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Paddy Power operations in USA

Paddy Power is the third largest bookmaker in the UK and just got a preliminary review to start operating online gambling in Nevada.

Paddy Power is well known by their marketing style and some of the most controversial wagering like the President Barack Obama assassination.

Though all this controversial situation, Paddy Power demosntrated they have all conditions to operate online gambling in the United States, starting in Nevada.

"The U.S. is a key potential new market for us. We're looking at all opportunities in the U.S., but our expertise is in online gaming. That's obviously what we're looking at doing in Nevada and in other states." said Paddy Power Chief Executive Officer Patrick Kennedy.

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Hooters launched free online poker

Hooters launched free online poker site with prizes and free entries to live poker tournaments
Hooters Poker Online.com is a USA based free online poker league launched by the social gaming network Amber Gaming.

Hooters Poker Online offers a free play poker with real prizes offered by sponsors such as Hooters, Heartland Poker Tour, Majestic Star Casino, BLUFF Magazine, Pro Poker Gear and Blue Shark Optics.

Punters have to download the free poker software and register an account to enter in nightly free poker tournaments which can give prizes, free entries to live poker tournaments, HPT satellite buy-ins, apparel and poker gear. To claim prizes, players must have all of their “Player Profile” completed.

All punters registering at Hooters Poker Online will also receive a free trial sub ion of BLUFF Magazine.

All games are free to play, and all prizes are free to win at Hooters Poker Online

"Hooters is one of the world's most recognizable brands, and response to the test launch of their free-to-play poker platform has been phenomenal. If you're an Illinois resident looking for a fun, competitive, and a community-driven poker experience with great prizing, Hooters Poker Online.com is for you.", said Amber Gaming founder and CEO Jeff Amrein.


Hotel Casino - Facebook game

Hotel Casino - Facebook game to manage a hotel casino in Merrywind
It seems more discussions about Facebook games allowing real money play such Texas Hold`em by Zynga is to come as a new game is just launched in this plataform.

Hotel Casino was launched on Facebook and the game is all about casinos. The player can manage a Hotel Casino situated in the city of "Merrywind" and play simulated casino games. Players can buy hotel-casinos based on their individual grades, and manage admissions, VIP lists, revenue from tables, entrances. The more persons come to the casino, the higher the number of VIPs and profits which will allow you to upgrade the hotel.

You can manage your VIP list (friends and frequent visitors) and to play casino games, the visitors will need credits (virtual currency) which can be obtained using different methods such as purchasing them, exchanging gems for chips, or through affiliate promotions offered in the game.

Players can access a wide range of casino games at Hotel Casino, including Blackjack, Texas Hold’em poker, TaiSai, Caribbean stud poker, Baccarat, Slot, Roulette, Big wheel, Craps, and many more. “Players are already raving that this is better than Vegas because they can become Merrywind City moguls and play each other in simulated gambling environments without losing any real money,” said Soribada Games General Manager Lee Hee Jun.


888 will enter USA gambling market with WMS

888 will enter USA gambling market with WMS
The giant of online poker, 888 Holdings is another brand to enter the USA gambling market to offer online poker for US players.
888 will offer free online poker in the United States through a strategic partnership with WMS which is one of the biggest slot machines factory for land-based casinos.

"Aligning our efforts with 888 Holdings will allow WMS to provide our casino operator customers with the capabilities and benefits from one of the world`s most experienced online poker operators which will significantly support their efforts to benefit from online poker in the United States in a play-for-fun environment or as real money online poker becomes legal. Our customers will gain access to a network enabling them to effectively build brand awareness, provide superior player liquidity needed for great player experiences and have complete comfort in the security and effectiveness of the technology platform. Additionally, by incorporating these solutions with our Player`s Life(R) Web Services capabilities that provide a unique link that extends the gaming experience beyond the four walls of the casino, we expect to provide a wide array of play-for-fun online applications that customers can offer their players via their websites, as well as to introduce to entirely new audiences, the opportunity to play for fun.", said Orrin J. Edidin from WMS.

