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Tag: Gambling legislation

Indian Tribes Trying to Pass Online Poker Legislation in California

According to a recent report from Capitol Weeky writer Malcolm Maclachlan, a consoritum of California-based Indian tibes and card rooms are lobbying to offer online poker for state residents. Despite having the authority to run gaming venues in the...

A Closer Look into the Internet Poker and Games of Skill Regulation, Protection and Enforcement Act

Poker enthusiasts have another bill on which to latch their hopes in the fight to legitimize online poker in the United States. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Internet Poker and Games of Skill Regulation, Protection and Enforcement Act...

United States, European Union to Resume Negotiations over Online Gambling

Incoming US Trade Representative Ron Kirk and European Union Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton met last week in Washington D.C., later...

Payment Processor Files Against U.S. for Return of Seized Online Poker Funds

San Diego-based Account Services Corporation, one of several online payment processors servicing U.S. players, has asked a federal judge...

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...

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