Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

PokerStars Charges Fraud as Vayo Drops Online Poker Lawsuit

Thursday, 15th November 2018

A bluff gone wrong can cost a poker player a sizeable pot, but the player’s reputation isn’t usually on the line when a bluff fails. In the case of Gordon Vayo, however, he put his character into the pot, along with his career in poker, when he sued PokerStars this

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Launches Online Poker Site

Thursday, 15th November 2018

The process has taken years. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has been trying to create and launch its online poker site since 2015, but its share of troubles spanned court battles, license applications, software issues, and a partnership with Monster. There have also been countless launch dates set, only to

WPTDeepStacks Readies 2019 Season with Diverse Schedule

Wednesday, 14th November 2018

The journey for WPTDeepStacks started a decade ago with founder Chris Torina launching a poker instruction program called DeepStacks University. That evolved into a sort of grassroots poker tour that offered lower buy-ins than bigger tours like the World Poker Tour, as well as locations that catered to players not

MGM and Caesars Eye Merger, Online Poker May Benefit

Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Only three months after MGM Resorts announced partnerships with GVC Holdings and Boyd Gaming, MGM appears to be considering a merger with Caesars Entertainment. The massive combination of gaming forces would consolidate many of America’s top gaming companies and create an immense conglomerate with the potential to become one of

PokerStars VR Available for Download

Sunday, 11th November 2018

It seems as if PokerStars is always developing new games, new poker variants, fresh ways to bring players into the game and challenge those already in it. The developers and members of the poker innovation team should be well compensated for their significant contributions of time and effort into expanding

Online Poker Supporter Iden Wins Again in Michigan

Friday, 09th November 2018

Very few states made progress with regard to legalizing online poker and other forms of gambling this year. New York fizzled, and Illinois has been positive in its efforts but fruitless. But Michigan has been a different beast in 2018. The bill to regulate online gaming in Michigan is still

Elections Save Nevada Online Poker from Laxalt

Thursday, 08th November 2018

There were many reasons for supporters of online poker and gaming to watch the results of the 2018 November mid-term elections. Florida residents voted to give themselves the sole power to change gambling laws going forward. New York replaced a pro-online poker state senator who was retiring. Michigan retained a

Poker Alliance Disappointed in Florida Amendment 3 Passage

Wednesday, 07th November 2018

Just weeks ago, the Poker Alliance took its first stand on a major issue regarding online poker and gaming since its rebranding earlier this year. The organization threw its weight behind opposing Amendment 3 in Florida, an amendment giving the voters of the state the exclusive right to vote on

PokerStars Officially Offers Fusion Online Poker Variant

Tuesday, 06th November 2018

Throughout 2018, PokerStars has been experimenting with different poker variants. Many have intrigued poker players, but only some of the games actually made it to the virtual tables on PokerStars. Some were discussed and put on the back burner, while others were tried in certain markets and shelved. So, when

Delaware Celebrates Five Years of Online Poker

Tuesday, 06th November 2018

The idea that Delaware is actually celebrating the five-year anniversary of launching its online poker sites might be a bit of an exaggeration. Even so, those who have been watching the new United States online poker market can take a moment to recognize the achievement. Delaware may be a small