Poker Rumours

December 16th, 2013 by Tom L

In a lawsuit filed late last week, Caesars Entertainment has sued the head of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, blaming Stephen Crosby for a failed effort to win a state gaming license. Caesars, which took the case to a federal court, said that a conflict of interest and Crosby’s actions resulted in the casino giant losing [...]

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December 15th, 2013 by Renee K

Despite the sensationalist headlines across gambling-related news platforms that the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement has “shut the doors on Poker Stars” and “blocked it from obtaining an online gambling license”, some other sites are trying to bring proportion to the overall picture and telling the story how it really is. According to sites [...]

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December 15th, 2013 by Maria T

Last week’s Congressional hearing on internet poker came with an interesting philosophical twist after God was introduced into the debate by several speakers.  The first witness in the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Tuesday to mention God was online poker proponent, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, who said jokingly: “God must be for [...]

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December 10th, 2013 by Maria T

Today’s hearing by the federal House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee of Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on online poker will attract a number of big names in the industry. One of the witnesses chosen to speak is the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), John Pappas, as well as the president and chief executive officer [...]

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December 10th, 2013 by Renee K

Progress has been seen in New Hampshire’s efforts to legalize casino gambling, after a special panel responsible for developing regulations for any future casinos in the state, recommended that a single casino be authorized.  The panel suggested that the casino offer up to  150 table games and 5,000 slot machines. A bill authorizing the license [...]

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December 7th, 2013 by Tom L

Caesars Entertainment issued a cautionary note to its investors this week, warning them that the introduction of online gambling in New Jersey may have a negative impact on the profit levels of its four brick and mortar casinos in the Garden State. According to the group: “Caesars will, and other online providers do, offer online [...]

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December 7th, 2013 by Maria T

After a relatively long length of time when all the focus has been on the progression of online poker on a state level, it was announced that online poker will receive a federal hearing next week.  The website of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade said that it will hold a hearing on [...]

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December 4th, 2013 by Maria T

The state of Pennsylvania is slowly warming to the idea of online gambling, with a Senate committee  recently approving a Legislature study on whether legalization of the industry should take place in the future.  A full Senate vote will take place on Wednesday. The resolution passed by the committee does not specify which types of [...]

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