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...

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...

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...

Absolute Poker founder pleads not guilty in federal court

Scott Tom, founder and co-owner of Costa Rica-based Absolute Poker, arrived in the U.S. from Barbados Thursday to face money laundering and UIGEA charges. Scott, a resident of Antigua, pleaded not guilty to the...

Scientific Games Corporation appoints Shawn Dennis

Global gambling products and services giant Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it has appointed experienced executive Shawn Dennis to serve as its new Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer. Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corporation...

Poker, online casinos officially banned in Australia

Online poker players in Australia saw their hopes for a fully legal game dashed yesterday. The Senate passed a modified version of the Internet Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 on August 9 which includes a...

Casino bill in Virginia fails yet again; Bingo, poker move forward

Democratic Senator L. Louise Lucas has tried to introduce legislation that would see casino gaming come to the state of Virginia several times, but each time failed to see her proposals move forward. On...

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 definition legislation introduced by Virginia Senator

In Virginia, gambling is not readily available. There are no casinos or poker rooms to be found. The state does offer lottery gaming and in the past has provided horse racing, but there are...

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