Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Fantasy Sports Betting Soon to be Offered in Atlantic City

Sunday, 17th March 2013

New Jersey and its gambling industry have been making a lot of headlines in recent months, due largely in part to its recent passage of a law that will regulate various types of Internet-based gambling in the Garden State. That bill was signed into law by first-term Governor Chris Christie

Bad Actor Clause Modified in New Illinois Gambling Bill

Friday, 15th March 2013

A new gambling expansion bill in Illinois that seeks not only to clear the way for the construction of five new land-based casinos in the state, including one in downtown Chicago, but also provides for various types of Internet-based wagering in the Land of Lincoln, has been amended to make

Online Poker Proposed by New York Legislators

Wednesday, 13th March 2013

With a looming deadline to approve a state budget, New York legislators have added a provision to the 2013/2014 budget proposal that would clear the way for online poker in the Empire State. The budget proposal, signed by both Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, leaders in the state Senate, is

Revel Atlantic City Will File for Bankruptcy by Month’s End

Sunday, 10th March 2013

The first new casino to open in Atlantic City in a decade will also be its most recent to go bankrupt, as stated by Bloomberg News. The Revel Casino will file for bankruptcy by the end of the month of March, according to information provided by unnamed sources who are

Proposed Illinois Casino Bill to Include Internet Gambling

Thursday, 07th March 2013

When Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a casino expansion bill earlier this week, it didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, including the sponsor of the bill, State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan). The bill, which was passed by the Illinois General Assembly way back on May 31, 2011, would have

AGA Opposing PokerStars Atlantic City Casino Acquisition

Wednesday, 06th March 2013

When last week New Jersey became the third state in the nation to enact legislation to regulate some type of Internet-based wagering, the signing of the bill into law by first-term Republican Governor Chris Christie was heralded as being a step in the right direction toward a revitalization of Atlantic

Virginia Supreme Court Doesn’t Opine on Poker as a Game of Skill

Saturday, 02nd March 2013

In a move that will undoubtedly disappoint many fans of poker in the state of Virginia, the Supreme Court in that state last week refused to express an opinion as to whether poker constitutes a game of skill. Unquestionably this will be taken by some pro-poker factions as a defeat,

New Jersey Becomes Third State to Legalize Internet Gambling

Wednesday, 27th February 2013

The Garden State joined the ranks of Nevada and Delaware and became the third state in the nation to legalize some type of Internet-based wagering with Governor Chris Christie having signed into law an online gambling bill yesterday afternoon. As expected, Christie, a first-term Republican, quickly inked his signature on the

New Online Poker Bill Introduced in California

Tuesday, 26th February 2013

Rushing to meet the deadline that was last Friday, California State Senator Lou Correa introduced a bill there that deals with the issue of online poker. The bill, which is what is known as a spot bill or a placeholder bill, is essentially a very short piece of legislation. In

Nevada Beats New Jersey to the Online Poker Punch

Saturday, 23rd February 2013

If 2013 swept in on a bit of a sour note as far as fans of online poker were concerned, given the fact that the longshot online poker legislation put forward by Senator Harry Reid and now-retired Arizona Senator Jon Kyl flopped in the Senate after raising the collective hopes