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Slim Chance Edwin Erickson’s Online Gambling Bill Passes in 2014

In June, Pennsylvania State Senator Edwin Erickson introduced a bill to legalize online poker. There is still a possibility that Erickson’s bill can be passed this year although it looks very unlikely. California and Pennsylvania are the two states that have been most committed to legalizing online poker this year. Two California lawmakers recently decided to …

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New Research Shows Minors More Vulnerable to Online Gambling Addictions

A recent study from the Society for Truth and Light and Shue University in Hong Kong found that teenagers are at a higher risk of developing online gambling addictions. The new study may prompt the need for stricter regulations to keep minors from accessing online gaming sites. The study confirms findings from Canada based Trulioo …

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Adelson Hires Former GOP Congressman to Join Lobbying Efforts

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has been vigorously lobbying against the legalization of online gambling. He founded the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling less than a year ago, but has already invested large sums of money in his lobbying efforts. Adelson has hired a number of distinguished experts to help spread his message. He recently announced …

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iGambling Lawyer Claims Online Gambling Market Not Possible Without PokerStars

Online gambling analysts have been disappointed with the sluggish growth of the United States online poker industry. Many experts hope that allowing PokerStars to return to the United States would help boost profitability. Jeff Ifrah, an attorney that specializes in Internet gambling law, said that the market can’t grow without PokerStars. Ifrah and many other …

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Forbes Contributor Claims Adelson is Winning the Campaign Against Online Gambling

Sheldon Adelson has spent months lobbying against online gambling. The online gambling community initially dismissed his efforts, because both lawmakers and citizens were becoming more favorable about legalization. However, Forbes contributor Nathan Vardi recently said that Adelson’s campaign to reinstate the Wire Act is gaining support. Adelson spend close to $150 million trying to get …

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Study Shows Social Gaming Doesn’t Lead to Real Money Gambling

Many experts have warned that people using social gaming sites are at an increased risk of becoming gambling addicts. A recent report from the International Social Games Association (ISGA) has disputed those claims. The study was conducted by the Harvest Strategy Group, a company that offers leading accounts receivable solutions. The authors stated that social …

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Pennsylvania Senate Reviews New Online Gambling Bill

Pennsylvania State Senator Edwin Erickson recently submitted a new bill to legalize online gambling in Pennsylvania. The bill has been cosponsored by Senator Bob Mensch. Erickson originally told his colleagues that he was drafting the bill in May. The previous bill would have restricted regulation to online poker. However, the bill has since been revised …

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