Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Casino Union Throws Its Support Behind NJ Online Gambling Legislation

Sunday, 03rd February 2013

For weeks there has been much talk and speculation with regard to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s plans for an Internet gambling bill that passed the state legislature last year and is now sitting on his desk, awaiting either signature or veto. And it is just those two options that

Scientific Games Shakes Up Gambling Industry

Friday, 01st February 2013

In a move that will surely have rippling effects across the gambling industry, it was announced Wednesday that Scientific Games will acquire slot machine manufacturing company WMS. Scientific Games, a manufacturer of software and lottery tickets, will purchase Illinois-based WMS, formerly known as Williams, in exchange for $1.42 billion in

Florida House Establishes Select Committee on Gaming

Tuesday, 29th January 2013

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,

Sandy Aid May Prove Lucrative for Atlantic City Casinos

Saturday, 26th January 2013

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

Judge Upholds Maryland Gambling Expansion

Thursday, 24th January 2013

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

Caesars Holds MBA Poker Tournament

Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

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

Michael Mizrachi Signs with Lock Poker

Sunday, 20th January 2013

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

Las Vegas Sands to Sell Pennsylvania Casino

Saturday, 19th January 2013

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

PokerStars Bids for Atlantic City Casino

Friday, 18th January 2013

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

2012 Lame Duck Session of US Congress Is Complete

Saturday, 12th January 2013

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