Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Disney Proves Major Foe of Expanded Casino Gambling in Florida

Sunday, 27th October 2013

Casino expansion is hardly a new topic in the state of Florida, as the Sunshine State looks for ways to lure tourists to its pristine beaches and world-famous theme parks, it also is considering adding casinos that one might expect to see in Las Vegas, not Fort Lauderdale. As Florida

Exactly One Month Remains Until Regulated New Jersey iGaming Launch

Saturday, 26th October 2013

With exactly one month remaining before the launch of real money online wagering in New Jersey, it seems that the media and industry pundits are possibly more excited about the upcoming start date than are bettors from the Garden State. New Jersey became the third state in the U.S. to

New Jersey Could Expand its iGaming Business to Other States; Nevada to Only Offer Online Poker for the Near Term

Thursday, 24th October 2013

Legislation proposed in the state of New Jersey could set the state up to become a center for the nascent U.S. Internet betting industry, says the Press of Atlantic City. New Jersey State Assemblyman John Amodeo said this week that he believes the bill may gain some traction next month,

Gambling Expansion Talks May Surface Again in Illinois

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

Last Spring after a bill that would have put five new land-based casinos in the state of Illinois failed to come to a vote in the Illinois House of Representatives, proponents of gambling expansion in the Land of Lincoln said that the issue would be brought back up in the

New Jersey Awards Fifth Internet Gambling License to Tropicana

Tuesday, 22nd October 2013

With one month and four days left on the clock before real money regulated online betting officially gets underway in the Garden State, on Monday New Jersey gaming regulators awarded the fifth permit to operate an online gambling web site, with the Tropicana becoming the newest Atlantic City to have

Caesars Abandons Suffolk Downs Casino Project

Monday, 21st October 2013

It was a tumultuous weekend for Caesars Entertainment, which was forced to walk away from its plan to build a new casino in East Boston in conjunction with the Suffolk Downs racetrack, also the proposed location for the new $1 billion casino project. Gansevoort investor flagged by regulators  At issue

Four Casinos Now Officially Licensed for New Jersey Online Betting

Sunday, 20th October 2013

With just a little over a month to go before the first real money online wagering web sites go live in the state of New Jersey, this week the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement doled out three additional operating licenses, to the Golden Nugget, the Trump Plaza Hotel and

It’s Official: Borgata Scores First New Jersey iGaming License

Thursday, 10th October 2013

Last week New Jersey gaming regulators confirmed that real-money online betting would be ready to commence at 9 a.m. on November 26th, prompting a flurry of speculation as to which company would be the first to be handed a license by state officials. That speculation is now over, with word

Casinos in Delaware Complain of Toll of Mounting Competition for Gamblers

Wednesday, 09th October 2013

A topic we frequently touch upon in this space is the pinch that states all across the nation are feeling as they compete with their neighbors for what is proving for some to be a very precious resource: gambling dollars. The story is a familiar one, and one that is

Looking to Draw Conventions to Atlantic City, Harrah’s Touts New Conference Center Project

Tuesday, 08th October 2013

According to a new report by the Press of Atlantic City, currently the city of Atlantic City is capturing only a measly one percent of the roughly $16 billion convention industry in the Northeast. Alas, all of that is set to change if Harrah’s proves to be correct in its assessment that