Mar 09, 2009
Insights | A Decade of Delicious Software
Long gone are the days of Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey console -- today's interactive gaming experience is about total customer immersion. With the natural progression of Internet technology came the natural maturation of the online gaming industry: Broadband Internet, branded slots, multi-player poker technology -- remember ASF Software Inc.? -- and browser-based technology have replaced relics like the CD-ROM and 28.8 kbps modem.
Feb 27, 2009
Monopoly-Friendly Report Adopted in EU Committee, Harmonization Gaining Traction as Alternative
Dissenting opinions at the European Commission over the regulation of online gambling may lead to two separate votes next month in the European Parliament.
Feb 20, 2009
Local Ohio I-Gaming Tax Ordinance Unlikely to be Enforced
A small town in Ohio updated its laws recently to impose a 1.5 percent income tax on Internet gambling winnings, but a local gaming attorney doesn't think that law would be enforceable.
Feb 19, 2009
EU Trade Complaint May be W.T.O. Bound
With the backing of the European Commission, European online gambling operators may have a case against the United States for its so-called selective prosecution practices, but Europe's external trade commissioner would like first to try reaching a settlement through other means.
Feb 18, 2009
Ill. Online Lottery? Senator Thinks So, Lawyer Thinks No
As one state politician in Illinois explores the idea of selling the lottery online, one lawyer questions the United States government's willingness to let it happen.
Feb 17, 2009
Crypto Employs New Crop of Superheroes
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are moving in with Spiderman, Captain America and the X-Men. And CryptoLogic Ltd. could not be happier.
Feb 13, 2009
Asia in 60 Seconds
Get four industry members' takes on the Asian online gambling market in less than a minute -- seriously.
Feb 12, 2009
Reasoned Opinion Brings Nouvelle Vie to Old Criminal Case in France
A recent decision in the French criminal case involving two European gaming executives could be crucial to their chances of escaping prosecution.
Feb 11, 2009
For Online Gambling in Nevada, It's Still Status Quo
The Nevada Gaming Control Board will maintain its position on Internet gaming until federal policy changes to regulate the activity, according to the board chairman.
Feb 05, 2009
No Joy for Justice Dept. in WorldWide Telesports Cash Grab
A federal appeals court has stopped the United States Justice Department from seizing nearly $7 million in assets from the founder of WorldWide Telesports Inc., forcing the government to reargue its case before a lower court.
Feb 04, 2009
Frank's Timing Odd, But I-Gaming Support Is a Go
Though the timing appears to be odd, to say the least, Barney Frank told the Financial Times Wednesday that he plans to reintroduce a bill to license and regulate online gambling in the United States.
Feb 03, 2009
National Lottery Spurs Uptick in U.K. Remote Gambling Participation
The number of adults participating in remote gambling in the United Kingdom rose in 2008 over the previous year, according to data from the country's Gambling Commission.
Feb 02, 2009
U.S. Gambling Lobbyists Downplay New Attorney General's Connection to N.F.L.
The new United States attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., joins the Department of Justice from a law firm known for lobbying on behalf of the National Football League against Internet gambling, but gambling lobbyists in Washington, D.C., downplayed any past connection between Mr. Holder, his firm and the politically troublesome issue.
Jan 30, 2009
Aedapi Urges Action on Spanish I-Gaming Regulations
A Spanish association of Internet gambling operators is urging the Spanish government to regulate online gambling throughout the country as soon as possible.
Jan 29, 2009
Dutch Justice Minister to Shut Down Illegal Operators (Update 1)
Ernst Hirsch Ballin, the Dutch justice minister, is following through with plans to take legal action against Internet gambling sites that illegally target Dutch consumers, IGamingNews has confirmed.
Jan 29, 2009
Q.& A. | Charles H. Gillespie
IGamingNews checked in with Charles H. Gillespie, the chief executive of World Sports Network, to find out what's been happening since his company received its first venture capital funding in December.
Jan 27, 2009
Second Sportingbet Employee in Turkish Tussle Free to Return to U.K. (Update 1)
The second of two Sportingbet employees arrested by Turkish authorities in the spring of 2008 was Monday allowed to return to the United Kingdom, but his legal issues remain unresolved, according to the company.
Jan 26, 2009
EU Parliamentary Elections to Slow Any Action on IMCO Report
A report from a European Commission committee could help shape the future of online gambling regulation in Europe, but not before a new European Parliament is elected this summer.
Jan 22, 2009
Antigua, U.S. Mum on Future of Trade Talks (Update 1)
If negotiations between Antigua and the United States continue, they will likely remain at a standstill until Ron Kirk, President Barack Obama's pick for trade representative, is confirmed by the Senate.
Jan 21, 2009
Ky. Government Appeals Domain Decision to State Supreme Court
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has already appealed Tuesday's decision voiding its attempt to seize 141 Internet gambling domain names.