Poker Rumours

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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April 1st, 2014 by Renee K

The State of New York is giving serious consideration to online poker legislation with the news that State Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope) introduced a bill recently that could legalize and regulate the game on an intrastate level. SB 6913 will, according to the proposal “authorize the New York State Gaming Commission to license certain entities [...]

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March 25th, 2014 by Renee K

The New Jersey Senate Panel gave the green light to a new bill that will allow foreign online gambling operators to set up base within the Garden State. According to the new measure, which was introduced by longtime online gambling proponent Senator Ray Lesniak, these foreign operators can obtain a license from the New Jersey [...]

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March 25th, 2014 by Maria T

It was recently reported that online poker room, Poker Stars, is doing all it can to get a foot into the Californian online poker market.  Poker Stars is rumored to have entered into negotiations with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to have the latter pledge to block any online poker legislation that contains a [...]

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March 23rd, 2014 by Maria T

The Poker Players Alliance predicts that this week could see the introduction of anti-online gambling casino tycoon, Sheldon Adelson’s federal bill.  The PPA believes that Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina will push the bill as early as Wednesday, backed by Adelson and his lobbyists.  The bill will essentially seek to reinstate the original interpretation [...]

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