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Masse Hopes for Legal Sports Movement Next Week

Internet Gambling Canada: A “lose-lose position” without legal sports betting. It’s been nearly a decade since political figureheads began the push for legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada. In the early days, there was little more than a hope and a prayer. The required legislation was, at first, unanimously applauded, only to lose favor beyond the house, dying a slow and miserable death. Another push began a few years later, but was largely ignored. It wasn’t until our neighbors to the south amended their laws that more Canadians began to take notice. Now, with legal sports betting spreading at a rapid pace across US states, the need to legalize single-event betting in the Great White North is finally being seen as an issue worthy of intense debate. One of its most adamant supporters over the years, NDP MP Brian Masse, says the first real movement could feasibly happen as … Continue reading

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Jeopardy James Returns for Tournament of Champions

Pro gambler and Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer returning for $250k Tournament of Champions. Earlier this year, the game show loving world was enraptured by the genius mind of one James Holzhauer. He first appeared on Jeopardy! in April 4, 2019, converting his rapid-fire wisdom in a 32-game win streak worth $2,464,216. That total makes him the second highest money-winning player in the 55 year history of Jeopardy, and the fourth largest of nay game show prize earner since the dawn of television. For the countless fans who watched ‘Jeopardy! James‘ in action during his two-month reign, this week’s announcement by long-time host Alex Trebek was a source of immense enthusiasm. For the first time since 2017, Jeopardy! Will host its famous Tournament of Champions, welcoming Holzhauer back for a chance to become the show’s all time highest cash winner. Pro Gambler Jeopardy! James Holzhauer is Back! James’ last appearance on … Continue reading

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IGT’s Jeopardy Slot Machine a Huge Hit in Vegas

IGT launches more new game show slot machines at G2E 2019. International Game Technology (IGT) is one of the oldest and by-far most famous slot machine manufacturing companies in the world. Dating back to 1975, the Vegas-based company has produced some of the most recognizable slot gaming cabinets in the world; most notably, their extensive series of Wheel of Fortune Slots. There’s a lot more coming to the table this year from IGT’s software studio. Much of it revolves around the same premise as their most famous titles – game shows. The company just debuted a brand new Jeopardy Slot, The Price is Right Slot, Plinko Slot, and others. New Game Show Slot Machines from IGT There are already many game show themed slots on the market, but that’s not holding IGT back from delivering more. The way they see it, it’s a matter of giving players what they want. … Continue reading

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US DOJ Aims to Reverse Online Gambling Laws, Again

US DOJ files appeal to include all internet gambling activities in Wire Act. To the surprise of no one with any knowledge of the situation, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is still donning their summer flip-flops. Following a sorted history that goes back more than a decade, the federal administration is hoping to see the definitions with in the Wire Act of 1961 altered to include all forms of online gambling. At present – as it has for the last 8 years – the Wire Act makes it illegal to offer sports betting over any type of telecommunication service, including the internet. Such activities can only be offered, where legally regulated, at a licensed retail sportsbook. Since the reversal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) earlier this year, sports wagering is being legalized and regulated in more and more US states, which seems to be drawing … Continue reading

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Great Canadian Gaming sells Great American Casinos

GCG pins focus on Canada, sells Washington casinos for $56 million. Established in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) has long since strived to be just that – Canada’s greatest gaming corporation. More than two dozen casinos later, GCG accomplished that goal long ago, now standing tall alongside Gateway Casinos & Entertainment as the only dominant commercial casino competitors in the Great White North. What many visitors of their multitude of properties across British Columbia, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces may not realize is that, despite its region-bearing name, Great Canadian Gaming also operates a few gambling establishments to the south. That’s because the company launched those operations under a subsidiary branch, aptly titled Great American Casinos (GAC). After shutting down one of those operations less than two years ago, the Coquitlam-based corporation has decided its American investments are no longer worthy of pursuit. The latest financial headlines indicate GCG is … Continue reading

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NJ Lobbies for Higher Penalties as PokerStars Pays $10k Fine

