June 11, 2010 (CAP News Wire) – This week, the Internet gambling industry continued to be a focus for the mainstream media in the U.S. and abroad. Coverage wasn’t quite as intense as it has been in the previous weeks, but many news sites continued to speculate on the possible impact of the UIGEA and the business future of the iGaming industry.
A lot of the coverage in recent days has been on China’s recent threatened (and real) crackdown on the iGaming industry. The Asian country is locking down even harder against online gambling as the World Cup (and an increase in expected sports betting) kicks off, as the Associated Press reports.
In New Jersey, online gambling regulation continues to be a big story, and this week saw a burst of coverage from sources such as the Press of Atlantic City that not only analyzed New Jersey’s iGaming prospects but placed the entire affair into a bigger, national context.
In addition to reporting on the New Jersey story, the Philadelphia Inquirer also reported this week on the question of fantasy sports betting on the Internet, and how it’s different than Internet gambling (at least legally).
Finally, the Washington Post weighed in with an entertaining article about the differences between the World Cup and the World Series of Poker — and why poker is a better “sport” than soccer!