It was a busy week in the world of online casinos. From new CEOs to plenty of discussions about the legalization of online poker in the United States, the news stories kept coming.

Breon Corcoran Takes Over BetFair’s Top Spot

BetFair has named Breon Corcoran its new CEO. After spending the last 10 years at Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, Corcoran is set to bring his experience to one of the biggest names in the online gaming industry.

Online Poker in US Possible in 12-14 Months

Gary Loveman, Caesars Entertainment Chairman, estimates that it would take his company roughly 12 months to get an online poker service active in the United States. Of course, this is a moot point until online poker is legalized in the United States. At this time, Caesars operates in the United Kingdom, Italy, and France through a partnership with 888 Poker.

Sportbetting Referendum Passes in NJ

Sports betting in New Jersey is closer than ever to becoming reality. Voters in the Garden State passed a ballot that could eventually lead to the legalization of sports betting in the state. Senator Raymond Lesniak is leading the charge once again, following an unsuccessful bid last year.

Bernard Tapie Waiting On DoJ Decision to Acquire FTP

The Full Tilt Poker saga continues as Groupe Bernard Tapie continues to wait for approval from the US Department of Justice before moving forward with its acquisition of FTP.

Gaming Lawyer Doubtful of Legal Online Poker Anytime Soon

Well-known gaming attorney I. Nelson Rose is skeptical that an online poker bill will be passed anytime soon in the United States. He feels that federal lawmakers have yet to show they can come to an agreement on legislation.

Read all of the top stories from this week’s in our Online Casino News section.



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