Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

California State Senator Updates Online Poker Push

Wednesday, 21st August 2013

California State 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

Bodog: Our Network Employs “Absolutely No” Segregation Technology

Monday, 19th August 2013

The Bodog Poker Network, which is home to both the Bodog and Bovada online poker brands, recently clarified their policy regarding player segregation on their network. While segregation is becoming more and more common at competing rooms, the Bodog Poker Network’s official policy on separating players by skill, account age

Five U.S. States Online Poker Players Should Watch This Fall

Sunday, 18th August 2013

While the summer in American generally brings a dearth of legislative action thanks to the various recesses and breaks that kick in at most state capitals, the fall season brings a mass return of legislators to the work of lawmaking – and brings the potential for movement on regulated American

New Ultimate Poker Software Remains Rumor as Update Delayed

Saturday, 17th August 2013

One of the most-anticipated software updates in the history of online poker remains little more than a rumor today, as players continue to wait for the second version of Ultimate Poker’s online poker software client. Ultimate Poker software still in stripped-down state Players are eagerly anticipating the update for two

Rumors Fly of New Federal Online Poker Push by Reid

Saturday, 10th August 2013

While many thought the 2012 lame duck session of Congress represented Harry Reid’s best – and quite possibly last – chance at an online poker bill, one member of Congress apparently holds a conflicting opinion. And, being that said member is in fact Harry Reid, his opinion ought to carry

Tropicana Announces New Jersey iGaming Partnership

Friday, 09th August 2013

As the clock ticks down toward the date when real-money online gambling goes live in New Jersey, another partnership between an Atlantic City land-based property and a gaming venture has been announced. This time it’s the Tropicana announcing an alliance. The company has entered into an online gambling agreement with Gamesys Limited, the

Suffolk Downs May Run into Time Issue with Boston Casino Plan

Thursday, 08th August 2013

A partnership between Suffolk Downs and Caesars to build a casino in East Boston may be running up against the clock, as they have yet to enter into a community host agreement. After reaching such an accord with the city, the host agreement must then be put to a public

MGM CEO Betting on Online Poker Compact Between Nevada and New Jersey

Wednesday, 07th August 2013

The CEO of MGM Entertainment, Jim Murren, said this week that he believes it is likely that the states of Nevada and New Jersey, both of which have enacted legislation allowing for Internet-based wagering, will soon enter into an interstate online poker agreement, this according to Reuters. Small market in

New Jersey Addresses Security Concerns in Update to iGaming Regulations

Monday, 05th August 2013

With three states in the nation already having enacted legislation that will permit residents to place wagers over the Internet – those being New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware – there are many on both sides of the issue who question whether or not security surrounding real-money online betting in the