Poker Rumours

July 19th, 2013 by Renee K

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance held a special hearing yesterday on internet gambling, including online poker.  The hearing was praised by the American Gaming Association which decided to use the opportunity to state its continued support of the need for internet gambling laws, and its objection to the legalization […]

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July 17th, 2013 by Renee K

Bally Technologies will be improving its product line significantly once it finalizes a $1.3 billion deal with SHFL Entertainment.  The two Vegas based gambling giants have signed a preliminary deal which will see Bally acquire all SHFL’s assets, including $40 million in cash, as well as $8 million in debts. The deal is seen as […]

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July 16th, 2013 by Tom L

The Poker Players Alliance, which represents over a million poker players in the United States, is throwing its full weight behind the new federal bill proposed by Rep. Joe Barton of Texas.  The PPA believes that the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013 is a better option that individual bills being passed by states as […]

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July 14th, 2013 by Renee K

Caesars Entertainment announced in a regulatory filing that it would be creating a new spin-off  venture that will actively seek online gambling opportunities.  Investors in the venture will own part of the company, along with Caesars. Shares in the Vegas based group climbed 12% after the announcement, where Caesars said that it would be offering […]

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July 14th, 2013 by Maria T

After failing last year to push his online poker bill through, Congress, Rep. Joe Barton is trying again.  The Texas representative introduced HR 2666, or the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013, on Thursday which will allow a licensed and regulated online poker regime, but will also allow individual states to opt out if they so […]

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July 9th, 2013 by Maria T

Sheldon Adelson, founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has stepped up his fight against online gambling and poker in the United States by providing financial backing for a website that takes a rigid and powerful stand against the industry. The site, stopinternetgambling.com, mirrors all of the opinions expressed by Adelson in his recent attack […]

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July 9th, 2013 by Renee K

The twelve Atlantic City casinos have all announced that they intend offering online gambling to their customers when new regulations become a reality by Thanksgiving this year.  Ten out of the twelve have already named their online partners, and the final two are rushing to complete the process by the July 29th deadline.   The […]

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July 6th, 2013 by Tom L

The general public has just under a month to comment on new online gambling regulations that the State of Delaware is hoping to finalize by September this year.  27 pages of regulations were published on Friday, outlining the different clauses that will make up the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 which was introduced last year. […]

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