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The week in pictures: October 21st- 27th, 2014

October 28, 2014

We take a look back at the gambling news covered by Blackjack Champ during October 21st - 27th, 2014....
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UIGEA Prosecutor Links Indicted Online Poker Mogul to Italian Mafia

November 7, 2011

UIGEA Prosecutor filed court papers linking an online poker mogul indicted on Black Friday to associated of the Italian Mafia....
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Prosecutor Shocks Court – USA Online Poker Game of Chance Not Skill

November 5, 2011

Black Friday DOJ Prosecutors stated that US government classifies online poker as pure gambling, a game of chance and no skill required...
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Will Poker World Embrace and Forgive Owners of Full Tilt Poker?

September 22, 2011

The owners of Full Tilt Poker behaved immorally but will the poker community accept them back due to their sheer wealth, fame...
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JLo to Divorce Marc Anthony Over Online Casino Gambling Sessions

July 22, 2011

Marc Anthony and JLo announced they were going to end their 7 year marriage, rumors suggest Marc’s gambling is behind the split...
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Microgaming Mobile Casinos No Longer Allow American Gamblers

May 4, 2011

Following the US indictment of online poker rooms, all Microgaming powered online and mobile casinos blocked American players...
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News of Osama bin Laden Killing Linked to Online Poker Indictments

May 3, 2011

Online poker forums have been abuzz with theory linking Black Friday poker indictments with the killing of Osama bin Laden....

New US online gambling bill may fund Obama’s health care reform

September 24, 2009

A few days ago, US Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon introduced what is now the 3rd bill that attempts to overturn the...
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Vegas and Atlantic City report drops in revenues and visitors

July 13, 2009

Las Vegas in Nevada and Atlantic City in New Jersey are both being hit hard by the recession. Atlantic City casinos are...

US online gambling news: Barney Frank’s new bill put on hold

June 26, 2009

US Congressmen Barney Frank is a friend of the online gambling industry. His efforts during the last few years to overturn the...

US Congress to consider reversing online gambling ban

May 14, 2009

Last week, the much-awaited bill by Rep. Barry Frank was finally made official. This bill calls for the reversal of the current...

American football and online gambling: a clash of the titans!

May 8, 2009

There are plenty of individuals and organizations lobbying against the UIGEA right now. The UIGEA is the law that makes it difficult...