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The Government Wants to Access Your Data... Wanna Bet?

Lori Duff | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Lori Duff

In the State of New York, after shutting down operations by FanDuel and Sports Kings, the General Assembly is changing things. In mid-June, legislation overwhelmingly passed the NY version of the House that would allow fantasy sports with cash entry fees.

Wall Street Comes to Sin City

Blayne Davis | Posted 06.10.2016 | Sports
Blayne Davis

The economic advantages of nationwide legalized sports betting will not only redirect and stop the untold hundreds of millions of dollars that flow to the Caribbean and elsewhere each year, but there will be a marked increase in the overall interest of watching sports.

Jon Stewart Calls Out Chris Christie For Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.21.2015 | Comedy

Jon Stewart celebrated 4/20, the unofficial marijuana holiday, on Monday night's "Daily Show" with his special "Uncle Jonny's Super Kush Totally Chill...

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Sports and Gambling

Blayne Davis | Posted 03.14.2015 | Sports
Blayne Davis

For millions of Americans, the mere mention of football season triggers sweaty palms and stomach churning. Sports betting is the most taboo yet pervasive activity among sports fans and grows in popularity exponentially.

Christina Wilkie

Sheldon Adelson Looks To Harry Reid For A Big Favor | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire casino magnate and GOP sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson wants a big favor from Capitol Hill, and he’s looking to the top Democr...

Paul Blumenthal

Where There's Money To Be Had, Republicans Lobby For Soros, Democrats Lobby For Adelson | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Partisan lines are blurring as money pours into Washington in the fight over Internet gambling. Republican lobbyists are signing up to a...

Sheldon Adelson Makes Intriguing Hire

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

One of Republicans' top fundraisers is bringing on a former Democratic senator as a lobbyist for his casino. Roll Call reported Friday that Sheldon...

Senator Weighs In on New Internet Betting and Horse Racing Bill

The Legal Blitz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate have introduced Senate Bill No. 1188, which if enacted, would reform the regulatory oversight of the multi-billion dollar horse racing industry in the state.

With Online Gambling Fight, Congress Must Regain Constitutional Powers

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Congress needs to reassert itself and make its ban on government-sponsored Internet gambling explicit, taking back control and oversight over trade and commerce in the process.

Latest WTO Lunacy: Poker and Piracy Together at Last

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Lori Wallach

On Monday the World Trade Organization (WTO) officially authorized Caribbean nation Antigua to sell $21 million in "pirated" U.S.-copyrighted music, films and computer programs in retaliation for the United States failing to comply with a 2005 WTO order to allow online gambling here. Say what?

Internet Poker Site Owner Heading To Prison Over Bank Fraud

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An owner of Absolute Poker, one of the three largest Internet poker companies, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Monday aft...

I'll Have Another

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The DOJ gave states new revenue sources, saying that they could add other forms of gambling online so long as it didn't include sports betting. Poker, slots, blackjack -- all fine. And, like last weekend's Preakness, states are off to the races to see who can be first across the finish line.

Turning America Into a Giant Casino

Robert Reich | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Organized gambling is a scam. And it particularly preys upon people with lower incomes -- who assume they can't make it big any other way, who often find it hardest to assess the odds, and whose families can least afford to lose the money. Yet America is now opening the floodgates.

Ron Dicker

Poker Millionaire Struggles With Fed Shutdown Of Online Gambling | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Money

To be 23 years old and making a fortune as a poker player sounds like the life, doesn't it? Brian Hastings isn't so sure. The money part can be gr...

It's Game Time

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

My prediction: the legalization of online gaming is imminent; probably a late-game play with a few ticks left on the 2012 clock. This critical outcome will create a highly regulated industry that will operate in the open and, generate critical tax revenues at a time when they are needed most.

Now for Something Really Different: Watching the Australian Open Down Under

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.30.2012 | Sports
Amy Chavez

I had the chance to watch the entire Australian Open in Melbourne on the Australian Prime Network TV. This was a real eye-opener as to what really goes on in Australian sports.

Ron Dicker

Presidential Candidates Hedge Bets on Gambling Policy | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

The debate over gambling has taken a backseat in the presidential race, but experts say it is bound to emerge. As the economy sputters, the elected pr...

Ron Dicker

Online Casinos: Not So Fast | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

The Justice Department may have paved the way for Internet gambling, but that doesn't mean everything will come up aces for online poker players. Thos...

Gamblers' Glee: Online Betting Gets A Boost From Washington

Reuters | Jim Wolf and Nicola Leske | Posted 02.24.2012 | Technology

By Jim Wolf and Nicola Leske WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration cleared the way for U.S. states to legalize Internet poker ...

Ron Dicker

Newfangled Slot Machines Hit Jackpot | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

More than a million slot machines inhale $1 billion a day in American casinos. Apparently that's not enough. The machines are undergoing a revoluti...

Online Gambling: A Good Bet for D.C.?

Georgiana Bloom | Posted 01.14.2012 | DC
Georgiana Bloom

What's your iGame -- Texas Hold'em Poker, Black Jack, Bingo? Or maybe it's E-Scratch, a virtual way to scrape your way to winnings. If you live in Washington, D.C., this may not just be an "iDream."

It's Time to Tax Internet Gambling and Make it Legal

Richard Grenell | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Richard Grenell

America is founded on the principal that if you don't like it, then don't do it -- but don't stop someone else from enjoying it.

Winning Tips at the World Series of Poker

Harmon Leon | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Hands are the biggest giveaway when collecting information on your opponents. Check to see if their hands are flat or arched in a ready-for-action position.

The Best Bet for Renewable Energy?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

If American legislators taxed online casinos, they could make a windfall of earnings that could be dedicated to running pilot plants for new renewable energy technology.

Should States Raise Revenues by Expanding Legal Gambling?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

Many officials around the country are convinced that a dire fiscal situation warrants legalizing forms of gambling now barred in their states. Does it?