Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Hopes Renewed for Pennsylvania Online Wagering as New Bill is Said to be Drafted

Saturday, 29th June 2013

After a gambling measure put forward by Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Davis (D-Bucks County) was shelved earlier this month after a committee chair overseeing the bill decided to stall it until at least 2015, hopes for passage of regulated online gambling in the Keystone State dimmed considerably. Now, a new

Proponents of Regulated Online Gambling Fire Back at Sands Chief Adelson

Friday, 28th June 2013

After Las Vegas Sands CEO and prominent GOP backer Sheldon Adelson released a scathing opinion piece last week on, in which he minced no words in describing the evils he believes will result from the regulation of online gambling in the United States, those who support online poker and

Paula Deen Loses Namesake Casino Buffets as Racist Scandal Continues to Unfold

Wednesday, 26th June 2013

Four buffets located in Caesars properties will no longer carry Paula Deen’s name as a scandal surrounding her racist attitude and remarks continues to unfold, captivating both the mainstream media as well as gossip outlets. The news of Caesars’ ousting of the sassy Southerner with the sullied reputation quickly spread

Atlantic Club Responds to PokerStars’ Appeal in Ongoing Casino Case

Tuesday, 25th June 2013

The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel located in Atlantic City has lodged a response to an appeal filed earlier this month by the parent company of online poker web site PokerStars in their ongoing case to sort out an aborted attempt by PokerStars to take over the property. Deal timed out

Wynn’s Massachusetts Casino Plan Meets with Voter Approval

Monday, 24th June 2013

This weekend voters in the city of Everett, Massachusetts were asked to vote on whether or not they want a Wynn Casino and Resort to be constructed in their town, and the answer was astoundingly in the affirmative. The outcome of the public referendum held on Saturday came as little

New York Legislators Approve Seven New Casinos

Sunday, 23rd June 2013

Last week legislators in the state of New York approved a plan to build seven new land-based casino properties in the Empire State. The plan, which has been heavily endorsed by the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, will be put to a vote in a November election. New York expansion plan

Things Look Good for Wynn as Massachusetts Casino Proposal Heads to a Vote

Saturday, 22nd June 2013

Facing little opposition to his plan to put a casino in Everett, Massachusetts, a waterfront city located just beyond Boston’s borders, Steve Wynn is likely to be a happy man after the outcome of a referendum on the matter to be voted on by residents here today. Wynn plans $1.2

Revel Atlantic City Making Big Changes Post-Bankruptcy

Friday, 21st June 2013

Fresh off an emergence from bankruptcy protection, Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City is poised to make notable changes as it looks toward a future that its operators hope will include profitability, something that has eluded the property in the little more than a year since it has been open to

2013 WSOP to Air on ESPN Starting on August 6

Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Today ESPN announced via a press release that they will begin airing coverage of the 2013 World Series of Poker beginning on August 6. Coverage of the Final Table of the Main Event – arguably the most important televised presentation of a poker tournament to happen all year – will

Ahead of Illinois Special Session, Casino Expansion Supporters Keep Hope Alive

Tuesday, 18th June 2013

On the eve of a special legislative session that has been called in the state of Illinois to address pension reform, there are many in the state who believe that in the absence of any kind of accord among the two houses comprising the legislature, the session will be little