Washington State legalizes sports betting for tribal gaming operations

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a measure allowing regulated sports betting at tribal gaming operations within the state. The measure is a big win for the state's Native American-run casinos but it's also a bit bittersweet as there are virtually no professional or college sports to wager on and no one really knows when…

UK Lottery hacker grabs £5 and a 9 month prison sentence

When Daniel Thompson, 27, and Idris Kayode Akinwunmi, 21 hacked their way into the UK National Lottery, they no doubt dreamed of untold riches. In their heads, it was probably like Aladdin entering the Cave of Wonders with piles of treasure on all side. What the two hapless hackers got for their troubles was £13…

TD Ameritrade looks for a piece of US sports betting action

Since the Supreme Court puts its ok on the legalization of sports betting in the United States this once sleepy corner of the gambling world has experienced something of boom. Businesses of all stripes are doing whatever they can to get in on the action; businesses like TD Ameritrade, one the country's largest discount brokerage…

Malaysian authorities bust massive online gambling operation

Police in Kaula Lampur, Malaysia swooped down on a massive, illegal online gambling operation earlier this week, arresting 100 Chinese nationals in the process. The raid was a mirror image of recent police operations across Southeast Asia as authorities crack down on Chinese organized crime. This week's raid took place in the posh gated community…

What to do once the SEO audit is done

Executing a full-throated SEO plan is not something that can be done once and forgotten about. It's an ongoing process that must be revisited often and audited on a regular basis. Assuming that your actually auditing your SEO strategies, there are some steps that you should be taking based on the information gathered from the…

Ensuring a successful website migration that preserves SEO

Website migration is a stress inducing experience for most SEO consultants and content marketing professionals. After all, it takes a lot of time and effort to build up page-rankings and not very much time to lose them completely while migrating to a new server. But it doesn't necessarily have to be that way if you've…

Wyoming says ‘OK’ to unregulated gambling…for now anyways

Gambling, unregulated gambling that is, has always played an out-sized role in the legends and lore of the American West. Every Western film, it seems, includes a shot of men playing poker in a rugged old saloon without a the burden of a state gambling commission to oversee the good times. These days, if you…

US President selects new head of Indian Gaming Commission

The President of the United States has selected E. Sequoyah Simermeyer to head up the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). Simermeyer has already served as Associate Commissioner of the all-important commission and has extensive experience in the tribal gaming world. His nomination is pending approval by the US Senate. Simermeyer is a graduate of Dartmouth…

NBA threatens to cut off sports betting data

NBA Commissioner David Stern is playing hardball when it comes to extracting revenue from regulated sports betting operators in the United States. Late last week, the league sent out a letter to US sportsbooks threatening to cut them off from the NBA's official data stream (as administered by Sportradar - the league's official datastream provider).…

GVC Holdings awarded Nevada gaming license with strings attached

Earlier this week the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) awarded a coveted Nevada gaming license to GVC Holdings, despite serious reservations about the company's activities in grey markets such as Turkey. The recommendation to the NGC came after 2-1 decision by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), who also had a few reservations about GVC Holdings…