Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

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

Time Running Down for Illinois Gambling Expansion

Tuesday, 28th May 2013

As the state’s nearly $100 billion pension deficit suggests, Illinois lawmakers don’t have a problem putting things off. But with a firm deadline approaching in the form of the end of the current legislative session, proponents of expanded gambling are about to be forced to act, or wait for the

Ohio Takes Aim at So-Called Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Monday, 27th May 2013

Ohio is the latest state to seeks a legislative solution to the issue of Internet sweepstakes cafes. According to a report in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio lawmakers have agreed on a bill that would rewrite state laws to effectively shut down the estimated 600 Internet cafes that offer a form

Online Gambling Will be Boon to Atlantic City, According to Wall Street Analysts

Sunday, 26th May 2013

It is no secret that Atlantic City is not exactly booming. For six consecutive years, revenue there has been on a steady decline. Its newest casino, the $2.4 billion Revel, just exited from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And to top it all off, last fall the city, along with the rest

After Two Years, Full Tilt Remittance Still Not Coming Anytime Soon

Saturday, 25th May 2013

If there is anything to be said about the US-based online poker players who held accounts on Full Tilt Poker, it is that they are an incredibly patient group of people. Players who had money on Full Tilt Poker have had those funds frozen for just over two years now,

Illinois Governor and Chicago Mayor Said to be at Odds Over Gambling

Friday, 24th May 2013

Two of the top Democrats in the state of Illinois are said to be at odds over the issue of expanded casino gambling. Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have not spoken to one another in nearly two weeks over differing opinions about a casino expansion bill known

Revel Atlantic City Comes Out of Chapter 11

Thursday, 23rd May 2013

Revel is Atlantic City’s newest casino and is also among its worst-performing in terms of revenue, a fact that the management of the property hopes will change now that the casino has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Having only filed for bankruptcy in late March, the quick emergence can