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Will Pennsylvania Pass Online Gambling Bill Before California?

Lawmakers from four states plan to introduce legislation to legalize online gambling in 2015. Most industry pundits believe California will be the next state to legalize some form of online gambling, but some experts believe that Pennsylvania may precede them. Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf ran on online gambling in the November elections and plans to …

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Canadian Authorities Investigating Amaya Gaming

Earlier this week, Canadian authorities executed search warrants at Amaya Gaming headquarters in Quebec.  The search was jointly conducted by the Canadian Federal Police and Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the Canadian financial regulator reported Forbes. The reason for the search was initially unknown. AMF spokesman Sylvain Théberge first stated that the agency couldn’t provide …

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GOP Lawmakers Rebel Against Adelson Online Gambling Ban

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has donated over $100 million to GOP lawmakers to support a bill to ban online gambling. However, the chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation is facing opposition from some of the same politicians that he lobbied for. The Tea Party base is particularly opposed to his bill. Tea Party …

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Yahoo! Closes Online Gambling Portal Over Security Concerns

Yahoo! announced that it had launched a play money online gambling platform early last month. Many experts speculated that Yahoo! might begin allowing players to compete for real money in Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and other states that plan to legalize online gambling. Online gambling pundits were taken aback when Yahoo! announced that it was …

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Pennsylvania Expected to Legalize Online Poker by 2017

Pennsylvania casinos were outperforming their competitors in New Jersey for several years. However, online gambling appears to have given Atlantic City casinos an edge, because they have generated more revenue than Pennsylvania casinos for two months in a row. Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering leveraging their own casino industries by offering online gambling. Financial analysts believe …

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Pennsylvania Expected to Legalize Online Gambling in 2015

Pennsylvania lawmakers have debated regulating online gambling for the past several years. Many experts have been skeptical that they would make any progress, but recent statements indicate they are likely to pass an online gambling bill within the next year. William Thomas, Executive of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, maintains that online gambling would be …

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Pennsylvania Considering Online Gambling to Boost Casino Revenues

Pennsylvania began offering casino and race track gambling in 2004. The state led the nation’s casino industry for several years, but revenues have started to decline. Gambling experts in Pennsylvania feel that the state should legalize online gambling to stimulate the struggling industry. Pennsylvania casino executives point out that New Jersey casinos have started to …

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Professional Poker Players Eligible to Receive Full Tilt Refunds

The Garden City Group has issued refunds to over 30,000 former Full Tilt players. Some former players have still been waiting for further updates before filing for refunds. On April 16, the claims administrator stated that it needed approval from the Department of Justice before issuing payments for professional poker players. The GCC recently confirmed …

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Newsweek Commenters Show Public Skepticism to Adelson Argument

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has spent over $1 million lobbying against online gambling. Newsweek contributor Leah McGrath Goodman recently published an article on the state of the online gambling industry. Goodman’s post was clearly slanted against the online gambling industry. She referenced Adelson’s role in trying to ban online gambling and argued all companies …

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