eGaming News Roundup
Sportingbet Repays Department of Justice: UK online sportsbook Sportingbet has repaid the US Department of Justice (DoJ) with its payment of $6 million for a non-prosecution agreement it signed in 2010. The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York charged Sportingbet with alleged illegal online gambling offenses. The $6 million was the last part of the $33 settlement.
Utah Stands Firm on Anti-Gambling Stance: Utah has become the first US state to enact legislation that bans Internet gambling throughout the entire state. Despite many other US states hoping to legalize online gambling to boost their economies, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed an anti-gambling bill into law that will allow Utah to be excluded from any federal online poker legislation.
WMS Files for Online Gaming License in Nevada: Slot machine maker WMS Industries has applied for an interactive gaming license with Nevada. There are now more than 25 casino operators and gaming equipment manufacturers that have filed applications with the state Gaming Control Board.
Alderney Gaming Control Commission Releases External Full Tilt Poker Review: The AGCC published an independent external review of its investigation prior to Full Tilt Poker’s license being revoked in 2011. The independent review, commissioned by the ACGG in December, concentrated on the “appropriateness, timeliness and fairness of the actions undertaken” by the AGCC. Peter Dean, former chairman of the British Gambling Commission said, “Deplorable as the episode covered in this review has been, it is nevertheless an example of regulation working as it should. As soon as plausible evidence of irregularities came to light the regulator acted promptly and proportionately. An investigation was instituted, findings made, a hearing held, judgment delivered and sanctions imposed. Due process was followed.”