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Tag: Gambling legislation

U.S. Department of Justice Opinion: Wire Act Only Applies to Sports Betting (UPDATED)

The United States Department of Justice has changed its stance on the Wire Act, which could affect online poker.

No End-of-Year Fireworks for Federal Online Poker Legislation in the United States

The opportunity to pass legislation to license and regulate online poker in 2011 has passed.

Why Has Co-Sponsorship on Joe Barton's Internet Poker Bill Stalled?

Joe Barton believes his Internet poker bill can get through the House, but why does it have so few co-sponsors?

PokerStars Among 38 Operators Granted Online Gaming Licenses in Denmark

PokerStars, 888, bwin.party, PKR and Unibet were among the 38 operators awarded online gambling licenses in Denmark.

Inside Gaming: Japan Reconsiders Casinos, Vegas Revenue Rebounding, and More

Japanese legislators are changing their minds about casinos, Las Vegas casinos put up impressive numbers in October, and Majestic Star emerged from bankruptcy.

Adelson Morally Opposes Internet Gambling; PPA Urges Players to Take Action

Sheldon Adelson recently stated he was morally opposed to Internet gambling. The Poker Players Alliance is urging players to voice their disapproval.

The Weekly Turbo: Facebook Considers Online Gambling, Barney Frank to Retire, and More

The Weekly Turbo is bringing you the week's top poker news stories including Facebook's plans to offer real-money gambling, Barney Frank's retirement announcement, and more.

Exclusive Interview with Congressman Joe Barton

Joe Barton discusses online poker legislation.

Inside Gaming: MA Gov. Signs Casino Law, Cantor Countersued, and More

Massachusetts is now officially a casino state, Cantor Gaming's legal drama continues, and Margaritaville moves to Louisiana.

Internet Poker Hearings Give Reason for Optimism

A recap of the Internet poker hearings that took place on Capitol Hill on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, 2011.

PPA Chairman Al D'Amato Among Witnesses in This Week's Internet Poker Hearings

A look at the witness list for the congressional hearings on Internet poker. Among those on the list are Al D'Amato, chairman of the Poker Players Alliance.

Inside Gaming Breaking News: MA Passes Casino Bill, Caesars IPO, and More

Mass. passes a bill allowing for 3 casino-resorts, Caesars restarts the IPO process, and the Cosmopolitan wows visitors but can't seem to take their money at the tables.

Nevada to Take Applications in February for Internet Poker Licenses

On Monday, VegasInc.com reported that Nevada’s Gaming Control Board will begin accepting applications in February from companies looking to obtain licenses to operate online poker sites.

Senate and House to Hold Hearings on Internet Poker Next Week; D'Amato to Testify

Poker Players Alliance chairman Al D'Amato will testify next week in one of two hearings on Internet poker on Capitol Hill next week.

Inside Gaming: NJ Votes for Sports Betting, Sahara to Live Again, and More

New Jersey voters gave legislators the go ahead to pursue sports betting legalization, the Sahara got approval for renovation plans, and Nevada took a gaming revenue hit in September.

MGM and Boyd Gaming Strike Deal with Bwin.Party to Form Online Poker Venture

MGM & Boyd Gaming strike deal with Bwin.Party to form online poker venture.

House Subcommittee Hearing Witnesses Speak Favorably for Online Poker

On Tuesday, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing regarding licensing and regulating online gaming.

The Nightly Turbo: Layoffs at Pocket Kings Ltd., Tom McEvoy's Game Face, and More

An estimated 180 employees at Pocket Kings Ltd. were laid off last week, and former Team PokerStars Pro member Tom McEvoy has a new online poker home.

PPA Chairman Alfonse D'Amato Will Be Witness at Subcommittee Hearing on Internet Poker

Poker Players Alliance chairman Alfonse D'Amato will be a witness at the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing on Internet poker.

The Nightly Turbo: Details on the ISPT, Online Poker Buzz in Washington, and More

More details have been released about the ISPT $30 million event at Wembley Stadium, and The American Gaming Association says there's a "buzz in Washington" about online poker.

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