USA Gambling News Section

Georgia Looking To Amend State Constitution To Legalize Casino And Horse Betting - 04/01/15

All across the nation, state governments are still picking up the pieces from one of the worst recessions in history. The key to recovery would seem to be the generation of new revenue sources. Since it isn't a popular position to raise taxes while citizens continue to recover from the same recession, many state legislatures are looking to the gaming industry as a possible source of income.

Christie Legalizes Sports Betting at New Jersey Casinos and Racetracks - 09/15/14

Governor Christie has gone ahead and allowed land based casinos and racetracks to begin offering legal sports betting opportunities for residents and visitors in the Garden State. He has the support of NJ Senator Raymond Lesniak and a host of other state officials and legal advisors who are all confident that with the exclusion of New Jersey based sports teams that they are ensuring that the federal government will not have grounds to shut down this addition to the New Jersey gambling industry.

Amaya Acquires Two Of The Biggest Names In Online Poker - 06/17/2014

Things might be coming up roses for PokerStars and Full Tilt online poker brands, two of the biggest names in the industry that have gotten the cold shoulder in regulated online poker jurisdictions in the United States. A deal was reached between Amaya Gaming Group, Inc and Oldford Group Limited (which is the parent complain of the Rational Group) with a purchase price of $4.9 billion. These two poker brands are the largest online poker sites in operation, with a combined player base of 85 million registered online and mobile players. Amaya intends to focus heavily on growth initiatives for both brands and has already discussed using their powerful resources to accomplish this.

Washington State To Consider Legalizing Online Poker - 01/19/15

HB 1114 was introduced on January 12 of 2015 and would authorize state regulated online poker gambling for residents and visitors to the state. Unlike other poker bills that have been passed and presented in other states around the country, this one does not include a bad actor clause, and by eliminating this rule the state can be more inclusive concerning the brands they partner with for licensing. The bill also includes an interstate provision so Washington poker sites can partner with other states that have legalized online poker to share player pools.