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The Department of Justice may have thrown a wrence into online gambling plans in the US by revisiting a 2011 interpretation of a 1961 law. (Image: 9to5mac.com)

New DOJ Wire Act Opinion Shakes Maturing US Online Gambling Industry

Gaming industry observers were both freaking out and insisting “no big deal” when it emerged late Monday that the DOJ had reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act with a new interpretation that potentially put an emergent US online gambling industry at risk. The new interpretation of the 1961 […]

Stars Group to Acquire UK Sports Betting Giant Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion

The Stars Group announced that it has agreed to purchase Sky Betting and Gaming for $4.7 billion, a move that will create the worlds largest publicly traded online gambling company in the world and give Stars a larger presence in the sports betting world. SBG is currently owned by CVC […]

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Step Inside Shaquille O’Neal’s Baller New Treehouse Poker Room (Video)

Leave it to Shaquille O’Neal to take the “man cave” concept to new heights. On Friday’s season finale of Treehouse Masters (Animal Planet, 9 pm ET), the basketball legend lays eyes for the first time on his new backyard escape at his estate in McDonough, Georgia. Shaq seems thrilled with the results. […]

Online Poker Trying to Join Daily Fantasy Sports as Legal in New York

If New York State Senator John Bonacic (R-42nd District) gets his way, online poker will accompany Daily Fantasy Sports as legal for residents to play. His bill S 3898 passed through the Senate Finance Committee, Tuesday and will now face a full vote in the senate. Bonacic hopes that the […]

New Jersey Online Gambling Surge May Revive Struggling Atlantic City

Could online gambling actually be good for Atlantic City? A new study suggests that there is a correlation between the two. According to gaming industry research firm Eilers & Krejcik, Internet revenue in New Jersey jumped 32 percent in 2016. But what was more surprising was that money spent in […]

US Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Online Gambling Review Possible

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R) is likely going to become the next United States attorney general, and that might not bode well for online gambling advocates. Appointed by President-elect Donald Trump, Sessions was on Capitol Hill this week for his confirmation hearing. His Republican colleagues congratulated him, while his Democratic […]

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Federal Money Laundering Laws

A former Bitcoin exchange operator ispleading guilty to federal charges of money laundering in the Southern District of New York. Anthony Murgio admitted to processing more than $10 million in illegal Bitcoin transactions through the Coin.mx website between 2013 and July of 2015. Bitcoin is a digitally encrypted currency that […]