Keyword: Internet gambling

  • PA Bill Would Lower Racing Dates Minimum

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are examining legislation that would lower the minimum number of live racing days required at racetrack gaming facilities, and also allow each track to install slot machines at up to four OTW parlors.

  • Feds Continue Fight Against Bookmaking

    While it's difficult to determine if their efforts are making much of a dent in illegal bookmaking in the U.S., federal law enforcement officials have been busy the past few years prosecuting these sports wagering operations.

  • Action on Federal Bills Appears Longshot

    The odds for Congress passing legislation related to equine medication and Internet gambling this year are long, a Washington, D.C.-based official said May 1 during the University of Kentucky Equine Law Conference.

  • TwinSpires.com Suspends Taking Bets in Texas

    TwinSpires.com announced that it is suspending wagering activity from Texas residents effective Sept. 25, following the dismissal of a federal lawsuit in which it challenged that state's ban on Internet gambling.

  • Internet Gambling Settlement Awards Kentucky

    Kentucky has received a settlement of more than $6 million following its efforts to halt unregulated online gambling in the state. Five years ago Kentucky seized 141 domain names it said were used for unlicensed gambling.

  • Racing Keeps Eye on Internet Poker Bill

    The pari-mutuel industry could end up with some benefits should Congress opt to use legalization of Internet poker to help fund continuation of broad tax cuts agreed upon by Republicans and President Obama.

  • Online Gambling Bill Has Racing Provisions

    Federal legislation that would regulate online poker and games of skill protects pari-mutuel horse racing under the Interstate Horseracing Act and includes various tax breaks sought by the racing industry, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Aug. 7.

  • Experts Say Don't Ban Internet Gaming

    Internet gaming is here to stay and, instead of trying to prohibit it, state governments should start regulating this exponentially growing business, a panel of experts told state lawmakers.

  • Legislators Eye Pari-Mutuel Model

    The current pari-mutuel structure has captured the attention of state legislators who will discuss the situation--and whether or not they need to get involved--during the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States winter meeting Jan. 4-6, 2008.

  • Internet Gambling Debate Lingers

    Efforts to formulate regulations for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 continue to be shadowed by a conflict between the United States and other countries over a trade dispute.

  • National Thoroughbred Racing Association chief executive officer Greg Avioli

    Internet Betting Amounts to a Tricky Opportunity

    Passage of the Illegal Internet Gambling Enforcement Act may contain protection for pari-mutuel horse racing, but it also could create some obstacles in the future, officials said Oct. 16 during the opening session of the International Simulcast Conference in Philadelphia.

  • Internet Focus Opens Simulcast Conference

    The topic of Internet gambling, both the federal prohibition and its still possibly disruptive effects on pari-mutuel business will open the 14th annual International Simulcast Conference in Philadelphia Oct. 16-18.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    All Out

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - Reaction to the Congressional ban on Internet wagering was swift and severe -- at least from stock market investors who previously were bullish about online poker, sports and horse race betting, and casinos.

  • Horse Racing Safe as Internet Gambling Ban Passes

    The United States House of Representatives passed the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act July 11 by a vote of 317-93, but defeated an amendment that would extended the proposed ban on Internet gambling to horse racing and state lotteries by apparently superseding existing federal law.

  • Lawmaker Says Youbet.com Violating Cease-and-Desist Orders

    Youbet.com, the online wagering company headquartered in California, plans to review statements given by Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan during the May 2 U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing at which the Democratic Congressman said the company is operating despite a cease-and-desist order from the office of the U.S. attorney general.

  • NTRA in Critical Talks with Justice Department on Internet Bill

    With the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act expected for markup in the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning, officials with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association headed by executive vice president Greg Avioli have been actively negotiating with the Department of Justice over language in the bill relevant to horse racing.

  • Legislators Schedule Hearing on Internet Gambling

    Lawmakers will tackle the complicated issue of Internet gambling during a two-hour hearing June 2 during a meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States in Boston.

  • U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich) says regulation only way to gain control of online gambling.

    Legality of Interstate Wagering Raised at Internet Hearing

    As Congress continues to haggle over the scope and objective of the proposed Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, the racing industry again finds itself in disagreement with the Department of Justice over whether interstate simulcasts are legal under the federal law.