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Report: U.S. authories seeking to extradite Bodog founder Calvin Ayre
Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, who for years allowed U.S. gamblers the ability to bet on sports, casino games and poker on Bodog.com, despite the fact that U.S. authorities maintained his actions were illegal, has reportedly been targeted for extradition.

Casino City Gang: Marketing the Main edition
Aaron Todd, Dan Podheiser and Vin Narayanan discuss the WSOP's November Nine, how the WSOP can better market itself, and a California tribe's plan to launch PrivateTable.com, an online poker room, despite the lack of a regulatory structure to do so. They'll end the show with the results of their World Cup bets, and of course, make their best bets for the week, as well.

Santa Ysabel Tribe launches online poker site in California
The Tribe’s I-gaming poker website, PrivateTable, accessible to adult California residents who register through the website, will be an alternative to gambling sites operated from off-shore locations.

N.J. sends cease and desist letter to affiliates promoting sites not licensed by the state
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has warned six online poker affiliate websites to cease and desist from promoting online gaming sites that are not licensed and regulated by the state of New Jersey.

Delaware to go live with online gambling on Oct. 31
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.

American Full Tilt Poker players can now make claims
On Wednesday, 887 days after Black Friday, American players were finally able to submit a claim for their Full Tilt Poker balances.

Casino City Gang: Red pros drawing dead edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss the rumor that former U.S. Full Tilt Poker employees -- including pros -- won't be paid their balances, the contentious "first card off the deck" rule, and whether casinos should issue markers to high rollers. They also make their picks in this week's NFL action in the most degenerate half hour in podcasting.

Casino City Gang: The Mouth strikes back edition
Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Mike Matusow's win at the World Series of Poker and Twitter debates over the WSOP schedule. They also talk about the political mess surrounding federal online gaming legislation, casino related gifts for Father's Day, and they make their best bets in the five most degenerate minutes in podcasting.

Federal legislation introduced to regulate iGaming
The bill, dubbed the “Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013,” was introduced by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. and goes beyond online poker.

Casino City Gang: Live from GiGSE edition
In this week's edition of The Gang, Vin Narayanan joins host Aaron Todd live from the Global iGaming Summit and Expo in San Francisco. They discuss a testy exchange between Jan Jones of Caesars and John Pappas from the Poker Players Alliance at the conference. They also examine Foxwoods' new partnership with GameAccount and New Jersey governor Chris Christie's administration's overly-rosy revenue expectations for online gaming revenues.

Casino City Gang: How big is your jackpot edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss when is a jackpot "big enough" for them to start playing games or making wagers they ordinarily wouldn't make, online sports betting coming to Nevada and Aaron's top-10 moments in online poker history. They also report on their Olympic wagers and make their best bets for the week.

Top-10 questions about PokerStars' acquisition of Full Tilt Poker
The recent acquisition of Full Tilt Poker by PokerStars has the poker world buzzing, and there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered.

PokerStars settles with DOJ, buys Full Tilt Poker
PokerStars will pay the DOJ $547 million as part of a settlement agreement. Part of that money will be used to pay money owed to American players by Full Tilt Poker. American players owed money will have to apply to the DOJ for reimbursement.

DOJ announces $731 million settlement with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker
The settlement requires PokerStars to forfeit $547 Million, Full Tilt to forfeit virtually all of its assets, and funds will be made available for U.S. and international players.

PokerStars settles dispute with U.S., acquires Full Tilt Poker assets
As part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, PokerStars has acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker, and all Full Tilt players with balanced owed will have a chance to request payment.

Perspectives Weekly: Advertisement double standard edition
J Todd reports on how gambling companies are using free play and social gaming to prepare for the possibility of American regulation of online gambling and whether advertisements for the gambling industry should be held to a higher standard.

Poker lobbying group marks Black Friday anniversary
The Poker Players Alliance marked the anniversary of Black Friday by asking players to contact their elected representatives and ask Congress to regulate online poker.

AGA chief issues statement marking Black Friday anniversary
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, issued an official statement marking Black Friday's first anniversary.

Casino City Gang: Jersey Shore edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss a flurry of gambling news from New Jersey, including a delay to the online gambling bill, more alcohol in Atlantic City casinos, off track betting in New Jersey bars and restaurants, the odd battle brewing between the Trump Taj Mahal and some -- ahem -- local entertainment establishments, and make their weekly NFL picks.

U.S. DOJ reverses course, says intrastate online gambling is legal
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
Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley entered a guilty plea today in response to charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Bodog moves U.S. players to Bovada
American online gamblers can no longer gamble on Bodog, as of Wednesday morning.

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.

Below is a list of sites restricting U.S. play. To view specific restrictions, click on the site name.

