Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Financing Complete for Former Sahara Las Vegas Property

Thursday, 14th February 2013

As anyone who has recently paid a visit to Las Vegas can certainly attest, you really can’t miss the hulking shadow of what used to be the Sahara Hotel and Casino toward what is now the northern end of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Closed only since 2011, the currently

Proposed Washington State Legislation to Lessen Criminal Charges for Gambling Online

Tuesday, 12th February 2013

The picturesque Northwest state of Washington is known for many things: great natural beauty, its magnificent coastline, and the tech-savvy hipster mecca city of Seattle, just to name a few. And, among certain circles, Washington state is also known for having some of the most specific, and arguably most severe,

NJ Law Likely to Clear Way for PokerStars Bid for Atlantic City Casino

Sunday, 10th February 2013

When the parent company of online poker room PokerStars, The Rational Group, made a move toward the acquisition of a land-based casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last year, most news outlets reporting on developments in the negotiations were quick to point out that the completion of the deal was

Nevada Governor Wants Quick Passage of Interstate Online Poker

Thursday, 07th February 2013

In the absence of action on online poker regulation at the federal level, Nevada has come out as a pioneer in the regulation of the game at the state level, having passed a law last year allowing for its residents to log onto online poker sites and access real-money online

Super Bowl Also Means Super Day for Gambling

Tuesday, 05th February 2013

There are some people who might argue that the Super Bowl is one of the greatest embodiments of American culture that can possibly occur in event form. After all, the Super Bowl offers many of the things that, at least stereotypically speaking, are representative of traditional American values and society

Casino Union Throws Its Support Behind NJ Online Gambling Legislation

Sunday, 03rd February 2013

For weeks there has been much talk and speculation with regard to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s plans for an Internet gambling bill that passed the state legislature last year and is now sitting on his desk, awaiting either signature or veto. And it is just those two options that

Scientific Games Shakes Up Gambling Industry

Friday, 01st February 2013

In a move that will surely have rippling effects across the gambling industry, it was announced Wednesday that Scientific Games will acquire slot machine manufacturing company WMS. Scientific Games, a manufacturer of software and lottery tickets, will purchase Illinois-based WMS, formerly known as Williams, in exchange for $1.42 billion in

Florida House Establishes Select Committee on Gaming

Tuesday, 29th January 2013

The Florida state House of Representatives has called for the formation of a Select Committee on Gaming to look into gambling industry regulation in the state and to determine the future of the industry going forward, the Miami Herald blog has announced. State Representative Rob Schenck, Republican of Spring Hill,

Sandy Aid May Prove Lucrative for Atlantic City Casinos

Saturday, 26th January 2013

After the city of New Orleans was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, the two massive forces of recovery – financial aid from the government and an influx of workers who came in from other locations to assist in the rebuilding efforts – unknowingly conspired to benefit the

Judge Upholds Maryland Gambling Expansion

Thursday, 24th January 2013

Back in November, voters in Maryland approved expanded Las Vegas-style casino gambling in that state, and now a judge has rejected a legal suit that sought to overturn the will of the people of the Chesapeake Bay State. The opposition to the law came from a former Prince George’s County Council