Tribes Preparing For Legal Battle Over US Online Gambling

Tribes Preparing For Legal Battle Over US Online Gambling
The Top Online Casino Gambling News Reporting Organization! Indian tribes have long had their way in the US when it comes to casino gambling. Tribes all across the country have used their exempt tax status to open casinos on their reservations that have turned into profitable businesses. The tribes have controlled casino gambling in the country for decades.In recent years, the sentiment has grown in the US for regulated online gambling. The religious sector and many Conservative lawmakers have come out against the idea of regulating online casinos, and now the form of gambling has an unusual opponent. Indian tribes are gearing up for a legal battle over the online casinos that have now been approved in places such as Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey.The tribes do not want the online gambling eliminated, they simply want their cut of the action. Much like with land-based casinos, the tribes will try to force the federal government to include Native Americans in the online gaming industry. It is a battle that many experts believe the tribes will win.”Once the first online casino is opened and regulated in the US, tribes across the nation will see that as a green light to open their own Internet gaming businesses,” said Gaming Analyst Brad Dawkins. “There is precedent that exists that allows Native Americans to offer the same services that are legal in the state in which their reservation resides, and the tribes will undoubtedly not want to lose out on the billion dollar industry.”Over the past five years, the push has strengthened each year to regulate online gambling. Originally, it was federal legislators such as Representative Barney Frank that was the author of bills to regulate online gambling. An opinion last year, however, from the Department of Justice opened the door for individual states to start crafting their own online gambling laws.Nevada, as was the case with land-based casinos, was the first to authorize online gambling. Nevada officials have been working diligently this year to get gaming companies licensed, and officials believe that online casinos will be operational in the state by the end of 2012 or early in 2013.Other states have started to follow Nevada’s lead. Delaware, the only other state in the US to offer sports betting, authorized Internet gambling earlier this year, as did New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie vetoed online gambling legislation last year, but has remained open to allowing the activity if the right bill came across his desk. July 27, 2012Posted By April GardnerStaff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.comSubmit News!

Harry Reid Holds Online Casino Bill’s Future Hostage

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

New Jersey One Step Closer to a Virtual Atlantic City

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

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. 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.

Microgaming Wins Casino Software Award

Microgaming Wins Casino Software Award
Microgaming has released a Press Release announcing a recent exciting win that the company has achieved in the online gaming world. The company is known to be the largest provider of online gaming software worldwide, and is also known to be trustworthy. It seems that not only do the online gaming operators like and appreciate Microgaming, but those who play in Microgaming powered online gambling sites do too. The award that Microgaming won is the award for ‘best casino software’ from the Gambling Online Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. This means that it is the readers and players who have voted Microgaming to the top spot for the ‘best casino software’ award. This is the eighth time that the Readers’ Choice Awards has taken place, and Microgaming has now won the same award both last year and this year. Because the people, rather than the gaming industry itself, is voting for a winner, it is often felt that this collective voice should be listened to, because when it comes down to it, these are the end users who have chosen the Microgaming online gaming software provider above the other software providers. There are of course other excellent online casino software providers in the industry, however, according to popular opinion, Microgaming has come out on top again this year. The Microgaming Chief Executive Officer, Roger Raatgever, had the following to say: “Microgaming prides itself on being an industry leader, and always striving to stay one step ahead in developing casino software, so we are extremely pleased to have won this award.” Mr. Raatgever further noted: “We work hard to not only maintain but build on our strengths in the e-gaming sector and the fact that we have won this award again is a testament to our commitment to providing unsurpassable software. The fact that we were chosen by readers makes this achievement even more satisfying as our end goal is always to create the best possible gaming experience for the players.” Related Posts Microgaming Releases Nine Games this February Beach Life Slot Hit at Over Five Million Roxy Palace Online Casino Offers No Deposit Bonus Neteller Upgrades Features to Improve Service Casino Grand Prix Promo at All Slots Casino   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

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