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Illegal Online Casino Operators face Life in Prison in South Korea

Online gambling may be illegal in South Korea but that does not mean it does not exist and that it is not popular. In fact the popularity of online casino gambling in South Korea, albeit illegal online casino gambling, has become a big problem for their society and government and the government has begun a tough and massive crackdown.

South Korea government officials announced that the National Police Agency will begin the crackdown and will target the top online casino gambling operators in the country.

American Gambling Association aims to Bust up the Mob

Online casino gamblers and operators can take heart at the American Gambling Association’s recent efforts to make it easier for gamblers to gain access to online sports gambling.

US Online Gambling Projections Halved by Morgan Stanley

Investment giant Morgan Stanley has cut in half its estimation of the growth of online gambling as well as the long term viability and growth of American online gambling. Morgan Stanley predicted the market would be worth around $2.7 billion by the year 2020 which is now half what it originally estimated in September of 2014. In addition to that glum forecast Morgan Stanley predicted that the online gambling market would be worth about $410 in the year 2017 which is more than a 50 percent drop from original projections just six months prior.

Switzerland Prepares to Legalize Online Gambling

The unstoppable momentum of online gambling has continued with the inevitability of more governments conceding to the inevitability of legalizing it so that they can get their greedy hands into the pot.

A Swiss bill to legalize and regular online gaming was submitted in the middle of October which would allow for Switzerland’s 21 traditional brick and mortar on site casinos to offer online gambling as well as what was termed as low stakes online poker games.

You Can Bet on US Presidential Election Everywhere Except the USA

The most exciting presidential primary season in the history of American politics is taking place and gamblers all over the world are getting in on the action. Gamblers that are everywhere except in the United States that is.

Trump Turns Odds and Expectations for 2016 Upside Down

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush emerged as the opening chalks at online casinos for the 2016 United States presidential election but those odds are quickly changing. Clinton has been plagued by an email scandal while Bush has seen his big money insider campaign collapse in the face of an insurgent challenge from Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate developer that has changed the expectations upside down.

Adelson Continues Assault Against Online Gambling as More Bills Introduced

Billionaire Casino and Resort mogul Sheldon Adelson is continuing his opposition to online gambling as one of his puppets, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, is introducing a bill that would make all forms of online gambling illegal in the United States. Adelson is the owner of the Las Vegas Sands and has long been against online gambling as he sees it as a threat to his in person on site brick and mortar casino interests. Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has co-sponsored the bill with Graham. Adelson is a major donor to Republican candidates.

Top Proponent of Gambling to enter 2017 New Jersey Governor’s Race

New Jersey Democrat Senator Ray Lesniak will throw his hat into the ring and enter the 2017 New Jersey governor’s race. Lesniak will be contesting for what will be the open seat of two term Republican governor Chris Christie. Christie is currently lagging far behind in the Republican Presidential nomination race and may leave the governorship of New Jersey early in order to jumpstart his sluggish campaign.

Live Dealer Games replace Virtual with Reality

There have been plenty of successful trial and a few failures and errors along the way in the incredible path of success for online gambling and among the most popular of all has been Live Dealer games that replace virtual with reality and give the gamer a true Las Vegas style experience when playing online.

Playtech has been the leader of the industry for its cutting edge technology and gaming developments and has once again proven why it is the most respected and popular company in the industry with its latest contribution to mobile gaming.

Debate Continues on Regulated Online Gambling effect on Brick and Mortar Casinos

The land based brick and mortar casinos of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States have long been adamant opponents of online casino gambling for the obvious reasons that they themselves can obviously see. Once gamblers discover the value, convenience, variety, choice, and incentives of online casinos there is no going back and a trip to Las Vegas becomes far less appealing or practical. That being said the results have proven to be inconclusive about just how much of a negative affect online casino gambling actually has on traditional in person on site brick and mortar casinos.