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Tag: Gambling legislation

Poker News Briefs, July 8, 2009

Negotiations in Florida between the office of Governor Charlie Crist and state tribal leaders over a gambling expansion that would see increased...

Rep. Barney Frank Promotes Pro-poker Platform in WSOP Visit

United States Congressional Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), has been praised by the United States poker industry of late for his work...

The PokerNews Interview: PPA Executive Director John Pappas, Part 2

PokerNews: Around the end of 2009, banking regulations called for under the UIGEA are scheduled to be fully implemented. Will the landscape for online...

The PokerNews Interview: PPA Executive Director John Pappas, Part 1

Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas is a native Arizonan who’s been involved in politics for his entire adult life...

Frank Bill Hearings Delayed Until September

Hearings on legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) seeking to overturn provisions of the unpopular Unlawful Internet Gambling...

Poker News Briefs, June 23rd, 2009

A battle continues in Israel over legal poker tournaments in that country, pitting the Israel Poker Federation against Israeli police...

Minnesota ISP Censorship Order to be Dropped?

Emerging news stories on the ongoing battle between the state of Minnesota and the online gambling world indicate a victory for online gambling

Politics and Poker: Online Again in 2010?

Remember ABC’s 'Schoolhouse Rock' and its musical segment, 'I’m Just a Bill,' showing how a bill becomes law? It was three minutes of Disney genius...

European Poker News Briefs, May 15, 2009

The Dutch government is facing yet another lawsuit over its UIGEA-ish attempt to prevent its citizens...

California Online Poker Bill's Details Spur Discussion

The draft of a bill to regulate online poker in California, called the California Online Poker Law Enforcement Compliance...

Texas Poker Bill Passed By House Committee

A bill proposed by Texas State Representative Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio) designed to expand poker's availability in Texas was passed by a House committee on Thursday. The bill, titled the 'Poker Gaming Act of 2009'...

Florida Considers Legalizing No-Limit Poker as Part of Gaming Expansion

If a new proposal in the Florida Senate prevails, true no-limit poker will soon be available at Seminole Tribe resorts and parimutuel outlets across the state. Last week, the Senate unveiled...

Cigital Inc. Study Argues Player Choices Dominant Texas Hold'em Factor

A new study conducted by Cigital, Inc., a company specializing in software security and development, was released on Friday that its authors argue 'provides compelling statistics' that in Texas hold'em 'the outcomes of games...

Politics and Poker: Internet Data-deletion Debate Heating Up

The European Parliament is worried about your data sitting dormant on websites of all kinds and last week began formal discussions to further regulate personal data on the Internet. Greek Member of the European Parliament...

Online Poker Sites Included in Alleged Australian Government Internet Blacklist

A leaked version of a secret blacklist allegedly assembled by Australian government authorities aiming to censor various adult-themed sites has been found to contain online poker and gambling sites, contrary to...

International Poker News Briefs, March 13, 2009

In a lopsided vote last Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, Members of the European Parliament resoundingly rejected the idea of creating a unified EU market for online gaming. The vote — 544 in favor, 36 against, with 66...

South Carolina Senator Introduces Bill to Allow Private Poker Games

A South Carolina legislator has introduced a new bill to legalize social gambling and gambling-themed fundraisers, thereby reversing the state's two-plus century old law against such activities. Senate President Pro Tempore...

Politics and Poker: States' Revenue Needs May Gut UIGEA

To online poker enthusiasts: Help is coming. States are desperate for revenue. Last month's 651,000 jobs lost means 8.1% unemployment (14.6% if you factor in part-time, under-employed or those who are fed up and have stopped...

Study Shows Online Gambling Could Produce $52 Billion in Revenue over Next Decade for U.S.

A new study by the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has determined that the United States could benefit significantly should the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 be overturned and online gambling...

WTO Complaint, Anti-UIGEA Bill to Appear Within Month

The year began with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 finally going into effect. But 2009 is already shaping up to be a year full of challenges to that law, which is designed to curb the transfer of funds...

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