Gambling News 26th January, 2014

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ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING LAWMAKER TO RETIRE

26th January, 2014 at 23:44:30
Clymer to leave Pennsylvania Legislature after 34 years in office.

Rep. Paul Clymer, the Pennsylvanian politician who introduced a law specifically banning online gambling last year (see previous reports), has announced that at 76 years of age he will not seek re-election before his current two-year term ends November 30 this year.

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LATEST ANTI-GAMBLING DRIVE STATS FROM CHINA RELEASED (Update)

26th January, 2014 at 23:44:30
National and local police start work early in 2014.

In an update on China's continuing anti-illegal gambling drive, the Ministry of Public Security released new statistics for the first three weeks of 2014 on Saturday, disclosing that 1,527 gambling cases have been investigated and 5,300 suspects detained.

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ADELSON TO ESCALATE ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING EFFORT (Update)

26th January, 2014 at 23:44:30
Top Las Vegas Sands aide says billionaire will challenge every state that tries to legalise.

The top Nevada political journalist and television presenter Jon Ralston reports that the billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands land gambling group, Sheldon Adelson, intends to ramp up his campaign to have online gambling declared illegal in the United States.

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NEW HYBRID BLACKJACK LAUNCHED

26th January, 2014 at 22:29:58
Ezugi and Uplay1 team up to seat more blackjack players

Live dealer provider Ezugi and IP firm Uplay1 have combined forces to integrate a Hybrid Blackjack solution that allows unlimited players at a virtual blackjack table, increasing the potential for operator earnings according to the livecasinocomparer.com website.

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IDAHO A NO-GO FOR INTERNET GAMBLING

26th January, 2014 at 22:29:58
Opponents of further gambling expansion give advance notice of opposition to online gambling legalisation.

Concerns over land gambling company contributions to Idaho governor Butch Otter's political campaign has spilled over into opposition to further gambling expansion in the state, and warnings that any attempt to legalise online gambling will be opposed.

Full Story: Idaho A No-go For Internet Gambling »

WILL ONLINE GAMBLING BE ON THE PENNSYLVANIA BUDGET AGENDA?

26th January, 2014 at 22:29:58
Gambling expansion, including online gambling legalisation, may be debated again.

With budget debates likely over the next few months in Pennsylvania, local experts are expecting the expansion of gambling, possibly including the legalisation of internet gambling, to be on the agenda, reports Philly.com.

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INFLUENTIAL POLITICAN OPPOSED TO INTERNET GAMBLING IN CONNECTICUT

26th January, 2014 at 22:29:58
More public debate required before any further expansion, says Hwang.

Connecticut state Representative Tony Hwang warned at the weekend that the expansion of gambling, and the possible legalisation of online gambling in the state, was a matter of concern for societal reasons and should be put on hold until full public engagement has been achieved.

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ADELSON A.G. DRIVE GAINING TRACTION (Update)

26th January, 2014 at 01:04:42
PPA urges players and operators to counter move against online gambling.

Las Vegas Sands mogul Sheldon Adelson's attempt to use state Attorneys General to push for an internet gambling ban (see previous reports) is gaining traction, and the Poker Players Alliance has renewed its plea to pro-online gambling parties to counter the campaign.

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