Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Suffolk Downs May Run into Time Issue with Boston Casino Plan

Thursday, 08th August 2013

A partnership between Suffolk Downs and Caesars to build a casino in East Boston may be running up against the clock, as they have yet to enter into a community host agreement. After reaching such an accord with the city, the host agreement must then be put to a public

MGM CEO Betting on Online Poker Compact Between Nevada and New Jersey

Wednesday, 07th August 2013

The CEO of MGM Entertainment, Jim Murren, said this week that he believes it is likely that the states of Nevada and New Jersey, both of which have enacted legislation allowing for Internet-based wagering, will soon enter into an interstate online poker agreement, this according to Reuters. Small market in

New Jersey Addresses Security Concerns in Update to iGaming Regulations

Monday, 05th August 2013

With three states in the nation already having enacted legislation that will permit residents to place wagers over the Internet – those being New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware – there are many on both sides of the issue who question whether or not security surrounding real-money online betting in the

Nevada June Gambling Revenue Sees Decline Over Last Year

Sunday, 04th August 2013

Nevada’s gambling revenue for the month of June was down 4.8 percent over the same month last year, reports KOLO 8 News Now. For the Las Vegas Strip, revenue dipped 10 percent when compared to June of 2012. The overall picture in Nevada, however, pales in comparison to the distressing

PokerStars Closes Door on Atlantic Club Casino Purchase

Saturday, 03rd August 2013

One of the stranger sagas in America’s fledgling market for regulated online poker drew to an effective close yesterday, as PokerStars confirmed that they have abandoned their plans to purchase the New Jersey casino property the Atlantic Club Casino. Reports of the decision were confirmed by a statement from PokerStars’

Full Tilt Funds One Step Closer to Return for American Players

Friday, 02nd August 2013

In what can only be described as an incredibly welcome development, former U.S. customers of online poker room Full Tilt Poker learned today that the return of their balances at the site has taken a massive step closer to becoming a reality. The news came via the official website of

New Hampshire Casino Regulation Panel to Convene

Thursday, 01st August 2013

As a sign of just how heated the competition for gambling revenue is becoming in New England, this week it was announced that a gambling regulation panel will meet later on this month in New Hampshire in order to look into the formulating rules for a casino there, Valley News

New Jersey Gets 37 Online Gambling Applicants

Tuesday, 30th July 2013

Another step toward regulated online gambling in New Jersey today, as the state Division of Gaming Enforcement announced that 37 applicants submitted the preliminary paperwork to apply for Internet gambling licenses in advance of the state’s July 29th deadline. That late-July deadline was set only weeks ago by the DGE.

PokerStars Fires Back Against Kentucky With Court Filing

Monday, 29th July 2013

The parent company behind online poker giant PokerStars sought to undermine the Kentucky government’s claim against the site last week by filing a motion to dismiss. The motion to dismiss is in specific response to Kentucky’s attempt to seize the PokerStars.com domain. Kentucky has been pursuing this claim for several

UK Investment Company Looking to Get Into Atlantic City Casino Business

Saturday, 27th July 2013

An investment ¬†and gaming company based in the United Kingdom, 2UP, is interested in either buying an existing Atlantic City land-based casino or developing one of their own, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The company’s interest in gaining a foothold in Atlantic City is motivated by New Jersey’s newly-regulated Internet gambling market,