Six days into 2013 so far and so far, so good! I’ve got the best tasting Sumatra Mandheling coffee and I’m rearing to go…I did cheat a bit this morning with a cookie from my ultimate chocolate chunk recipe, but I just couldn’t resist!
So it has been a bit quiet around the desktops here at CS Report but, I have a feeling come Monday morning it will be a different story. The holidays were a welcome change to the fast pace we keep around here and as we slowly get back into the swing of things we’ll start off with this weeks CS Reports Weekly Recap of Online Gambling News, Reviews and Previews, to be specific with the U.S. in particular New Jersey!
Online Gambling & The Law
New Jersey or as our friends on the east coast say, “New Jurzee “ has been up, down, sideways and all over the place with online gambling as once again the powers that be, have passed S1565 intrastate online gambling legislation.
Constituents of Christie urged the Governor to sign legislation that would legalize online gambling, a bill Christie vetoed in late 2011. Sweeney (D., Gloucester) and Sens. Raymond J. Lesniak (D., Union), Jim Whelan (D., Atlantic), and Jeff Van Drew (D., Cape May) wrote to Christie on Thursday, urging action.
“Given the fiscal conditions facing our casinos, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the recent movement toward Internet gaming in states across the country, we cannot afford to wait any longer for implementation,” they wrote.
“The fact is, Atlantic City has the potential to become a hub of Internet gaming, which will create more jobs, more revenue for casinos, and generate more funding for critical programs for senior citizens and residents with disabilities.
“Over the long term, Internet gaming could change the landscape of the gaming industry in New Jersey.”
Big Shot Shout Outs
This week many players continued to receive holiday wishes long after Santa came and went as we take a look at this weeks Big Shot Shout Outs! First up is Phil B., Phil won a nice stack of chips, $32,247 to be exact, as the video poker player cashed out of Royal Vegas after winning on their featured Aces and Faces Poker!
This week’s top progressive winners also joined Phil with respectable wins by Betty H on a Progressive CashSplash of $34,563 at Vegas Palms and once again Royal Vegas makes another winner as Marina B won playing Mega Moolah Isis a cool $32,757.
Bonuses and Promotions
Many of our bonuses and promotions we are featuring are the same great ongoing bonuses from over the Christmas Holidays so we wanted to recap them for you just in case you missed any!
For instance, Fortune Lounge Online Casino’s Island Spin to Win Promotion, which includes 6 cruise packages and/or 10,000 casino credits! Read more details below or read the entire post here!
- January 8 to 13 – Play your favorite games on three different days this week Tuesday, spin the Island reel on 15 January to win 1 of 2 cruise packages and a share of 3,000 casino credits.
- January 15 to 20 – Make a deposit of at least £/€/$50 Tuesday, spin the island reel on 22 January and win 1 of 2 cruise packages and a share of 4,000 casino credits.
- January 22 to 27 – Earn as many Rewards points as possible. The 40 players who earn the most Rewards points get a chance to spin the Island Reel for their prize Tuesday, 29 January 1 of 2 cruise packages and a share of 3,000 casino credits
Best of 2012
We also released our list of top online operators for 2012, readers please take a look a here for more details.
Peter also brought you guys some of the latest with this week’s The Dirty Stack with Peter Mac, 2012 Online Poker Stars in Review, where he reported on Calvin Ayre’s predictions for online poker and gambling in 2013.
Well Guys and Dolls thanks for the attention and remember to “Play Smart from the Start” and read the terms and conditions as they DO apply!