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Fantasy Sports Betting Soon to be Offered in Atlantic City

Fantasy Sports Betting Soon to be Offered in Atlantic City

March 17th, 2013 Written by Steve Larson

New Jersey and its gambling industry have been making a lot of headlines in recent months, due largely in part to its recent passage of a law that will regulate various types of Internet-based gambling in the Garden State. That bill was signed into law by first-term Governor Chris Christie late last month, an act […]

Bad Actor Clause Modified in New Illinois Gambling Bill

Bad Actor Clause Modified in New Illinois Gambling Bill

March 15th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

A new gambling expansion bill in Illinois that seeks not only to clear the way for the construction of five new land-based casinos in the state, including one in downtown Chicago, but also provides for various types of Internet-based wagering in the Land of Lincoln, has been amended to make it easier for so-called “bad […]

Online Poker Proposed by New York Legislators

Online Poker Proposed by New York Legislators

March 13th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

With a looming deadline to approve a state budget, New York legislators have added a provision to the 2013/2014 budget proposal that would clear the way for online poker in the Empire State. The budget proposal, signed by both Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, leaders in the state Senate, is reported to have the support […]

Revel Atlantic City Will File for Bankruptcy by Month’s End

Revel Atlantic City Will File for Bankruptcy by Month’s End

March 10th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

The first new casino to open in Atlantic City in a decade will also be its most recent to go bankrupt, as stated by Bloomberg News. The Revel Casino will file for bankruptcy by the end of the month of March, according to information provided by unnamed sources who are not authorized to publicly comment […]

Proposed Illinois Casino Bill to Include Internet Gambling

Proposed Illinois Casino Bill to Include Internet Gambling

March 7th, 2013 Written by Steve Larson

When Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a casino expansion bill earlier this week, it didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, including the sponsor of the bill, State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan). The bill, which was passed by the Illinois General Assembly way back on May 31, 2011, would have cleared the way for the […]

AGA Opposing PokerStars Atlantic City Casino Acquisition

AGA Opposing PokerStars Atlantic City Casino Acquisition

March 6th, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

When last week New Jersey became the third state in the nation to enact legislation to regulate some type of Internet-based wagering, the signing of the bill into law by first-term Republican Governor Chris Christie was heralded as being a step in the right direction toward a revitalization of Atlantic City, the state’s worn-out gambling […]

Virginia Supreme Court Doesn’t Opine on Poker as a Game of Skill

Virginia Supreme Court Doesn’t Opine on Poker as a Game of Skill

March 2nd, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

In a move that will undoubtedly disappoint many fans of poker in the state of Virginia, the Supreme Court in that state last week refused to express an opinion as to whether poker constitutes a game of skill. Unquestionably this will be taken by some pro-poker factions as a defeat, indicating that the mood of […]

New Jersey Becomes Third State to Legalize Internet Gambling

New Jersey Becomes Third State to Legalize Internet Gambling

February 27th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

The Garden State joined the ranks of Nevada and Delaware and became the third state in the nation to legalize some type of Internet-based wagering with Governor Chris Christie having┬ásigned into law an online gambling bill yesterday afternoon. As expected, Christie, a first-term Republican, quickly inked his signature on the legislation after the state’s legislature […]

New Online Poker Bill Introduced in California

New Online Poker Bill Introduced in California

February 26th, 2013 Written by Steve Larson

Rushing to meet the deadline that was last Friday, California State Senator Lou Correa introduced a bill there that deals with the issue of online poker. The bill, which is what is known as a spot bill or a placeholder bill, is essentially a very short piece of legislation. In this case, it leaves the […]

Nevada Beats New Jersey to the Online Poker Punch

Nevada Beats New Jersey to the Online Poker Punch

February 23rd, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

If 2013 swept in on a bit of a sour note as far as fans of online poker were concerned, given the fact that the longshot online poker legislation put forward by Senator Harry Reid and now-retired Arizona Senator Jon Kyl flopped in the Senate after raising the collective hopes of the industry, only two […]

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