Perspectives Weekly: Poker bills, Massachusetts and Zynga
J Todd floats in for another week of gambling news, including more U.S. online poker legislation, issues for Zynga, and constitutional issues in Massachusetts.
Federal legislation introduced to regulate iGaming
The bill, dubbed the “Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013,” was introduced by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. and goes beyond online poker.
Perspectives Weekly: Consultants and lobbyists lead the way
This week J Todd discusses the new consultant hired by the state of New Jersey to help with regulations for their online gambling business. Also, who is really to blame for the failure of federal online gambling legislation in the U.S.?
Sheriff Gaming issues statement on Dutch indictments of people with connections to online gaming
Ellen Huijbers, Compliance Officer at Sheriff Gaming, has issued a statement distancing the company from the indictments issued by Dutch authorities against people with connections to several online casinos.
Perspectives Weekly: New Jersey regulations and Dutch gaming monopolies
Regulators in New Jersey roll out the first draft of online gambling rules, while The Netherlands plans to end their state-run gambling monopoly by 2015.
Perspectives Weekly: PokerStars and Ultimate Poker issues
J Todd reports on the drama in New Jersey between PokerStars and the Atlantic Club Casino drags on. Meanwhile in Nevada, Ultimate Poker hits its first snag.
AffPower offers new conversion tool
Affiliates now have the option to have a live person chat embedded into their own exclusive landing page.
AffPower adds new payment option
AffPower now offers affiliates payments through NETELLER, Skrill and Paypal.
Deuce Club Casino shines with new design
The new design was carefully chosen, in order to keep the look and feel of this high class online casino and make it more inviting.
Ultimate Poker deals first regulated real-money online poker hand in the U.S.
Ultimate Gaming, a majority-owned subsidiary of Station Casinos LLC, has launched real money online poker at UltimatePoker.com, making history as the first company in the United States to offer legal and secure online poker.
Perspectives Weekly: Sports betting indictments
This week, J Todd looks at the mounting indictments in the Legendz Sportsbook case. Plus, industry news from Ladbrokes, Ontario, and the World Series of Poker.
Mojo Affiliates looks to cause some "Amsterdamage"
Mojo Affiliates is taking two lucky affiliates with them, all expenses paid, to the canal city for the Amsterdam iGaming Super Show.
CashPoint launches affiliate program with Income Access
The Cashpoint Partners affiliate program offers a generous commission structure; with affiliates earning a revenue share of up to 35 percent for every player they refer.
Golden Riviera offers free spins to first-time depositors
At Golden Riviera, players receive 50 Free Spins on the 5-reel Côte d'Azur-themed Slot, Riviera Riches, with their first deposit.
EveryMatrix awarded Foreign Gambling Associate Certificate in Alderney
EveryMatrix products are now available to all holders of an Alderney Category 1 gambling license.
Top-10 brick-and-mortar and online gambling partnerships to watch in the U.S.
As more states consider joining Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey in regulating online gambling, solid partnerships between brick-and-mortar and online gambling companies will become essential to success in the gaming industry.
Foxwoods reaches online gaming deal
The owner of North America's largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino, has agreed to work with the GameAccount Network to deliver online gaming solutions to the U.S. market, Casino City has learned.
Prespectives Weekly: Bitar pleads his heart out
This week, Full Tilt Founder Ray Bitar cut a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice for his freedom and his health. Also, industry news from New Mexico and Kansas.
Perspectives Weekly: Zynga gets real
As PokerStars continues its fight for a New Jersey license, new issues emerge in Australia. Also, real money gambling for Zynga in the U.K. and industry news from Fortune Poker and the state of Iowa.
Perspectives Weekly: Ladbrokes, Playtech and William Hill
J Todd is back with a special guest to wrap up the online gambling news from Ladbrokes, Playtech, and William Hill. Also, updates on Full Tilt Poker payments for players in the United States.
Second Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo to be held in October
At this year’s London Affiliate Conference, RACE was noted among the world's leading affiliate marketing events scheduled for 2013.
DOJ appoints administrator to return Full Tilt funds to U.S. players
The United States has retained the Garden City Group (“GCG”)to serve as Claims Administrator to oversee the process of compensating eligible victims of the fraud committed by Full Tilt Poker against United States players.
Referback launches free app in App Store and Google Play
The Referback casino affiliate program has launched a casino affiliate mobile app.
Christie signs New Jersey online gambling bill
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into a law Tuesday a bill that makes the Garden State the third state in the U.S. to license and regulate the online gambling. Christie’s stamp of approval comes just 19 days after he conditionally vetoed similar legislation.
Christie signals way forward to Internet gambling with conditional veto
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto to legislation that would regulate Internet Gambling in the state, sending a revised version of the bill back to the state's legislature for approval.
