Geo-location Technology Blocks Players from Online Gambling Sites

Some people in New Jersey found themselves unable to access online gambling sites this week as geo-location technology that misread their location blocked them from online gambling sites. New Jersey’s Internet gambling law requires that gamblers be physically located in the state. The State of New Jersey is using sophisticated geo-location technology to ensure that all those who partake in online gambling are physically located inside New Jersey. However, some glitches in the software functionin … Continued


New Jersey to Implement Policies which will Assist Problem Gamblers

  New Jersey has been preparing vigorously for the November 26th online gambling launch. Because of the risks associated with gambling online, the state has made sure to set up processes and rules to help players avoid problems. One of the precautionary measures which will be put into place is a “self-exclusion” system whereby gamblers who have a gambling problem may abstain from gambling online by voluntarily barring themselves from online gambling websites. All they have to do is sign up. … Continued


New Jersey DGE Rolls out Online Gambling Transactional Waivers

  The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has compiled a list of gaming companies which have received a transactional waiver to enable them to participate in online gambling. The companies will operate on a five-day trial basis, starting November 26th, as previously announced. Among this list of approved companies are Bally’s Atlantic City with its partner Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the Borgata and Bwin.party, and the Trump Plaza which has partnered with GameAccount, Bet … Continued


Bwin.Party will Receive New Jersey Licence, Despite Founding Members’ Divorce

Bwin.Party founders James Russell DeLeon and Ruth Parasol DeLeon, who are getting a divorce, have agreed to put their shares totalling over 14 percent of the company into trust until the shares are sold over the next three years. This is seen as necessary by the divorcing couple if bwin.party is to obtain a licence to operate in the state of New Jersey, where online gambling has been legalized. The pair was compelled by an agreement with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to place the … Continued


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Optimal Payments to Service New Jersey Online Payment Operations

Global online payments provider Optimal Payments Plc has been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to supply online payment solutions to New Jersey once online gambling is launched there. As such, New Jersey’s online payment processes will be handled by Optimal Payments. Players will use Optimal Payment’s eWallet service Neteller to gamble. This marks the return of Optimal’s Neteller to the American online gaming market. This time round, Neteller will be able to operat … Continued


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Amaya will Power Golden Nugget’s Online Gambling

The Amaya Gaming Group will provide the technology for online casino and poker software for the Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos via the websites goldennuggetpoker.com and goldennuggetcasino.com. As per the agreement, Amaya will receive a share of the revenue generated from the websites. Thomas Winter, Vice President Online Gaming of Landry’s, Inc., which operates Golden Nugget said, “We intend to be a preferred early stage operator of real money online gaming as regulation progresses in the Uni … Continued


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Tropicana Casino Receives Fifth Online Gambling Licence

The latest casino news updates continue to fly out of New Jersey. The state should be more than thrilled to announce every few days that more casinos are awarded online gambling permits. Currently the number of online gambling licences that have been issued stands at five. In the latest update, the fifth licence was awarded on Monday to the Tropicana Casino & Resort. The Tropicana Casino & Resort will thus launch its own online gambling on November 21st, along with the Borgata Hotel … Continued


Gibraltar has its Eye Set on the American Online Gambling Market

Gibraltar is one of the largest online gambling jurisdictions in the world, and a popular destination and service provider of online gambling in Europe, along with Malta and the Isle of Man. There are 26 registered online casinos and other operators presently running in Gibraltar, including British bookmakers Ladbrokes. Some of the most esteemed online gambling and online casino software providers originate in Gibraltar, and many of these companies such as 888 Holdings Bwin.Party Entertainment h … Continued


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Golden Nugget Receives Permit to Offer Online Gambling in New Jersey

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City has been issued the second online gambling permit in New Jersey, after the Borgata Hotel Spa & Casino. As such, the casino will launch its own online gambling site next month. The permit was awarded by the Division of Gaming enforcement.  The permits will enable  the Golden Nugget an Borgata Hotel to offer patrons online gambling services during an “invitation-only” trial period beginning on November 21st. Assuming all goes well, full-fledged Internet gambling … Continued


Online Casinos Actually Have the Potential to Create Jobs

Many casino industry experts are concerned about the potential loss of jobs that casino employees might face once online gambling is legalized in New Jersey. If people choose not to visit land-based casinos like Atlantic City in favour of gambling online, many land-based casinos will experience a drop in popularity and revenue. One of the results of this will be the laying-off of once essential staff in land-based casinos. On the contrary, there are those who believe that the rise in online casi … Continued


