Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Full Tilt Accountholders Now Able to Apply for Remission

Thursday, 19th September 2013

After what seemed like a very, very long wait, players whose funds have been frozen on Full Tilt Poker since it was shuttered by the United States government on April 15, 2011, can now file to reclaim their accounts. At the time we write this, all eligible accountholders should have

Thursday It Is for Real-Money Online Poker in Nevada

Tuesday, 17th September 2013

The real-money online poker market in Nevada is about to get a little bit more crowded, with Caesars Entertainment announcing on a much-anticipated conference call yesterday that it will be launching its site this coming Thursday, September 19. To date, only one other real-money online poker room has opened

Experts Deem Proposed Philadelphia Wynn Casino Site Archaeologically Important

Monday, 16th September 2013

As Pennsylvania gaming regulators look to issue a second casino license for the Philadelphia area sometime in early 2014, there’s a new kink in a plan by the Wynn Company to build a casino resort along the Delaware River. Archaeologists familiar with the project say that the land on which

Phil Ivey Cheating Row with Crockford’s Takes a New Turn

Sunday, 15th September 2013

It’s been more than a year since American poker legend Phil Ivey won £7.8 million playing the game of punto banco, a baccarat variation, in a tony London casino called Crockford’s. And it’s been more than a year since Ivey failed to collect those winnings due to what the casino

Next Week Caesars Interactive to Publicize Launch Date for Nevada Online Poker

Saturday, 14th September 2013

Yesterday we told you that it looks as if Ultimate Poker will soon be ending its reign as Nevada’s only regulated online poker site currently in operation. On Monday, Caesars Interactive Entertainment is set to hold a conference call in which they will reveal the date on which they will

888 and Golden Gaming Partnership Receives Preliminary Approval from Nevada Regulators

Friday, 13th September 2013

After a long summer with little news coming out the world of online gambling, with fall on the horizon there is definitely action in the air. This week, attention turned back to Nevada, where state gaming officials have issued the preliminary consent for a marketing venture between 888 Holdings and

Full Tilt Poker Remissions Process for American Players to Begin Next Week

Thursday, 12th September 2013

One of the more anticipated dates in in the history of American online poker is nearly upon us. That date: Monday, September 16th, when the claims process for former U.S. customers of Full Tilt Poker officially opens. Starting on that date, American players with frozen balances at Full Tilt will

Certain Groups Rumored to be Omitted from Full Tilt Reimbursement

Tuesday, 10th September 2013

Players whose funds were frozen on Full Tilt Poker when it was shuttered by the United States Justice Department on April 15, 2011, have long been waiting to be reimbursed for the value of their accounts. Now, rumors are spreading that certain groups will not be receiving reimbursements. 2+2 post

Affinity Gaming to Use WMS Platform for Social Gaming Venture

Monday, 09th September 2013

In a deal unlike any other in the gambling industry, game developer WMS and Affinity Gaming have announced that Affinity will use a gaming platform developed by Williams Interactive, the Play4Fun Network, to run a customer loyalty program linked to its land-based casino business. The companies put out a press release

Downtown Las Vegas Revitalization Continues with Downtown Grand Project

Sunday, 08th September 2013

In recent years the downtown area of Las Vegas has undergone a remarkable facelift, with new condominium buildings going up, new hotels opening, and a massive redevelopment project headed up by founder Tony Hsieh well underway. The newest addition to the downtown scene will be the Downtown Grand, a