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Future of Japan's Gambling Legislation To Be Decided in April

If approved, the bill would create the third biggest gambling economy in the world and boost Japan's tourism industry.

Europe in Pills: Poland Opens to Foreign Operators and Sweden Attacks the AppStore

While Italy and Spain are busy with important changes at the top of their respective online gambling regulators, Poland gets ready to slowly open its market to international operators and Sweden partners with Apple against grey operators.

New Online Gambling Tax Set to be Signed Into Irish Law

Taxation on online gambling activities is about to become a reality in Ireland.

Understanding the Witness List for Thursday's Congressional Hearing on RAWA

The witness list for Thursday's House Subcommittee hearing on the Restoration of America's Wire Act (RAWA) legislation is stacked against Internet poker as expected.

Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Pulls a No-Show at Debate

Las Vegas Sands Vice President of Government Relations Andy Abboud was a no-show at his scheduled iGaming debate against the PPA's John Pappas.

Five Thoughts: Nevada/Delaware Compact, Aviation Club Closes, and Jason Somerville

Five Thoughts talks compacts, Aviation Club de France, Jason Somerville, and more.

Portugal's Council of Ministers Approves Online Poker Regulation

Portugal's government believes that new gambling legislation will generate additional fiscal revenues of €25 million.

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Unlikely to Reverse DOJ Wire Act Interpretation

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee that, if appointed, she is unlikely to reverse the DOJ's Wire Act interpretation.

State Sen. Lesniak: Adelson, Gov. Christie Delaying PokerStars' Entrance into New Jersey

State Sen. Ray Lesniak explains to PokerNews why he believes PokerStars has not received an operating license in New Jersey.

Five Thoughts: The Banker Returns, New WSOP Payouts, and More

Five Thoughts talks Andy Beal's $5 million loss to Todd Brunson, the new WSOP Main Event payouts, Aussie Millions, and more.

Online Poker Legislation Reintroduced in California -- With Big Changes

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer reintroduced his online poker bill, but with big changes this time.

Five Thoughts: PCA Wrap Up, Ronaldo Talks Poker, GSSS II Kicks Off, and More

Five Thoughts examines the 2015 PCA, Ronaldo's thoughts on poker, and more.

Europe in Pills: Russia Bans Bitcoins, Czech Republic to Tax Illegal Operators

While Russia decided to 'attack' bitcoin and Czech Republic discussed the possibility to tax illegal operators, 888poker launched a new promo that hints at an application to join Portugal’s legalized online poker market.

Will Online Poker Spread Through U.S. in 2015?

Will online poker spread through the U.S. in 2015? Matthew Kredell looks ahead at what could be a pivotal year.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Virginia to Wyoming

A state-by-state look at the current iGaming landscape in the United States. Which states are primed for iGaming? Which are likely to pass? Find out here.

2014 Year in Review: Online Poker Legislation in the U.S.

PokerNews' Matthew Kredell takes a look back at the online poker legislation that took place in the U.S. in 2014.

Top 10 Stories of 2014: #8, Ultimate Poker Closes in New Jersey and Nevada

Coming in at No. 8 on the PokerNews Top 10 Stories of 2014 is the closure of Ultimate Poker in Nevada and New Jersey.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: South Dakota to Vermont

A state-by-state look at the current iGaming landscape in the United States. Which states are primed for iGaming? Which are likely to pass? Find out here.

Czech Republic Plans to Double the Taxes on Gambling

The Finance Minister believes that higher taxes could help the government to find extra revenues for 6 billion Czech Crowns, approximately $270 million Euros.

Ireland Postpones Adoption of a New Gambling Legislation to 2015

If adopted, the new legislation on online gambling will introduce a new 1 percent tax on all the best placed by Irish online gambler. In the case of online poker, this could translate into a 1 percent tax to be applied to all the pots.

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