Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

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

Revolution Poker Network Shrinks By One as Red Star Bolts

Thursday, 22nd August 2013

More bad news for US-friendly online poker network Revolution Gaming, which saw its roster of skins depleted by one as Red Star Poker announced their plans to move to the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). Revolution has been generally plagued by declining traffic and poor cashout speeds over the last 12

California State Senator Updates Online Poker Push

Wednesday, 21st August 2013

California┬áState Sen. Lou Correa sees an opening for regulated online poker in California. That’s one conclusion you could draw from Correa’s decision to update a bill that would bring licensed Internet poker to Californians. Correa’s move comes with only a few weeks remaining until California lawmakers clock out for 2013.

Party Poker Introduces New Fees for Online Wallet Withdrawals

Tuesday, 20th August 2013

In a move that is sure to stir no small amount of discontent among its player base, PartyPoker has – with no official notice – added what many would consider to be a very substantial fee on cashouts using certain payment methods. Details on the new cashout fee Without an

Bodog: Our Network Employs “Absolutely No” Segregation Technology

Monday, 19th August 2013

The Bodog Poker Network, which is home to both the Bodog and Bovada online poker brands, recently clarified their policy regarding player segregation on their network. While segregation is becoming more and more common at competing rooms, the Bodog Poker Network’s official policy on separating players by skill, account age

Five U.S. States Online Poker Players Should Watch This Fall

Sunday, 18th August 2013

While the summer in American generally brings a dearth of legislative action thanks to the various recesses and breaks that kick in at most state capitals, the fall season brings a mass return of legislators to the work of lawmaking – and brings the potential for movement on regulated American