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New Online Poker Bill Introduced in California

New Online Poker Bill Introduced in California

February 26th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

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 […]

Outgoing AGA Head Says Federal Online Poker Bill to be Introduced

Outgoing AGA Head Says Federal Online Poker Bill to be Introduced

February 22nd, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Appearing on a local television program in Nevada last week, Ralston Reports, the outgoing head of the AGA, Frank Fahrenkopf, said that he expects a bill to regulate online poker at the federal level will be introduced in Congress within the next few weeks. This proclamation has come as a bit of a surprise to […]

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pushes for Internet Gambling

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pushes for Internet Gambling

February 19th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

Following a trend that is currently sweeping the nation, a Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed a new bill that would bring Internet-based wagering to the Keystone State. State Representative Tina Davis, Democrat of Bucks County, expects the legislation could be introduced to the state’s House of Representatives sometime this week. Davis, who took office two years […]

Former San Diego Mayor Gambles Away Jack in the Box Fortune

Former San Diego Mayor Gambles Away Jack in the Box Fortune

February 16th, 2013 Written by Pete Kaminski

When most people think about the practically ubiquitous west coast fast food chain Jack in the Box, late night-drive through runs and their bobble-headed mascot are more likely to come to mind than years-long gambling benders. But, in an interesting revelation, the widow of the founder of the restaurant chain and the former mayor of […]

Financing Complete for Former Sahara Las Vegas Property

Financing Complete for Former Sahara Las Vegas Property

February 14th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

As anyone who has recently paid a visit to Las Vegas can certainly attest, you really can’t miss the hulking shadow of what used to be the Sahara Hotel and Casino toward what is now the northern end of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Closed only since 2011, the currently decrepit state of the building […]

Proposed Washington State Legislation to Lessen Criminal Charges for Gambling Online

Proposed Washington State Legislation to Lessen Criminal Charges for Gambling Online

February 12th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

The picturesque Northwest state of Washington is known for many things: great natural beauty, its magnificent coastline, and the tech-savvy hipster mecca city of Seattle, just to name a few. And, among certain circles, Washington state is also known for having some of the most specific, and arguably most severe, laws pertaining to online gambling […]

NJ Law Likely to Clear Way for PokerStars Bid for Atlantic City Casino

NJ Law Likely to Clear Way for PokerStars Bid for Atlantic City Casino

February 10th, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

When the parent company of online poker room PokerStars, The Rational Group, made a move toward the acquisition of a land-based casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last year, most news outlets reporting on developments in the negotiations were quick to point out that the completion of the deal was utterly dependent on the passage […]

Nevada Governor Wants Quick Passage of Interstate Online Poker

Nevada Governor Wants Quick Passage of Interstate Online Poker

February 7th, 2013 Written by Sarah Laverty

In the absence of action on online poker regulation at the federal level, Nevada has come out as a pioneer in the regulation of the game at the state level, having passed a law last year allowing for its residents to log onto online poker sites and access real-money online poker games as long as […]

Super Bowl Also Means Super Day for Gambling

Super Bowl Also Means Super Day for Gambling

February 5th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

There are some people who might argue that the Super Bowl is one of the greatest embodiments of American culture that can possibly occur in event form. After all, the Super Bowl offers many of the things that, at least stereotypically speaking, are representative of traditional American values and society – aggression, competitiveness, spectacle, commercialism, […]

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