Casino News Stories for Affiliates and Players
In the world of online gambling, there are always news stories being published. No matter if you are an affiliate, a player, or both, you need to stay current with the latest news. From new partnerships to new games, there is a lot of information to take in.
Online Gambling in DC?
The District of Columbia Council is divided on whether or not the capital should have the first government managed online gambling venture. This would be a big step in the right direction for online gambling in the United States.
New Jersey Sports Betting to be Legalized?
Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo has introduced a bill that would give states until 2016 to decide on the legalization of sports betting. Along with this, Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. has introduced a bill of his own – this one is meant to exempt NJ from the current ban.
Online Poker Granted New Hearing
Next month, the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will grant a hearing on online gambling – this is the third one in the past few months. This hearing will focus on recent changes by the US Department of Justice as well as the effects on Native American tribes.
Connecticut Tribes and Online Poker
There are two casinos in Connecticut that generate millions of dollars per year. Due to a recent change in how online gambling is regulated, these casino operators are keeping a watchful eye on how online poker will impact their revenue.
Lawmakers Discussing Online Gambling
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy feels that online gambling will be legalized in the state in the near future, helping to increase revenue. Of course, he is not the only person in charge of this decision. Republican state legislators are betting against him!
32Red Overcomes William Hill in Legal Fight
32Red and William Hill recently squared off in a legal battle. Last year, 32Red won a case against William Hill regarding its old brand “32 Vegas.” 32Red cited trademark infringement and William Hill must pay £70,000 within two weeks to cover fees and settle the case.
Nevada Sports Books – Are the Giants going to cause Financial Pain?
When the Giants were struggling earlier in the NFL season, Las Vegas odds makers changed their futures bet of winning the Super Bowl to 80-1. And guess what? A lot of people took this bet. Now, if the Giants come out on top in the big game these sports books could be in big trouble.
bet365 Wins Big at iGB Affiliate Awards
Bet365 hit it big at the recent iGB Affiliate Awards in London. The company won multiple awards including: Sportsbook Affiliate Manager, Overall Affiliate Manager, Sportsbook Affiliate Program, and Overall Affiliate Program.
Zynga launch Bingo
Zynga Bingo finally made its official debut, after announcing last October that it was on its way to market. Released under the Zynga Casino brand, players can play up to six cards at once in real time via Facebook. For the meantime, as the game is in beta, only a limited number of players are able to join.
Bwin.Party Applies for License in Belgium
After some initial resistance, Bwin.Party has decided to apply for an offline and online sports betting license in Belgium. According to Peter Naessens of the Belgian Gaming Commission, “bwin has applied for both a land-based and an online betting license at the same time, but will need the land-based license approved first.”