The benefit for the partnership is for both sides, as the CEO of 888 Holdings commented:
"WMS is one of the main gaming suppliers in America, with a network of relationships with land-based operators that is second to none. The combination of 888`s cutting-edge online poker platform and WMS` customer relationships, marketing and distribution capabilities, provides the opportunity to build a substantial online presence. By deploying our joint online poker solution, casino operators in the United States will be able to provide their customers with a robust and secure network with the liquidity and games offering to give the best possible player experience."



William Hill licensed in the US

William Hill licensed in the US - sports betting kiosks and race tracks in Nevada by William Hill
William Hill, Bally Technologies and International Game Technology (IGT) was approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission and just granted their licenses to operate online gambling in Nevada.

With this approval, William Hill will establish its first US operation, taking an important step for its international growth.

William Hill will complete the acquisition of 3 Nevada sportsbook for U$49 millions as soon they received the license and the green light to start its operation in Nevada.
They will operate land based race tracks and at this moment no sportsbetting will be accepted online, as US Government understands online betting a violation of federal law.

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Fertitta to launch online poker website

Fertitta to launch online poker website - UFC owners will enter the online gambling industry
The owners of UFC ( Ultimate Fighting Championship ) and Station Casinos (US land based gambling group) just announced the launch of a real money online poker website by the end of this week.
During the UFC 148 in Las Vegas, they will promote the new online poker site to the world. Players in the US only can play the free version of the online poker game while players living in countries allowing online gambling can play Fertitta`s online poker for real money.

Late this year, poker players residing in Nevada should be able to play with real money where the license can be applied. The online poker will use software by CyberArts and will be operated by Fertitta Interactive, a division of Fertitta Entertainment.

Ultimate Gaming should be a huge success in the same way of UFC. It`s expected to acquire 1 billion players in 148 countries through promotional advertisements in all UFC events.

The debut of Ultimate Gaming will be this Friday (June 22) on Facebook and a huge promotional action is expected during the UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

The executives at Fertitta Interactive are viewing this as a global opportunity to enter the online gambling world.
The names behind the UFC ( Ultimate Fighting Championship ) and Station Casinos (US land-based gambling group) are Frank Fertitta and Lorenzo Fertitta.


William Hill approved to operate in Nevada

William Hill is approved to operate in Nevada purchased 3 Sportsbook: Leroy’s, Lucky’s and Club Cal Neva
William Hill, the largest bookmaker in the UK, got approved by Nevada regulators and is ready to operate sports betting in the US market.

William Hill is now one step closer to operate online gambling in the US market when Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the group in the first stage to get a license in Nevada.

William Hill purchased 3 sportsbooks in the USA and has paid over U$50 million dollars for the acquisition of Leroy’s, Lucky’s and Club Cal Neva. The group will also own 115 racetracks in Nevada and also a license for mobile sportsbook operator controlling the largest sportsbook platform called Computerized Bookmaking Systems.

They will wait until June 21 to have the final decision, then all racetracks, websites, kiosks, and systems will be rebranded with the Will Hill brand.

William Hill has some problems with Playtech affiliation, one of the largest casino software providers and also due a brief sojourn in the USA market last decade

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Bally Technologies - online poker in Nevada

Bally Technologies - USA online poker in Nevada in partnership with Chili Gaming
Bally Technologies is another company with one step away to operate online poker by the state of Nevada. Bally Technologies has a partnership with Chili Gaming, an online gambling company in France and they are ready to go.
In this first moment, Bally Technologies will only accept players from Nevada and will not be allowed to accept players from any other states.

"Nevada is ready to go. Bally is ready to go," said Mark Lerner, an attorney for the company.

This is the first time a manufacturer will have an online gaming license in the US ( Bally produces well-known slot machines).

Gamblers in Nevada will be allowed to play for real money while gamblers in any other state will only play a free version of the game. Their system will use "geo-tracking" to make sure only Nevada gamblers can play using real money.


Wynn Resorts - online poker in Nevada

Wynn Resorts - online poker in Nevada in possible partnership with ZYNGA to provide real money online poker
Another Las Vegas giant also applied for an online poker license in Nevada. Wynn Resorts just submitted their application with the possibility of a partnership with ZYNGA, who will enter into real money gambling in the US.

Wynn Resorts was in a partnership with PokerStars but as soon PokerStars was indicted by the US Justice, Wynn Resorts pulled out the partnership.

