casino newsDay after day, fresh news stories related to online gambling and casinos hit the internet. As a casino affiliate, it is essential to stay current with the latest news. You never know when a change will be announced that could affect your business.

Zynga Launches Bingo

After many months of waiting, Zynga finally released its bingo game to the public. This is the first game the company has released under the new “Zynga Casino” umbrella. At the present time, only a limited number of players are being granted access to this new game. Don’t worry, this is going to change in the near future.

US Senate Schedules Internet Gambling Hearing

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled a hearing for February 9, 2012. The title of the hearing says it all: “Oversight Hearing on the US Department of Justice Opinion on Internet Gaming: What’s At Stake for Tribes?”

Microgaming Launches “Diamond Edition” Live Dealer Games

Live dealer games are picking up steam and Microgaming is at the head of the pack. The company recently released its “Diamond Edition” live dealer games which offer advanced graphics and improved high definition video.

Ladbrokes Buys Majority in Las Vegas Online Gaming Company

Ladbrokes PLC is betting that sports wagering will eventually be legal throughout the United States. The company has purchased a 65 percent stake in Stadium Technology Group – a well known supplier of in-game betting applications and software to the sports book industry.

Philippines’ Court of Appeal Decides that Online Gambling is not Punishable by Law 

The Court of Appeals in Pampanga has decided that online gambling is not punishable by law in the Philippines.

Legalized Online Gambling not Likely in Connecticut 

The state of Connecticut was hoping to break through with a legalization of online gaming. However, it does not appear that this is going to happen anytime in the next year. Governor Dannel P. Malloy stated that it is “highly unlikely” that legislation to legalize online gambling will come from upcoming legislative sessions.

Ladbrokes Cleaning up in South African Online Sports Betting Market

Although online casino games are illegal in South Africa, those who live in this area have taken to online sports betting. The wagering has given leagues and clubs in the area additional revenue. Ladbrokes is the main player in the area and has been picking up steam since being granted its license in September 2010.

888 Joins United States Online Poker Market and Caesars Interactive Entertainment have issued a statement announcing a plan that will allow the company (888) to offer “real money games” in the United States. Of course, there are no plans to get started just yet. However, the partnership will be ready to move forward with licensing the moment that federal and/or state regulations are finalized.

Caesars Making a Move into the French Online Poker Market

Caesars is doing all it can to move even further into the French online poker market. The company has extended its deal with Française des Jeux and Groupe Lucien Barrière to focus on the development of the WSOP online brand.

Fertitta Asks for Online Poker 

Fertitta has joined a list of companies that has asked Nevada regulators for permission to offer online poker games to US players. The company is the latest in a long line that wants to offer online poker in a safe, regulated online environment.

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