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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Morongo Looks to Push CA Intrastate Online Poker Bill

The bill was first introduced to the California state legislature in early 2008 by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine. The two-page document that is AB 2026 provides only for a study on internet poker within the borders of California for its residents only...

Colorado Poker Player to Appeal Case to Supreme Court

It seemed as if this case was done and over, with the defendant not guilty of gambling and the game of skill argument accepted by the court. But the state of Colorado had other things in mind. Though they cannot retry Kevin Raley for “professional...

Massachusetts Residents Look to Get Online Poker on 2010 Ballot

If lawmakers won’t do it, masses of their constituents will. Some in Massachusetts know how the political system works and have launched an initiative to garner support for the regulation and taxation of internet poker in Massachusetts. The group...

US Department of Justice Indicts Canadian Payment Processor

In June of 2009, the Southern District of New York ordered, by way of Assistant U.S. Attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown, a freeze on accounts held by three banks containing more than $30 million in online gaming funds. The case recently took a more...

Menendez Introduces Internet Poker Bill to Senate

Since the introduction of Rep. Barney Frank’s online gaming bill was introduced to the House of Representatives in May, lobbying groups like the Poker Players Alliance have been busy lobbying Congress to support the legislation. But at the same...

President and Founder Departs Poker Voters of America

Two years after founding the Poker Voters of America (PVOA) and leading the organization as its president, Jim Tabilio left the group to become a private sector lobbyists. Reportedly, his new duties will include advising gaming industry clients...

Accomplishments of the PPA During National Poker Week

The Poker Players Alliance announced it in June of 2009 and set out to accomplish quite a bit during National Poker Week. Not only was there to be an online poker petition delivered to President Barack Obama, but PPA state directors and poker pros...

National Poker Week Plays Out

From the beginning of the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act), passed by Congress in 2006, the game has steadily been played like the original game between Jimmy the Greek and Johnny Moss; new cards are dealt and another hand is...

The Fight Goes to Washington D.C.

The WSOP has played down to nine and the results are available on every online poker site; the final table action takes place in November but there is very important poker action taking place this week in Washington D.C.   Remember the $30 Million...

Linda Johnson Among Poker Pros Heading to Washington, D.C.

The number of professional poker players scheduled to join the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) in Washington, D.C. during National Poker Week continues to grow, but it is the select group that continues to stand up for poker players’ rights that will...

PPA Announces National Poker Week Set for July 19-25

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) recently revealed that its membership has grown to more than 1.2 million members, and there is no better time than during the World Series of Poker to get the organization’s base involved in a very important process...

Sign the PPA Petition and Play a $3,500 FreeRoll on PokerStars

If you are an online poker player, you should already know about the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) and all the hard work they do on your behalf.  Not only should you be aware of this great organizations efforts to preserve the great game of poker...

E.U. Looks to Negotiate After Finding U.S. in Violation of Trade Laws

The United States has been known to use the World Trade Organization when it suits its purposes, as many members of the WTO tend to do, but the European Union has found fault with the U.S. and seems unwilling to allow any disregard for the rules in...

NY Court Freezes More Than $30 Million in Online Poker Payments

The story began with rumors and suspicions and quickly traveled to news reports from the likes of the Associated Press and other major mainstream news outlets. It started with incidents of players describing bounced checks from online poker sites...

Minnesota Attempts to Block Online Gaming Sites Thwarted

The effort was baseless and short-lived. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), specifically the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED), attempted to block all of its state’s residents from accessing online gambling websites by...

Texas Poker Bill Dead Until 2010 or Later

Many thought it was a long shot when Rep. Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio) introduced the bill in late 2008 to legalize and tax poker games and tournaments in the state of Texas, which bears the name of the most famous hold’em game. And though...

South Carolina Looks to Revise Outdated Gaming Laws

The current law came to the attention of many residents and members of the state legislature in South Carolina when a court case resulted in the guilt of five poker players for their participation in a home poker game. Despite the judge’s...

Florida Legislature Approves Gambling and Poker Improvements

Both sides have made concessions during the legislative process, and the resulting bill was positive enough to garner support in the Florida House and Senate. Both have passed the gambling and poker expansion bill, which has now been moved to the...

Challenges to Minnesota Online Gaming Site Block Attempt

On April 29, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED) took a drastic move that took its residents and the gaming community by utter surprise. It notified 11 national and regional...

Internet Gambling Legislation Introduced to Congress by Barney Frank

As promised, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) came through with his pro-internet gambling legislation. It has been on his personal political agenda since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) passed in 2006, but he began speaking publicly...

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The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

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