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Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils Sign Online Gambling Deals

In a sign that online gambling is well on its way to the mainstream in the United States, the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils signed marketing agreements with Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc. The 76ers and Devils are the first U.S. pro sports teams to sign an agreement with an online gambling firm. “This is our flag in the ground that we do things differently,” Scott O’Neil, chief executive officer of the 76ers and the Devils said. “We’re looking for groundbreaking opportunities with companies willing to take chances.”

New Online Payment Method in UK Coming Soon

People in the UK will have another online payment option later this year when Zapp starts its service. The mobile payment service Zapp has already reached agreement with some big banks in the UK that will be backing the service. They are HSBC, First Direct, Santander, Nationwide and Metro Bank.

American Indian Tribes Expected to Offer Online Gambling

Online gambling has expanded into the United States with Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware offering either online poker or casino games or both. New Jersey is already expecting to collect $300 million to $750 million annually from legal online gaming. That type of money is not going unnoticed to American Indian tribes who currently have 460 casinos in 28 states. American Indian tribes don’t have online gambling but that is expected to change.

Legal Online Gambling in U.S. States Hurting Canada

With individual states in the U.S. now embracing online gambling, an interesting side effect is occurring as companies are pulling out of the Canadian market. One of the top online payment processors, Skrill, announced that they are pulling out of the Canadian market with payments stopping on January 2nd. The company announced that all funds in Skrill Canadian accounts must be paid by January 31st.