Latest News From the Casino Gambling Industry
Cheers and Jeers Abound for New UK Online Gambling Law
May 19, 2014
The new UK betting law is expected to be finalized by July 1st and go into effect by September 1st. However, many are concerned the law could create another wild-west situation in the UK...
Speculation on Casino Gambling Legalization in Japan Continues May 13, 2014
LVS owner Sheldon Adelson continues to create gambling news across the world, this time in Japan as he salivates at the possibility of legalization before the 2020 Olympics...
LVS Owner Adelson Pulling the Strings of Politicians in the US May 8, 2014
Las Vegas Sands is playing the political system, and its owner, Sheldon Adelson, is the puppet master behind the curtain pulling the strings, according to new reports...
New Jersey Bets Big on Sports Gambling, Loses - So Far... May 5, 2014
Governor Chris Christie may need a win in the Supreme Court to justify his defense for his initiative to legalize sports betting in the state...
Tribal And Private Gaming Owners Square Off In Massachusetts April 28, 2014
Steve Wynn and the Mohegan Sun are squaring off in a battle for a casino license in Massachusetts, and the two have vastly different views of how regulations are being constructed...
Online Gambling at the Best Casino Sites
Below is a quick guide to the best gambling sites online. One is for USA players, the other is for players in the rest of the world. Good luck!
Ruby Royal Casino for USA Players
The newest site to be featured on the CGW hotlist for 2014 is Ruby Royal. This site accepts deposits and issues withdrawals to all legal USA players. It also has a great mobile version. Visit Ruby Royal Casino!
Best Australian, Canadian & UK Gambling Site
All Slots Casino is the best place for Australian, Canadian and UK residents to play online. They do not allow players to sign up from the USA, but All Slots features literally hundreds of online slots. - Visit All Slots Casino!
Play Poker Online at the Best Gaming Site
As laws change in 2012 the internet poker craze is set to boom once again in North America. Bovada, formerly known as Bodog, is one of the only sites that weathered the storm and they are now the best place to play online. More players gamble here than anywhere else.
Gambling, Casino, and Hotel Reviews
|Harrah's Casino (New Orleans, Louisiana)|
This review may be from the archives, but it is still relevant today. We support the Gulf Coast of the USA and we suggest those who can, visit and support the comeback.
Originally reviewed by Larry Rutherford on February 12, 2011
Full Harrah's New Orleans Casino Review
|Gold Coast Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)|
|Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)|
Inside the Casino Gambling Industry
The goal of Ymcadougco.org is to provide each of our visitors with an insider's
view of every aspect of the gambling world. We have over 30 feeds releasing news to more than 30 specific gaming related categories
in order to achieve our important goal of keeping you well updated and informed.
The main sections of our site are broken up into 5 broad areas of gambling news. The first area of news we cover is about issues concerning brick and mortar casinos like those found in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, the Gulf Coast Region, and well, now the rest of the USA. The second area of gambling news we cover concerns itself with the Internet casino community. We also have reporters who cover the international poker community and also the world of sports gambling. And finally, we cover news about the law when it effects any part of the gambling community; such legal news could include information on updates to the UIGEA, or issues surrounding gambling petitions to repeal that law, or information and stories related to new poker laws that are constantly being debated in state congresses.
We go well beyond simply reporting the news. We get involved with the news and sometimes we even become the news. We pride ourselves on providing follow up coverage to individual news stories. We had reporters in Washington D.C. on the infamous night when the internet gambling ban was passed by a now proven to be corrupt, former senator Bill Frist led congress, and we have staff constantly digging to get important details to American citizens. We had reporters at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas when Jamie Gold won his ring and changed the online gambling world, and we have representatives playing in the tournament each and every year.
It is our pleasure and proud duty to serve as a reliable source of gambling news and quality online casino reviews for all of the international gaming community. Please take a few moments to look around our site and discover why we, and most other insiders of the industry, have considered CGW the #1 Top Casino Gambling News eporting Organization since 2002.
Playing at Approved Online Casinos and Avoiding Blacklisted Sites
The United States changed internet gambling when they passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), so now when searching for top online casinos you must focus your energies on finding post-UIGEA information as opposed to pre-UIGEA information. Before the law passed you could find reliable info on most gambling portals across the internet. Most of those portals simply advertised casinos and gambling sites that were tested and approved by eCogra and in general you would be hard pressed to find an online casino that had a bad reputation. However, now that these gambling sites were forced out of the US they may be changing how they run their business. That is why it important to get your information from reliable sources who have been following the industry and keeping up with which companies have remained honorable. So good luck and happy hunting!
Information on the UIGEA and USA Online Gambling Laws
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), in short, states that anything that may be illegal on a state level is now also illegal on a federal level. However, the day after Christmas in 2011, President Barrack Obama's administration delivered what the online gaming industry will view forever as a great big beautifully wrapped present. The government released a statement declaring that the 1961 Federal Wire Act only covers sports betting. What this means for the industry on an international level is still unknown, but what it means in the USA is that states can begin running online poker sites and selling lottery tickets to its citizens within its borders. The EU and WTO will surely have some analysis and we will keep you updated as this situation unfolds. Be sure to check with state laws before you start to gamble online.
Internet Gambling Rules and Regulations Around the Globe
The UK was the first high-power territory to legalize and regulate gambling online with a law passed in 2007.
They allow all forms of betting but have strict requirements on advertisers. They first attracted offshore companies
to come on land, which gave the gambling companies who complied the appearance of legitamacy. However, high taxes
forced many who originally came to land, back out to sea and the battle forever rages on, but on a whole, the industry
regulations have proven greatly successful and have since served as a model for other gaming enlightened countries
around the world.
Since then, many European countries have regulated the industry, breaking up long term monopolies, sometimes even breaking up government backed empires, finally allowing competition - and the industry across the globe (outside of the USA) is thriving with rave reviews, even from those who are most interested in protecting the innocent and vulnerable members of society.