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Added: June 19, 2017
Truth be told, you may not even have noticed or heard anything about a rather unexpected turn of events with respect to legal online casino action and legal online gambling sites. Get this: the industry shattering news comes from the state of Illinois.
Yes, it is certainly true that the state of Illinois has been making headline news as of late with the out of control state budget, political corruption, record homicides in the city of Chicago and such. Yet despite all of that, there is some good news coming out of the Illinois Senate.
It is reported that the ...
Added: June 12, 2017
You don’t have to look very far to notice that the world of gambling, both online as well as brick and mortar based is in the midst of some rather interesting changes. And understand that these changes involve much more than a switch to online gambling sites versus the traditional land based casinos.
Note that in large part these up and coming changes are being put in place in order to appeal to a larger casino player base. You see, the traditional casino games offered are in fact no so appealing to the younger generations.
That means that casino ...
Added: June 5, 2017
There is something of a test case if you will about to take place in the state of New Jersey. Recall that of all the states in the U.S., it is the state of New Jersey that has been at the forefront of advancing legal online gambling sites and online casinos.
What is new is that one of the existing casinos in New Jersey is looking to take this one step further. In this case, the gambling site is none other than that of Atlantic City Resorts Casino. The rather bold move by Atlantic City Resorts is a new ...
Added: May 29, 2017
Perhaps you will not be surprised to learn that there are a number of “big name” online casino operators that are eager to tap into the New Jersey online gambling market. This makes sense when you remember that the state of New Jersey has proved to be an astounding online gambling success story.
In fact, year after year since the initial launch of legal online casino action back in 2013, the numbers have been steadily increasing. In other words, the New Jersey Department of Revenue is benefiting as are the New Jersey online casino players themselves.
Naturally, this sort of ...
Added: May 22, 2017
As you probably know, the topic of legal online casino action is currently being hotly debated in the Pennsylvania legislature. For the record, this back and forth on both sides of the aisle are all about HB 271 that would legalize online gambling sites in Pennsylvania.
That is the background. Now for the really interesting part of this debate. None other than Pennsylvania Senator Mario Scavello let on that in his opinion HB 271 could in fact allow for entities other than existing Pennsylvania brick and mortar casinos to apply for the online gambling licenses.
Now do understand, the language ...
Added: May 15, 2017
Perhaps you are aware that there is an effort underway in the state of Pennsylvania to legalize online casino action. Note that to date there has been what looks to be definitive progress with the proposed legislation. Yet as you are about to learn, this supposedly proactive online gambling legislation contains language that could prove to be a fatal flaw.
Following is what this is all about. As it stands now, the Pennsylvania House Bill number 271 only just recently made it through a Senate with a definitive margin of 13 to 1. In other words, all signs to date ...
Added: May 8, 2017
Wobble so much that it could in fact turn out to upend and spell the end of what looked to a promising path for legal online casino action in the state of Michigan. Following is what this is all about.
As you may already know there was a legislative Bill in play in Michigan, the Lawful Internet Gaming Act. Many online gambling pundits have commented this could be a significant step forward for statewide legal online casino action. However, as it turns out there are some recently identified issues with the Bill that could prove fatal.
The first such issue ...
Added: May 1, 2017
You are most likely well acquainted with the story of New Jersey and the state’s unwavering commitment to bring legal online casino action to state residents. Recall back in late 2012 into 2013 it was none other than “my way or the highway” Governor Chris Cristie that made online gambling a reality for New Jersey.
You probably recall all of the naysayers back then that were quite quick to stand up and denounce this action. Remember that even brick and mortar casinos were not so enamored of the whole idea. Yet, take a look at the story in New ...
Added: April 24, 2017
If you are any sort of fan of online casino action at all, chances are you are least familiar with online gambling site terms and conditions that specify the rules and regulations for wagering, deposits, withdrawals and such. Yet, the reality is that quite a number of online casino players merely glance over this sort of thing, even when asked to agree to those Terms to sign up for online casino action.
The result is that a number of online casino players completely miss language that specifies in detail how wagering under bonus conditions is supposed to proceed. You see ...
Added: April 17, 2017
As you already know, the topic of legal online gambling is noticeably more popular since the arrival of the New Administration in the form of President Trump. The topic of legal online gambling sites is now being actively debated in locations that were previously not so enamored with the concept. One such location is none other than the state of Texas.
You may be familiar with an oft heard saying down in Texas that goes something like “…everything is bigger in Texas…”. If that is even close to being true, a new debate that suddenly popped up in the Texas ...
Added: April 10, 2017
In a rather surprising bit of a news, a new Bill addressing legal online gambling sites only recently made its appearance. Shockingly to many industry observers this newly proposed legislation, HB 3067 to be exact, was presented in a West Virginia legislative session. That’s right, HB 3067 is a West Virgina Bill to legalize online gambling action.
As you probably know, the state of West Virginia is not often considered a hotbed of gambling site debates one way or the other. Nevertheless, this Bill is most definitely for real. For the record, note that HB 3067 is sponsored by ...
Added: April 3, 2017
Sometimes it seems as if the name Sheldon Adelson is more like the proverbial bad penny. As in, it never seems to go away. Yes, Sheldon Adelson is yet again making news in the legal online casino world. However, this time around the news turns out to be rather good. At least for proponents of legal online casino action in the United States.
Recall that Sheldon Adelson, the Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation out in Nevada has been on a personal mission since way back in 2013. His stated mission is to do whatever it takes ...
Added: March 27, 2017
There is a relatively new question that is making its way in and around the online gambling world. The question is about competition or more to the point, what could best be described as “fair competition”. Following is what this is all about.
You are certainly aware of the incredible advances in technology over the past few decades. One such advance that is turning heads all over the online gambling world is that of so-called artificial intelligence. In other words, will there come a day when the computers and more importantly the software behind your favorite online casino games reach ...
Added: March 20, 2017
Of course you know full well that along with a new year and a new President there looks to be a new optimism in many state legislatures around the U.S. regarding action on legalizing online gambling. One such state is Pennsylvania. There, Pennsylvania State Senator Jay Costa makes it quite clear that this time around he strongly believes online gambling legalization will finally pass all the hurdles and become the law of the land.
You may well recall that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives twice passed such legislation. Interestingly, the House passed the legislation once on its own and ...
Added: March 13, 2017
If you have been paying attention, you must have noticed that since the New Year rolled around, a number of states around the country have clearly decided to take on the issue of legal online casino action. Yet that being said, none of them have attempted to go about it in the manner that a rather forward thinking group of Representatives are attempting.
Here is what this is all about. Note that this is taking place in the state of New Hampshire of all places, not exactly the hotbed of online gambling site controversy to be sure. Anyway, you may ...