In a move that is no doubt related to the public announcement last month by the chairman of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission that his department is ready to regulate online poker should the legislature enact such a law, a draft online poker bill was reintroduced in committee in the Iowa Senate this week….

In a recent radio appearance, Governor Chris Christie refused to indicate his support, or lack thereof, for an online gaming bill that recently passed both the New Jersey Assembly and New Jersey Senate.  The bill would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer online casino games, not just online poker, to be played for money in…

Roughly a year after an almost identical measure failed to get out of committee, Mississippi State Representative Bobby Moak re-introduced an online gaming bill that would legalize online poker, to be played for money, in the State of Mississippi.  The bill resembles, in many ways, similar provisions passed in Nevada and Delaware, and proposed in…

GTech, a subsidiary of Lottomatica (which was recommended for an online gaming license in Nevada two weeks ago), was caught rigging the odds against players in connection with two of its video poker offerings – Reel Deal and Hi/Lo Gambler. The games in question touted a 100% pay back rate for players but, due to…

Following up on California’s recent action to require developers and distributors of mobile applications (Apps) to post and comply with a privacy policy – just like websites and other commercial online venues must – a new draft bill was released yesterday that seeks to set a national standard for privacy protection and Apps.  The draft…

Rational Group US Holdings, the parent company of leading online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, is seeking approval from New Jersey casino regulators to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The move coincides with the recent passage by the New Jersey Assembly and New Jersey State Senate of an online…

The Missouri Attorney General (“Missouri AG”) has continued to pursue Internet marketing companies that place charges on consumers’ landline telephone bills for enhanced services.  Enhanced services include premium email and voicemail services that are billed through local exchange carriers (called “LECs,” more commonly referred to as local telephone companies, such as AT&T and Verizon).  Such…

In an interesting move, the chairman of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission made it known publicly late last month that his department was ready and willing to regulate online poker should the legislature and governor enact such a law. While an online poker bill passed the Iowa Senate last March, it was tabled in…

Legislators in Nevada are considering proposing an amendment to the State’s online poker law that would permit the governor to reach agreements with other states to allow for joint player pools with residents of those states. With Delaware already allowing intrastate poker online, and California, New Jersey and Iowa close behind, such a move by…

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached an agreement with a payday lender operating under the auspices of an Indian tribe in a move that should provide borrowers with additional protections.  After initiating a lawsuit against AMG Services (AMG) last year, AMG and the FTC entered into a settlement agreement filed in federal court that…

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