PayPal May Become a Viable Payment Option Soon

PayPal May Become a Viable Payment Option Soon Paypal could be a new online payment method in US

Just about everyone has heard of PayPal, the digital e-wallet founded in 1998 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Peter Thiel and Max Levchin. Since its inception, PayPal’s popularity has spread like wildfire across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people use the online service to make digital financial transactions every day. In the US, however, PayPal Read the full article…



More Gambling Opportunities in Russia: a Sign of the Times

The only four Russian gambling territories The four Russian gambling territories

Five years ago, gambling was banned in all but four of Russia’s territories: Kaliningrad, the Black Sea shore, the Altai Territory, and the area near Vladivostok. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stood behind the ban, citing increased addiction and a link between Moscow gambling and organized Georgian crime as one of the main reasons for it Read the full article…


US land-based casinos who refuse to pay winnings

US land-based casinos who refuse to pay winnings Gulf Stream Park logo

It’s a common occurrence for casino patrons to win jackpots. Sometimes it’s a $5 jackpot. Sometimes it’s a $500,000 jackpot. Sometimes the jackpot isn’t cash at all, but a coveted prize like a shiny new automobile. Recent news finds several U.S. casinos denying their patrons the jackpots/prizes they claim they are owed. This summer, a Read the full article…


RGEW Focuses on ‘Getting to Know’ Gamblers

Economic impact of gaming in North America (national data from gettoknowgaming.org) Responsible Gaming Education Week, 2014

Responsible Gaming Education Week, or RGEW, is held the first full week of every August. The tradition began back in 1998 when the American Gaming Association, or AGA, decided to sponsor an annual, week-long awareness program to help educate people about the perils of problem gambling. Education is a critical component in the prevention of Read the full article…


Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of online gambling fence

Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of online gambling fence Republicans and Democrats - Opponents and pro-legalization

When it comes to the legalization of online gambling in America, there are both Republicans and Democrats who oppose it. There are also Republicans and Democrats who support it. Indeed, the issue of legalizing U.S. online gambling is a controversial one, and it’s difficult to predict who will support or reject the cause based on Read the full article…


Latest Updates about 2 European’s Sportsbook giants

Latest Updates about 2 European's Sportsbook giants paddypower-betfred

Europeans enjoy a gambling luxury that most Americans do not: the online sports book. For years, gamblers “across the pond” have legally wagered cash on everything from rugby matches to sumo wrestling tournaments to the next American presidential race. Just as the American gambling industry continues to live in a state of flux, the European Read the full article…


Another New Jersey Casino Closure: What’s Next?

Entrance of the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino

Casino workers at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City got some bad news this July: Their employer will be closing its business doors in a few months. On September 16, the Trump Entertainment Resorts property, founded by Donald Trump himself, will become the latest in a series of closures in the once-thriving New Jersey city. Read the full article…



Unexpected revenues penalize online gambling in Delaware

From UNVL - National Data Center for Gaming Research, June 2014 Online Gaming Monthly Statewide and National Data Center for Gaming Research, June 2014

A little over a year ago, the state of Delaware set a goal for itself: Within its first year of legalized online gambling, it would bring in a revenue of $5 million. Sadly, that goal has not been reached. A recent report from the Washington Post indicated that Delaware earned a revenue of only $1.2 Read the full article…



Green Technologies at Native American Casinos

Green Technologies at Native American Casinos Shooting Star Casino

A Native American tribe in Minnesota is making great strides toward green technology in its casino. The White Earth Nation, a faction of Minnesota’s Chippewa tribe, owns and operates the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center. That casino recently received a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, to install an energy-efficient biomass Read the full article…