J Todd takes his regular mid-winter trek to the United Kingdom in search of the London Affiliate Conference, having fun, cutting up, and acting completely unprofessional! Also, major industry news from Washington, D.C. and Caesars Entertainment.
This week the U.S. Department of Justice responds to legal papers filed by two "Black Friday" defendants claiming online poker is a skill game. Also, residents of New Jersey have overwhelmingly approved a referendum to legalize sports betting in that state, but does it really have a chance?
EXCLUSIVE APCW INTERVIEW: This week J Todd travels to the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. In his exclusive video interview with Andre Wilsenach, the CEO of Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Mr Wilsenach clearly points the blame at Full Tilt Poker for their 'deceptive' reporting and business practices. However, this leaves many to wonder if the AGCC really believes they are free of blame in this situation, and how "regulation" will change in the evolving online gambling and poker
Full Tilt Poker has been very quiet about their non-payment to players since the Black Friday indictments effectively stopped their U.S. facing operations. This week, however, they issued a statement that was predictable at best... blaming the Department of Justice for the payment delays. Also, J Todd looks at poker traffic on the web and welcomes two special guests.
The United States is moving closer and closer to regulated online gambling, with powerful Las Vegas casinos supporting political action. Plus, more talk of legal internet wagering from Florida, California, and Washington, D.C.