27 November 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 27, 2013
Industry News
Online gambling in New Jersey up and running
On Tuesday, New Jersey became the third state to venture into Internet gaming. Atlantic City's brick-and-mortar casinos operate the websites and have partnered with current online gambling operators or technology companies.

Stutz: Adelson won't win anti-Web gambling campaign
Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson has launched a crusade to outlaw online gaming and is armed with a public opinion survey that says 67 percent of Americans oppose legalizing Internet gambling. But according to the American Gaming Association, U.S. gamblers spent $3 billion in 2012 in wagering online with "rogue offshore operators."

Wynn compares online poker ban to Prohibition
Wynn Resorts chairman Steve Wynn said that online gambling can be outlawed, but "people are going to do it anyway."

N.J. sports betting fight moving to U.S. Supreme Court
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will ask the Supreme Court to allow the state to move forward with allowing betting on sports after a federal appeals court last week declined to rehear the case.

Perspectives Weekly: Credit cards still a problem
Online gambling is now live in three American states, but that doesn't mean your credit card transaction will get through! Also, Sheldon Adelson is on the warpath again.

bet365 to host 250,000-pound Party Weekend
The three-day event will award a slew of prizes that top out at 5,000 pounds apiece.

$100,000 Premium Giveaway ends Nov. 28
bet365 will award 350 cash prizes to poker players every day until the end of the promotion.

Treasure Nile jackpot strikes again
An Australian player won $45,550 on the progressive slot at All Slots Casino.

Cosmik announces new multi-currency feature
Even though a player's balance is managed in euros, the online casino has now added a feature that will allow players to see the conversion in their currency when depositing.

All Slots Casino player wins 18,480 pounds in a week
Derren P had four big wins, including three on the mobile slot Break da Bank Again.

Deuce Club players enjoy new multi-currency feature
The feature allows players to see the conversion in their own currency at the moment of the deposit.

ICE 2014 "early bird" discount ends Nov. 29
Delegates who register early receive a 22 percent discount for a full conference pass.

Realistic Games teams up with leading female trainer
The British slots and table games supplier has signed a deal to sponsor the yard of leading horse-racing trainer Ruth Carr.

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Did You Know?
Mississippi Rep. Richard Bennett said hearings and discussions on Internet gambling are planned during Mississippi's 2014 legislative session.

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