Vin Narayanan Article Archive

Vin Narayanan has contributed 41 articles published on the iGaming News site.
Proponents of online gambling ban serve "demon rum" at House hearing (26 March 2015)
Two simple words uttered by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) perfectly summed up the farcical testimony offered by proponents of federal legislation to ban online gaming in front the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on Wednesday.
Attorney: California real-money online poker site legal (23 July 2014)
Gaming attorney Martin Owens represents the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel and believes its proposed real-money online poker website for California residents,, is legal and should survive any legal challenge.
PokerStars acquisition not a game-changer -- yet (16 June 2014)
Amaya Gaming's $4.9 billion purchase of PokerStars and Full Tilt ends an interesting chapter in online poker history. But its impact on the future is still an unknown quantity. Casino City's Vin Narayanan looks at what led to the acquisition and the questions that still need answering.
Delaware to go live with online gambling on Oct. 31 (24 October 2013)
Delaware will launch real-money online gaming on Oct. 31. The Halloween treat for casino players was confirmed Tuesday at the World Regulatory Briefing in Philadelphia by Dover Downs Hotel and Casino President and CEO Ed Sutor.
Top-10 observations from GiGSE (29 April 2013)
The land-based and online gaming worlds converged at the Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse) last week to discuss the future of the online gaming industry in the U.S. Vin Narayanan offers 10 key storylines that emerged from the conference.
Foxwoods reaches online gaming deal (22 April 2013)
The owner of North America's largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino, has agreed to work with the GameAccount Network to deliver online gaming solutions to the U.S. market, Casino City has learned.
Full Tilt's Ray Bitar in FBI custody (2 July 2012)
Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar was indicted on April 15, 2011, on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
Delaware Senate OKs online gambling (27 June 2012)
The Delaware Legislature has passed a bill that would allow table games, video lottery games, and traditional lottery games to be offered online.
New Jersey Senate committee passes online gambling legislation (4 April 2012)
A senate committee in New Jersey voted Tuesday to allow Atlantic City casinos to offer online gambling services to New Jersey residents.
U.S. DOJ reverses course, says intrastate online gambling is legal (23 December 2011)
The Department of Justice gave American online gamblers a Christmas present Friday when it said individual states had the authority to license and regulate non-sports related intrastate online gambling.
Absolute Poker founder pleads guilty to bank fraud and money laundering (20 December 2011)
Top-10 reasons to visit the new Venetian sportsbook (19 December 2011)
Full Tilt Poker's gaming license revoked by Alderney (29 September 2011)
Full Tilt didn't violate license by commingling funds (21 September 2011)
Report: European investors agree to purchase Full Tilt (1 July 2011)
Top-10 storylines at GiGSE (23 May 2011)
News analysis: DOJ has online poker figured out (16 April 2011)
Drama surrounds veto of New Jersey online gambling bill (3 March 2011)
Kyl will not seek re-election in 2012 (10 February 2011)
GPWA among winners at iGB awards (2 February 2011)
News analysis: Presidential politics could affect New Jersey's online gambling legislation (11 January 2011)
New Jersey Legislature approves online gambling bill (10 January 2011)
Vin's 2011 gambling to-do list (10 January 2011)
Lesniak targeting Jan. 6 for passage of New Jersey's online gambling bill (15 December 2010)
Lots of questions, few answers in online poker draft legislation (8 December 2010)
Online gambling regulations a hot topic at G2E (24 November 2010)
N.J. Senate approves online gambling bill (22 November 2010)
G2E moving to October starting next year (31 August 2010)
Online gambling payment processor forfeits more than $13 million (18 August 2010)
Online gambling regulations bill approved by House committee (28 July 2010)
Vote on California online gambling bill delayed (29 June 2010)
Online poker bill coming soon to California (14 May 2010)
Grand Prive leaves Microgaming platform (2 April 2010)
New analysis: California online poker faces many obstacles (10 February 2010)
Harrah's launches long-awaited online casino (4 December 2009)
Make like a Vegas regular at The Gold Coast (23 November 2009)
NETeller buys minority stake in Centricom (16 August 2007)
NETeller revenue drops 54% (25 July 2007)
NETeller strikes deal; will return U.S. money (18 July 2007)
Second NETeller co-founder pleads guilty (10 July 2007)
NETeller founders charged with money laundering (16 January 2007)

Vin Narayanan

Articles by Vin Narayanan Vin Narayanan is the former managing editor at Casino City and has been involved in the gaming industry for over a decade Vin is currently based in Hong Kong, where he runs his own consultant group and works as head of gaming and public relations for Mega Digital
Entertainment Group.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for, USA WEEKEND and CNN.