ZYNGA has not applied for a license but Wynn Resorts would be interested in using ZYNGA online poker for a real money plataform.

Nevada licensed online poker only at the state level and at this time, or until federal legislation is passed, the state will not offer real money gambling beyond borders.


Nevada Gaming Control informed this week that in 60 to 90 days the first licensed online poker websites will start their operation within Nevada state. In this first moment, we should see names such as Bally Technologies, IGT (International Game Technology), Shuffle Master and South Point Hotel & Casino to be the first online poker websites operating in Nevada.

South Point Hotel & Casino is a famous brick & mortar casino in Las Vegas and they will be the first to be online. South Point Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will run its online poker using proprietary software for real money poker.
The popular hotel-casino in Las Vegas will no longer use the free online poker by Zen Gaming Platform and have developed a proprietary online poker software to run in a brand new real money poker environment.

All licensed online poker companies will serve nearly 4 million Nevada residents and also visitors and will be taxed in 6.7%.

Aqueduct Racetrack in New York

Aqueduct Racetrack in New York - slot machines and race track in New York - Resorts World Casino New York City
Resorts World Casino New York City has a new record in bets! $1.13 billion in bets was registered in July 2012 made by a million gamblers in New York and other cities.

New York gambling regulators reported net revenue of $59.75 million in July and announced the biggest revenue since its opening in October.

The Resorts World Casino New York City alias is "Racino" as it overlooks the Aqueduct Racetrack. The casino in New York offers 4500 slot machines and 500 electronic table games including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and more.

One gambling analyst explains that the success of the Resorts World Casino New York City is due to a monopoly position in New York.

"It’s like owning the only liquor store in town, if you can’t make a lot of money off that, you know you’re doing something wrong.", said the analyst Jeff Hooke.

The Aqueduct Racetrack opened last year to attract millions of gamblers not only from New York but also from neighboring states.
Casinos in Atlantic City, Connecticut and Pennsylvania worried the Aqueduct Racetrack can harm their revenue due to the large number of gamblers in New York and other states that can now place bets in Aqueduct Racetrack.
Even Aqueduct Racetrack can't offer casino table games, they are thinking the number of gamblers in those states can decrease.

Gamblers are visiting Aqueduct Racetrack because of the proximity. It's convenient for gamblers.

Amazon USA debuts social gaming

Amazon debuts social gaming - Amazon Game Studios will include a collection of high quality online games
Amazon is launching "Amazon Game Studios" which will include a collection of exclusive and high-quality online games. Amazon.com will have a dedicated team focused on the development of innovative online games.

The first title launched on Facebook is "Living Classics" which will include characters and animated illustrations from books like Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and King Arthur. Players will interact sharing rewards, visiting friends, rediscover famous histories by moving objects while exploring beautiful sceneries.

"Amazon Game Studios is exactly what it sounds like: a new team at Amazon that’s focused on creating innovative, fun, and well-crafted games. Our first title, Living Classics, is debuting on Facebook today.", said the company.

Paddy Power operations in USA

Paddy Power is the third largest bookmaker in the UK and just got a preliminary review to start operating online gambling in Nevada.

Paddy Power is well known by their marketing style and some of the most controversial wagering like the President Barack Obama assassination.

Though all this controversial situation, Paddy Power demonstrated they have all conditions to operate online gambling in the United States, starting in Nevada.

"The U.S. is a key potential new market for us. We're looking at all opportunities in the U.S., but our expertise is in online gaming. That's obviously what we're looking at doing in Nevada and in other states." said Paddy Power Chief Executive Officer Patrick Kennedy.

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USA Poker - Caesars Entertainment Corp

USA Poker - Caesars Entertainment Corp - Caesars Palace Casino Las Vegas sold a percentage of its online poker website
It seems online poker in the US is really near to be regulated. Just a few days after the news about the Donald Trump USA online poker project has revealed, a famous newspaper in Las Vegas published that Caesars Entertainment Corp sold a percentage of its online poker subsidiary to Rock Gaming Group which operates two casinos in Ohio in partnership with Caesars.

With this transaction, Caesars Entertainment Corp should receive $60 million to be invested into Caesars internet poker arm.

