Kathy Raymond and JJ Liu became part of a select group on August 31st, 2012 - the prestigious Women in Poker Hall of Fame.
Nevada online poker regulations create one of the safest online environments for online poker play.
Howard Lederer has requested a federal court meeting in light of the U.S. v. DiCristina Ruling.
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Kathy Raymond and JJ Liu Inducted to Women in Poker Hall of Fame
The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino hosted the induction of Kathy Raymond and JJ Liu into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) on August 31st, 2012. The ceremony was viewable on live feed at LiveOnLips.com.
Visit the Women in Poker Hall of Fame to find complete information about the organization, the inductees, nominees, and more - but if you want a great write-up on the event this past weekend and the inductees and speakers, read Nolan Dalla's write up.
Nevada Sets New Level for Online Poker
The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) will require player funds to be kept in separate trust funds, never to be considered part of the online poker company’s assets and players will always come first. Should a company go bankrupt the player's funds will be returned in full without being considered as assets of the company/operator.
Nevada is making it a point to set out an exemplary level of protection for players. The Gaming Commission's regulation specifically requires player funds to be held in a "reserve" account in which the owner/operator has no claim to.
NGC has set the bar for regulation and licensing online poker with their new level of protection. Hopefully as more states adopt online poker regulations, Nevada's will be the standard.
Howard Lederer Requests Meeting with Federal Court
Former Full Tilt Poker executive Howard Lederer's attorneys have requested to meet with the federal court. The federal ruling last week from Judge Jack B. Weinstein in the matter of the United States v. DiCristina has given Lederer's attorneys ammunition to prove that poker does not fall under the Illegal Gambling Business Act.
GOP platform seeks the prohibition of internet poker
The Republicans are at it again, making this the fourth consecutive presidential election that a clause in the GOP platform seeks the prohibition of internet poker
Under a section titled "Making the Internet Family-Friendly," on page 32 of the platform, it reads as follows: "Millions of Americans suffer from problem or pathological gambling that can destroy families. We support the prohibition of gambling over the Internet and call for reversal of the Justice Department's decision distorting the formerly accepted meaning of the Wire Act that could open the door to Internet betting."
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