Online gambling enforcement bill, SBR iGaming News

SBR news anchor Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, October 26th, 2012. In today's show, Natalie is joined by dispute mediator and SBR legal mind Justin7 to discuss the recent amendment to US Senators Harry Red and Jon Kyl's gaming legislation bill.



Bwin.party is partnering up with Zynga to roll out real-money online and mobile poker and casino games and services ahead of Zynga’s launch next year in the UK market. Essentially, Bwin.party will offer a turnkey solution to Zynga, including the core of the gaming software and support. Bwin.Party co-CEOS Jim Ryan and Norbert Teufelberger had the following to say:

“Today’s announcement is another example of our success in leveraging our assets through strategic blue-chip partners. Zynga is the world’s leader in social games with hundreds of millions of active players worldwide and a significant player base in the UK. We are delighted to have been selected as their chosen partner for this important step in their evolution, and hope to expand our relationship into other products and markets.”
MGM Resorts Online is looking to become the next operator to receive an online poker license in Nevada.The Nevada Gaming Control Board is scheduled to meet on November 1st. Z4Poker LLC Is also on the agenda for a manufacturer and service provider license. In related news, Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli is set to leave his post and will be replaced by AG Burnett.

Earlier this week, SBR reported that a 73-page gaming and poker bill authored by US Senators Harry Reid and Jon Kyle was amended to remove language that would penalize US players for playing with unlicensed operators. The bill is dubbed the Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012.

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