Still No Action On Black Friday Poker Account Repayments

The US Department of Justice took action in 2011 on what became known as Black Friday to poker players, but a settlement with the owners of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker wasn’t reached until late 2012.  The settlement included a $731 million fine for the poker companies, while poker players were owed the remaining $184 […]
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Vernon City Council Wants Larger Share Of Casino Revenue From BCLC

The city of Vernon is taking a stand against the BCLC for what it describes as an unfair revenue sharing agreement.  As the BCLC shifts its attention to promoting online gambling, revenues at offline casinos are falling, which is costing host communities funds to finance local services. In 2012, the BCLC reported record high profits […]
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Legal Challenges Delay Sportsbetting Reform In New Jersey & Canada

New Jersey will go to an appeals court this week to challenge prohibitions against the state’s intentions to legalize sportsbetting at Atlantic City casinos.  A similar legal battle is occurring in Canada, where a bill that would authorize single game bets remains stalled by political gamesmanship. In New Jersey, the court case revolves around what […]
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Daniel Negreanu Remains At Top Of WSOP Player Of Year Leaderboard

The 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is half over, but Canadian favourite Daniel Negreanu remains on top of the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard.  However, Negreanu’s hold on the top spot is challenged by two rising stars in the tournament. Negreanu was the first major poker champion in the 2013 season by winning […]
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Ontario Horseracing Industry In Turmoil

The Ontario horseracing industry paid the largest price for the OLG gaming modernization strategy, which is costing rural Ontarians money and a lucrative way of life.  Premier Kathleen Wynne named herself Minister of Agriculture to repair financial damages to rural Ontario, but the Ontario Federation of Agriculture says the government still isn’t doing enough. Mark […]
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New Jersey Sportsbetting Case Returns To Court In June

The case for legalized sportsbetting in New Jersey will hit the courts again at the end of the month as the Garden State challenges a 1992 federal ban on sportsbetting.  The US Department of Justice and the major North American sports leagues filed court documents dated for June 26 in the US Court of Appeals […]
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PokerStars Appeals Atlantic Club Purchase Rejection

PokerStars is unwilling to let go of its plans to enter the New Jersey online gambling market.  The global online poker room submitted a bid to purchase the near bankrupt Atlantic Club casino in New Jersey, which was ultimately rejected due to concerns over PokerStars’ grey history with US gambling laws. Nevertheless, the company is […]
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New Jersey Sets June 29 Deadline To Select Internet Gambling Sites

New Jersey legalized online gambling within its jurisdiction earlier this year, but the internet casinos aren’t expected to go live until at least late October.  However, the New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division announced today that all Atlantic City casinos must enter into preliminary internet gambling deals with operators no later than June 29. When New […]
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Ottawa Senators Owner Faces Off With Mayor Over Casino

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, one of the most vocal supporters for an OLG-backed casino in the region, is demanding the Rideau Carlton Raceway as the only location under consideration to host the gambling facility.  But the mayor’s demands drew the wrath of Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who is demanding the Scotiabank Place remain in […]
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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill On Hold Until 2015

Pennsylvania Representative Tina Davis introduced an online gambling bill to the state legislature two months ago.  Davis and her supporters described the proposal as necessary to remain competitive with neighbouring New Jersey and Delaware, which already legalized online gambling. However, the Pennsylvania House Committee on Gaming Oversight decided to postpone all debate on the online […]
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