Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

West Virginia Considers Second Online Gambling Bill in 2019

Tuesday, 12th February 2019

The last few years of legislative activity in West Virginia have produced a handful of bills pertaining to gambling and online wagering, but none were brought to committees for serious discussion. It looks like 2019 could be a very different story. With two weeks of the start of 2019, West

PokerStars Signs PSPC Champion Colillas as Ambassador

Tuesday, 12th February 2019

Less than one week after two members of Team PokerStars – Jaime Staples and Jeff Gross – left the roster, PokerStars announced a new addition to the team. The new Team PokerStars Pro is none other than Ramon Colillas, the winner of the inaugural PSPC in the Bahamas. It is

All Eyes on Adelson for Influencing DOJ Wire Act Decision

Tuesday, 12th February 2019

For anyone who has followed the course of online poker – and most types of internet gambling – in America over the past decade, the idea that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson influenced the latest Wire Act decision out of the Department of Justice is not a surprising one. It is

PartyPoker Launches Spins and Diamond Club Elite

Monday, 11th February 2019

The start of the new year has brought some changes for PartyPoker in an effort to attract more players of all stripes and levels of play. The beginning of February saw the launches of two new ways to accomplish that goal. For pros and grinders, PartyPoker added a new top-tier

PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo Set to Begin Online Poker Qualifiers

Sunday, 10th February 2019

After a very successful PCA in the Bahamas to kick off 2019, PokerStars is preparing for its next big live poker tournament festival. It’s a familiar one to many in poker, as it used to be the grand finale of each season’s European Poker Tour. While the EPT is not

Kentucky to Consider Casinos and Online Poker in 2019

Friday, 08th February 2019

In previous lists of states most likely to consider legalizing online poker, Kentucky was omitted. Not only was it a state that feared any competition for its horse racing industry, Kentucky was at the center of a years-long battle with online gaming companies. Then-Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear had been so

2019 WSOP Europe Dates and Initial Details Revealed

Friday, 08th February 2019

The World Series of Poker offices have been busy over the past few months setting up the entirety of WSOP offerings for 2019. And they’ve been releasing their decisions in neat packages since just before Christmas 2018, each announcement revealing more about the 50th Anniversary World Series of Poker in

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Another Online Poker Bill Appears in New York

Thursday, 07th February 2019

The state of New York and its journey with online poker has been a confusing and disappointing one thus far, and the path it takes in 2019 seems it will remain so. In just a few weeks of a new year, a new online poker supporter emerged in the New

New Jersey and Pennsylvania Respond to DOJ Wire Act Opinion

Thursday, 07th February 2019

Former New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak remains widely respected by current members of the state’s government, as evidenced by recent actions pertaining to the recent Wire Act decision issued by the US Department of Justice. The Attorneys General of New Jersey and Pennsylvania took Lesniak’s recent advice to contact the

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PokerStars Partnerships End for Staples and Gross

Wednesday, 06th February 2019

The roster of Team PokerStars is smaller than ever in recent memory, noticeably due to the departure of two pro poker players this week. A mostly unremarkable Tuesday in February turned into a day of speculation when two members of Team PokerStars announced they will no longer be on the