Author Archives: Natalie Hutton

UKGC Unveils New iGaming Rules for Its Licensees

The United Kingdom’s online gambling market remains to be the largest regulated gaming market in the world something that has both its merits and demerits. In a bid to get rid of the demerits, the UK Gambling Commission has been working tirelessly to ensure that the country’s gaming industry is not only safe for underage […]

Connective Games Inks Partnership Deal with Baadshah Gaming

In a bid to exploit the rapidly online poker market in India, Connective Games, a renowned Malta-based gaming supplier has recently entered into a partnership agreement with Indian poker operator Baadshah Gaming. As per the terms of the agreement between the two companies, the Connective Games platform will allow Baadshah to localize its poker offerings […]

Online Poker and the New DOJ Wire Act Opinion

Last Monday, the United States Department of Justice issued a new opinion regarding the Interstate Wire Act of 1961. According to the new opinion, the law’s prohibitions were not limited to sports betting as previously stipulated by an opinion that was issued back in 2011 – instead, it extends beyond sports betting and covers other […]

Sweden Kicks Off 2019 With Launch of Multiple Poker Rooms

At the turn of 2019, Sweden’s online gaming industry finally went live with around 60 operators now running at full blast and the country’s official gaming regulator being rebranded as Spelinspektionen. The launch of the online poker rooms was preceded by a ton of TV ads from a number of established television brands such as […]

Michigan Governor Vetoes Online Casino and Online Poker Bill

Michigan residents’ hopes that the state could become the fifth state to pass online poker and online gambling legislation were crashed last Friday when the outgoing governor, Rick Snyder, vetoed it thus putting an end to monumental amounts of effort by Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden. While the outgoing governor vetoed a number of other bills, […]

Online Poker and Online Casinos Coming to Michigan

Michigan has moved a step closer to becoming the fifth state in the United States to formally launch a regulated online gambling industry. This revelation comes in the wake of the approval of House Bill 4926, otherwise referred to as Michigan Internet Gaming Act, by the Michigan Senate last Thursday. The bill passed the Senate […]

WSOP Bracelet Winner James Meehan Passes Away at Age 66

The poker community has lost ones of its Midwestern United States legends after James Michael Meehan, better known as “Minneapolis Jim”, passed away on December 6, 2018. The poker legend is survived by his four sons and six grandchildren, as well as thousands of fans in the poker community. Like many other poker stars of […]