Poker Rumours

March 24th, 2015 by Maria T

A new bill has been introduced to the Nevada House Judiciary Committee which seeks to place limitations on interstate compacts signed between Nevada and other states. AB 414 in particular seeks to bar the sharing of online casino games, and to restrict the player-sharing agreements to poker only. While nothing has been confirmed yet, a […]

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March 24th, 2015 by Tom L

GVC Holdings, owner of Sportingbet, has hinted at a possible interest in acquiring Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, parent company of Bwin Poker and Party Poker.  The group said in an announcement today that it was on the lookout for potential acquisitions, “something like” Bwin.  The group’s chief executive Kenneth Alexander said that GVC Holdings was keen […]

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March 23rd, 2015 by Renee K

Online payment brand Neteller’s parent company, Optimal Payments, announced its intentions to pay a record-breaking $1.2 billion to purchase its industry rival, Skrill Group.  Both payment methods are popular choices among online poker and casino players, used to fund igaming site accounts and withdraw winnings. Optimal Payments said that the deal would allow it to […]

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March 23rd, 2015 by Maria T

MGM Resorts has announced that it will not allow cash to be used during ‘in play’ games at poker tables in its gambling establishments throughout the United States. The new policy comes into effect at the beginning of next month.  While MGM Resorts has not provided an official reason for taking this decision, it is […]

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March 21st, 2015 by Renee K

Poker Stars and its sister site, Full Tilt Poker, have been granted licenses by the UK Gambling Commission, under new laws introduced in the country recently.  Up until now, the sites have been operating with temporary continuation licenses and to receive their permanent license, Poker Stars had to prove financial stability, high standards of game […]

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March 19th, 2015 by Tom L

More and more opposition is being heard against the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), an effort sponsored and spearheaded by Sheldon Adelson through Utah Republican representative Jason Chaffetz.  The Act seeks to rewrite the 1961 Federal Wire Act, which was given a revised interpration a number of years ago by the Department of Justice, […]

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March 19th, 2015 by Renee K

A number of gambling company executives, including an executive vice president with Caesar’s Entertainment, in Las Vegas, testified at a hearing in Pennsylvania regarding the introduction of online gambling legislation in the state. Jan Jones Blackhurst told the the Pennsylvania House Committee that there was no turning a back on internet gambling, which is already part of […]

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March 16th, 2015 by Tom L

The Iowan Senate has clarified up-until-now ambiguous laws governing fantasy sports leagues betting in the state, and has approved a bill allowing state residents to claim cash prizes on these games.  Until now, it was illegal for Iowans to win any prize worth over $50 per day, and it gives residents to chance to be […]

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