Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

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

Outgoing AGA Head Says Federal Online Poker Bill to be Introduced

Friday, 22nd February 2013

Appearing on a local television program in Nevada last week, Ralston Reports, the outgoing head of the AGA, Frank Fahrenkopf, said that he expects a bill to regulate online poker at the federal level will be introduced in Congress within the next few weeks. This proclamation has come as a

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pushes for Internet Gambling

Tuesday, 19th February 2013

Following a trend that is currently sweeping the nation, a Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed a new bill that would bring Internet-based wagering to the Keystone State. State Representative Tina Davis, Democrat of Bucks County, expects the legislation could be introduced to the state’s House of Representatives sometime this week. Davis,

Former San Diego Mayor Gambles Away Jack in the Box Fortune

Saturday, 16th February 2013

When most people think about the practically ubiquitous west coast fast food chain Jack in the Box, late night-drive through runs and their bobble-headed mascot are more likely to come to mind than years-long gambling benders. But, in an interesting revelation, the widow of the founder of the restaurant chain

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