Network of dummy online stores used to hide internet gambling payments
A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, according to a recent investigation.
The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In fact, they are fake outlets, part of a multinational system to disguise payments for the $40 billion global online gambling industry, which is illegal in many countries and some U.S. states.
Jun 26, 2017, 6:55 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery offers a way to win nearly 100% of the time
And it appears the lottery is OK with you taking advantage of it
Includes video report
Michigan Lottery players have discovered a way to play the lottery's online games so that they win every time they play and the lottery seems to be OK with it.
There is evidence some players used a low-risk keno game to turn tens of thousands of dollars in lottery bonus money into free cash.
The 'loophole' centers on a specific game on the Michigan Lottery's online gaming platform. The online versi ...
May 25, 2017, 4:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery
Facing huge deficits, Pennsylvania could become the first state to allow both its casinos and lottery to take its games online in a quest for money from new and younger players.
The state government has a slew of fiscal challenges, made worse by sluggish tax collections and one of the nation's oldest average populations.
A Republican-controlled Legislature trying to avoid a broad tax increase under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has instead turned over other rocks in search of alternatives. Ther ...
Apr 24, 2017, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery battling to stay viable against online gambling
As a Massachusetts commission looking into online gaming and online gambling presses ahead in its study of ways to regulate and possibly make money from the developing industries, the state's lottery is concerned that it could be left behind.
The Lottery is seeking authority from the Legislature to offer its current products scratch tickets, draw games, Keno and more to customers over the Internet, arguing that its survival and the hundreds of millions of dollars it returns as local aid are o ...
Mar 29, 2017, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Candy Crush-type game for state lotteries debuts
A new puzzle game, Star Match, looks to inject new life into state lotteries.
Available first in the state of Georgia, the gem-matching game puzzle think Bejeweled or Candy Crush lets players pay $2 per play for a chance to win up to $10,000.
Publisher LottoInteractive, which released the game Friday (on Android, iOS and desktop computers), aims to attract smartphone gamers who perhaps don't play traditional scratch-and-match lottery games, as well as lottery junkies looking for the next b ...
Sep 19, 2016, 6:15 pm - Lottery News forum
New York Governor signs bill to allow daily fantasy sports
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday to allow the resumption of daily fantasy sports in New York.
The measure calls the popular online contests a game of skill. That legal definition resolves the central argument in a lawsuit brought against the country's two top fantasy-sports companies by the state attorney general. He had likened the online matches to illegal gambling operations based on chance.
This legislation strikes the right balance that allows this activity to conti ...
Aug 4, 2016, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
British Columbia Lottery taking bets on US election
Who says Canadians can't participate in US elections?
No, they can't vote in US elections, but Canadians can place bets on who is going to win.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has been taking bets on the 2016 U.S. election since early last year. It's become the most popular wager in an online gaming category the lottery calls novelty betting.
The provincial lottery contracts with a global sportsbook based in Ireland to set the odds. BC Lottery spokesman Doug Cheng said the odd ...
Jul 26, 2016, 8:13 am - Lottery News forum
WV Lottery officials keeping eye on PA internet gambling bill
West Virginia Lottery officials are closely monitoring legislation making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would significantly expand legalized gambling in that state.
Those guys are aggressive, I'll just say that, acting lottery director John Myers said Tuesday of the legislation, which would make Pennsylvania the fourth state to legalize internet gambling, would allow state casinos to operate satellite locations with up to 250 slot machines each and would allow slot m ...
Jul 12, 2016, 11:06 pm - Lottery News forum
New law gives Québec Lottery power to shut down competitors
Canada's major Internet service providers, a Quebec First Nations group and potentially the federal government are lining up against Quebec legislation that will lead to the blocking of gambling websites chosen by the government agency Loto-Qu bec.
Under Bill 74, the new law passed last month in Quebec's National Assembly, Loto-Qu bec can ask Vid otron, Bell Canada, Cogeco Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and other ISPs to block the sites of the agency's competitors or face fines of up to $10 ...
Jun 2, 2016, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
Quebec bill would force Internet firms to block access to online gambling sites
A little-publicized bill that is making its way through Quebec's legislative process has digital-law experts and others worried that the concept of a free and open Internet is being threatened in the province.
Bill 74 includes a provision that seeks to force Internet service providers to block Quebecers' access to online gambling sites that aren't approved by the government.
The province's finance minister says the bill is necessary to protect the health and safety of Quebecers because ill ...
Apr 13, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum