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Microgaming Software SystemsThe short answer is we were there when it all began, creating the world’s first true online casino in 1994. We haven’t looked back since, but we have been constantly reviewing who we are, what we do and where we are going. In that respect, we are a company of change. And change is what drives our industry. Whenever we update or extend our offering, we do so with one eye on the future, which is why players often experience games that are ahead of their time.
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The Interactive Gaming Council (IGC) believes that well-regulated online gaming in Canada will accomplish three key things: provide legal clarity for Canadian players and online gaming companies with Canadian customers; harmonize standards with other leading jurisdictions to enhance consumer protection; and provide additional tax revenue opportunities for governments.
The reality is that vast numbers of Canadians are already playing on online gaming sites and deserve the full protection of their governments.
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Is it possible to spend too much money in politics? Sheldon Adelson is about to find out.
By Lee Drutman – Slate
Dec 4, 2014 -Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, and his wife, Miriam, contributed almost $100 million to Republican candidates and related organizations in 2012, and another $5 million in 2014. Not surprisingly, the billionaire wants something in return. That something is legislation to outlaw online gambling. But Adelson may have overplayed his hand by putting too much into the pot—and in the process providing a cautionary lesson in why spending so many millions may actually be counterproductive,
It all began in 2011. Up until December of that year, the Justice Department treated Internet betting as illegal—a violation of the Wire Act of 1961. But in late 2011, the Justice Department changed its position. It decided that only online sports betting was illegal; other types of betting like online poker—where most of the online gambling action is—were no longer prohibited. That was obviously bad news for brick-and-mortar casino owners like Adelson who have no online presence. If poker players could ante up in their pajamas, why travel to Las Vegas?
Ifrah Law's Jeff Ifrah Advises No Poker Market Is Possible Without PokerStars
WASHINGTON, DC - Jun 25, 2014) - Last week the Wall Street Journal reported on plans by Amaya Gaming Group Inc., a Montreal-based producer of gaming machines and systems, to buy PokerStars, the largest online poker operator in the world. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amaya Gaming will be paying $4.9 billion to take over privately held Oldford Group Ltd., parent company of Rational Group Ltd. that owns the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
Online gambling proponents hope that having PokerStars back in the game will mean an upswing for the industry in the U.S., which has been unexpectedly slow despite the legalization in the states of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey. According to analysts, New Jersey has only generated between $130 million and $150 million last year, considerably less than what experts had expected. Part of the problem could be the fact that some leading banks in the United States are hesitant to let their customers use credit cards for online games, fearing regulatory risks. Another issue, in the opinion of iGaming experts, is the absence of PokerStars on the market. "You can't create a market without PokerStars, period," Jeff Ifrah, a litigator, who regularly represents PokerStars, told the Wall Street Journal.
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