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Pennsylvania and Michigan Ready to Join US Sports Betting Fight

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and Michigan are gearing up to join New Jersey in the fight for legalized sports betting in the United States. There’s just one catch, they want New Jersey to foot the bill. Early this week, Pennsylvania State Rep. Robert Matzie wrote in a memo to fellow lawmakers …

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Australian Online Poker Alliance Ready to Fight Poker Ban

Australia’s online poker community is gearing up for the fight of their lives and Australian Online Poker Alliance is leading the charge. The grassroots organization, which tracks its origin to a thread on the TwoPlusTwo poker forum, is engaging in a range of civic activism including an online petition. They’re …

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Philippines Authorities Begin Deporting Chinese Gambling Workers

Philippines immigration authorities have begun the process of deporting more than 1,300 Chinese nationals arrested during a crackdown on illegal gambling operations. The Chinese were working for casino magnate Jack Lam when the arrests occurred.  Lam, who has been targeted by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as part of his war …

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Supreme Court Delay Boosts NJ Sports Betting Hopes

The State of New Jersey’s dreams of legalizing sports betting were boosted slightly on Tuesday when the US Supreme Court asked the US Solicitor General to file a brief on the matter. It’s a move that will actually delay the court’s decision as to whether it will take on the …

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Virginia State Senator Seeks to Redefine Poker

A Virginia State Senator named Louise Lucas is looking to bring her state’s gambling laws into the 21st century by redefining poker as a game of skill. It’s a strategy that’s worked in reforming gambling laws in other states, but it’s also a strategy she’s tried unsuccessfully at least twice …

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Atlantic City Casinos Post First Revenue Gains in a Decade

Atlantic City casino owners might be among the very small number of people who thought 2016 was a pretty awesome year. After all, it was the first time in a decade that the city’s casinos actually posted positive revenue. Much of that success, it turns out, was due to an …

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Antigua Vows to Stand Up to US on Gambling Dispute

Antigua’s Governor-General is vowing to stand up to the United States as he seeks to resolve a 12-year-old dispute between the two countries that started at the dawn of the online gambling era. Sir Rodney Williams made his remarks as he addressed the opening of a new session of Parliament. …

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Australian Tennis Players Catch Bans and Fines for Match Fixing

Three Australian tennis players have been handed large fines and bans from the sport after being found guilty of match fixing. The punishments, which were handed out by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), are meant to send a strong message to athletes in gambling-crazy Australia that match fixing of any …

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