Bet365 Steps up to Bat at the Ashes

The 2013 Ashes series is about to start and cricket fans the world over are getting ready for one of the most highly competitive cricket tournaments. Bet365, a major UK sports betting provider, offers cricket fans exclusive promotional offers to join in the excitement generated by this contentious series. The first match will be played on 10 July at the Trent Bridge cricket stadium. The Ashes tournament, which was established in 1882, consists of five test matches between England and Australia. … Continued


Court Rules in Favour of 32Red

32Red’s four year trademark infringement case against the William Hill Group was brought to an end this week when a UK High Court ruled in 32Red’s favour. The court ordered the William Hill Group to pay an amount of £1.1 million to 32Red, to cover both damages and legal costs. The case has been to trial before. In 2011 the High Court found that William Hill’s 32Vegas brand infringed upon 32Red’s trademark rights. However, it has taken several more years to reach a final verdict in the 32Red Will … Continued


Skrill to Sponsor the EPT

Skrill Holdings Limited, the online payment solutions company formerly known as Moneybookers, has inked a deal to become the official partner and sponsor for the 10th season of the European Poker Tour which kicks off in Barcelona on the 28th of August 2013. This is the 3rd time the payment company has agreed to sponsor the event, the last time being for the 8th European Poker Tour in 2011. Skrill’s partnership with the EPT ‘serves as a fitting way to support its ongoing expansion worldwide expan … Continued


Net Entertainment Releases Preview of New Slot – Magic Portals

Net Entertainment, the Swedish software provider, has released a sneak preview of their new video slot Magic Portals. Magic Portals is a 3 row, 5 reel, 25 line video slot. The new fantasy themed video slot features symbols traditionally associated with sorcery, such as witches, wizards, owls, dragons, wolves and magical orbs on the reels. The name Magic Portals refers the game’s innovative bonus feature that involves two portals found on the second rows of reels 1 and 5. These fixed portals are … Continued


Microgaming Launches Four New Slots

The software company Microgaming has received a lot of attention with the recent release of its much anticipated Playboy slot. The Playboy video slot promises to give players a taste of the coveted Playboy lifestyle “where the finer things in life are not goals, they are rewards”. This 243 ways to win video slot naturally boasts various bonus features and includes hand painted, high definition illustrations of enticing and beautiful women. The new Playboy slots should not, however, overshadow th … Continued


UK Gambling Commission Publishes Industry Statistics

The UK Gambling Commission has released its industry statistics report for the period covering 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012. The report provided a comparison with the period of April 2009 to September 2012. The report revealed that there has been significant growth across all sectors of the gambling industry, except in the case of arcade games. Principle findings in the report reveal that: Between October 2011 and September 2012 the British gambling industry generated a gross gambling yie … Continued


Mystery Closure of Guru Play Casino

The popular online casino Guru Play has closed its doors to players, but the reason for this sudden closure has not been revealed. The online casino was still actively tweeting and accepting players throughout June. The exact date of Guru Play’s closure is not known, but those who visit the site will be confronted with a banner announcing the casino’s termination. There have been no reports on any of the leading gambling forums that give any indication of the reasons for Guru Play’s closure. The … Continued


Mississippi Grind – New Gambling Movie

A new gambling themed drama entitled Mississippi Grind is set to star Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn. The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck – a duo known for films such as Half Nelson and It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Mississippi Grind centres on two gamblers who road trip across the southern parts of the United States, chasing their losses in an attempt to win big and repay their debts. Ryan Reynolds, star of the Green Lantern, will play the rookie gambler while Ben Mend … Continued


Jackpot Capital Casino Launches ‘Ultimate Survivor’ Competition

Jackpot Capital Casino has launched its ‘Ultimate Survivor’ competition. The bonus programme will run until 22 July and lucky players at the casino will win their share of the total prize money of $220 000. The ‘Ultimate Survivor’ bonus programme is inspired by the hit reality television series. Scoreboard leaders in this bonus programme will receive $35 000 in weekly prizes. In addition, gamers playing at the casino can win with the random prize money draws. Over the following weeks hundreds of … Continued


Rival’s Crazy Camel Cash Now Available to Larger Audience

Although Crazy Camel Cash was released in 2010, the Rival slot game has until now only been available at Box 24 and Black Diamond casinos. However, as a result of the slot’s popularity, Rival has launched Crazy Camel Cash at various other Rival online casino, thereby giving a larger audience access to the game. Crazy Camel Cash is a classic, 3 reel, single payline slot. The game is unusual for a classic slot as it includes a wild symbol. The camel head serves as the wild symbol and can be used a … Continued