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Tag: Gambling legislation

Poker Players Alliance Plans for the UIGEA

Another delay of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is unlikely after Congressman Barney Frank told PokerNews last week that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner promised Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) he wouldn't hold up the regulations any...

No More Delays for the UIGEA

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations will not receive another delay from the Treasury Department, according to Congressman Barney Frank. The anti-poker legislation will go into effect June 1. It appears the power play by...

Poker and the NFL

Poker players may want to reconsider their support of the NFL. The fan bases for the games intertwine in the U.S. as both serve as popular occasions for men to hang out, have some beers and talk about guy stuff. While poker players often...

Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act Analysis

Mainstream media coverage of the Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act introduced in the Senate two weeks ago often didn't even mention the bill's clause to license and regulate Internet poker. This might seem like a slight to the...

Identifying Poker as a Game of Skill in Massachusetts

Representatives of the Poker Players Alliance spoke in front of a Massachusetts State Legislature committee last week to support a proposed bill that would classify poker as a game of skill. No state legislature has made such a declaration...

Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act to Regulate Internet Gambling?

For the first time, legislation to license and regulate Internet gambling has been tied to a bill with larger implications. The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act introduced Tuesday by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Judd Gregg (R-NH)...

The Impact of New Jersey's Potential Legislation on Existing Online Poker Sites

Since bills were introduced in New Jersey a few weeks ago that would offer legalized intrastate Internet poker and sports betting through Atlantic City casinos, many have questioned whether existing Internet poker sites would be allowed to...

Inside Gaming: New Jersey Has a Rough 2009, Genting Ponders Its Next Step in the US

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. Today we're bringing you New Jersey casinos' rough financial road in 2009 and Genting's interest in further...

Sen. John Kyl Makes Power Play

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) spent nearly a decade trying to move anti-online gambling legislation through Congress. He first took up his crusade in 1998, proposing the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act that would have made it illegal for a company...

A Look at What 2010 Holds for Online Poker Legislation

Online poker turned a corner in its battle with the U.S. government toward the end of 2009. The talk on Capitol Hill in the new year will be more about regulation than prohibition. There is little doubt that 2010 will be poker's best year yet...

Inside Gaming: The PA Table Game Debate Heats Up, Microgaming's Eternal Quest for Fish and more

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. Today we're bringing you information on whether Pennsylvania will legalize table games and the new public...

A Look Back at Online Poker's Political Battles of 2009

Online poker spent most of 2009 just like the previous three years, facing wave after wave of attacks from U.S. and state governments. However, the year concluded with the two most positive events for the industry since Congress passed the...

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.

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