Legal US Poker News - State by State Reports

Florida House Establishes Select Committee on Gaming

Florida House Establishes Select Committee on Gaming

January 29th, 2013 Written by Steve Larson

The Florida state House of Representatives has called for the formation of a Select Committee on Gaming to look into gambling industry regulation in the state and to determine the future of the industry going forward, the Miami Herald blog has announced. State Representative Rob Schenck, Republican of Spring Hill, has been chosen to lead […]

Sandy Aid May Prove Lucrative for Atlantic City Casinos

Sandy Aid May Prove Lucrative for Atlantic City Casinos

January 26th, 2013 Written by Steve Larson

After the city of New Orleans was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, the two massive forces of recovery – financial aid from the government and an influx of workers who came in from other locations to assist in the rebuilding efforts – unknowingly conspired to benefit the casino industry along the gulf […]

Judge Upholds Maryland Gambling Expansion

Judge Upholds Maryland Gambling Expansion

January 24th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

Back in November, voters in Maryland approved expanded Las Vegas-style casino gambling in that state, and now a judge has rejected a legal suit that sought to overturn the will of the people of the Chesapeake Bay State. The opposition to the law came from a former Prince George’s County Council member, Tom Dernoga, who contended […]

Caesars Holds MBA Poker Tournament

Caesars Holds MBA Poker Tournament

January 22nd, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

Last weekend Caesars Entertainment put on a job fair, of sorts, that was definitely out of the ordinary. Instead of having a boring old meet-and-greet, Caesars hosted an MBA Poker Tournament at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas as a means of meeting prospective job applicants in an environment that is relaxed and fun. Depending on […]

Michael Mizrachi Signs with Lock Poker

Michael Mizrachi Signs with Lock Poker

January 20th, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

Poker pro Michael Mizrachi, known as “The Grinder”, is no stranger to endorsement deals, and now he can add another to his list, having signed a deal last week to be a Team Pro at online poker room Lock Poker. The owner and CEO of Lock Poker, Jennifer Larson, said of Mizrachi, “Michael is a pioneer […]

Las Vegas Sands to Sell Pennsylvania Casino

Las Vegas Sands to Sell Pennsylvania Casino

January 19th, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

It was widely reported in the news media last week that Las Vegas Sands, the largest casino company in the world, is seeking to sell its Pennsylvania property, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. The story was first reported by Bloomberg News and was later picked up by other outlets. The Sands company won’t confirm the […]

PokerStars Bids for Atlantic City Casino

PokerStars Bids for Atlantic City Casino

January 18th, 2013 Written by Steve Larson

Online poker site PokerStars was last month rumored to be interested in purchasing a land-based casino in Atlantic City, the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel. News broke this week that PokerStars is moving forward with its bid to acquire the property, and has submitted an application to New Jersey state gambling regulators to take over operation […]

2012 Lame Duck Session of US Congress Is Complete

2012 Lame Duck Session of US Congress Is Complete

January 12th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

The 2012 lame duck session of the U.S. Congress has come to its formal close, and once again online poker players are left with little more than the status quo. Expectations were moderate to high for some sort of online poker legislation to come out of the session. Proponents pointed to the support of two […]

Hard Rock Casino Plans Expansions in MA / OH

Hard Rock Casino Plans Expansions in MA / OH

January 12th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

The Hard Rock Casino, which operates 174 entertainment properties in 53 different countries worldwide, 16 of which are combination hotel and casino resorts, has submitted an application to the state of Massachusetts to open a casino at the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds, located in the city of West Springfield. Currently the fairgrounds is the host […]

Five States to Watch For Regulation in 2013

Five States to Watch For Regulation in 2013

January 12th, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

For poker players, 2012 ended with a whimper, not a bang. Those who expected to see some sort of federal regulation of online poker before year’s end were sorely disappointed. In fact, some would argue poker players in the U.S. ended the year worse off than they were when it began. Will 2013 bring better […]

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