Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Delaware Panel to Consider New Bailout Plan for State’s Gaming Industry

Friday, 12th September 2014

A state panel in Delaware soon will convene to determine what the state legislature can do to help the struggling gambling industry. Earlier this year, Delaware’s lawmakers approved a $10 million bailout for the state’s three casinos and racetracks. Political leaders at the time hoped the package would be enough

Monmouth Park Announces 45-Day Moratorium on Sports Gambling, Prepares to Train Staff

Thursday, 11th September 2014

Monmouth Park in Oceanport has agreed to a 45-day moratorium on sports betting, says its own, Dennis Drazin. The decision delays a likely legal showdown with the NFL and other top American sports leagues until late in October. When Governor Chris Christie announced on Monday that the Division of Gaming

New Jersey Casinos and Racetracks Allowed to Operate Sports Books, Says Christie

Tuesday, 09th September 2014

Governor Chris Christie’s administration has instructed Atlantic City casinos and New Jersey racetracks they can take sports bets on their own initiative. The state will not license the sportsbooks, but it appears the governor’s administration will do nothing to prosecute betting operations at licensed facilities, either. The Christie administration hinted

Two Different Companies Are Considering a Purchase of the Defunct Showboat Casino

Monday, 08th September 2014

The Showboat Casino closed on the last day of August, but two different property management companies are considering buying the property. One of the potential buyers would not use the old casino and hotel as gaming properties, while the other potential owner intends on building a smaller casino. Atlantic City

Trump Taj Mahal Deals with Money Concerns, While Trump Plaza Sets to Close

Saturday, 06th September 2014

Both of the Atlantic City casinos bearing Donald Trump’s name are in turmoil, though both continue to seek to stay in business one way or the other. Trump Plaza is set to close its doors on September 16, but the operators would like to keep the online gaming portal active

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Says His League Should Embrace Sports Gambling

Friday, 05th September 2014

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that expanded legalized sports betting in the United States is inevitable, so his league should embrace the activity. While giving a speech at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit on Thursday, Silver said the league should be “open to participating in it”. The commissioner’s belief

Seahawks/Packers on Thursday Night Opens the 2014 NFL Regular Season

Wednesday, 03rd September 2014

The Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers open the NFL regular season with a showdown of NFC powers on Thursday Night Football tomorrow night. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks host the Packers, who lost 23-20 to the 49ers at Lambeau Field in the NFL playoffs last year. Anytime a

Yale Study Suggests a Link between Compulsive Gambling and Shopping Addiction

Tuesday, 02nd September 2014

Shopping addiction has been linked to problem gambling, according to researchers at the Yale School of Medicine. The link was discovered in a study which surveyed 2,100 Connecticut high school students. The Yale study attempted to find links between addiction behaviors like pathological gambling and shopping addiction. Both behaviors have

Massachusetts Voters Will Decide Future of State’s Casino Gambling in November

Monday, 01st September 2014

In November, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to decide whether their state will have casino gambling. Back in 2011, the same body of voters approved a casino licensing process for three land casinos in the state, including one in the Boston metropolitan area. The November vote is meant

Skrill USA Vice President Discusses Payment Processing in the US Online Gaming Market

Saturday, 30th August 2014

Skrill USA Vice President Joe Hall recently discussed problems with processing credit card payments in the US online gambling market, as well as his company’s plans to expand into American jurisdictions. Hall said his company would like to have the 99% coverage it has in the European market. The company