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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Commonwealth of Kentucky Sues Full Tilt Poker for Revenue Loss

It was only days ago that reports surfaced of a federal grand jury investigation of Full Tilt Poker. Allegations of illegal gambling and money laundering were revealed, as well as possible indictments for people associated with the company. And it...

Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Poker a Game of Chance

The most recent court ruling to come out of a Pennsylvania Superior Court was not favorable to the poker industry. After some success in the state with past decisions, this one overturned a previous ruling that stated that poker is legal because it...

Research Shows Most North Americans Think Online Gambling is Legal

A recently released study by Ipsos Reid’s Lottery and Gaming Group proved interesting in that not only did the majority of North Americans believe that gaming was already legal but most of them then favored such legality. The survey provided an...

McDermott Introduces New Online Gaming Legislation

The U.S. Congress has many staunch supporters of online gaming and the advancement of legislation to promote its regulation. One of them is Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), and though he’s not typically at the forefront of introducing major gaming...

AGA Now Open to Internet Gambling Regulation

The American Gaming Association, a powerful Washington D.C.-based lobbying organization, has always been reluctant to support internet gambling and refused to take an official stand for or against the issue. But as of March 24, 2010, the AGA has...

Rep. Frank Says No More Delays for June 1 UIGEA Deadline

Hopes of seeing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006 repealed in any form by the deadline of June 1, 2010, are fading quickly as less than three months remain before the UIGEA regulations go into full effect. And three...

Kentucky Supreme Court Asks Domain Owners to Come Forward

Results of the online gaming domain case presented to the Kentucky Supreme Court has yet to come to conclusion, as a statement from the court on March 18 only further delayed any outcome. The latest development will require the owners of the domain...

Florida Looks to Online Poker to Solve Deficit Problems

The number of American states now investigating the options of online poker revenue has risen to four. California was the first, having debated the issue for two years and counting, and New Jersey legislators introduced an intrastate online poker...

Iowa Legislators Consider Intrastate Online Poker

This could be a very positive trend for the poker industry. Another state began official consideration of intrastate online poker, taking after California and New Jersey state legislatures. Iowa now joins that group, and should discussions...

New Bipartisan Bill in Congress Could Legalize Online Poker

This was a move that most in the poker industry didn’t see coming. As most continued to focus on the May 2009 bill introduced by Rep. Barney Frank as the best hope to repeal the UIGEA and legalize online gaming, another piece of legislation was in...

PPA and Raymer to Maintain Presence at 2010 CPAC

This won’t be the first year that Greg Raymer and the Poker Players Alliance took their cause of legalizing online poker to CPAC, but more of an urgent effort is being put into this year’s event, as a booth will be set up for its entirety to seek...

California State Senate Hears Intrastate Poker Debate

The idea of intrastate online poker was introduced to the California legislature back in 2008, and the various forms of the bill since then have been tabled and put on the back burner until now. It was finally on February 9, 2010, that the State...

Payment Processor Comes to US in Hopes of Gaming Bill Passage

For all of the skepticism in the poker community that online gaming legislation is a distant hope and not likely in 2010, the actions of major companies relay a different message. Online poker companies seem to have faith that the United States law...

Hawaii and Maryland Introduce Gambling Bills to State Legislatures

The idea is catching on. In the last several months of 2009 and the first of 2010, more and more states are considering gaming options as revenue streams for their states. Suddenly, ideological opposition to various topics related to gambling are...

Rennick Refuses Compliance with US Authorities

When Douglas Rennick and his Canadian company, Account Services, were targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice in August of 2009 and charged with several felonies pertaining to processing funds for online poker sites, the case seemed to stall. No...

Study Shows Possibilities for Poker Growth in Online Market

More than three years after the Congressional approval of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, the U.S. government and individual states continue to struggle with the issue of online gaming. Attempts to overturn the UIGEA have...

Governor Signs Table Games Bill to Bring Poker to Delaware

The speed at which Delaware acted on its desire to add table games to its casino offerings was remarkable. Its House voted 27-5 to pass the bill only about a week before the Senate agreed with the vote and sent the piece of legislation to the...

Live Poker May Soon be Legal in Delaware

As some states remain opposed to any form of gambling, more have decided to consider the many benefits of legalizing it, in addition to simply responding to the public demand for it. The realization that poker is a game of skill and that other...

New Jersey Ready to Examine Intrastate Online Poker

It seems that California isn’t the only state considering intrastate online poker in the state legislature. A bill has been introduced to the New Jersey legislature as well, which proposes to examine the topic of online poker and casino games on an...

Kyl Penalizes US Treasury for UIGEA Postponement

Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is no friend of the poker industry. He partnered with Senators Jim Leach and Bill Frist in 2006 to attach the Unlawful Internet Gambling Reinforcement Act (UIGEA) to the Safe Port Act in the last hours of a Senate session...

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