Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Wynn Moving Ahead with Massachusetts Casino Plans as Suffolk Downs Project Remains Stalled

Sunday, 16th June 2013

Despite the very public support of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Suffolk Downs is reportedly running into various roadblocks as it attempts to move ahead with its plans to add a casino to its East Boston racetrack. Apparently the undertaking has reached an impasse as a result of a failure between

New York and Seneca Tribe Come to Agreement; Tribe Will Share Gambling Revenue

Saturday, 15th June 2013

Putting an end to a long-standing battle, the Seneca Indian tribe reached an agreement with the state of New York this week, with the tribe agreeing to share gambling revenue that was being withheld in protest of the installation of video lottery machines in commercial, non-tribal racetracks in the western

PokerStars Appeals Atlantic Club Case

Friday, 14th June 2013

After nearly a month of silence with regard to the case, an appeal has been filed in the matter of PokerStars versus New Jersey’s Atlantic Club Casino Hotel. Last month a New Jersey judge upheld the Atlantic Club’s termination of a purchase deal between the struggling land-based Atlantic City casino

Illinois Governor Schedules Special Legislative Session – Will Casino Expansion be on the Docket?

Thursday, 13th June 2013

Last week the governor of the state of Illinois, Democrat Pat Quinn, called for a special legislative session for lawmakers to address the state’s public employee pension crisis after the spring session wrapped up at the end of last month with no progress being made on that, or frankly any

PokerStars’ Scheinberg Settles Black Friday Case

Wednesday, 12th June 2013

The former chairman of online poker behemoth PokerStars has reached a deal with the United States government to settle his Black Friday case. Mark Scheinberg will forfeit $50 million in assets. Scheinberg’s agreement with the federal government does not make clear what portion of the $50 million sum is comprised

Downward Revenue Trend Continued in Atlantic City in May

Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Each month when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reports Atlantic City revenue numbers, the story sounds much like it has for the month before that, and likely, the month before that one, too. As Atlantic City’s struggling gambling industry continues to limp along in the face of increasing

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Dealt Political Setback

Monday, 10th June 2013

A Pennsylvania legislator who oversees a powerful state committee on gambling doesn’t think the time is right for an online gambling bill in Pennsylvania. Rep. Tina Pickett – the chair of the Gaming Oversight Committee in the Pennsylvania House – told reporters that she was worried about “bringing gambling to

Ohio Gambling Revenue Falling Short of Predictions

Sunday, 09th June 2013

Since expanded casino and racino gambling took effect in the state of Ohio about a year ago, revenue generated by the state’s eleven gambling properties is lower than what was initially expected, according to a report by USA Today. The difference between what state officials had hoped to rake in

Anticipation Grows as Runner, Runner Trailer is Released

Saturday, 08th June 2013

It has been quite a long time since a proper gambling movie has received the good old fashioned Hollywood treatment, which is probably at least one explanation behind the excited buzz surrounding the upcoming release Runner, Runner starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. A new round of chatter about the

Massachusetts Volunteer Organization Lobbies Neighbors on Behalf of Wynn Casino

Friday, 07th June 2013

Though the company has enough money to build a $1.2 billion casino just outside of Boston, in the city of Everett, Massachusetts, the Wynn Company is not spending very much of it on traditional advertising to persuade local voters to give the thumbs up to its plans when the matter