Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

New Jersey iGaming Signups Pass 50k Mark

Tuesday, 03rd December 2013

The extended holiday weekend turned out to be a good one for the newly-launched New Jersey online betting market. CDC Gaming Reports revealed (via the Associated Press) that signups continued to be strong since Friday, with more than a quarter of the total players who have created accounts on one

December Will be Pivotal Month for MA Casino Race

Monday, 02nd December 2013

Massachusetts is not a state to have suffered during 2013 for a lack of attention to its casino licensing process, and with good reason. With some of the most stringent background checks in the nation, not to mention one of the hottest races between big-name gaming companies to win one

Newest Adelson Rant Going Viral

Sunday, 01st December 2013

Sheldon Adelson isn’t letting a little thing like an extended holiday weekend get in the way of his crusade against regulated online gambling in America. On Sunday, a day that most Americans are likely using to shake off their lingering Thanksgiving food hangovers in front of a football game, Adelson

Nevada Gaming Revenue Takes a Dip in October

Saturday, 30th November 2013

The gaming revenue numbers for Nevada in October are in, and they reflect a small decline over the same period in 2012, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. Overall, the take from gambling in the state of Nevada decreased by 2.6 percent over October of 2012. Roulette to blame, say regulators Sports-betting and

17,000 Players Use NJ iGaming Sites During Soft Launch

Friday, 29th November 2013

It has been three days since New Jersey flipped the ‘open’ sign on its brand-new online betting industry, and so far, so good, say regulators, who noted that a whopping 17,000 players used the sites in the first few days of operation. Before the full scale launch this past Tuesday,

Mohegan Sun Teaming Up with Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts

Wednesday, 27th November 2013

After a month that saw Suffolk Downs lose both its casino partner and a public referendum, the company announced today that it has acquired a new partnership with another casino company that failed to pass muster with voters, Mohegan Sun. reported that the two companies are moving forward with

Banning Online Gambling Akin to Prohibition of Alcohol, Says Steve Wynn

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

Sheldon Adelson has rankled many folks in the gambling industry as a result of his recently scaled-up quest to banish regulated online gambling from the United States, though if one wants to look at the bright side, at least he can be credited with starting up a spirited debate on

Despite Flagging Gaming Revenue, Atlantic City Hotels Remain Full

Monday, 25th November 2013

Atlantic City, once the biggest gambling center east of the Mississippi River, has been experiencing revenue declines for years, ever since peaking back in 2006. While the city may be struggling to take in gambling dollars, the Press of Atlantic City reported today that hotel rooms in Atlantic City are

Adelson Willing to Shell Out a Bundle to Halt U.S. Online Betting

Sunday, 24th November 2013

Sheldon Adelson, the head of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. – and number eleven on the list of richest Americans – is known for making inflammatory statements, so it should come as no surprise that he continues to make them. Just last month, Adelson said he believes that the United

Moody’s Slashes Atlantic City’s Credit Rating

Saturday, 23rd November 2013

We have noted before that news from Atlantic City tends to typically fall into one of two categories, those being grim and grimmer. This week the Press of Atlantic City reported on yet another bit of bad news for the long struggling city – a credit downgrade by the ratings