Poker Rumours

May 27th, 2017 by Tom L

A discussion draft was introduced by Congress’s House Energy and Commerce Committee which could see sweeping changes in the US sports betting laws. The Game Act, spearheaded by Rep. Frank Pallone, is meant to repeal the controversial Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, or PASPA, which currently prohibits sports betting in all states, […]

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May 22nd, 2017 by Tom L

The month of April wasn’t a very good one for online poker operators in New Jersey. The Garden State reported that revenue from online poker dropped 24% year on year ($1.97 million in April 2017, compared to $2.8 million in April 2016). When the numbers are joined with revenue from Atlantic City’s brick and mortar […]

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May 22nd, 2017 by Maria T

Poker Stars online poker site said last week that it was keeping a close eye on the legal landscape in Australia, and is ready to leave the country’s poker market if need be. New online gambling laws mean that citizens will be prohibited from gambling off-shore from June this year. For now, poker fans Down […]

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May 15th, 2017 by Maria T

A week after the financially-strapped online poker site, PKR ceased to accept new players or to allow access to its site, it was announced that the company has appointed administrators as it heads to the courts to file for administration orders. Players at the site, famous for its 3D avatars, were met last week with […]

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May 13th, 2017 by Maria T

Online casinos are performing exceptionally well in New Jersey, it was shown in recent numbers posted by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement. Online gambling in the Garden State generated more revenue than over half their land-based counterparts, despite the fact that April numbers were not the highest ever seen in the industry. New Jersey […]

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May 12th, 2017 by Tom L

The New York Senate Finance Committee voted on Tuesday to move an online poker bill out of the committee and advance it to a Full Senate vote. Bill S3898 passed to the Assembly floor by a vote of 27 to 9, the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee approved the bill by a unanimous vote […]

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May 8th, 2017 by Tom L

One of the industry’s best-known online poker rooms, PKR Poker, has shut its doors, citing financial troubles. Rumors started to swirl on Wednesday of last week when a temporary closure of the site, (for what was stated as a regular maintenance check), turned into 24 hours and beyond. On May 5th, Microgaming – which has […]

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May 4th, 2017 by Tom L

Florida’s House and Senate had to admit defeat on Thursday, after negotiators on both sides failed to reach an agreement that would see groundbreaking gambling legislation pass before the Legislature ended on Friday. At one point during the past few weeks, there were still hopes that an agreement could be reached before the Legislature ended […]

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