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...

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...

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...

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...

iPoker legislation continues to stall in California due to tribal conflicts

The state of California continues to have issues in regards to efforts being made to legalize online poker based on disagreements between tribes. Prominent tribes in the state are divided on key provisions which...

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...

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...

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