Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Online Poker May be on the Agenda in Massachusetts

Sunday, 21st April 2013

While the recent news of the marathon bombings and related tragedies in Boston have largely, and understandably, dominated national and international news media coverage this week, quietly another story related to Massachusetts was breaking – that being that online poker might soon be introduced in the state. Already in the

So Called ‘Poker Princess’ Indicted in High Stakes Gambling Case

Thursday, 18th April 2013

There’s another almost unbelievable twist in the story we brought you earlier this week about a New York art dealer being arrested in a gambling ring bust that also involves a high-ranking member of the Russian mob. We mentioned that while the many of the thirty people arrested this week

Billionaire Art Dealer Busted in Federal Gambling Raid

Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction, as is the case with the story of a federal raid that took place this week on New York City’s tony Upper East Side in one of its most luxurious hotels, the Carlyle. Federal agents raided an art gallery located inside the

Gold Spike Casino Sold to Downtown Vegas Investment Group

Friday, 12th April 2013

Zappos founder Tony Hsieh has been a visible force in the recent history of downtown Las Vegas, investing hundreds of millions into the revitalization of the area ahead of a planned move of some 1,300 employees to a new corporate headquarters there later this year. Now, he and a group

Florida Governor Signs Law Banning Internet Gambling Cafes

Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Florida Governor Rick Scott quietly signed a bill into law on Wednesday that bans Internet cafes in the state that offer arcade-style gambling machines. The bill will go into effect immediately, meaning that the approximately one thousand storefront gambling parlors in business in the state will be facing rapid enforcement

Woman Found Murdered in Indiana Casino Parking Structure

Saturday, 30th March 2013

A woman was discovered shot to death in her car in the parking lot of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Indiana on Friday morning, it has been reported. The woman, 76-year-old Mary Austgen from St. John, Indiana had been reported missing on Thursday afternoon and was found shot in

Nevada Lawmaker Proposes Election Wagering

Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Placing money on the outcomes of Federal elections is probably a concept that is pretty foreign to most Americans, but it happens to be a very popular pastime, as well as a very lucrative market, in many overseas nations. In fact, for offshore gambling companies, election betting is the most

Time Runs Out on Iowa Online Poker Bill

Sunday, 24th March 2013

While many fans of online poker would prefer to see the United States Government regulate the game at the federal level, ensuring a fairly homogenous market, the likelihood of that happening in the near term seems, at least for the moment, pretty dim. That being the case, it is almost

Nevada Grants Online Poker Operating License to 888

Saturday, 23rd March 2013

Earlier this month the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended approval of an online poker operating license for a joint venture between online poker room 888 and land-based Las Vegas Casino Treasure Island. Sources close to the company say that it plans to launch games that will be accessible to Silver

Louisiana Legislator Begins Push for Online Gambling

Wednesday, 20th March 2013

The state of Louisiana certainly is no stranger to gambling, enjoying a reputation for offering a wide variety of land-based casino options – nearly two dozen when you count commercial casinos and their tribal counterparts – as well as a slew of other choices for bettors in the state, including