Scientific Games Corporation appoints Shawn Dennis

Global gambling products and services giant Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it has appointed experienced executive Shawn Dennis to serve as its new Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer. Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corporation...

Key NY Assemblyman Pretlow hints at Online Poker support

Assemblyman J.Gary Pretlow, who heads the New York Assembly’s Racing and Wagering Committee, hinted that he is willing to support the effort to legalize online poker in New York in an interview with the...

Casino bill in Virginia fails yet again; Bingo, poker move forward

Democratic Senator L. Louise Lucas has tried to introduce legislation that would see casino gaming come to the state of Virginia several times, but each time failed to see her proposals move forward. On...

Regulators warning Florida card rooms, “Change the way games are played”

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has started to issue warning letters to card rooms at Florida parimutuels, telling them that the card games currently being played are too much like...

Absolute Poker founder pleads not guilty in federal court

Scott Tom, founder and co-owner of Costa Rica-based Absolute Poker, arrived in the U.S. from Barbados Thursday to face money laundering and UIGEA charges. Scott, a resident of Antigua, pleaded not guilty to the...

Oregon Legislators look to close all commercial poker rooms in the state

All of Oregon’s commercial poker rooms could be headed toward closure if the Senate and Gov. Kate Brown sign onto a bill that was passed in the Oregon House last Thursday. HB 2190 (.pdf)...

Poker, online casinos officially banned in Australia

Online poker players in Australia saw their hopes for a fully legal game dashed yesterday. The Senate passed a modified version of the Internet Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 on August 9 which includes a...

DOJ and NFL have argued that sports betting is skill-based

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL oppose legalized sports betting, but that may change in the near future for the business that generated a whopping $7.2 billion in national revenue in 2014. The argument is...

Pennsylvania online casino hearings; one of two concluded–Abboud visits his ‘plague’ on committee

Pennsylvania has a $2.3 billion budget deficit. Neighboring states are increasing casino competition. These two things have brought Representatives Payne and Hershey to the decision that online gambling may be a way to gain...

Possible changes to Australian iGambling laws could spell trouble for major poker brands

Earlier this year the Australian Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge, announced that he would be introducing legislation to amend the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 to remove any loopholes that currently allowed operators...

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