Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Graham and Chaffetz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to End Online Gaming

Friday, 28th March 2014

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Republican U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz introduced a bipartisan bill to end online gambling on Thursday. The bill, named Restoration of America’s Wire Act, would reestablish the 2006-2011 federal interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. Under such an interpretation, licensed online gambling in states like

New York Rangers Sign Sponsorship Deal with WSOP Online Gambling Site

Thursday, 27th March 2014

The New York Rangers became the latest pro sports team to sign deals with an online gambling website on Tuesday. The Rangers signed a deal with, a website owned by Caesars Entertainment and affiliated with New Jersey online gambling. Part of the contract allows the gambling website to “share

Delaware Casino Bailout Plan Is Analyzed by Lottery & Gaming Commission

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

The Lottery and Gaming Commission of Delaware created an estimate of the planned $20 million bailout of the states casinos. A panel of lawmakers have suggested the state give back some twenty million dollars in fees to the land-based casino industry, to help their gaming venues compete against tough competition

New Jersey Senate President Sweeney against Meadowlands Casino before 2016

Monday, 24th March 2014

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney said on Wednesday of this last week that he would oppose any move towards a land-based casino in the Meadowlands. Steve Sweeney said he would use his position to undermine any legislation which would authorize a casino outside of Atlantic City until February of

Cato Institute Amicus Brief Supports New Jersey Sports Gambling Appeal

Sunday, 23rd March 2014

The Cato Institute and the Pacific Legal Foundation this week filed an amicus brief which supports New Jersey’s recent appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding online sports betting. In February, Chris Christie’s administration filed an appeal with the Supreme Court, stating the federal ban on sports gambling in all

Casino Self-Ban Bill Advances in New Jersey Assembly

Saturday, 22nd March 2014

A casino self-ban bill advanced in the New Jersey Assembly with a unanimous 77-0 vote on Thursday. If the bill became a law, New Jersey gamblers who signed up for a voluntary self-exclusion list would not have to admit they are a problem gambler to do so. Self-exclusion lists are

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Hopes Legal Opinion Leads to Taunton Casino

Thursday, 20th March 2014

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in Massachusetts says that a legal opinion offered by the U.S. Interior Department could help their chances of building a casino. The tribe hopes to build a resort casino in Taunton, Massachusetts in the next few years. According to a recent legal opinion by Hilary Tompkins,

California, Oregon, and Massachusetts Consider Legalized Online Betting

Wednesday, 19th March 2014

California lawmakers have introduced two separate bills to legalize online poker in the state. According to the Sacramento Business Report, these bills have a better chance of being passed than previous efforts, because the land-based Native American casino interest might lend their support this time. If California followed the model

New Jersey Improves Geolocation Technology, Eases Border Regulations

Tuesday, 18th March 2014

In the months after online gambling was legalized in New Jersey, players near the borders of the state sometimes had trouble getting their geolocation technology to work properly. If a player had a mobile device or a desktop computer near one of the boundaries of the state, this technology often

Mandalay Bay Fined $500 Thousand in 2012 Drug and Prostitution Sting

Saturday, 15th March 2014

The Mandalay Bay Resort agreed to pay a $500,000 fine after its employees were caught by undercover law enforcement officers in a sting operation. The casino’s employees provided drugs and prostitutes to the undercover officers This past week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board proposed the $500k settlement, which Mandalay Bay