No Deposit Bonus : SlotsLv casino currently is offering everyone a $22 no deposit bonus. New Players Only. Fully Cashable. USA and Canadian Players are welcome. Please see our SlotsLv review page for the no deposit bonus info. SlotsLv Review
Best USA Casino Bonus
Big Casino Bonus : All USA Players Welcome: Bovada Casino the #1 USA Online Casino offering all new signups a $3000 table game and slots bonus + weekly cash back. All new accounts qualify thru our link. No codes needed. For full bonus information please see our Bovada Bonus review.
Bodog In Malta
The Malta Independent Online newspaper published an article on the Bodog empire and its founder Calvin Ayre over the weekend, interesting not so much for its news content as for the details of a complex web of payment businesses introduced to the Mediterranean island to facilitate online gambling payments.
In the article at http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=81050, author David Lindsay recaps the legal hassles Bodog and Ayre have had with the US Department of Internal Revenue Services which are already well documented. The company has seen some $24 million seized from US banks by the authorities.
After examining court documents on file, and with its own local sources, the Malta newspaper reports that US officials claim that Bodog found a way to circumvent regulations so as to make payouts to American winners, who make up the bulk of the operation’s customer base.
"The scheme involves a foreign payment processor wiring funds for US winnings to an American money processor, which, in turn, distributes winnings by cheque or electronic payment to winners with no indication that the money involved was the proceeds of Internet gambling," writes Lindsay. "According to court filings presented as part of the IRS investigation into the Bodog internet gambling empire, which takes in some $6 billion in bets a year, at least one of the several Malta-based companies owned by Bodog has played a central role in processing such illegal gambling payouts."
Lindsay goes on to name Malta-based Stratham Finance, of which Calvin Ayre is apparently both a director and sole shareholder.
Interestingly, Lindsay comments: "Among the raft of evidence presented by the IRS, an unnamed “cooperating individual” – a certain highly placed person at MPS Processing Ltd located in the United Kingdom – gave evidence to the effect that the company he worked for was processing payouts on behalf of Bodog, and that Stratham Finance was the financing company for Bodog.
"Moreover, the individual revealed that MPS Processing had received funds from the Ta’ Xbiex-based (Malta) Stratham Finance, which would then be transferred to an American money processing company.
"The US company would then, according to court filings, print and mail payout cheques as directed by invoice from Stratham."
Lindsay writes that when the Bodog clash with US officialdom hit the headlines at the end of last summer, implicating Stratham Finance, the Malta online gambling licensing agency Lotteries and Gaming Authority issued a public notice. This advised that neither Bodog nor Stratham were in possession of any licence, permit or any other form of approval from the authority to “operate, promote or abet gaming services in Malta or from Malta”.
But the Bodog websites are also registered to companies in Malta, claims Lindsay, noting that the US investigation is still in progress.
"While the Bodog operation’s bases are on the Caribbean island of Antigua, and Costa Rica, it operates under the jurisdiction of the Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve in Canada and its finances are thought to be largely run from Malta," he reports.
"Moreover, Bodog’s gaming websites – bodoglife and newbodog – belong to two companies registered at the same Ta’ Xbiex address as Stratham Finance, along with eight other financing companies - Aragon Finance, Brompton Finance, Esser Finance, Kiel Finance, Lyon Finance, Milburn Finance, Savoy Finance and Sutherland Finance.
Bodog Music (Europe) Limited is also registered at the same address.
"While it is not clear if the other companies at the address form part of the illegal payout puzzle, all the companies’ directors and shareholders are either Bodog’s flamboyant billionaire Calvin Ayres [sic] or his partner James Philip," the Malta Independent Online article claims. "Philip, according to Canadian press reports, is a Vancouver chartered accountant who serves as chief financial officer of El Moro Finance Ltd – a British Virgin Island company that figured prominently in Bodog’s early development."
Lindsay acknowledges that since the US investigation came to light, Ayre has transferred ownership of Bodog to the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, of the Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve, and retired from the company. In the meantime he is reported to be residing in various countries in Africa and Asia that do not have extradition treaties with the US.
Gambling News :
$400k Winner at Bodog Casino -
To win, you need to get a pair of Tens or better. Jerry K., however, got a much higher hand than the minimum; he pocketed $397,879 after landing the game’s best possible hand: a royal flush.
NBA : Warriors Win the West; NBA Finals Next -
The Golden State Warriors will play in their third-straight NBA Finals. They completed their sweep of the San Antonio Spurs Monday night, rolling to a 129-115 victory as 12-point road favourites; Golden State opened the season as a –250 chalk to win the Western Conference.
PartyPoker Rakebak -
Partypoker brings back rake back for players. All new ‘partypoker weekly Cashback’ launches.
NHL Odds: Lone Canadian Team Plays on Friday -
“Stingy” is a word that many have used to describe the Ottawa Senators in Round Three. The Sens know that they’re overmatched against a Pens lineup that features the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evengi Malkin and Phil Kessel, but with determined defensive play, Ottawa managed to frustrate the Penguins on their home ice, stealing one of two games.
NBA Odds: Will Cavaliers Be Rusty in Game 1? -
The Boston Celtics needed seven games to get past the Washington Wizards, but they got the job done Monday night, winning 115-105 as 5.5-point home favourites. Next up: the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who visit the Garden Wednesday night at 8:30 PM ET on TNT.
4 New Microgaming Releases in May 2017 -
Candy Dreams is a 720 ways to win, variable reel game. Players spin on a colorful reel area filled with candy treats, as they play towards enticing bonus triggers.
PKR Company Statement Update -
Microgaming can confirm that David R Taylor and Matthew R M Wild of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed Joint Administrators of PKR Ltd and PKR Technologies Limited on 11 May 2017 by the High Court, Chancery Division.
Microgaming Wins The Spark Award 2017 -
The Spark Award celebrates organisations that experiment with ways of working differently. Previous winners include GCHQ and Places for People. It’s a part of Spark the Change, a global movement dedicated to empowering people and building happier workplaces.
NHL Predators First Ever Conference Finals Appearance -
With three of the team’s top four point scorers residing on the blueline, the Nashville Predators have found a strategy that frustrates even the best in the West. After qualifying as the lowest-seeded Western Conference team, the Predators made quick work of the Chicago Blackhawks (4-0) and St. Louis Blues (4-1) in the first two rounds.
Please Note : Gambing might not be legal in your area. We bring you www.recentpoker.com as an information and gambling news site only. We hope that you find all the information and gambling news found in www.recentpoker.com to your liking. Please tell your friends about us and visit us again soon.