Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

PokerStars Strikes Deal to Enter New Jersey

Wednesday, 03rd July 2013

It has been both a good week and a bad week for online poker giant PokerStars. First, the bad news: a New Jersey judge denied the company’s appeal of a decision upholding the termination of its purchase contract to take over the embattled Atlantic City land-based casino the Atlantic Club

Mark Pincus to Hand Over Zynga CEO Spot to Don Mattrick

Tuesday, 02nd July 2013

Zynga, the company that was once practically synonymous with social gaming yet has seen its stock tumble over the last year or so, announced that its founding chief executive officer, Mark Pincus, will be stepping down. He will be replaced by Don Mattrick, who has most recently worked for Microsoft

Ultimate Gaming to Partner with Trump in New Jersey Online Gambling Venture

Monday, 01st July 2013

This morning it was announced via a press release that online gambling company Ultimate Gaming and Trump Taj Mahal Associates LLC, which runs the similarly-named Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, have struck a deal to jointly operate online casino and online poker web sites

Suburban Chicago Casino Sues County Over Gambling Tax

Sunday, 30th June 2013

A casino located in the near-Chicago suburb of Des Plaines is suing Cook County, the Chicago Tribune has reported. The parent company of Rivers Casino, the newest casino property in Illinois, wants a block a new tax proposed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on all video poker and

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