Poker Rumours

February 16th, 2013 by Renee K

The state of Washington has one of the toughest laws regarding online poker for its residents, and anyone caught playing the game over the internet could face a felony charge.  This week, State Rep. Paul Harris presented a bill that could essentially decriminalize online poker – moving it from felony to a class C civil infraction [...]

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February 14th, 2013 by Maria T

Wednesday morning saw the groundwork laid to remove the last hurdles in the path for online gambling to become a reality in the state of Nevada.  William C. Horne for Las Vegas took AB 114 to the Assembly floor and if it gets passed by the Judiciary Committee, it could finally see the first intrastate poker sites opening their [...]

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February 13th, 2013 by Matt W

With anticipation high that the the first legal and regulated real money online poker sites will be launched in Nevada in the coming months, many local businesses are already getting into the swing of things by launching free to play poker from their terrestrial establishments. The latest to join this trend is the popular Startosphere  [...]

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February 13th, 2013 by Renee K

As it moves further into the regulated Nevada intrastate online gambling market, Bally Technologies announced this week that it has signed a deal with the Canadian Amaya Gaming to incorporate its recently acquired Ongame poker platform into the Bally iGaming platform.  Bally’s ultimate plan is to make a strong entrance into the Nevada online poker [...]

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February 10th, 2013 by Renee K

Governor Chris Christie has made “minor” changes to the pending legislation that could make online poker and gambling a reality in New Jersey.  For several weeks, gambling proponents were eagerly awaiting a decision by the governor regarding the bill to see whether he would veto it or sign it into law.  On Thursday, the Governor [...]

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February 5th, 2013 by Matt W

Michael Frawley, boss of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel which was recently purchased by online poker room, Poker Stars, has put in a word of support for the legalization and regulation of online poker and casino games in New Jersey.   Frawley urged State Governor Chris Christie to make the right decision by signing a pending [...]

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February 5th, 2013 by Renee K

This week, the Nevada Legislature embarked on a new four month session, and one of the most important bills up for debate during this time period will be Assembly Bill 5 – an expansion of the current laws that govern the state’s recently introduced online poker industry.  The bill will allow Nevada based and licensed [...]

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February 3rd, 2013 by Tom L

The Super Bowl should have nothing to do with playing online poker, but it does. In fact in a big way. Each year there are a few events that bring big money to online gambling firms that serve the USA, the WSOP and the Super Bowl just to name a couple. The WSOP being the [...]

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