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Tag: Gambling legislation

House Financial Services Committee Meeting on Internet Gambling Wednesday

A hearing on Barney Frank's bill to license and regulate the Internet gambling industry has been scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST in the House Financial Services Committee. In May, Frank had promised a committee markup, or vote, on the...

Redrafting the Online Poker Bill in California

Online poker legislation in California is back to the drawing board, which is good and bad news for poker players in the state. State Sen. Rod Wright, who introduced the California Online Poker Law Enforcement Compliance and Consumer Protection...

California to Discuss Intrastate Internet Poker Legislation on Tuesday

California's first intrastate Internet poker legislation will be discussed Tuesday in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. The committee is chaired by State Sen. Rod Wright (D-Inglewood), who also sponsors the bill. The hearing is...

New Zealand Court Rules Poker Tournaments are not Gambling

In landmark news for poker a New Zealand has ruled that .net advertisements are not promotions for gambling operators, and that poker tournaments themselves are not gambling, but a form of competition. The Department of Internal Affairs...

Inside Gaming: Sports Books Bet on World Cup, France Bets Online, and Investor Bets Big on Vegas

This week, Inside Gaming is all about betting big. Sports books across the globe are handling an influx of World Cup bets, and Las Vegas books are doing their best to prepare for a public learning about soccer on the fly. France prepared for World...

Online Poker Legislation: The State Race

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and the federal hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee have grabbed the headlines of late, but it's significant movement at the state level that could make a bigger impact by the end of the...

Initial Reactions From House Ways and Means Committee Hearing

If today's hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee is any indication, perhaps the issue of licensed and regulated Internet gambling has made progress on Capitol Hill over the past six months -- not on paper but in influencing the minds of...

Ways and Means Hearing Set on Internet Gambling Set for Wednesday

Barney Frank will join bill sponsor Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) as witnesses Wednesday for the Ways and Means Committee hearing on current and proposed tax laws related to Internet gambling. The hearing will be aired live beginning at 9:30 a.m. on...

Poker Players Alliance Petitions Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke (UPDATED)

The Poker Players Alliance has petitioned the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Board to clarify Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations to note that unlawful Internet gambling does not include peer-to-peer games such as poker...

Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act Hearing Soon

This month, Internet gambling will once again be the topic on Capitol Hill when the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act will be discussed in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing. No official announcement has been made for the...

Online Poker Legislation Looking Possible for New Jersey

While it is seeming less and less likely that there will be any significant movement on federal legislation to license and regulate online poker in the U.S. this year, one politician believes the next eight months will produce the first state to...

Legal Update: Massachusetts Bill to be Changed and Movement in Kentucky Poker Domain Seizure Case

The Poker Players Alliance hopes to get language that would criminalize playing online poker in Massachusetts officially removed from a casino bill during a hearing Tuesday in the state legislature. "We received...

Legal Update: A Massachusetts Bill, iMEGA and the Kentucky Supreme Court, and More

It has been a roller-coaster week in Massachusetts where the Poker Players Alliance believes it has successfully lobbied for the removal from a casino bill of language that would have made playing Internet poker in the state a crime. There was...

Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act Reintroduced

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) reintroduced his Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act late last week. This isn't a new bill that will compete with Barney Frank's legislation. These are companion pieces that...

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)...

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