Poker Rumours

April 9th, 2014 by Renee K

A special task force commissioned by a Mississippi government committee to study the effects of online gambling on the state will present its results by the end of the year.  The objective of the study, which comprises eight members from different sectors in Mississippi, is to provide the government with an objective look on the [...]

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April 6th, 2014 by Maria T

The appetite for the introduction of legal and regulated online gambling in Pennsylvania is weak at best, with neither the the Republicans nor the Governor pushing particularly hard for this type of industry. Speaking on Friday, the House GOP spokesman, Stephen Miskin said: “I’m not sure there’s a whole lot of support in our caucus [...]

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April 6th, 2014 by Renee K

The Las Vegas Review Journal recently ran an article examining a new trend – the need for online poker players in the state’s regulated i-gaming industry to pay taxes on their winnings if the IRS insists.  According to the article, in the past, players who frequented offshore poker sites weren’t quick to cooperate with the [...]

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April 5th, 2014 by Renee K

The state of Florida continues to place pressure on internet gambling activities as a new round of arrests were made late last week. Authorities used search warrants to break up activities in two internet cafe operations which they claim were promoting gambling, and arrested dozens of people. Florida Department of Law Enforcement swooped on establishments [...]

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April 5th, 2014 by Tom L

Opposition to attempts to introduce a federal igaming ban continues to grow, with two other authorities joining a growing number of groups using their clout to influence lawmakers in Washington. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) both spoke out against Senator Lindsey Graham’s Restoration [...]

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April 3rd, 2014 by Renee K

Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has surprised lawmakers in her native state of California by backing a bill that would make online gambling completely banned in the US on a federal level.  Feinstein was the sole Democrat to sign on as co-sponsor to the controversial Sheldon Adelson-backed proposal put forward by Senator Lindsey Graham of South [...]

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April 3rd, 2014 by Maria T

The Garden City Group, selected by the US Department of Justice to oversee the payment process to former Full Tilt Poker players, announced that a second wave of payouts took place on April 1st.  According to the group, around 2,200 accounts were credited with funds to the total of $5 million. The GCG has thus [...]

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April 1st, 2014 by Maria T

The Democrats have sent a scathing letter to  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) expressing their intense opposition to the bill that proposes a re-enactment of the Wire Act, and which could see a complete [...]

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