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Virginia Sees Surge in Sports Betting Bill Proposals

If it doesn’t rain, it pours, and that seems to be the case for sports betting legislation in the State of Virginia. In the past week alone, no less than three bills relating to sports betting have passed the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology. On January 24th, Democrat Senator Louise Lucas introduced SB […]

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What the New Wire Act Interpretation Means for Pennsylvania Poker?

Pennsylvania has been making impressive progress towards the introduction of a regulated online poker and casino market. However, a recently published opinion by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, may hamper this progress. While it not yet known how exactly this new interpretation of the Wire Act will affect the industry, it is […]

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Penn Casino Inks Deal with Kindred Group for Online Gambling

Another strategic deal was signed in Pennsylvania as the state comes one step closer to online gambling. The Mohegan Sun Pocono partnered with the Kindred Group (previously known as the Unibet Group), with the latter providing the casino with online and offline sports betting products, as well as online games. Players at the Mohegan Sun […]

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Connecticut Legislators Take Another Shot at Legal Sports Betting

After talks broke down last year to introduce a legal and regulated sports betting industry to Connecticut, new efforts have been made by eight state legislators.  The senators jointly filed a bill – SB 665 – which aims to establish a legal sports wagering framework in the Constitution State. The eight state senators who filed the […]

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Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings to Those in Need

Scott Wellenbach, an online poker player from Canada, believes that all his winnings should go to charity. The practicing Buddhist rationalizes his successful poker sessions by donating to those in need. Recently, Wellenbach was placed third in a PokerStars Caribbean land-poker event and won over $671,000, after reaching the Main Event through an online tournament. […]

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Massachusetts Governor Takes New Jersey’s Lead on Sports Betting

The new Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, said that New Jersey’s sports gambling legalization was the basis of his own bill proposed on Friday. Baker filed a bill that could legalize bets on professional sports in the state. In an interview given to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio, Baker said that New Jersey’s legislation was “the […]

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The Changing Face of Online Poker in Pennsylvania

Any time soon, poker fans will be able to play in a legal and regulated online poker industry in the Keystone State. Pennsylvanian gambling authorities are putting the final touches to the industry’s legal framework before sites can go live with their online poker and casino games.  While no date for the launch has been announced […]

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Poker Playing Bot Adapted for Use by the Pentagon

A poker bot created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has now been adapted for an unlikely project – to serve the US military.  The bot, named Libratus (meaning ‘balanced’ in Latin), attracted world attention when it soundly beat four leading poker players at no-limit Texas Hold ‘em games in 2017. At the time, this was […]

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New Jersey Breaks Online Gambling Records in December

This week, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) published the revenue generated by the state’s online gambling market in December. It showed that the last month of the year broke all records for 2018, with licensed online gambling operators generating revenue over $29 million – an impressive 40% increase year on year. The […]

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2011 Wire Act Opinion Reversed to Include Online Poker

A new Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel opinion, written at the end of 2018 and published this week, states that the 1961 Wire Act applies to all forms of gambling that crosses state lines. This includes online lottery, online casino gaming and online poker, and reverses a 2011 opinion that the Wire Act […]

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