Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

With Competition Heating Up, Northeast Casinos Look for Ways to Lure Patrons

Saturday, 28th September 2013

A topic that frequently comes up in the world of the casino industry is the increasing competition, especially along the Eastern seaboard of the United States, amongst land-based casinos for patrons. With a proliferation of new properties in recent years and more in the works, many wonder if there are

Experts and Insiders See Little Hope for Federal Regulation of Online Poker

Friday, 27th September 2013

Those hoping for a federal solution to the question of regulated online poker in the United States are likely to keep waiting for a good deal. That’s one clear takeaway from the just-concluded 2013 Global Gaming Expo (G2E). The conference, conducted in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together industry professionals and

Florida: Palm Trees, Beaches … and Gambling Expansion?

Wednesday, 25th September 2013

Lawmakers in Florida are beginning to do what their counterparts in many other states across the nation are doing: looking into expanding land-based casino gambling in the state. According to the Miami Herald, Florida legislators believe that the general attitude about gambling has softened in the state, and the time

New Film Runner Runner Highlights Need for Online Gambling Regulation

Tuesday, 24th September 2013

While many fans of poker – both online and off – have long been looking forward to the upcoming release of the Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake vehicle Runner Runner, it turns out that the film might have more to offer than just entertainment value. According to a press release

888 Strikes Another iGaming Deal, This Time with Wynn Interactive

Monday, 23rd September 2013

Proving once again that it is poised to become a major player in the world of U.S. online gambling, today news broke that 888 has partnered with Wynn Interactive to operate online gambling web sites in Nevada and New Jersey. As we mentioned just yesterday, 888 has also been awarded

Nevada Online Poker Market Will Need Help from Other States

Sunday, 22nd September 2013

In a recent opinion piece in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, writer Howard Stutz expounded upon a fact that has been obvious to gambling and online poker industry experts since the state became the first in the nation to pass online poker regulation back in 2011 – Nevada is going to

Operators Eagerly Awaiting New Jersey Online Gambling Kickoff

Saturday, 21st September 2013

For most of the summer, chatter about the start of regulated online gambling in New Jersey went on at nearly a fevered pitch with little sign of abating. With games scheduled to go live in the Garden State at the end of November, it would appear that fans of online betting

With WSOP Launch, 888 Solidifies Early Lead in Regulated U.S. Poker Market

Friday, 20th September 2013

The eyes of the poker media were on WSOP.com this week, as the site became the second to offer regulated online poker to players within Nevada’s borders after launching in the early hours of September 19th. And while the launch of real-money poker at WSOP.com is certainly a milestone for

Full Tilt Accountholders Now Able to Apply for Remission

Thursday, 19th September 2013

After what seemed like a very, very long wait, players whose funds have been frozen on Full Tilt Poker since it was shuttered by the United States government on April 15, 2011, can now file to reclaim their accounts. At the time we write this, all eligible accountholders should have

Thursday It Is for WSOP.com Real-Money Online Poker in Nevada

Tuesday, 17th September 2013

The real-money online poker market in Nevada is about to get a little bit more crowded, with Caesars Entertainment announcing on a much-anticipated conference call yesterday that it will be launching its WSOP.com-themed site this coming Thursday, September 19. To date, only one other real-money online poker room has opened