Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Billionaire Art Dealer Busted in Federal Gambling Raid

Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction, as is the case with the story of a federal raid that took place this week on New York City’s tony Upper East Side in one of its most luxurious hotels, the Carlyle. Federal agents raided an art gallery located inside the

Similarities Between Planned Wynn Casinos in Boston and Philadelphia are Purposeful

Sunday, 14th April 2013

Clearly Steve Wynn is a man who has an idea of what he likes and how things ought to be and sticks to it. Striking down any notion that he is unaware that waterfront casino properties he has proposed for Philadelphia and Boston are indeed quite similar, Wynn said this

Gold Spike Casino Sold to Downtown Vegas Investment Group

Friday, 12th April 2013

Zappos founder Tony Hsieh has been a visible force in the recent history of downtown Las Vegas, investing hundreds of millions into the revitalization of the area ahead of a planned move of some 1,300 employees to a new corporate headquarters there later this year. Now, he and a group

Florida Governor Signs Law Banning Internet Gambling Cafes

Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Florida Governor Rick Scott quietly signed a bill into law on Wednesday that bans Internet cafes in the state that offer arcade-style gambling machines. The bill will go into effect immediately, meaning that the approximately one thousand storefront gambling parlors in business in the state will be facing rapid enforcement

Woman Found Murdered in Indiana Casino Parking Structure

Saturday, 30th March 2013

A woman was discovered shot to death in her car in the parking lot of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Indiana on Friday morning, it has been reported. The woman, 76-year-old Mary Austgen from St. John, Indiana had been reported missing on Thursday afternoon and was found shot in

Nevada Lawmaker Proposes Election Wagering

Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Placing money on the outcomes of Federal elections is probably a concept that is pretty foreign to most Americans, but it happens to be a very popular pastime, as well as a very lucrative market, in many overseas nations. In fact, for offshore gambling companies, election betting is the most

Time Runs Out on Iowa Online Poker Bill

Sunday, 24th March 2013

While many fans of online poker would prefer to see the United States Government regulate the game at the federal level, ensuring a fairly homogenous market, the likelihood of that happening in the near term seems, at least for the moment, pretty dim. That being the case, it is almost

Nevada Grants Online Poker Operating License to 888

Saturday, 23rd March 2013

Earlier this month the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended approval of an online poker operating license for a joint venture between online poker room 888 and land-based Las Vegas Casino Treasure Island. Sources close to the company say that it plans to launch games that will be accessible to Silver

Louisiana Legislator Begins Push for Online Gambling

Wednesday, 20th March 2013

The state of Louisiana certainly is no stranger to gambling, enjoying a reputation for offering a wide variety of land-based casino options – nearly two dozen when you count commercial casinos and their tribal counterparts – as well as a slew of other choices for bettors in the state, including

Fantasy Sports Betting Soon to be Offered in Atlantic City

Sunday, 17th March 2013

New Jersey and its gambling industry have been making a lot of headlines in recent months, due largely in part to its recent passage of a law that will regulate various types of Internet-based gambling in the Garden State. That bill was signed into law by first-term Governor Chris Christie