Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Aria Casino Agrees to $100,000 Fine from the Nevada Gaming Control Board

Tuesday, 01st July 2014

The Aria Casino in Las Vegas has agreed to $100,000 fine for an incident when Aria’s staff blocked state agents from viewing a game of high-stakes roulette. Earlier in the week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board posted on its website that it sought to fine the Las Vegas Strip casino

Penn National Gaming Withdraws Plan to Build $480 Million Philadelphia Casino

Sunday, 29th June 2014

Penn National Gaming Inc. has decided to withdraw its bid to build a $480 million casino in Philadelphia. The decision leaves four potential licensees for the casino process in South Philadelphia. As the name implies, Penn National Gaming is a Pennsylvania-based gaming company. This makes the announcement a particular disappointment,

Caesars Entertainment Appeals Federal Judge Decision in Massachusetts Lawsuit

Friday, 27th June 2014

Caesars Entertainment will appeal a federal judge’s decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the top Massachusetts regulator, according to a notice filed with a U.S. District Court this week. Last year, Caesars Entertainment sued Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby. The Las Vegas based gaming company claimed Crosby violated the

New Jersey Lawmakers Legalize Sports Betting at Casinos and Race Tracks

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Both chambers of the New Jersey legislature voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to legalize sports betting at casinos and race tracks in the state. The legislation is a defies a U.S. Supreme Court, which Monday declined to see a case which might have overthrown a 22 year old federal sports betting

Harrah’s and Golden Nugget Casinos Fined for New Jersey Gaming Law Oversights

Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Harrah’s Resort Casino and the Golden Nugget Casino were fined a total of $66,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement this week. The bulk of the fines were given to Harrah’s for several infractions. The biggest fine was given for allowing underage gambling and drinking. The Golden Nugget’s

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear New Jersey’s Sports Gambling Challenge

Monday, 23rd June 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear a challenge of the existing federal sports betting laws. The challenge had been brought by the state of New Jersey. Speculation had centered for months on whether the Supreme Court would hear the case, with several Democratic politicians in New Jersey criticizing

Resorts Casino Signs Deal with Sportech and NYX Gaming for Licensed Online Gambling

Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Resorts Casino Hotel signed a deal with European gaming software firms Sportech and NYX Gaming to join the online gambling niche in New Jersey. The two new partners are expected to work with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to provide world class support for the Resort Casino Online. Details remain

Legal Internet Poker Bill Introduced to Pennsylvania State Senate

Friday, 20th June 2014

A bill which would legalize online poker in Pennsylvania was introduced to the legislature yesterday. State Senators Edwin Erickson (R) and Bob Mensch (R) co-sponsored the bill. The new law would make online poker sites, if they obtained a license from the state. Several obstacles to licensing would exist, though

Revel Casino Files for Bankruptcy Again, Begins Search for New Owner

Thursday, 19th June 2014

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Hotel filed its second bankruptcy in a little over a year on Thursday. Now, the troubled casino is searching for a buyer. The Revel Casino went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2013, but the move did not stabilize the company’s financial situation. Reuters reported a

Tunica Casinos Experiencing Hard Times Due to Recession and Market Saturation

Wednesday, 18th June 2014

The recent closing of Harrah’s Casino is a sign of tough times for Tunica County, Mississippi. The owners of the casino, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, believed the operation made too little money for the trouble it was to operate. An outsider might see the closing as simply indicative of the troubles