Why are sites restricting U.S. play?
Many online gaming sites decided to stop accepting bets when the U.S. Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Although the measure does nothing to change the players' right to bet online, it will eventually force American banks and credit card companies to block some types of electronic transactions to Internet gambling businesses. Other gaming sites stopped accepting U.S.-based bets in anticipation of the bill’s passage. And some never accepted U.S. bets because of the uncertain regulatory climate.
I have money in an account with one of these sites. Can I still get it out?Each site is setting its own rules for withdrawing money. Please check with your casino to find out their policy. Some sites, like CelebPoker, have set a deadline for making withdrawals. Others, like PartyPoker, will allow all current U.S. account holders to log on and withdraw money. And some, like Betfred, may ask you to call a special phone number to make payment arrangements. Please check with the individual site to see what their policy is.
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U.S. Restriction News
New Jersey legalizes sports gambling
Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events.
APCW Perspectives: Red Riding Hood and gambling ad standards
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APCW Perspectives: A droll stroll through gambling news
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FanDuel acquired by Paddy Power Betfair
The transaction combines FanDuel’s world-class technology, well-recognized brand, and large, highly engaged user base with Betfair US’s existing TVG horse racing betting network and media business along with its online casino business in New Jersey.
APCW Perspectives: US sports betting decision and fallout
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down PASPA as an unconstitutional violation of states' rights. However, as J. Todd discusses in this week's episode, what this really means for sports betting in America and beyond remains a point of debate.
Top 10 questions and answers regarding the US Supreme Court sports betting decision
In the spirit of clearing up some of the uncertainties and false notions that have been bandied about over the last few days, Casino City's Gary Trask answers 10 common questions about the future of sports betting in the U.S.
This Week in Gambling: We the people can bet on sports!
The US Supreme Court has ruled that the federal ban on sports betting in America is unconstitutional. The high court ruled in a 6-3 decision that sports betting is a state's rights issue.
APCW Perspectives: A potpourri of online gaming news
The fines have been flowing from the UK Gambling Commission to online operators, and there are more to come. However, the UKGC isn't the only agency passing out the smacks.
WSOP.com's $15 million summer is coming
WSOP.com will begin liquidity sharing between New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada on 1 May.
Casino City's Friday Five: Shared player pool edition
Shared player pool liquidity in online poker works. That was the resounding news this week in the casino gaming industry, along with another huge merge and a massive jackpot winner in Las Vegas.
SG Digital prepares for US sports betting with New Jersey
The company's sports betting solution is prepared to launch its sportsbook offering should the U.S. Supreme Court decide to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Association Act in New Jersey.
WSOP aiming to introduce interstate online poker in May
In a major step for gaming operators in the U.S., the new platform could launch on 1 May in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey.
Free play online casinos ruled gambling by US Court
In a move that puts law & order in opposition with common sense, the Ninth Circuit of U.S. Court of Appeals decided that free play social casino games are gambling. It's a decision you may not believe, even after you hear the reasoning.
New Jersey enters into online poker agreement with Delaware, Nevada
Governor Chris Christie announced that online gaming patrons in New Jersey will be able to play against patrons in Delaware and Nevada, creating a larger player pool and increasing jackpots.
Poker Players Alliance applauds New Jersey interstate iGaming agreement
In a statement, PPA emphasized its approval of the agreement, which will allow online poker players in New Jersey to play against patrons in Delaware and Nevada.
US Attorney announces compensation program for Absolute Poker victim players
Garden City Group has been authorized by the Southern District of New York to accept and process claims for former Absolute Poker players and announces payments of more than $118 Million to date.
APCW Perspectives: Trouble down under
Some online gambling news breaks out of Australia, where its own version of UIGEA is taking shape. Additional stories include New Jersey's last attempt to change the sports betting laws in America, and some news from former Amaya CEO David Baazov.
New York Senate overwhelmingly approves online poker bill
The bill to license and regulate internet poker in the Empire State passed by a vote of 53-5 on Tuesday.
Amaya CEO pleads not guilty to securities charges
Amaya CEO David Baazov and his associates have filed written pleas of not guilty to the insider trader charges levied against them in March.
Amaya CEO charged with insider trading
CEO David Baazov denied any wrong doing regarding his company's purchase of PokerStars and Full Tilt back in 2014 and said he believes today's charges are without merit.
PokerStars goes live in New Jersey on Monday
The free PokerStars New Jersey software is now available for download; players can create a new account using the log-in details from their previously held account, and are eligible to receive their last held VIP status, Play Money Chips, and StarsCoin.
PokerStars to officially launch in New Jersey in March
The world's largest poker site will make its entry into the U.S. regulated online gaming market on Monday, March 21.
New Jersey sports betting case goes back to court
A decision by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals isn't expected until late spring, but early indications are that the Garden State will once again fall short in its bid to legalize sports betting.
Inside Gaming: Wire Act hearing a disaster for online gambling opponents
The recent congressional hearing into legislation that would ban online gaming couldn't have gone worse for backers of the bill even if they attempted to sabotage the three-hour meeting themselves.
RAWA hearing a disaster for Chaffetz, online gambling ban supporters
The only supporters of the online gambling prohibition appeared to be House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and two of his invited witnesses.