NJDGE fines PokerStars $10k for accepting illegal sports bets. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has spent the last six years regulating the most successful online gambling market in the United States. There have been ups and downs. There have been mistakes made, problems realized, and solutions conceived. Is this not to be expected when pioneering any market of such a volatile nature? One thing gaming regulators in the Garden State have learned in recent times is that the penalties for non-compliance could have – nay, should have – been set a lot higher. That was the sentiment coming out of NJDGE offices last week when it was announced that one of their most prominent licensed operators had been fined just $10,000 for violating the state’s strict sports gambling laws. PokerStars Fined $10k for Accepting Illegal Sports Bets On April 12, 2019, David L. Rebuck, Director of the … Continue reading

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Investments in Online Gambling Software Company turn Sour

New Jersey court to hear case of $1.3mm online gambling fraud. From July 2012 to December 2017, Mr. Sandy J. Masselli was a very busy man. The CEO of Carlyle Entertainment Ltd (formerly Carlyle Gaming & Entertainment Ltd) worked tirelessly to convince New Jersey investors that his company was worthy of their investment. His hard work paid off, generating over $1.3 million from 26 investors. According to a press release by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (NJ-DCA), Mr. Masselli is now the primary defendant in a serious case of fraud. Last week, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Bureau of Securities of the NJ-DCA filed suit against Mr. Masselli and his numerous investment firms for allegedly using the investment funds to bankroll an “extravagant lifestyle”. $1.3 Million Online Gambling Fraud Masselli is accused of convincing more than two dozen investors that he is a “savvy business”, and … Continue reading

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Canada’s Favorite Live Casino launches in US Market

Best Canada Live Casino expands south into New Jersey, USA. The live dealer casino market isn’t nearly so competitive as its cousins in electronic gambling. There are hundreds of companies developing game software for online casinos, building interactive, RNG-based slot machines, tables games and more. Contrariwise, only around two dozen brands host live casino studios, streaming genuine table action to desktops, smartphones and tablets all over the world. There are a few logical explanations for why the live casino industry is so much smaller. For the last decade, it’s been more of a niche market, largely due to high-tech demands. It’s also not the type of software online casinos look to employ more than one of. Furthermore, it’s not a very inviting business for entrepreneurs when a single entity has already reached astronomical heights, soaring far beyond the capabilities and popularity of any existing competitor. If you’re familiar with today’s … Continue reading

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Australia’s Slot Machines, aka Pokies, not so bad after all?

Research proves Aussie Govt’s claim to ‘Most Pokies per Capita’ false. The Australian government has spent years, and countless funds, fighting the ills of slot machines; or pokies, as they call them. Time after time, anti-gambling politicians and lobbyists have claimed that Australia’s overabundance of gaming machines is to blame. The nation alleges to have the most pokies in the world, with as many as 20% of global installments, and the ‘most poker machines per capita‘. There’s been no push to dispute those claims either. After all, it would take mountains of documented research to do so. As it turns out, someone has done all the work, and they’ve been doing it for years. Australia’s Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) authors an annual World Count of Gaming Machines, and the latest edition was just released. Research Proves AU’s ‘Most Pokies per Capita’ False According to InterGame, GTA just finished putting together … Continue reading

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Understanding US & Canada Online Gambling Licenses

US & Canadian Internet Gambling Jurisdictions by Province / State As promised in a previous segment detailing National Online Gambling Licensing Jurisdictions, today’s edition will cover more locally run regulatory bodies—specifically those in the states and provinces of the US and Canada—where online casino and/or poker games are locally operated. In these countries, the federal government has limited control over internet gambling laws. Both nations have decreed that gambling is not specifically legal or illegal, unless deemed so—one way or the other—by the state or province in which one resides. Therefore, the legality and regulation of internet gambling depends entirely upon where one lives in North America. We’ll give a brief run down of US and Canada online gambling licenses, where they exist, and what they permit. Important Note on Federal Gambling Laws United States: Unless otherwise legislated, online gambling is generally illegal in any US state where the activity … Continue reading

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