Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Las Vegas Sands to Sell Pennsylvania Casino

Saturday, 19th January 2013

It was widely reported in the news media last week that Las Vegas Sands, the largest casino company in the world, is seeking to sell its Pennsylvania property, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. The story was first reported by Bloomberg News and was later picked up by other outlets. The

PokerStars Bids for Atlantic City Casino

Friday, 18th January 2013

Online poker site PokerStars was last month rumored to be interested in purchasing a land-based casino in Atlantic City, the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel. News broke this week that PokerStars is moving forward with its bid to acquire the property, and has submitted an application to New Jersey state gambling

2012 Lame Duck Session of US Congress Is Complete

Saturday, 12th January 2013

The 2012 lame duck session of the U.S. Congress has come to its formal close, and once again online poker players are left with little more than the status quo. Expectations were moderate to high for some sort of online poker legislation to come out of the session. Proponents pointed

Hard Rock Casino Plans Expansions in MA / OH

Saturday, 12th January 2013

The Hard Rock Casino, which operates 174 entertainment properties in 53 different countries worldwide, 16 of which are combination hotel and casino resorts, has submitted an application to the state of Massachusetts to open a casino at the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds, located in the city of West Springfield. Currently

Five States to Watch For Regulation in 2013

Saturday, 12th January 2013

For poker players, 2012 ended with a whimper, not a bang. Those who expected to see some sort of federal regulation of online poker before year’s end were sorely disappointed. In fact, some would argue poker players in the U.S. ended the year worse off than they were when it

Frank Fahrenkopf Steps Down as AGA President

Saturday, 12th January 2013

The AGA has announced that its head, Frank Fahrenkopf, will be stepping down from his positions as chief executive and president of the powerful lobbying group at the end of June. Fahrenkopf has worked for the AGA since it was formed 1995 and will continue to serve as a consultant

Atlantic City Annual Revenue Results

Saturday, 12th January 2013

On the positive side, 2012 ended with growth across several key indicators for AC. Year-over-year reports showed improvement in hotel bookings related to conventions, along with an increased spend per convention attendee. Perhaps even more encouraging: the number of shows booked in December 2012 at the city’s sprawling convention center