Online Casino and Gambling News: May 2012

Illinois Working To Legalize Online Poker

The state of Illinois is moving ahead quickly with proposed legislation that would legalize online poker, with a third amendment to the introduced bill being worked on at the moment.

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West Bromwich Albion Cuts Bodog Sponsorship

Online gambling franchise Bodog Europe has had its sponsorship agreement with English Premier League football team West Bromwich Albion terminated after the club signed a more lucrative deal with property firm Zoopla.

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New Jersey Online Gambling Legislation Advances Again

The New Jersey State Senate has approved new amendments to Senate Bill 1565, which would legalize online gambling for residents in the east coast state.

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Bet365 To Sponsor ITV Coverage Of French Open

UK based internet bookmaker Bet365 has announced that it will be sponsoring ITV's television coverage of the 2012 French Open Tennis Tournament.

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Playtech Releases New Slot "Lakshmi Gold", Offends Hindus

Online wagering software developer Playtech has released its newest video slot "Lakshmi Gold", and in the process has created a furor amongst Hindus who object to the usage of the Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh.

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Rival Gaming Releases NASCAR Style Slot "Fast Lane"

Internet gambling software designer Rival Gaming has announced the release of "Fast Lane", a slot that features a NASCAR-esque theme mixed with traditional slot features.

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New Jersey Governor Wants Sports Betting

New Jersey's bombastic Republican Governor Chris Christie issued a statement on Thursday announcing that people in the Garden State will be betting on sports by September.

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Thieves Again Try To Rob Bellagio

Police in the gambling mecca of Las Vegas are reporting that last week two men tried to rob the Bellagio Casino with a crude snatch and grab operation.

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Bwin Gets Schleswig-Holstein License

Online gambling giant bwin.party digital entertainment has announced that it has been granted an e-gaming license by the Minister of Interior for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Net Entertainment Releases "Thunder Fist" Slot

Fists are set to fly as Net Entertainment has released its newest video slot "Thunder Fist", which features a Kung Fu theme.

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