Poker Rumours

August 14th, 2013 by Renee K

For a while last week, rumors were flying throughout the online poker industry that Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas Sands casino mogul had done an extreme about turn and was warming to the idea of regulated online poker in the United States. However, speculation was put to rest after an official spokesman for Adelson put […]

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August 11th, 2013 by Maria T

The Chief Executive Officer of MGM Resorts International, Jim Murren, predicts that Nevada and New Jersey could form a compact as early as next year to share an online poker market. Following the company’s second quarter earnings report, Murren told Reuters: “I think it’s likely that in 2014 we’ll see a compact between New Jersey and […]

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August 11th, 2013 by Renee K

It seems unlikely that we are to see positive movement on the online poker front in California this year.  Despite the fact that there are currently three pieces of legislation up for debate, many industry analysts and politicians say that there is little hope of any of them becoming online poker legislation that will bring […]

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August 7th, 2013 by Renee K

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled against a previous ruling which stated that Lawrence DiCristina could not be prosecuted until gambling laws since poker is a game of skill.  The earlier ruling said that DiCristina was exempt from prosecution since Texas Hold ‘em is not considered gambling. The case is based […]

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August 6th, 2013 by Maria T

There is growing pressure for the US Congress to hold a federal hearing on the topic of online gambling, especially on how the growth of state-by-state legislation is effecting the US gambling landscape and US consumers. A recent report in the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that Nevada Democrat representative, Dina Titus has written to […]

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August 6th, 2013 by Tom L

Liz Hurley, the British model who was famously linked to actor Hugh Grant for over a decade, is now learning how to play poker, thanks to the encouragement of her current fiancee, the Australian cricketer Shaun Warne. Hurley recently tweeted a photo of the poker bible, “An Introduction to Poker” and commented that it was […]

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August 4th, 2013 by Tom L

Poker players from Michigan will be faced with restrictions on their favorite pastime after state regulators said that they would be clamping down on charity poker games (aka ‘millionaire parties).  Under the current Bingo Act, certain poker rooms are allowed to run charity poker tournaments, where half the rake is donated to the partner charity. […]

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August 3rd, 2013 by Renee K

It was widely expected that Caesars Entertainment would launch its much talked about World Series of Poker (WSOP) themed online poker room to coincide with the live tournament held in Las Vegas last month.  However, July has come and gone, the November Nine have been announced, and there is still no sign of the poker […]

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