Poker Rumours

May 1st, 2015 by Maria T

For the first time in California online poker history, a vote was taken on the issue by a governmental committee last week. AB 431, introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray, received 19 affirmative votes to pass through the California Assembly Governmental Organization Committee – taking the bill up to a new legislative level. The general sentiment […]

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April 25th, 2015 by Maria T

Lock Poker, the beleagured online poker site, has shut its website down and it is claimed that the business owes its players millions of dollars.  According to PokerFuse, the website remains up but does not connect to servers. Players are unable to access casino games or download the software. Lock Poker has been on a […]

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April 24th, 2015 by Maria T

As in all states hoping to see online gambling become legal and regulated, it is a case of one step forward and another two backwards. While slow progress has been reported in Pennsylvania in recent months, a new counter-bill could become an obstacle to these efforts. Earlier this week, Representative Thomas Murt filed House Bill 1013 […]

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April 24th, 2015 by Tom L

A hearing about ipoker in the state of California was re-scheduled from Wednesday to this coming Monday. This hearing will be the first of four scheduled hearings on the subject scheduled for the coming season, with the hope that one of four bills to legalize online poker in the Golden State will pass. Monday’s hearing […]

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April 20th, 2015 by Tom L

Progressive Games Partners has signed a multi year deal with Rational Games, parent company of PokerStars.com and Full Tilt Poker, where it has agreed to supply a range of new casino games to these sites. Double Ball Roulette and Heads-Up Hold’em in both single and multi-player format will be the first two games to go […]

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April 20th, 2015 by Renee K

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has launched a new initiative which calls for the backing of law enforcement officals to help halt illegal online gambling. The initiative, ‘Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe’ campaign was announced by AGA by the group’s president and CEO Geoff Freeman at the recent National Association of Attorneys General […]

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April 16th, 2015 by Maria T

Pennsylvania authorites sent a strong message to those attempting to torpedo the state’s efforts in introducing online gambling legislation, after the House Gaming Oversight Committee passed HR140 this week.  The bill urges Pennsylvania’s federal delegation to oppose the Restoration of America’s Wire Act which is under consideration, and would could, in theory, bring a total ban […]

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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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