Poker Rumours

April 23rd, 2014 by Maria T

A statement released this week by New Jersey’s Democratic leaders stressed their opinion that the issue of online gambling should be left to the individual states to decide.  The Dems denounced efforts to introduce a congressional ban on federal online gambling, which would reverse the Department of Justice’s interpretation of the Wire Act. Deciding on [...]

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April 23rd, 2014 by Tom L

A new article in Forbes Magazine, entitled Can Online Poker Become the New King of New York? by author Darren Heitner takes a closer look at what it would entail to introduce online poker legislation in the state.  In particular, the article examines S6913, introduced by Senator John Bonacic, which would amend existing poker laws in the [...]

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April 21st, 2014 by Tom L

A Sioux City casino river boat has been given until July to shut down operations by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and now its owners are weighing their legal options.  Penn National Gaming, which operates the Argosy River Boat Casino has said that it is most concerned for its employees and what the closing of [...]

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April 21st, 2014 by Renee K

An op ed article written by the two lawmakers seeking a federal ban on internet gambling, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, calls for the issue to be debated and “time-out” taken on the move to legalize internet gambling by individual states.  Writing for The Hill, Chaffetz and Graham attacked the Department [...]

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April 20th, 2014 by Renee K

Republican James Hinton of Napa has declared that he is running as an individual candidate in the 5th Congressional District, traditional Democrat turf, in a bid to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson. What makes Hinton unique, besides the fact that he favors legalizing marijuana and taxing Wall Street, is that he is a former online [...]

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April 20th, 2014 by Maria T

Atari, the iconic games manufacturer is moving into the world of online gambling, thanks to a deal signed with the Isle of Man based company, Pariplay.  Atari, famous for the creation of games such as Pong and Centipede, will see several of its classic titles turned into online gambling games and distributed by Pariplay. In [...]

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April 18th, 2014 by Maria T

After two months of showing declining revenues, the online poker industry in the state of Delaware seems to have picked up.  This week, new numbers showed that online poker in Delaware is improving, with the combined revenue from the three licensed operators up 14%.  The majority of Delaware’s online poker market is coveted by Delaware [...]

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April 15th, 2014 by Maria T

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a directive this week that the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa would be allowed to distribute $1.7 million in prize money and refunds to over 2,000 poker players.  These players took part in a January poker tournament that was cancelled by authorities after it was discovered that [...]

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