Mitch Garber was CEO of Party-Gaming, the largest listed online gaming company in the world. He left in 2008, not because he had not been successful but because of the passing of the UIGEA bill at the end of 2006. And being that Party-Gaming was the most high profile and was hugely dependent on the US!
When the UIGEA law passed Party-Gaming spent the weekend on the phone with lawyers on both sides trying to decide what to do next. The following Monday they decided to pull out of the US.
“Party was ultimately a positive experience. I think it’s a particularly well run company that mixes technological progress and regulatory compliance with responsible gaming in a way that forms part of the model for how interactive gaming should be done.”
What about doing things differently if he had his time again? “I don’t think so, I wouldn’t say we did a perfect job but we made a lot of important decisions. Just as in any other big company, some of those decisions rolled well and others didn’t, but if you net it out, in the end the decision making was sound and the company is on very solid ground,” he says.
Blackjack is a game that has quite a few living masters, and Ken Smith is one of them. He had an atypical path to where he is now, and he recently talked about his history in the industry and with the game of blackjack in an interview he conducted with LatestCasinoBonuses.com. In this interview, he talks about a number of topics, but most of it centered around how he got into blackjack and how he became an expert on the subject.
It’s becoming more and more apparent that Harrah’s is poising themselves to enter the online gambling market by confirming the rumors made in April about the hiring of Mitch Garber, the ex-CEO of PartyGaming; who resigned from that post last year.
Garber will be in charge of Harrah’s newly-formed subsidiary company, HIE (Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment,) which will work to expand their World Series of Poker and other online gambling ventures.
After the setback to repeal the UIGEA billed failed by a tie vote, in the House Financial Services, Casino City had an interview with Congressman Wexler and PPA Chairman Alfonse D’Amato. In the interview they discussed the situation and what to do next.Here are parts of their conversation:
H.R. 5767 and the King amendment failed in committee.