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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New decree sets conditions for gaming clubs in Paris

A decree stipulating the conditions for “clubs de jeux (gaming clubs) in Paris” along with provisions related to casinos has been signed by the Minister of the Interior and was published by the government...

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...

Absolute Poker players to finally get their money back

Last week, Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that eligible players who have been out of pocket for 6 years could file claims to...

Key NY Assemblyman Pretlow hints at Online Poker support

Assemblyman J.Gary Pretlow, who heads the New York Assembly’s Racing and Wagering Committee, hinted that he is willing to support the effort to legalize online poker in New York in an interview with the...

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