Harry Reid Holds Online Casino Bill’s Future Hostage
Harry Reid is as mysterious as the Sphinx when it comes to predicting his ultimate stance on online casino regulation. Now that Barney Frank’s measure proposing regulation of online casinos has gathered some momentum in the House, observers are wondering how the bill may fare in the Senate. The uncertainty of which way that chamber will turn on Internet gambling lies directly at the feet of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.”He’s the linchpin,” Representative Shelley Berkley, from Reid’s home state of Nevada, told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “He will be the decider when it comes to Internet gaming.”On the surface, it might seem obvious that Reid would be on the side of opening the online gambling market and allowing the licensing of Internet poker sites and online gambling operators. Like Reid, Frank is a powerful member of the Democratic Party, and Reid certainly has no desire to aid Spencer Bachus and the ultra-conservative right in defeating H.R. 2267.But Reid has long relied heavily on the support of the giant casino companies in Las Vegas, a group divided on the subject of online casinos. Until recently, the land casinos were united behind Steve Wynn and his insistence on continuing the ill-designed UIGEA ban.Lately, some operators, led by Harrah’s, have altered their position, preparing themselves to adapt to regulated online gambling. The shift has left the American Gaming Association adopting an officially neutral stance.While Berkley told the paper she sees Reid softening on the issue of Internet casinos, the hardened politician finds himself in a fight for his political life. Without a decisive order from the casino companies, Reid may take whichever side is most politically expedient with his constituents to ensure his re-election.This could mean the entire US online casino policy for years to come may be decided by Nevada voters’ feelings on whether Internet gambling will increase or decrease their unemployment rate. Published on August 9, 2010 by MattMiller
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Harry Reid Holds Online Casino Bill’s Future Hostage
New Jersey One Step Closer to a Virtual Atlantic City
The legislation that will allow people in New Jersey to gamble online at a virtual Atlantic City casino has taken another step forward. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee voted 11-0 to advance the proposal. Though unanimous, there were five senators who were concerned that horse tracks were not a part of the legislation. Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union who is the main sponsor of the legislation hopes that online gambling will be running in New Jersey by the fall. He also stated that a deal has not been reach with Gov. Chris Christie as yet. Christie vetoed a similar bill to this last year. Sen. Raymond Lesniak states, “What we want to do is get this Internet gaming up and going before the end of the year, hopefully by September, so that New Jersey can be the first in the nation and lead the way.” What’s at stake? Money, jobs and prestige. A lobbyist for Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, Bill Pascrell III, said that the state who establishes online gambling first could become the technology hub for the online gambling industry. Pascrell wants New Jersey to be the hub, “We need to create the Silicon Valley of Internet gaming in New Jersey.” Money and jobs is another big factor in the push to get online gambling. The state Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission consultant quoted by officials has said that online gambling could generate $210 million to $250 million in gross revenue, 1,900 jobs and $46 million to $55 million in tax revenue. Related posts: New Jersey One Step Close to Online Gambling New Jersey Senate Committee Approves Online Gambling Via Atlantic City Casinos New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Passes Step Two Atlantic City Casinos Reject Intrastate Online Gambling Will MGM Mirage Leave Atlantic City? This entry was posted on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 2:28 pm and is filed under Online Casino News and Information. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Popularity of Online Bingo
It is said that gambling is one of the oldest form of entertainment used by man. It is hardly surprising considering the amount of thrill and excitement attached to it. It is also no surprise that the tradition of gambling has passed from generation to generation among mankind. Although we no longer gamble in the same way that our ancestors did, we now have highly evolved forms and ways of gambling. The fact is that with time, gambling also evolved to keep pace with the progress in other fields. As you can now see, with the advent of computers and the internet, one of the most popular forms of gambling these days is online gambling. It is also no surprise that when you come to the virtual world, the easiest and the most popular game is bingo. It is fairly simple to play so that even novices have a chance of winning big money even as they are starting out. You don’t need to study the game and get expertise in it to play and win big money. That is why most people, even if they play other online games, love to play online bingo. The popularity of online bingo reached such immense proportions that more and more sites have sprung up in the recent past to address this ever increasing demand. The internet literally has thousands of websites offering online bingo. Before a novice starts out to play online bingo, it is important to consider a few aspects. Firstly, the site one chooses should be safe and should not pose any financial or personal risk to the player in terms of information revealed on the site. Secondly, there should be a large variety of games as well as jackpots, cash prizes, joining bonuses, etc. These are useful parameters to judge an online bingo site with. Ads Posted in: Bingo, General Tags: Bingo, Online Bingo This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 3:22 pm and is filed under Bingo, General. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
U.S. Judge Questions Campos Plea Deal
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan wants an explanation from the government on why it let Utah banker John Campos plead guilty to a misdemeanor instead of a felony. The government’s plan to prosecute Campos and avoid an April 9th trail has hit a snag. Of the dozen of individuals that have been charged from Black Friday last April, some have already pleaded guilty. Half remain at large and this is the only scheduled trail. Campos admitted the bank which he served as vice-chairman of its board of directors as well as part owner processed $200 million in gambling proceeds from 2009-2011. Questioning Campos’ sentence, Judge Kaplan asked why the government is “…basically walking away from the prosecution?” He will decide whether to except the pleas June 27th. Assistant US Attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown said that the deal is takes in consideration the risks of going to trail. One of those risks is that a jury may find that it is not illegal to process money for online gambling companies. Devlin-Brown said, “There would be a risk that a jury on that basis could have a problem.” As part of his plea, Campas said, SunFirst Bank processed online gambling proceeds and that PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker promised to invest $10 million in his bank. He also said the investment was not because he agreed to process the gambling proceeds. Related posts: Bradley Franzen, Online Poker Payment Processor, Cuts Deal David Carruthers Changes Guilty Plea American Banker’s Association Questions the UIGEA Rules Deal With DOJ Means No Charges Against ECH Payment Processor Judge Sides With Gambling911 This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 9:48 pm and is filed under Online Casino News and Information. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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