Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Massachusetts Volunteer Organization Lobbies Neighbors on Behalf of Wynn Casino

Friday, 07th June 2013

Though the company has enough money to build a $1.2 billion casino just outside of Boston, in the city of Everett, Massachusetts, the Wynn Company is not spending very much of it on traditional advertising to persuade local voters to give the thumbs up to its plans when the matter

Federal Online Gambling Legislation Introduced

Thursday, 06th June 2013

A new bill that seeks to regulate both online poker as well as online versions of traditional casino games has been introduced at the federal level by New York Republican Representative Peter King. The bill bears some resemblance to a similar measure that was put forward back in 2011. PPA

Massachusetts Online Gambling Provision Shot Down; Said to be Unconstitutional

Wednesday, 05th June 2013

An item in a proposed Massachusetts state budget for 2014 that would have cleared the way for the state’s casinos and slots parlor to offer online wagering has been deemed to be unconstitutional and has been removed from the State Senate’s budget amendment. The provision would have allowed for the

Wisconsin Tribal Gaming Interests Closely Monitoring Casino Expansion Status in Neighboring Illinois

Tuesday, 04th June 2013

A Wisconsin Indian tribe that operates a chain of six casino properties in the Badger State is reportedly keeping a very close eye on the progress – or more accurately, the lack of progress – of proposed gambling expansion in the neighboring state of Illinois. The Ho-Chunk Nation, which has

Pennsylvania Casino Revenue Continues to Rise

Monday, 03rd June 2013

According to a report released this week by the American Gaming Association, arguably the gambling industry’s most powerful and ¬†influential trade group, Pennsylvania is coming out a big winner when it comes to gambling revenue. In fact, according to the AGA’s report, which is called the “State of States,” Pennsylvania

Online Poker Documentary Handily Raises Funds via Kickstarter

Sunday, 02nd June 2013

A new documentary about the saga that has unfolded in the last decade or so surrounding the world of online poker has met with great success in its effort to raise money for release via the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter. The film, called BET RAISE FOLD, was seeking $20,000 worth of

Illinois Gambling Expansion Bill Dies in House; May Resurface This Fall

Saturday, 01st June 2013

A bill that would have allowed five new land-based casinos in the state of Illinois died in the state’s House of Representatives on Friday, which was the very last day of the legislative session, and one that saw much wrangling on a variety of topics. The bill’s sponsor in that

WSOP Online Poker Site Accidentally Opened to Nevada Players This Week

Friday, 31st May 2013

Earlier this week a World Series of Poker online poker room briefly, and quite accidentally, went live in Nevada. On Wednesday, the site, which is operated by Caesars Interactive Entertainment and is currently in the process of being tested, was temporarily available to Nevada residents via a Mac client. The

Will This World Series of Poker Make Online Poker History?

Thursday, 30th May 2013

The 2013 World Series of Poker is now underway. The first event – a no limit hold’em event reserved for dealers and other casino employees with a $500 buy in – kicked off yesterday and will conclude later today. The first bracelet of the WSOP won’t actually be awarded for

Lock Poker Pro Roster Shrinks By One

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Lock Poker remains in the news for all of the wrong reasons. The latest headline Lock Poker would probably prefer not to see involves the departure of one of their best-known pros. The pro in question: Brett Jungblut, better known to many players by his nickname “Gank,” who announced via