Poker Rumours

April 16th, 2015 by Renee K

New merchant category codes (MCCs) governing online gambling have been agreed upon by MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover for the first time, which has the potential to alleviate some of the payment-related frustrations experienced by US online gamblers. The codes that have been introduced, and which will take effect on April 17th, are: State-run online […]

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April 11th, 2015 by Tom L

As Delaware state officials keep a wary eye on the attempts to pass the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) on a federal level, gaming authorities posted the latest numbers, revealing that online gambling dropped 14% year on year in February.  Nevertheless, the $143,101 net revenue for online gambling posted is still 8% higher than […]

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April 11th, 2015 by Renee K

Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Davis (D-Bucks County) has introduced the third online poker bill of the year which has the potential to legalize and regulate internet poker and other casino games. Davis’ bill, HB920, calls for the creation of a licensing process that would only allow  licensed land casinos to offer internet-based poker and casino games.  A license […]

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April 6th, 2015 by Renee K

Police in Guangdong, China, have busted a major online gambling ring in what they claim is one of the biggest cases in the country’s gambling history. Over 1,000 suspects were detained last week. The director of the general office with Guangdong provincial department of public service, Lu Feng, said that of the 1,071 people arrested, […]

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April 6th, 2015 by Maria T

As the battle against the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) continues, the Poker Players Alliance has launched an online petition in a bid to get more poker fans become actively involved in opposing an online poker ban in the United States. The bill was introduced by Rep. Graham Chaffetz and it is widely believed […]

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April 3rd, 2015 by Maria T

Online poker rooms in both Nevada and Delaware reported a strong growth in traffic following the merger of player pools between the two states. Numbers from PokerScout.com show that Delaware poker rooms saw the greatest improvement with the cash game average climbing to 110 players, from single digit figures before the merger. The Multi State Internet Gaming […]

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April 3rd, 2015 by Renee K

Financial analysts, Morgan Stanley have cut their estimate of the value of the US online betting market by almost half. The group predicted in September last year that the market would be worth $5 billion by 2020, but just seven months later, it now says that the market will be worth $2.7 billion. A number […]

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March 30th, 2015 by Maria T

An editorial article in the Iowa State Daily calls for the state to legalize online gambling in light of the growing popularity of fantasy sports betting in the state.  The article, written by the publication’s editorial board, points out that Iowa is one of only five states (Montana, Washington, Arizona and Louisiana being the other […]

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