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Poker Rumours

September 1st, 2014 by Maria T

The National Council of State Legislators has adopted a policy that is opposed to the introduction of a federal ban on internet gambling in the country.  The NCSL told authorities that it would not support any law which undermines the sovereign right of individual states to create their own legislation which governs online gambling within [...]

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September 1st, 2014 by Renee K

Prof. I Nelson Rose, undoubtedly one of the United States’ leading experts on internet gaming laws, has predicted that we will see the introduction of online gambling in California next year. Rose was already correct when he said that 2014 was still too early to see a change in laws in the Golden State, especially [...]

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August 30th, 2014 by Renee K

The West Virginia Gambling Commission said this week that it was considering the introduction of online gambling, in a bid to fight growing competition from other states and falling revenues. West Virginia’s gambling industry is facing a number of obstacles, with numbers impacted by issues such as smoking bans at land casinos and the growing [...]

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August 30th, 2014 by Maria T

Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, the online poker and casino giant, and owner of the Bwin.com and PartyPoker brands continues to report on growing losses.  The company said this week that its operating losses in the past six months ending June 30th totaled £83 million compared with losses of £3.9 million previously. The poor numbers were the [...]

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August 25th, 2014 by Maria T

The New York Post ran a controversial opinion piece this week, calling for the ban of gambling in Atlantic City as a means to save the economy, against the backdrop of four major casinos closing their doors. Written by Kyle Smith, the piece, entitled: How Banning Gambling Can Save Atlantic City, provides a rundown on [...]

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August 25th, 2014 by Tom L

The Georgia Lottery Corporation is lobbying quietly but persistently to oppose any form of federal legislation that would limit online gambling in the United States.  The corporation is using all channels to voice its opposition to Senator Lindsey Graham’s legislation that would ban online gambling, including online lottery ticket sales. Georgia was one of the [...]

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August 23rd, 2014 by Maria T

With Poker Stars planning to attempt a comeback into New Jersey’s online poker market, opposition is growing to the idea.  Unconfirmed reports predict that Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker could be making an entrance into the market after Amaya Gaming, new owner of the two brands, received preliminary approval from the New Jersey Division [...]

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August 21st, 2014 by Maria T

Despite stalling online poker legislation in California, the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission confirmed that it would be launching online poker sometime next week.  The chairman of the commission, Dave Vialpando, promised that  the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel would be “flipping the switch on for real money sometime between the 26th and 28th”, allowing Californians over the [...]

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