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Developing News - US Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced a bill today that proposes online gambling be legalized and regulated. The bill proposes safeguards against underage gambling, identity theft, and fraud. The legislation would also repeal 2006’s UIGEA which prevents banks and credit card companies from processing online gambling transactions.
Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) also introduced a bill today that would ensure individual and corporate taxes are collected on internet gambling activities. Americans wager more than $100 billion dollars annually in spite of the UIGEA and recent analysis suggests that the US could generate ~$50-60 Billion in tax revenue over the next decade.
Some interesting developments this week in the gambling world:
PartyGaming PLC, best known as the parent company of the popular online poker site, PokerStars.com reached a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice. In exchange for a non-prosecution agreement, PartyGaming agreed to pay a fine of $105 Million. PartyGaming ceased its US operations in October of 2006, but the company hopes to some day reenter the market. Should the poker be deemed a skill game, or the UIGEA is repealed, this settlement clears the way for the company and its executives to start US operations without fear of prosecution from past actions.
Steve Wynn shared his thoughts on the economy and Vegas’ path to recovery.Wynn argued that Nevada cannot afford to ignore helping the Casinos, since their taxes fund over half of the state’s budget. Wynn also noted he was frustrated with how the US Government “stimulus funds” are being distributed and that more attention needs to be paid to creating new jobs. He suggested government tax credits for job creation, conservation of assets, and responsible debt levels. Check out the article for the complete video interview. Wynn, also did a sit-down interview with Charlie Gibson, which will appear on “60 Minutes” this Sunday.
Another Friday the 13th! Hopefully everyone survived the last one without much damage. Anyways, Selection Sunday is coming right up, and that means we will soon be able to fill out our brackets. For sports bettors wanting to test their luck, check out the Bodog Sportsbook for all the latest March Madness Lines you can bet on (US players accepted!).
Many online poker players will tell you that the lower limit games have grown increasingly competitive over the last year due to many amateurs using computer “bots” and statistical programs to try and beat the game. To combat this growing problem, CogniSafe Ltd. is now licensing their PittBoss Software that claims the ability to prevent cheating from bots, software cheats and hacking, statistical programs, insider information, and collusion. While the technology probably isn’t perfected at this point, it’s great to see that there are now such sophisticated tools available to combat so many different methods of cheating.
Pennsylvania’s seven licensed slot-parlors have been giving out free comps to lure people in. Pennsylvania Slot Parlors are expected to be even looser with comps this summer when the New Jersey (Atlantic City) tax on complementaries is completely phased out putting them on an equal playing field.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO, Sheldon Adelson, reaffirmed his company's commitment to the $5.4B Marina Bay Sands Resort set to open up in Singapore later this year. The Marina Bay Sands features three 50 story buildings that will be connected by a sky terrace on the roof that will offer incredible views of the Singapore financial district.
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) has announced plans to challenge the UIGEA soon, and with pressures mounting from a huge deficit, it may be hard for congress to continue to ignore an estimated $50 Billion revenue stream over the next 10 years. Check out the PricewaterhouseCoopers Online Gambling Tax Report (.pdf) for a more detailed analysis.
New Jersey recently forced Atlantic City casinos to begin reporting their comps monthly instead of quarterly. Filings from January 2009 indicate a 3.2% drop in promotional spending as volume drops and some casinos become tighter with their comps. Borgata, Atlantic City's top grossing Casino of 2009 increased its spending by 16%. Future filings to monitor trends can be found at the New Jersey Casino Control Commission website
The New York Daily News offers up their tips to picking winning lottery numbers. They offer up several good ideas to help secure a jackpot win, as well as tips to avoid having to split a big win.
Harrah’s released the 2009 WSOP Schedule. Following roughly the same blueprint as last year, there will be 57 gold bracelets given out in 50 days, with the No-Limit Texas Hold’em championship starting July 3rd, 2009. Once again, there will be a multi-month break once the final table is reached, with the final event taking place at The Rio on November 7th.
This week we also found out that Montell Williams will be hosting a new TV show this November called the International Team Poker League (ITPL). The ITPL will combine reality TV elements with poker and follow 6 players as they live the “poker lifestyle” and try to build their Legend. Stay tuned for contestant signup information.
Looking for the ultimate luxury gambling getaway? Mobil announced their 2009 star awards for hotels, restaurants, and spas. It appears Casinos in both Las Vegas an Macau brought home some serious hardware racking up a plethora of 4 and 5-star awards. Wynn, LV and MGM grand appear to be the cream of the crop, as the properties combined for five, 5-star awards. Wynn received 5-stars for their Tower Suites hotel rooms, Alex at Wynn restaurant, and Wynn Spa. The Skylofts at MGM Grand earned five stars for the first time and Joel Robuchon earned its 3rd annual five-star rating.
The Associated Press reported that States facing record budget shortfalls think gambling can help fill the gap and bring in much needed revenues without raising taxes. Expect several states to open up new lotteries and issue gambling licenses as we work our way out of this recession.
Busy week on the legal front:
On Monday, UIGEA regulations went into effect making it more difficult for US residents to deposit into online casinos. While banks have over 10 months to comply, some players are already reporting that their deposit attempts have been blocked.
On Tuesday, the Kentucky Appeals Court overturned the previous courts findings and ruled that internet domain names are not "gambling devices" and not subject to forfeiture. This is a positive ruling for online gambling, but the domain battle is far from over. Up next: the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Poker fans found reason to celebrate this week a Pennsylvania Judge found two defendants not guilty on unlicensed gambling charges for holding a house poker game when he ruled that poker is primarily a game of skill. This ruling clears the way for legal house poker games across the country, easing the minds of millions of Americans who play poker.
Trump Entertainment Resort Inc, Donald Trump's casino company, is desperately trying to avoid its 4th bankruptcy since 1991. The firm has managed to negotiate a 2-week debt extension to keep lenders at bay, but with terrible revenue reports coming out of Atlantic City, it might be only a matter of time. Trump One Card members with a significant balance of points should consider cashing in and requesting some of their hard earned comps while they still can.
1979 WSOP Winner and Poker Hall of Fame member Amarillo Slim was beaten and robbed of $8,000 cash and a $85,000 diamond ring when he was lured into a field expecting to collect a 4x4 as collateral for a bet he had won. We hope you heal fast Slim, and normally we would feel sorry for you, but at 80 years old you might want to consider hiring some debt collectors. After all, this isn't the first time you have been robbed.
UIGEA Regulations went into affect in the United States on Monday despite the serious objections and concerns voiced by financial institutions, card players, and online gambling enthusiasts. Passed in 2006, but unenforced up until this point, the regulations make it illegal for financial institutions to process online gambling transactions. Banks, credit card companies, wire transfer locations, and other financial institutions have until December 1st, 2009 to comply with the regulations.
The regulations, meant to target financial institutions and online gambling sites and not players, will make it more difficult for US players to deposit at online casinos. No longer will they be able to fund their gambling accounts with their VISA or MasterCards, or send funds from their bank accounts, discouraging new hobbyist players. Critics have been quick to point out that funding online casinos has been difficult for some time now and that it has done very little to discourage online gambling.