Poker Rumours

February 24th, 2014 by Renee K

Dean Heller, US Senator for Nevada is planning to introduce a bill calling for a federal ban of online gambling – but allowing online poker – according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.  The Republican lawmaker told the publication that he wanted to put a stop to what he termed “the wild wild west” of […]

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February 24th, 2014 by Tom L

Californian lawmakers managed to slip in two bills that could see the beginning of online poker regulation in the state, as the deadline to introduce new legislation loomed.  On the very last day to push through new bills, SB 1366 and AB 2291 were introduced in the hope that the seeds will finally be sown […]

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February 20th, 2014 by Tom L

The Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, has come out in strong public opposition of online gambling, saying that the Department of Justice made a grave mistake by issuing a change of opinion regarding the Wire Act in 2011.  In an interview, Governor Jindal said that the government should restore the original meaning of the Wire […]

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February 20th, 2014 by Tom L

The state of Nevada welcomed a third online poker site into its midst this week when South Point’s Real Gaming site joined Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com as a legal, regulated and real-money gaming site.  The software on the new Real Gaming site requires no downloading and is HTML5 browser-based. It supports multi table play, cash […]

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February 19th, 2014 by Maria T

A special meeting that was scheduled by state Rep. Robert Rita to discuss the expansion of gambling in the state of Illinois, was cancelled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions.  Rita, who is the chief sponsor of the bill that includes the construction of a new casino in the Southland region, was unable […]

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February 18th, 2014 by Renee K

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, Keith Smith has stated categorically that there is no basis for fears by some that the growth of online gambling and poker has the potential to cannibalize land based casinos. Looking at the numbers coming out of Boyd’s interests in New Jersey’s newly opened online gambling […]

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February 14th, 2014 by Renee K

A court has ruled that Jeff Ifrah, the lawyer who represents Poker Stars and several other online gambling entities, is not guilty of providing poor counsel to online poker payment processor, Chad Elie.  Elie, who was prosecuted by the US Department of Justice after being arrested on Black Friday, decided to sue Ifrah, stating that […]

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February 12th, 2014 by Maria T

Party Poker, together with its Atlantic City casino partner, Borgata, continues to lead the online poker market in New Jersey’s recently launched market.  According to PokerScout’s analysis report, Party Poker, the online poker arm of Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, holds a 41% chunk of New Jersey’s market.  However, it is possible that with a bit of […]

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