Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

New Ultimate Poker Software Remains Rumor as Update Delayed

Saturday, 17th August 2013

One of the most-anticipated software updates in the history of online poker remains little more than a rumor today, as players continue to wait for the second version of Ultimate Poker’s online poker software client. Ultimate Poker software still in stripped-down state Players are eagerly anticipating the update for two

Rumors Fly of New Federal Online Poker Push by Reid

Saturday, 10th August 2013

While many thought the 2012 lame duck session of Congress represented Harry Reid’s best – and quite possibly last – chance at an online poker bill, one member of Congress apparently holds a conflicting opinion. And, being that said member is in fact Harry Reid, his opinion ought to carry

Tropicana Announces New Jersey iGaming Partnership

Friday, 09th August 2013

As the clock ticks down toward the date when real-money online gambling goes live in New Jersey, another partnership between an Atlantic City land-based property and a gaming venture has been announced. This time it’s the Tropicana announcing an alliance. The company has entered into an online gambling agreement with Gamesys Limited, the

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