Approval for online poker in D.C. seen as long shot
Congress sent a message Wednesday to D.C. officials who this week approved plans for the city lottery to offer online poker: Not so fast.
The D.C. Council on Tuesday, with little discussion and no public notice, voted 11-2 in favor of a budget amendment that would legalize online poker and fantasy sports gambling through the D.C. Lottery as a means of helping plug a $200 million budget gap.
But on Wednesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, ranking Republican on the House subcommittee that ove ...
Dec 9, 2010, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum
Harry Reid pushing to legalize online poker for American casinos, horse tracks
Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is reportedly taking a gamble that would change up the online poker industry.
The popular game may soon be run on the web by casinos in Nevada and across the United States, thanks to legislation being floated by the Nevada senators' staffers, the Wall Street Journal reported.
American financial institutions were banned from processing online gambling transactions in 2006, costing the industry billions in what has been a rapidly-growing American addiction worth $ ...
Dec 8, 2010, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum
Mobile gambling to surpass $48 billion by 2015, report says
A new report published today by Juniper Research has found that a combination of mobile casino, lottery and betting service launches in major emerging markets led by China allied to liberalization of remote gambling legislation across the US and Europe will see the scale of annual wagers on mobile gambling exceed $48 billion by 2015.
The report studies gambling services on a country-by-country basis. It finds that, in recent years, the Japan Racing Association's iPAT service had been responsi ...
Sep 3, 2010, 9:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Online gambling coming to Ontario
In a bid to keep millions spent on offshore gambling websites in the province, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says Ontarians will have access to legal online gambling by 2012.
Across Canada and around the world, online commerce is part of our everyday lives and OLG is excited to start the consultation process for online gaming and growing its marketplace in the future, OLG chairman Paul Godfrey said Tuesday.
Thousands of Ontario residents spend nearly $400 million a year through unr ...
Aug 11, 2010, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
Federal online gambling legislation clears big hurdle
Maybe there are some teeth in the push for legalization and sensible federal regulation of the Internet gambling industry after all.
Sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) chairman of the House Financial Services Committee HR 2267 is a bill designed to establish federal oversight of an online gambling industry that currently resides in murky legal waters for U.S. players.
It passed overwhelmingly 41-22 via committee vote last week, advancing the legislation to the House floor, where it h ...
Aug 7, 2010, 10:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Congress rethinks its ban on Internet gambling
With pressure mounting on the federal government to find new revenues, Congress is considering legalizing, and taxing, an activity it banned just four years ago: Internet gambling.
On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill that would effectively legalize online poker and other nonsports betting, overturning a 2006 federal ban that critics say merely drove Web-based casinos offshore.
The bill would direct the Treasury Department to license and regulate Internet ga ...
Jul 30, 2010, 6:37 pm - Lottery News forum
What a mess: B.C. Lottery Corp. shuts down gambling site
Some placed bets with other peoples' money
The B.C. Lottery Corp. disabled its online gambling site last week because the accounts belonging to 134 users had been compromised, organization president and CEO Michael Graydon said Tuesday.
Graydon said that after a major relaunch of the website on Thursday, about $8,000 was wagered by accounts controlled by someone other than the owner and in 12 cases, users were able to view other people's personal information.
In one case, he said, the l ...
Jul 21, 2010, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's new online gambling website may have been hacked
PlayNow may have compromised users' personal information, opposition party says
British Columbians' personal information may have been compromised when the government's online gambling website, PlayNow.com, crashed last week, according to the New Democratic Party.
PlayNow, the first government-sanctioned online casino in North America, was shut down only hours after it was launched last Thursday.
The B.C Lottery Corp. said unexpectedly high traffic caused the server to crash, so it had ...
Jul 20, 2010, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
High demand crashes B.C. gambling website
First-ever government-run online casino in North America
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation's expanded online gambling website PlayNow.com crashed hours after its launch Thursday due to overwhelming popular demand, an official says.
Michael Graydon, president of the corporation, said the casino site saw so much traffic it had to be closed for maintenance.
It's been an overwhelming success with people in British Columbia to the point where we hit 100 per cent capacity in the first ...
Jul 17, 2010, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
N.H. Lottery delays online game amid controversy
The state Lottery Commission has pulled back its planned July 1 launch of new games that add an Internet element to scratch ticket gambling.
In an announcement late yesterday, the commission said it will push back the soft launch of PlayNowNH.com, and use the time to educate state leaders about its new interactive game.
The commission ran into stiff headwinds among lawmakers last week when it posted advance notice on its website of the PlayNowNH suite of games. The Legislature rejected ex ...
Jun 29, 2010, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum