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Tag: Gambling legislation

Top Ten Poker Stories of the 2009: #10, Online Poker Legislation Making Progress

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act has had the poker world on pins and needles since it was signed on October 13, 2006. The UIGEA was tacked on to the SAFE Port Act at the last minute and the Act was passed at midnight on the day...

Inside Gaming: Fantasy Football Linked to Gambling; Tiger Woods May Be the World's Biggest Gambler

With poker at the center of our universe here at PokerNews, it's often easy to overlook everything else going on in the gaming industry. If you're as interested in all things gaming and casino as we are, you'll enjoy the fruits of our research by...

Online Poker's Newest Supporter

A new champion is emerging for the licensing and regulation of online poker in the U.S., one who trails only Barney Frank in his importance to the industry's cause on Capitol Hill. Without Frank, the charismatic congressman from Massachusetts...

An Unlikely Bond; Online Poker and Horse Racing

In recent months, online poker has found a surprising ally in its quest for licensing and regulation in the U.S. Horse racing and poker have a lot in common as games where money is risked and many hours are spent analyzing results to try to...

Inside Gaming: East Coast Casino Wars; Harrah's Goes Live Online

With poker at the center of our universe here at PokerNews, it's often easy to overlook everything else going on in the gaming industry. If you're as interested in all things gaming and casino as we are, you'll enjoy the fruits of our research by...

House Financial Services Committee: Key Issues

Let's take a closer look at some of the key issues to come from Thursday's House Financial Services Committee hearing regarding poker and Internet gambling bills. Many of these points are likely to come up again when chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.)...

House Financial Services Committee Holds First Hearing

U.S. Congress took the first step toward potentially legalizing and regulating the online poker industry Thursday with a hearing in the House Financial Services Committee. As initial baby steps usually go, little was actually accomplished but the...

Preview of Dec. 3 Committee Hearing

Internet poker will be the topic Thursday on Capitol Hill as Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) leads a hearing of his two poker-related bills in the House Financial Services Committee of which he is chairman.

Poker Players Alliance Thrilled With UIGEA Extension

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Federal Reserve Board anounced today that the compliance date for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act has been extended by six months to June 1, 2010. The extension is an important victory for...

UIGEA Delayed

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is expected to make a statement Friday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner granted the Poker Players Alliance's petition to delay the compliance date for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The...

Six Kentucky Congressmen Support Pushing UIGEA Deadline Back One Year

The Poker Players Alliance's petition to delay the fast-approaching compliance date for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act received a boost Monday when all six Kentucky congressmen submitted a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy...

Poker Players Alliance Still Confident in Geithner

Two weeks remain before the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) takes full effect. A pending petition before Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is the last hope to delay the Dec. 1 compliance date. There is...

Bump in the Road for Online Poker

Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) co-signed a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week opposing calls to delay the Dec. 1 compliance date of the Unlawful Internet...

Should Poker Put the Skill-Game Issue Aside?

Ever since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed by Congress three years ago, poker advocates have been trying to distinguish poker from other forms of gambling as a skill game.

Federally Regulated Online Gaming May Take Years to Materialize

It's time for people to lower expectations on when licensed and regulated Internet poker will be available in the United States. It's not going to be this year. It probably won't be next year. But it likely will happen eventually, at the...

Poker Player Alliance Files Petition to Delay UIGEA Compliance

With the date of compliance for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act less than two months away and legislation to push back enforcement failing to make progress in Congress, the Poker Players Alliance is trying a new method to delay the...

The Nightly Turbo: Lady Gaga's Poker Face, WPT App, and Gabe Kaplan's New Sidekick?

While this may not be the only place to get your poker news for the day, it is the best place. We're glad your back for another edition of The Nightly Turbo and we hope with all the time we've saved you the last couple of months, you've worked on...

A New Strategy for the Poker Players Alliance

With the date for banks to comply with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act nearly two months away, the Poker Players Alliance is turning its full attention to delaying the regulations until legislation in Congress to legalize and regulate...

Online Poker is Prepared For a Fight

The U.S. Department of Justice likes to consider itself the heavyweight champion of the legal world. When it comes to getting in the ring, the DOJ has no concern for putting on a good show for the crowd. The DOJ wants to end the fight with one quick knock

A Closer Look at the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling

There has been some confusion as to what positives -- if any -- could be taken out of the decision by the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals two weeks ago to uphold the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

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