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...

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...

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...

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...

Macau records 14th straight rise in monthly gross gaming revenues

Despite still recovering from the impact of the previous month’s Typhoon Hato and the comparably weaker tropical storm Pakhar, the over 30 casinos in Macau reportedly saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for September...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New York Senate gives online poker bill green light

Passing by a vote of 54-8, the online poker bill, S 3898, was approved by the New York State Senate on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. John Bonacic, the bill, for the second consecutive year, seeks...

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