krupa aims to be the “Dancing with the Stars” champion, with a little help from Playboy.

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