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  • Florida Bill Closes Internet Cafes
    Mar 29 2013

    Florida Bill Closes Internet Cafes

    Last week Florida Federal and State officials arrested 57 owners and operators of Allied Veterans of the World, a business which consists of 49 internet cafes. Following the arrests a bill has been passed by the House to ban the internet venues. Those arrested have been charged with various offences including illegal gambling, racketeering and

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  • 888’s Nevada License is Not Such a Big Deal
    Mar 29 2013

    888’s Nevada License is Not Such a Big Deal

    Last week the state of Nevada granted its first online poker license to 888. However, according to gambling insiders the move is more symbolic than anything else. The reason that the license is not as big news as we may have first thought is because it comes with two big strings attached. The first is

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  • Lottery Jackpot Roundup
    Mar 28 2013

    Lottery Jackpot Roundup

    While much of the focus has been on the recent Powerball jackpot win, there have been some other fantastic wins around the states. In Florida, Alberto Colon, 57 of Sanford, won a $2 million share of the March 19th Mega Money jackpot. Colon chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum of $808,134

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  • Powerball Jackpot Winner Plans to Help Others with Winnings
    Mar 28 2013

    Powerball Jackpot Winner Plans to Help Others with Winnings

    Pedro Quezada from New Jersey was the lucky winner of last Saturday’s $338 million Powerball jackpot. Unsurprisingly Quezada was astonished to win such a life changing amount, “I felt pure joy, just happiness. It’s a gift from God. I never thought I would win such a prize.” According to Carole Hedinger, the executive director of

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  • 888 First to Secure Online Poker License in the US
    Mar 28 2013

    888 First to Secure Online Poker License in the US

    888 Holdings has become the first online gambling company to receive an online poker license in the United States since “Black Friday” of 2006. Poker players in the US have had a long wait since the 2006 and more recent 2011 ban of online poker gaming which was a blow to online poker giants such

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  • State Lotteries Essential to Education
    Mar 28 2013

    State Lotteries Essential to Education

    Each year state governments pay out vast sums of money to lotto jackpot winners. Last year over $42 billion in prize money was paid out including one jackpot worth $587 million. The amount paid out varies from state to state with the larger states generally selling more tickets and paying out more money. However, state

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  • Slot Machines Get a Celebrity Makeover
    Mar 27 2013

    Slot Machines Get a Celebrity Makeover

    Celebrity endorsements are the new rage in slot machine advertising. Whilst casinos find it ever more difficult to catch potential players’ eyes with all-singing all-dancing slot machines, celebrity endorsed gaming experience seems to be the answer. According to Mike Trask, spokesman for Bally Technologies (manufacturers of the Beach Boys slot machine), “there’s a level of

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  • Online Gaming Operators Bid for Delaware Licenses
    Mar 27 2013

    Online Gaming Operators Bid for Delaware Licenses

    The state of Delaware’s lottery recently announced its intent to accept proposals from gambling operators who offer online poker and gambling to have its online gambling market ready and running by September this year. The request stated that “all proposed components of the Solution must be delivered, installed, implemented, acceptance tested and ready to be

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  • Lottery Winner Takes Home Millions
    Mar 27 2013

    Lottery Winner Takes Home Millions

    Mr Pedro Quezada, a Dominican immigrant living in a suburb of New York City claimed his US$338 million lottery winning at the New Jersey lottery headquarters. The Powerball prize winner walked away with the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history, putting his winnings at US$152 million after taxes. Mr Quezada decided to accept his winnings

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  • Player Wins $7.5 Million Jackpot Playing Melon Madness
    Mar 27 2013

    Player Wins $7.5 Million Jackpot Playing Melon Madness

    A 49 year old man was stunned this week when a pop-up notification on his video slot game told his he had won a $7,525,851 jackpot. The player had bet $3 on the 5 reel, 30 payline progressive jackpot game Melon Madness. Melon Madness is linked to five progressive jackpots which grow whenever a player

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