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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Norway Bans All Internet Gaming, Poker Included

Instead of following in the footsteps of countries like Italy by legalizing and regulating online poker, or Switzerland by considering the option of doing so, Norway has gone the opposite direction. The Norwegian government is in the final stages...

PPA Steps Up Efforts to Get Capitol Hill Attention

There is no time like the present. The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is making a move on Congress just before the new President of the United States, his administration, and various new members of the Senate and House of Representatives take office...

Switzerland Considers Online Gaming Ban Repeal

On the heels of the Italian government sanctioning and licensing online poker, there are indications that Switzerland might be considering a step in the same direction. Pressure from the Swiss Gaming Board hopes to influence the Swiss Federal...

Poker Industry Comments on 60 Minutes Broadcast

The poker community did not take long to react to the airing of the 60 Minutes episode on CBS on November 30th. As it pertained to the online poker industry, the television show focused on the 2007 Absolute Poker scandal and the 2008 UltimateBet...

Online Poker Scandals, According to 60 Minutes and Washington Post

Sunday, November 30th, brought the much-anticipated and somewhat feared 60 Minutes episode on CBS about the online poker industry. The 20-minute piece narrated by correspondent Steve Kroft focused on the Absolute Poker and UltimateBet cheating...

Civil Liberties Groups Petition KY Court on Side of Poker Players

The Kentucky case affecting online gaming domain names is far from over, though it seemed so on October 16th when Judge Thomas Wingate rendered his decision to allow the Commonwealth of Kentucky to seize 141 domains after giving them reasonable...

UIGEA Regulations Finalized, Will Take Effect Jan. 19, 2009

Representative Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote letters to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Secretary Henry Paulson asking that the Treasury Department not do it. But the Bush administration took...

Appeal Process Begins in Kentucky Online Gaming Case

It was only a matter of time. Out of the 141 online gaming domains affected by the recent Kentucky ruling and all of the subsequent companies and organizations that had a stake in the case, the appeal process was likely in the works before the...

Kentucky Court Rules Poker a Game of Chance, Domains May Be Seized

The state of Kentucky made what could be called a landmark ruling in the case of online gaming domain names when a circuit county judge ruled that the Commonwealth of Kentucky could pursue their intent to seize 141 domains. The effort has come from...

KY Court Decision in Domain Seizure Attempts Expected Oct. 15

Kentucky is America’s home for horse racing, but it has also recently become home to one of the most blatant and overzealous attacks on online gambling in the U.S. After the state’s Governor Steve Beshear made it known on September 18th that he...

Dutch Professor Reignites Debate of Poker as Skill Game

Since 1998, poker has been officially classified as a game of chance in Holland. A Dutch Supreme Court decision did so to make organized poker games illegal without a license, which in essence granted a monopoly to the only licensed entity, Holland...

New Internet Skill Game Licensing Act Introduced to Congress

On the heels of recent poker bipartisan legislative success with the House Financial Services Committee passage of Rep. Barney Frank’s H.R. 6870, the Payment System Protection Act of 2008, another member of Congress has taken action to stand up for...

Kentucky Governor Attempts Online Gaming Takeover and Ban

A direct attack on the online poker industry came on September 18th in the form of a U.S. state governor who attempted to take control of 141 gambling website domain names. Governor Steve Beshear took it upon himself to ask the Franklin County...

UIGEA Clarification Bill Passes Committee

Tuesday, September 16th, was a good day for poker. Whether most in the poker community realize the ramifications of the passage of H.R. 6870 or not, it is a step in the right direction for the future of online poker and the poker industry as a...

Frank Determined to Clarify UIGEA With New Legislation

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) has been frustrated by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) since its inception. At the law’s core, Frank feels that it is a misguided law, but even insofar as the enforcement of it, he views it as...

Online Poker Legal and Regulated in Italy

It is official. After online poker had been banned in Italy only two years ago, the government of the European nation has made the decision to legalize the game and regulate it. Though poker had been legal in land-based casinos, the Italian...

California Online Poker Bill on Hold Until 2009

A long road for a California online poker study just got longer. While any type of legislation typically experiences setbacks and delays, Assembly Bill 2026 is being watched closely by the poker community as is signifies a step forward in the...

Czechs Aim to Make Poker a Sport

The Czech Republic might make history for the game of poker. If the Czech Association of Poker Clubs has anything to say about it, the game will not only exempt the game from lottery legislation but classify it as an official sport of the...

Banning Internet Gambling on Republican Party Platform

In the past, the Republican Party has typically stood for less government involvement in the lives of the American public. However, in recent years, values and morality have begun to play a bigger role in their platform. As was obvious by the...

STOP Legislation that Outlaws Online Poker

Dear US Poker Player, Republican presidential nominee John McCain needs to hear from you TODAY.  This week, the Republican Platform Committee included language in the party platform (a document outlining the priorities of the GOP) that supports...

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