Rock Gaming Group is managed by Dan Gilbert, the same name who owns NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and the Caesars internet poker is tied to 888 Holdings, the same group Donald Trump is quoting to launch its online poker.

Rock Gaming Group and Caesars Entertainment Corp operates two casinos in Ohio ( Cincinnati and Cleveland ).

Donald Trump to offer online poker in the US

Donald Trump to offer online poker in the US. USA players will have Donald Trump online poker room once USA online poker is regulated
Donald Trump to offer online poker in the US - Donald Trump is talking with 888 Holdings, one of the biggest names in the online gambling industry, to offer his own online poker room for USA players as soon it became regulated.

Donald Trump is another USA based company looking for a solid partnership in online gambling to start a new business operating an online poker room in the US.

888 Holding is already a potential partnership for Donald Trump as they are strong in Canada and they are the 4th biggest online poker operator in the world.

888 Holding shares up
The news that casino mogul was talking with 888 Holding made the company's share increase from 56 to 65.
New Jersey is looking to become a home for regulated online poker industry is already home for Donald Trump casino establishments.

USA casinos - eWalletXpress closure

We just see some changes in the US online gambling industry when one of the most prestigious casino deposit methods was closed. We are talking about eWalletXpress. As we are in December, this bad news was in past. For now, US players can enjoy a variety of Holidays promotions offered at the bets USA online casinos.

eWalletXpress closure
If you are an online casino player in the United States you've heard about the bad news about eWalletXpress, one of the most used deposit methods at US online casinos.
Like Neteller, eWalletXpress is closed and forbidden to operate within US players. eWalletXpress is frozen and USA gamblers have their funds locked without any idea how it will be solved. The eWalletXpress customer service is not working as well, only a automatic reply is sent to all contacts informing the service is unavailable.
We belive that all US players with funded accounts at eWalletXpress will be able to receive the money, but it should take some time before to do it.

Other USA deposit methods
While UseMyWallet Casinos and Prepaid Card Casinos are still at the height of popularity, some of the best US online casinos are already offering new US deposit methods to cover the loss of eWalletXpress.
Some of the brand new deposit methods are MyPayLinq Casinos and GlobalATM casinos. So, US players still have some good options to fund their casino accounts.

Caesars Interactive will offer Neteller

Caesars Interactive - Neteller for USA casino players at Caesars Casino, Harrahs Casino and WSOP in both Nevada and New Jersey

Clients will now have Neteller as an option for deposit and payments in all Caesars Interactive Entertainment gambling sites including Caesars Casino, Harrahs Casino and WSOP in both Nevada and New Jersey.

This is the result of an expansion of the partnership between Optimal Payments Plc and Caesars Interactive Entertainment. Optimal Payments Plc was re-launched to the US market and have renewed the Neteller service and Net+ Card with a new look and feel offering also new features, capabilities, and security.

"Providing safe, secure, and convenient payments to our customers is our top focus and NETELLER allows us to do that. We are thrilled to offer NETELLER in both New Jersey and Nevada effective immediately and anticipate this offering will be a popular choice for existing and new customers.", Marco Ceccarelli, Caesars Interactive Entertainment.

"Optimal Payments and Caesars Interactive Entertainment have a longstanding partnership that strategically binds our two companies. We already provide CIE with gateway services related to payment processing and now, with the addition of our new NETELLER and Net+ Card stored value offering, we hope to make it even simpler for their consumers in regulated gaming markets to do business with this leader in gaming. We plan to support the company as it rolls out its social gaming offerings in the years ahead.", Neil Erlick, VP Optimal Payments.

Zynga - real money online poker

Zynga confirmed early this week the possibility of their online poker to be offered in real money in the first half of 2013.
Due to the fact of the online poker legalization in the US, the company should not offer real money poker for USA players until the legalization is completely approved, though some states are in the final process to legalize online poker.

Zynga informed that only 2% or 3% of their online poker players spend money playing on Zynga poker so they found it a lucrative idea to charge $2 or $3 per user every month. Also, online gambling in social games platforms is very lucrative and revenue can reach $300 per user every month.

