Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

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

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,