Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Churchill Downs Looks to Broaden into Online Gambling; Will Add Jobs

Monday, 02nd September 2013

The iconic Louisville racetrack that hosts one of the world’s most visible horseracing events, the Kentucky Derby, has its eye on expanding into the online wagering market. Last week the Courier-Journal reported that Churchill Downs is looking into adding about 50 employees as it begins exploring an entry into the

Steve Wynn Rumored to be Interested in Atlantic Club Purchase

Sunday, 01st September 2013

Last week when news surfaced that Wynn Interactive had applied for an iGaming license from the state of New Jersey, many began to wonder just what Wynn was up to. Now, there is speculation in the media that Wynn may be looking to purchase the struggling land-based Atlantic Club Casino

Adelson’s Pockets Lighter by $47 Million Following Settlement of Federal Money Laundering Case

Friday, 30th August 2013

This week the Las Vegas Sands Corporation agreed to hand over $47.4 million to settle a case brought against it by the United States Government, alleging that the company accepted over $45 million in suspicious deposits from a frequent guest at the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, which

Caesars Reaches Host Agreement in East Boston, Public Referendum to Follow

Thursday, 29th August 2013

After some recent concern as to whether the project would be viable due to a looming time crunch, a planned Nevada-style casino that would be constructed via a joint partnership between Caesars and Suffolk Downs, to abut Suffolk Downs’ existing racetrack in East Boston, has moved one step closer to

Atlantic City Revenue Continues on Downward Trend With July Numbers

Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Another tough month for the heart of live casino gambling on the East Coast, as Atlantic City casino revenue reports for July 2013 revealed an overall dip of 4% when compared to numbers from a year ago. Total July revenue for Atlantic City’s casinos added up to $297.2 million, down

What is Wynn’s Plan for Online Gambling in New Jersey?

Tuesday, 27th August 2013

Steve Wynn made quite a few waves this month when news emerged that Wynn Interactive had filed for an online gambling license in New Jersey. The nature of the application and the application itself both remain confidential. And neither representatives from Wynn nor officials from the New Jersey Division of

Prospects Dim for California Online Poker Bill in 2013

Monday, 26th August 2013

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster August for online poker players in California. First came the surprise news that California Senator Lou Correa had updated his placeholder legislation – SB 678 – to include a complete proposal for the regulation of intrastate online poker in California. And, to the

Version 2 of Ultimate Poker Software Represents Dramatic Upgrade

Sunday, 25th August 2013

Nevada’s first regulated online poker room has released the first upgrade to their online poker software platform, and the early reviews suggest that the new version – while stopping short of everything asked for – is likely to be a big hit with American online poker players. Installing the upgraded

Lobbying Group to use “Runner, Runner” Movie as Political Tool

Saturday, 24th August 2013

Poker players have been looking forward with some enthusiasm to the upcoming movie “Runner, Runner,” which brings some elements – including some very controversial ones – of the online gambling industry to the big screen. But apparently they’re not the only group looking forward to Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck’s

Acquisition Talk Accelerates as NJ Moves Closer to Online Gambling

Friday, 23rd August 2013

The real estate market for Atlantic City casino properties has certainly been anything but hot for the last several years. But – somewhat paradoxically – the impending introduction of online gambling in New Jersey has managed to change all of that. That’s because operating an online casino in New Jersey