Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Supporters of Kenosha Casino Urge Governor to Approve Plan

Friday, 01st November 2013

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has yet to make a decision as to whether or not he will approve a new casino plan put forward by the state’s Menominee Tribe. The tribe is looking to build a Hard Rock-branded casino in Kenosha, a city the southern part of the state close

Colorado Casino Ordered to Sever Relationship with Gansevoort Investor

Thursday, 31st October 2013

As fallout from the discovery by Massachusetts gaming officials that an investor tied to a Caesars project in Nevada has suspected organized crime connections continues to affect that company and its former partner in an East Boston casino development, Suffolk Downs, Bloomberg News reported this week that a Colorado casino

First Reno-Based Nevada Online Poker Room to Open in Early 2014

Wednesday, 30th October 2013

With only two online poker rooms currently up and running in the state of Nevada, it should come as little surprise that both are based in the state’s gaming center of Las Vegas. That is set to change early next year, however, when the Siena Hotel Spa in that biggest

Casino Licensing Competition is Fierce in Boston and Hurdles Remain

Tuesday, 29th October 2013

With Massachusetts gaming regulators set to make a decision as to which companies will – and won’t – be receiving licenses to open Las Vegas-style resort casinos in the state early next year, jockeying among the competing companies has reached a fevered pitch, reports news web site The state’s

Delaware Online Gambling Will Launch Later this Week

Monday, 28th October 2013

Those wishing to dress up for Halloween this Thursday in Delaware will have a costume choice they didn’t have last year, that being online gambler. The regulated marketplace – which will include online poker – is set to go live in that state this Thursday, October 31, making Delaware the

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