Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Booker Opposes Wire Act Opinion, Supports Online Gambling

Wednesday, 17th April 2019

The run-up to the United States presidential election in 2020 began in late 2018, and there are now nearly 20 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to run against the incumbent. Most of them are only beginning to reveal their views on major issues. Online poker and other forms of

PokerStars Prepares Promos for 200 Billionth Hand Milestone

Tuesday, 16th April 2019

There is one thing about PokerStars that has stayed true in its 18-year history. It doesn’t like to celebrate alone. Rather, the famed online poker operator likes to welcome all players to its celebrations. Queue the upcoming milestone. PokerStars is preparing to deal its 200 billionth hand of poker online.

Confidence Holds for Michigan Internet Gaming Bill

Monday, 15th April 2019

One might say that the movement of online gaming legislation in Michigan this year is slow, but it would be more accurate to say its being handled with care and calculation. The burn of last year is still felt by many in the gambling community, especially Michigan Representative Brandt Iden.

PokerStars Ups SCOOP Guarantees to $75M for May Series

Sunday, 14th April 2019

There are two online poker series that players anticipate more than any others, and both happen to be offered by PokerStars. Both series have been staples for players around the world for years, so much so that players in countries that don’t allow PokerStars access will travel to countries that

Americas Cardroom High Five Series Set for April 17-21

Sunday, 14th April 2019

One of the most popular tournaments on the Winning Poker Network, specifically Americas Cardroom, is the High Five Tournament Series. It lasts for a few days, offers a very wide variety of buy-ins, and offers guarantees on every event’s prize pool. One of the main perks of the High Five,

Monthly Growth Good Enough for New Jersey Online Poker in March

Saturday, 13th April 2019

The story of online poker in New Jersey has been a tough one. The 2018 year was especially difficult as the revenue downswing seemed unstoppable and out of control. However, the current year is showing slight improvements and glimmers of hope for the little industry. Per the New Jersey Division

Judge Awaits DOJ Response After Arguments in Wire Act Hearing

Friday, 12th April 2019

The day in the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire didn’t go as planned for the US Department of Justice. It had hoped for a quick resolution to the case regarding the Wire Act, but Judge Paul Barbadoro did not grant the motion for dismissal on April

PartyPoker Closes 277 Bot Accounts and Refunds Players

Friday, 12th April 2019

Bots have long been a problem for online poker sites. Since online poker has been profitable, people have created bot accounts, which are programmed and attached to software to play against human opponents. These accounts often profit at the expense of real players. Many of them are difficult to detect,

Lew Follows Cody Out of PokerStars, Sow Signs Up

Thursday, 11th April 2019

PokerStars has drastically changed its lineup of Team PokerStars Pros in the past several years. The vast majority of the roster has disappeared or changed with the exception of names like Negreanu and Moneymaker, Boeree and Moreira de Melo, Akkari and Lin. There are now only 15 members of Team

Rosenstein Tries to Diffuse Wire Act Lawsuit Against DOJ

Wednesday, 10th April 2019

The United States Department of Justice, headed up by Attorney General William Barr, wants the lawsuit against them to go away. The lawsuit stems from the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel’s own actions, a new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act that it penned in early November 2018.