Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Caesars Reaches Host Agreement in East Boston, Public Referendum to Follow

Thursday, 29th August 2013

After some recent concern as to whether the project would be viable due to a looming time crunch, a planned Nevada-style casino that would be constructed via a joint partnership between Caesars and Suffolk Downs, to abut Suffolk Downs’ existing racetrack in East Boston, has moved one step closer to

Atlantic City Revenue Continues on Downward Trend With July Numbers

Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Another tough month for the heart of live casino gambling on the East Coast, as Atlantic City casino revenue reports for July 2013 revealed an overall dip of 4% when compared to numbers from a year ago. Total July revenue for Atlantic City’s casinos added up to $297.2 million, down

What is Wynn’s Plan for Online Gambling in New Jersey?

Tuesday, 27th August 2013

Steve Wynn made quite a few waves this month when news emerged that Wynn Interactive had filed for an online gambling license in New Jersey. The nature of the application and the application itself both remain confidential. And neither representatives from Wynn nor officials from the New Jersey Division of

Prospects Dim for California Online Poker Bill in 2013

Monday, 26th August 2013

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster August for online poker players in California. First came the surprise news that California Senator Lou Correa had updated his placeholder legislation – SB 678 – to include a complete proposal for the regulation of intrastate online poker in California. And, to the

Version 2 of Ultimate Poker Software Represents Dramatic Upgrade

Sunday, 25th August 2013

Nevada’s first regulated online poker room has released the first upgrade to their online poker software platform, and the early reviews suggest that the new version – while stopping short of everything asked for – is likely to be a big hit with American online poker players. Installing the upgraded

Lobbying Group to use “Runner, Runner” Movie as Political Tool

Saturday, 24th August 2013

Poker players have been looking forward with some enthusiasm to the upcoming movie “Runner, Runner,” which brings some elements – including some very controversial ones – of the online gambling industry to the big screen. But apparently they’re not the only group looking forward to Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck’s

Acquisition Talk Accelerates as NJ Moves Closer to Online Gambling

Friday, 23rd August 2013

The real estate market for Atlantic City casino properties has certainly been anything but hot for the last several years. But – somewhat paradoxically – the impending introduction of online gambling in New Jersey has managed to change all of that. That’s because operating an online casino in New Jersey

Revolution Poker Network Shrinks By One as Red Star Bolts

Thursday, 22nd August 2013

More bad news for US-friendly online poker network Revolution Gaming, which saw its roster of skins depleted by one as Red Star Poker announced their plans to move to the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). Revolution has been generally plagued by declining traffic and poor cashout speeds over the last 12

California State Senator Updates Online Poker Push

Wednesday, 21st August 2013

California┬áState Sen. Lou Correa sees an opening for regulated online poker in California. That’s one conclusion you could draw from Correa’s decision to update a bill that would bring licensed Internet poker to Californians. Correa’s move comes with only a few weeks remaining until California lawmakers clock out for 2013.

Party Poker Introduces New Fees for Online Wallet Withdrawals

Tuesday, 20th August 2013

In a move that is sure to stir no small amount of discontent among its player base, PartyPoker has – with no official notice – added what many would consider to be a very substantial fee on cashouts using certain payment methods. Details on the new cashout fee Without an