UK Gambling Guide

Problem Gamblers? Not because of the Internet

May 27th, 2009

In 1999 there was a study done, known now as the “National Gambling Impact Study”, which came to the conclusion that “the high-speed instant gratification of Internet games and the high level of privacy they offer may exacerbate problem and pathological gambling”. But the real conclusion of this study might be made by looking at the board members that conducted the study. The board ...

Bill HR2267

May 15th, 2009

Representative Barney Franks has introduced the bill now to legalize online gambling. As expected there are a few groups ready to stand up and fight against the new bill. Focus on the Family and the Christian Coalition will be two of the biggest contenders in the fight to overturn the UIEGA. But how does the fight stand up within the walls of Congress? Frank’s attempt in the last session of congress ...

Minnesota’s Blacklist

May 1st, 2009

Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a blacklist of online casino and poker sites that it wants ISPs to block all Minnesota residents from viewing. The list contains around 200 casino and poker sites, with most being smaller companies. The list went out to about 11 Internet Service Providers and telephone companies with some companies being nationwide providers. There were a few names ...