Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

It’s Official: Borgata Scores First New Jersey iGaming License

Thursday, 10th October 2013

Last week New Jersey gaming regulators confirmed that real-money online betting would be ready to commence at 9 a.m. on November 26th, prompting a flurry of speculation as to which company would be the first to be handed a license by state officials. That speculation is now over, with word

Casinos in Delaware Complain of Toll of Mounting Competition for Gamblers

Wednesday, 09th October 2013

A topic we frequently touch upon in this space is the pinch that states all across the nation are feeling as they compete with their neighbors for what is proving for some to be a very precious resource: gambling dollars. The story is a familiar one, and one that is

Looking to Draw Conventions to Atlantic City, Harrah’s Touts New Conference Center Project

Tuesday, 08th October 2013

According to a new report by the Press of Atlantic City, currently the city of Atlantic City is capturing only a measly one percent of the roughly $16 billion convention industry in the Northeast. Alas, all of that is set to change if Harrah’s proves to be correct in its assessment that

Runner Runner Blows Up Box Office – As In Bombs

Monday, 07th October 2013

Living up – or down – to expectations, the new movie centered around online poker, Runner Runner, bombed at the box office this past weekend. Early expectations quoted by Business Insider predict a painful opening weekend figure of $11 million. Ouch. Low attendance for the weekend clearly not a factor

First Step of Full Tilt Remission Process is Complete, Reports Administrator

Sunday, 06th October 2013

The first step in the Full Tilt remission process is complete, according to the government appointed claims administrator, Garden City Group. The company released an updated statement on the official remission web site, fulltiltpokerclaims.com, late last week, noting that all players in their system should have received email contact. Email

With Sale of Former Sands Site, Questions Loom About Atlantic Club’s Fate

Saturday, 05th October 2013

This week Pinnacle Entertainment unloaded a piece of Atlantic City real estate, the site of the old Sands, for almost $240 million less than the company paid for it seven years ago. The new owner, Boardwalk Piers, has no immediate plans for the property for which it paid $30.6 million,

New Jersey Gaming Enforcement: Sites Can Go Live November 26th

Friday, 04th October 2013

The date that has tentatively been circulating for months, November 26th, has been confirmed by the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement as the go day for real-money online gambling in the state. The Department has released its long-awaited final regulations, which can be found on their web site here.

New Online Poker Film Runner Runner Not Exactly Scoring Rave Reviews

Thursday, 03rd October 2013

Runner Runner, the new Hollywood movie centered around online poker that stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Atherton, doesn’t come out until tomorrow. But, if reviews of the film are to serve as any indication, the film might not be poised to be the breakthrough hit of the fall.

Boston City Council: Only East Boston to Vote on Suffolk Downs Casino Plan

Tuesday, 01st October 2013

Putting to bed what had been a bit of a hotly contested issue in the city of Boston – whether the city as a whole or just East Boston would be allowed to vote on a casino referendum for a new development in that neighborhood – last week Boston’s City

Wisconsin Governor to Issue Opinion on New Tribal Casino Within a Month

Monday, 30th September 2013

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, now infamous for his successful efforts to strip public unions in the state of collective bargaining rights, has another power to wield, and one that has tribal interests and locals Wisconsinites on the edge of their seats. The Governor, a a first-term Republican who survived a