Online gambling in Delaware

Online gambling in Delaware - sites are open to player play poker and casino games - USA online gambling in Delaware

After the soft launch with invited players, Delaware online gambling activity is legalised and running using 888 software in three websites.
The state of Delaware is now open and punters can stake in three different lottery websites (Harrington, Delaware Park and Dover Downs) offering 20 casino games initially including Jacks or Better video poker, four roulette games, two blackjack games and 13 slot machines.

At this moment, the company Scientific Games is the vendor to Delaware lottery websites and keep a partnership with 888 Holdings to provide poker and casino games while the Scientific Games subsidiary WMS Williams Interactive is the provider for additional game content.
In the near future, IGT is expected to provide casino games as well.

Regarding the online poker in Delaware, the rake will be higher (5%) due the tax that Delaware operators are required to pay.

Other poker games will be included soon and players will have the option to play Omaha High/Low, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud High/Low.

Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance treaty

Lac du Flambeau Band sign the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance treaty USA

There's a non-governmental agreement in which American tribes can sign to create and work in a single platform for internet gambling development in the United States. Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance treaty, is especially for tribal nations to work together and also have some potential legislative.

The first tribe to sign the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance treaty is Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin, which want to be at the forefront of internet gambling and the role of the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance treaty is to assist them and help them to get there.

Online gambling sites popular in USA

Online gambling sites popular in USA - American punters visiting online casino sites

Recently, an independent web auditor published the Top Ten list of the most visited websites in the United States during August and September 2013 and point online gambling sites to be very popular with Americans.

During a short period of the summer, August and September 2013, online gambling sites generated a lot of visits by USA punters looking for online casinos and other internet wagering services, according to latest comScore Media Metrix statistics.

"Family and Youth - Education" was another most visited topic in the period with an increase of 29% in September compared to August. "News and Info - Politics" also generated a lot of visits due to the current news and the US government shutdown crisis. In the case of online gambling, the increase of visits was 5% in September compared to August.

These statistics show that US punters are really visiting online gambling sites and for sure, most of them are operated by offshore companies. Any doubt`s time to legalize the US online gambling market as soon as possible?

Delaware online casino

Delaware online gambling - USA online casinos lincensed in Delaware intrastate gambling - United States of America It was expected the launch of real money online gambling in Delaware right now. The director of Delaware Lottery said to CardPlayer that the launch date was set to October 31, so we should already have something working there.

Some partnerships with Nevada and New Jersey also could be possible to combine online poker player pools.

DoubleDown site is very popular with players in Delaware but the games are only available in free-play and real money gambling will be offered only when e-gaming is legalised and implemented. DoubleDown has some options in keep its games free to play and add the IGT casino games which will be available for real money wagers.

The difference of the licensees in Delaware and Nevada / New Jersey is that in Delaware, players will have mobile poker, video poker and slots so it's not only about poker but casino games.

"We are kind of restricted right now because of the integration piece to our service provider, which is 888 Holdings. So we are restricted to those games for launch. They are working with other game content providers for integration, but it will still be a while. They are coordinating all the pieces of the puzzle. They are the responsible vendor to us. They do the payment processing, the geo-location, the player identification, and so on. That is all being coordinated by the people at Scientific Games," said Vernon Kirk director of Delaware Lottery.

Legal online poker deposits blocked

Legal online poker deposits blocked - USA credit card deposits rejected in online poker Nevada

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 can be causing some problems for players trying to deposit using credit cards in approved and regulated online gambling sites in Nevada.

These problems were reported when a Nevada punter tried to make deposits using a VISA credit card that resulted in "declined by bank" messages. Actually, the credit card issued bank knew nothing about this rejection which can be generated directly by the credit card company.

Now that we have some legalized online gaming sites operating in Nevada and very soon in New Jersey, UIGEA could represent a problem to find out which online gambling financial transaction is legal and those that are not.

"Some credit card companies may block online gaming transactions. Contact your credit card issuer to find out if this charge was blocked intentionally. Let them know that this is something you want and that WSOP online poker is fully regulated and legal in the state of Nevada. If the credit card issuer will still not let you make this transaction, you may want to try a different card."



Author: Alex Ramos

Alex Ramos

Author Bio: Alex Ramos is a casino specialist that reviews online gambling sites and games. A professional blogger that dedicates its career for online casinos and online entertainment. He is graduated in Computing Science and is working in the online gambling industry since 1997.



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