Poker Rumours

May 28th, 2012 by Maria T

Utah (UT) is one of the most unfriendly US States when it comes to poker. Despite the progressive movements by the United States to legalize online poker, Utah continues with its protectionist ways and continues to opt out of laws from playing online. This is of course means opting out of “US Licensed Poker in [...]

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May 28th, 2012 by Tom L

It seems that any deal in the pipelines to purchase Full Tilt Poker and finally see players receive some of their money back (which has been tied up for over a year), is simply cursed. With the industry still reeling from the blow of the failed acquisition deal between Full Tilt Poker and the French [...]

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May 28th, 2012 by Maria T

This spring marks the opening of casinos in Ohio, and neighouring states are already predicting the damage that this will cause their own gambling markets. Until now, states have managed to reporte revenues of up to $1 billion from Ohio residents who regularly cross the border to play at Pennsylvania casinos and Michigan card tables, [...]

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May 25th, 2012 by Renee K

Yesterday, the state of Ohio finally reached an an agreement on gambling reforms, which will see important changes and updates in legislation. The bill, according to Rep. Lou Blessing, “puts together a whole regulatory scheme that makes sure the public is protected, makes sure the state gets its money, and makes sure everybody who is [...]

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May 25th, 2012 by Tom L

Ever since Everleaf Poker slipped out of the US online poker scene after it was warned off with a cease and desist letter by the US authorities, players in the United States are still waiting for their payments. While Everleaf Poker has not remained as silent as Full Tilt Poker, whose players also found themselves [...]

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May 22nd, 2012 by Tom L

As Spain readies to regulate and legalize its online gambling industry ahead of the June 1st date, online poker and gambling sites have been dealt a suprise blow. The Spanish authorities came out with a last minute tax grab tactic, implying that all those who want to participate in the industry as licensees will need [...]

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May 22nd, 2012 by Renee K

While you may think that it’s Nevada which rakes in the highest amount of tax revenue through its casinos, considering that the state is the largest gaming market in the US, new statistics shed light on some interesting facts. It turns out that Pennsylvania actually collects more tax revenue from its casinos than Nevada, taking [...]

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May 21st, 2012 by Tom L

Several weeks ago, a petition signed by US online poker players, entitled “We the People”, was sent to the White House to demand changes in current legislation which still makes it difficult for millions of Americans to play their favorite game online. Organizers of the petition didn’t expect any major changes to current laws based [...]

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