Poker Rumours

June 20th, 2016 by Maria T

In a nail-biting finale to a weekend full of lobbying on both ends of the spectrum, a major victory was hailed for pro-Daily Fantasy Sports fans in New York. The New York Legislature approved DFS regulation and licensing bills A 10736 and S.8153. Faced with an immediate deadline as the final day of the session […]

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June 18th, 2016 by Maria T

The New Jersey Assembly Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee approved New Jersey State Assemblyman Ralph Caputo’s AB 281, which would require online gambling sites to promote the Atlantic City land-based casinos with which they are associated. Online gambling and poker operators would need to “prominently advertise the name of its Atlantic City casino on its […]

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June 18th, 2016 by Tom L

The Amaya-owned online poker room, PokerStars, is urging US players to contact their local lawmakers and put pressure on them to expand online poker in the United States. PokerStars executive, Eric Hollreiser, wrote on the company’s blog earlier this week, telling players that pressure on their representatives could result in individual states passing online gambling […]

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June 9th, 2016 by Tom L

Several proposed amendments to the California online poker bill, AB 2863 have surfaced in recent days. Although they have not yet been voted on, nor have they been officially added to the bill’s text, those who have analyzed the amendments feel that they give the bill a better chance of moving further through the legal […]

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June 9th, 2016 by Maria T

There were cheers all around by online poker supporters in Michigan when a Senate committee approved SB 889 by 8-1. The bill now heads to the Senate floor and still has a number of hurdles to overcome. SB 889 was introduced by State Senator Mike Kowell in April, with a hearing held a month later. […]

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May 31st, 2016 by Maria T

The online poker room, PokerStars broke another world record recently after the prize pool for its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series offered winners a total prize pool worth a whopping $91 million. The 17 day contest, which encompassed 56 events and 168 tournaments, beat the SCOOP 2014 record which was set at $81 […]

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May 31st, 2016 by Tom L

Despite a strongly worded opinion by the New York Attorney General that daily fantasy sports are considered illegal in the state, two pro-DFS politicians are pushing for laws to introduce regulation bills in the Assembly and Senate. Senator John Bonacic (chairman of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee) and Rep. Gary Pretlow, (chairman of […]

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May 22nd, 2016 by Tom L

A lawsuit which has been filed by the state of California against a Canadian supplier which provides software to local sweepstakes cafes, has received an extra boost with the news that Merced County has also joined in the fight. Reports say that the county has joined the lawsuit against the Ontario based Pong Marketing and […]

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