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U.S. Restriction News

Report: U.S. authories seeking to extradite Bodog founder Calvin Ayre
Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, who for years allowed U.S. gamblers the ability to bet on sports, casino games and poker on Bodog.com, despite the fact that U.S. authorities maintained his actions were illegal, has reportedly been targeted for extradition.

Casino City Gang: Marketing the Main edition
Aaron Todd, Dan Podheiser and Vin Narayanan discuss the WSOP's November Nine, how the WSOP can better market itself, and a California tribe's plan to launch PrivateTable.com, an online poker room, despite the lack of a regulatory structure to do so. They'll end the show with the results of their World Cup bets, and of course, make their best bets for the week, as well.

Santa Ysabel Tribe launches online poker site in California
The Tribe’s I-gaming poker website, PrivateTable, accessible to adult California residents who register through the website, will be an alternative to gambling sites operated from off-shore locations.

N.J. sends cease and desist letter to affiliates promoting sites not licensed by the state
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has warned six online poker affiliate websites to cease and desist from promoting online gaming sites that are not licensed and regulated by the state of New Jersey.

Delaware to go live with online gambling on Oct. 31
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.

American Full Tilt Poker players can now make claims
On Wednesday, 887 days after Black Friday, American players were finally able to submit a claim for their Full Tilt Poker balances.

Casino City Gang: Red pros drawing dead edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss the rumor that former U.S. Full Tilt Poker employees -- including pros -- won't be paid their balances, the contentious "first card off the deck" rule, and whether casinos should issue markers to high rollers. They also make their picks in this week's NFL action in the most degenerate half hour in podcasting.

Casino City Gang: The Mouth strikes back edition
Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Mike Matusow's win at the World Series of Poker and Twitter debates over the WSOP schedule. They also talk about the political mess surrounding federal online gaming legislation, casino related gifts for Father's Day, and they make their best bets in the five most degenerate minutes in podcasting.

Federal legislation introduced to regulate iGaming
The bill, dubbed the “Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013,” was introduced by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. and goes beyond online poker.

Casino City Gang: Live from GiGSE edition
In this week's edition of The Gang, Vin Narayanan joins host Aaron Todd live from the Global iGaming Summit and Expo in San Francisco. They discuss a testy exchange between Jan Jones of Caesars and John Pappas from the Poker Players Alliance at the conference. They also examine Foxwoods' new partnership with GameAccount and New Jersey governor Chris Christie's administration's overly-rosy revenue expectations for online gaming revenues.

Casino City Gang: How big is your jackpot edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss when is a jackpot "big enough" for them to start playing games or making wagers they ordinarily wouldn't make, online sports betting coming to Nevada and Aaron's top-10 moments in online poker history. They also report on their Olympic wagers and make their best bets for the week.

Top-10 questions about PokerStars' acquisition of Full Tilt Poker
The recent acquisition of Full Tilt Poker by PokerStars has the poker world buzzing, and there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered.

PokerStars settles with DOJ, buys Full Tilt Poker
PokerStars will pay the DOJ $547 million as part of a settlement agreement. Part of that money will be used to pay money owed to American players by Full Tilt Poker. American players owed money will have to apply to the DOJ for reimbursement.

DOJ announces $731 million settlement with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker
The settlement requires PokerStars to forfeit $547 Million, Full Tilt to forfeit virtually all of its assets, and funds will be made available for U.S. and international players.

PokerStars settles dispute with U.S., acquires Full Tilt Poker assets
As part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, PokerStars has acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker, and all Full Tilt players with balanced owed will have a chance to request payment.

Perspectives Weekly: Advertisement double standard edition
J Todd reports on how gambling companies are using free play and social gaming to prepare for the possibility of American regulation of online gambling and whether advertisements for the gambling industry should be held to a higher standard.

Poker lobbying group marks Black Friday anniversary
The Poker Players Alliance marked the anniversary of Black Friday by asking players to contact their elected representatives and ask Congress to regulate online poker.

AGA chief issues statement marking Black Friday anniversary
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, issued an official statement marking Black Friday's first anniversary.

Casino City Gang: Jersey Shore edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss a flurry of gambling news from New Jersey, including a delay to the online gambling bill, more alcohol in Atlantic City casinos, off track betting in New Jersey bars and restaurants, the odd battle brewing between the Trump Taj Mahal and some -- ahem -- local entertainment establishments, and make their weekly NFL picks.

U.S. DOJ reverses course, says intrastate online gambling is legal
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
Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley entered a guilty plea today in response to charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Bodog moves U.S. players to Bovada
American online gamblers can no longer gamble on Bodog, as of Wednesday morning.

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