Kyrgyzstan government decides to ban all forms of gambling

The Kyrgyzstan government recently passed a law that banned all forms of gambling. The Kyrgyzstan government released the following statement on its embassy website in India. The statement read “Kyrgyzstan has finally banned gambling, betting...

Pennsylvania online casino hearings; one of two concluded–Abboud visits his ‘plague’ on committee

Pennsylvania has a $2.3 billion budget deficit. Neighboring states are increasing casino competition. These two things have brought Representatives Payne and Hershey to the decision that online gambling may be a way to gain...

California online poker finally takes a step–committee passes shell bill

After holding the first ever committee vote on iPoker, the state of California seems to finally be taking steps to move forward with legislation on the matter. With a unanimous vote, the Assembly Governmental...

Bad actor clause disappears from 2015 New York online poker bill

Legal and regulated online poker could be brought into New York by a bill that has been introduced by New York State Senator John Bonacic. This will be the second year in a row that, Bonacic...

Joe Barton of Texas re-introduces bill in D.C. for legal online poker

On the heels of Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio’s efforts to stick a fork in legal online gambling in the U.S., Republican Texas Congressman, Joe Barton has re-introduced legislation that would clarify online poker...

No full scale casinos for Paris; Gambling clubs without slots considered instead

The government of France may have ruled out the possibility of building full scale casinos in Paris. However a plan to allow exclusive clubs, like those in London, is moving forward according to local reports...

DOJ and NFL have argued that sports betting is skill-based

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL oppose legalized sports betting, but that may change in the near future for the business that generated a whopping $7.2 billion in national revenue in 2014. The argument is...

Appeals court upholds ban on Idaho tribe’s poker contests

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals three-judge panel has unanimously ruled that Texas Hold’em is not legal in Idaho, and affirmed that the tribe enjoyed no special tribal sovereign immunity under the federal...

Poker promoter’s hopes dashed in Wisconsin

A judge in Wisconsin has upheld the state’s ban on poker play outside of Indian casinos. The case was brought by professional poker player Mark Kroon and the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) state director, Steve Verrett.  The...

Seals With Clubs bitcoin poker site founder Micon to be sentenced

Professional poker player and bitcoin poker site owner, Bryan Micon is expected to be sentenced in Las Vegas today for operating an unlicensed poker site in the online regulated state of Nevada. After accepting a plea...

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