Perspectives Weekly: Unfriendly Germans edition
J Todd reports on the already online gambling unfriendly nation of Germany becoming even less receptive. Also, how does PokerStars plan to "buy their way" back in to the U.S. market?
Perspectives Weekly: Last gasp edition
This week's gaming news includes European Union stories from the Netherlands and Greece, plus the last gasps of the Reid-Kyl poker bill in the United States.
Euro Partners stirs up fun competition among affiliates
The "My Thai" promotion challenges affiliates to compete for the largest percentage of increased traffic over a two-month period across the program's three verticals - casino, poker and sports-betting.
Perspectives Weekly: Full Tilt affiliates get the shaft edition
J Todd discusses Full Tilt Poker's decision not to pay former affiliates and recaps big online gaming news from William Hill and Churchill Downs.
eCOGRA appointed as Unibet's regulatory audit partner
eCOGRA will provide Unibet with independent auditing and testing to meet the diverse and complicated matrix of national regulatory requirements emerging in the European Internet gambling market.
Unibet comes to Spanish settlement
Unibet has now finalized discussions with the Spanish tax authorities in respect of its previous activities targeting the Spanish market in the period from January 2009 to May 2011.
Affactive launches Begado Casino
Begado is expected to be a strong competitor in the gaming market with high conversion similar to Affactive's other brands.
HoGaming launches live casino for tablet devices
Players will be able to partake in casino favorites such as roulette, blackjack and baccarat on their handheld devices while enjoying the live dealer experience of a land-based casino.
Roxy Affiliates relaunches program
The new Roxy Affiliates scheme will give affiliates the opportunity to earn commissions of up to 45 percent revenue share.
Perspectives Weekly: PokerStars announces plan to repay non-U.S. Tilt players
J Todd discusses the plan PokerStars released to repay non-U.S. players still owed money from Full Tilt Poker, and industry news from Europe and Antigua.
Casino Club offering more than 900 free spins in October
The online casino is giving free spins away to players every day this month.
Crazy Rewards launches €10,000 affiliate promotion
There are 15 independent chances to win and any warrior could seize all five top cash prizes.
Perspectives Weekly: Obama or Romney edition
The U.S. Presidential elections are just around the corner, but which candidate is the best choice for our industry? J Todd reveals his thoughts on the issue and talks about the upcoming launch of regulated real-money online poker in Nevada!
Red Flush Casino player wins $39,000
The Australian gamer had been with Red Flush Casino all of four days when won big while playing Jackpot Deuces video poker.
Perspectives Weekly: Federal judge rules poker is a skill game
J Todd offer his take on the news that a federal judge in New York ruled that poker is a game of skill and what it means for the online gambling industry, and reveals the next big thing in online gambling: Mobile meets live dealer!
Slotland's progressive jackpot nearing $200,000
The casino's average progressive jackpot win is $150,000. But this jackpot could surpass $207,241, which would set a record for Slotland.
Casino City Gang: How big is your jackpot edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss when is a jackpot "big enough" for them to start playing games or making wagers they ordinarily wouldn't make, online sports betting coming to Nevada and Aaron's top-10 moments in online poker history. They also report on their Olympic wagers and make their best bets for the week.
Perspectives Weekly: Gambling on Facebook and N.J. lawsuits
This week, J Todd discusses Facebook's real-money bingo app and what it could mean for affiliates. Also, New Jersey gets sued over sports betting, and Maryland abandons thoughts of online gambling.
Facebook users in the U.K. can play real-money bingo and slots through new app
The application is run by Gamesys, which owns and operates online gambling siteJackpotjoy, and also operates sites such as Sun Bingo and Caesars Casino.
Gamesys launches the Facebook U.K.'s first real-money gaming app
Facebook users aged 18 and over in the U.K. will be able to play games for real cash prizes thanks to the launch of Bingo & Slots Friendzy, the new Jackpotjoy application by Gamesys.
Top-10 questions about PokerStars' acquisition of Full Tilt Poker
The recent acquisition of Full Tilt Poker by PokerStars has the poker world buzzing, and there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered.
Jackpot Capital player turns winning streak into a good deed
In an effort to distract herself from grief after her nephew passed away two days ago, Lucille hit the slots at Jackpot Capital and won $107,000. Now she's using the money to pay for her nephew's funeral.
PokerStars settles with DOJ, buys Full Tilt Poker
PokerStars will pay the DOJ $547 million as part of a settlement agreement. Part of that money will be used to pay money owed to American players by Full Tilt Poker. American players owed money will have to apply to the DOJ for reimbursement.
DOJ announces $731 million settlement with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker
The settlement requires PokerStars to forfeit $547 Million, Full Tilt to forfeit virtually all of its assets, and funds will be made available for U.S. and international players.
PokerStars settles dispute with U.S., acquires Full Tilt Poker assets
As part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, PokerStars has acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker, and all Full Tilt players with balanced owed will have a chance to request payment.