Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Recapping the Top Three Online Poker News Stories of 2013

Thursday, 26th December 2013

2013 certainly has been a big year as far as regulated Internet-based betting is concerned. Only two years ago, in 2011, fans of online poker around the nation were lamenting the fact that access to the game became severely restricted for U.S.-based players after Black Friday. Now, just a couple

Judge Approves Sale, Closure of Atlantic Club Casino

Tuesday, 24th December 2013

The fate of the long-struggling Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has been determined. A federal judge in New Jersey yesterday approved the sale of the property, a seaside fixture dating back to the early 1980’s, to Tropicana Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment, reported the Press of Atlantic City. Tropicana

MGM Selected to Construct New Casino in Maryland

Monday, 23rd December 2013

Heading into the most spirited time of the year, MGM Resorts certainly has something to celebrate. Last week the company was chosen to construct a new casino property in the state of Maryland, close to Washington D.C., this according to the Las Vegas Sun. Legislators cleared the way for casino

American Gaming Association Grows Membership by Three

Saturday, 21st December 2013

This week saw a big announcement from the powerful gambling lobbying group the American Gaming Association (AGA). This week the AGA made it known that three well-known gaming companies would be joining its ranks, with Churchill Downs, Wynn Resorts, and Station Casinos all signing on. Additions help shape AGA’s future

Tropicana, Caesars to Buy and Shutter Atlantic Club Casino

Friday, 20th December 2013

Yesterday we reported that the bankrupt Atlantic City casino the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel had yet to find a winning bidder at auction. Today the news is different, with announcing that Tropicana Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment will be teaming up to purchase – and promptly close down – the

Still No Taker for the Atlantic Club

Thursday, 19th December 2013

Question: What do an Atlantic City casino and a mansion owned by basketball great Michael Jordan have in common? Answer: Both are having a heck of a time finding a buyer at auction. The Atlantic City casino in question is of course the beleaguered Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, which entered

Poker Movie Buffs Can Rejoice: Rounders 2 is in the Works

Tuesday, 17th December 2013

For an entire generation of poker players, Rounders is often cited as the pivotal poker flick that defined an era. With Rounders 2 now slated to be made (a script has already been written), those who cherished the first incarnation of the film have something to look forward to, with some

Colorado Said to be Looking into Allowing Online Gambling

Monday, 16th December 2013

In the near-constant chatter about which states might be next to follow in the footsteps of Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey to allow for legalized online poker and other casino games, Colorado is not one that is often mentioned. That might be changing, however, with the Denver Post reporting that

MA Gaming Commission Chairman Sued by Caesars

Sunday, 15th December 2013

Caesars Entertainment this week filed a lawsuit against the head of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Stephen Crosby, reported Bloomberg Businessweek. The suit alleges that Crosby failed to disclose a conflict of interest as well as didn’t give Caesars fair consideration when investigating the company for suitability to operate in the

Tennis Champ Nadal Wins Charity Poker Tournament

Saturday, 14th December 2013

Rafael Nadal probably didn’t really need another title. After all, he is the number one tennis player in the world, has an Olympic gold medal, and has won thirteen Grand Slam singles titles, just to name a few of his accomplishments. In any event, Nadal added another achievement to his pile this