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Tag: Gambling legislation

PokerNews Op-Ed: Congress Has Been Dealt a New Online Poker Hand

Attorney Maurice "Mac" VerStandig on why Congress has been dealt a new online poker hand with Rep. Joe Barton's Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013.

Rep. Joe Barton: U.S. Federal Online Poker Legislation Not Far Away

Congressman Joe Barton believes that federal online poker legislation will occur once more populous states launch their own markets.

Inside Gaming: WSOP Acquires Mobile App, Harry Reid Discusses Federal Online Poker Bill

In this week’s edition of Inside Gaming, Harry Reid discusses the new federal online poker bill, and the World Series of Poker acquires its mobile app.

Federal Online Poker Bill Introduced in U.S. Congress

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) introduced a federal online poker bill titled the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013.

Report: PokerStars' Deal to Purchase Atlantic City Casino Expires

According to the Wall Street Journal, PokerStars' agreement to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino in New Jersey has expired.

Lesniak: PokerStars License in Hands of New Jersey Gaming Officials, Not Legislature

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak discusses his thoughts on PokerStars' application for an online gaming license in New Jersey.

ClubWPT Withdraws from Florida Market Upon Bill Signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott

ClubWPT withdraws from Florida market following Governor Rick Scott signing a bill into law on Wednesday that seized the operations of hundreds of Internet cafes.

Inside Gaming: Casino Gaming in Texas, Chicago, and Philadelphia

This week's edition of Inside Gaming, takes a look at casino gambling in Texas, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Update On Government's Appeal in Lawrence DiCristina Case

Matthew Kredell provides an update on the Lawrence DiCristina case that the government is appealing in a federal circuit court.

Online Poker Needing More Support in New York State

New York State needs online poker, says Matthew Kredell, but the issue needs more support from state lawmakers.

Lobbyist Matt Eide Explains Status of Online Poker in Iowa

Iowa lobbyist Matt Eide of Eide & Heisinger, L.L.C. explains the online poker situation in Iowa, which has introduced legislation on numerous occasions.

Nevada Gaming Commission Seeking Comment on Interstate Agreements

The NGC has filed a Request for Comment from all licensees and interested persons on “regulations concerning interstate agreements for interactive gaming.”

Texas Legislation Addresses Both Live and Online Poker

Add Texas to the list of states considering online poker thanks to State of Texas Ballot Measure SJR No. 43. Learn more on Texas' poker situation here.

New Jersey Likely to Influence Other States to Legalize Online Poker

New Jersey is the third state to approve online poker, but it's likely to have a greater impact on the rest of the country than its predecessors.

American Gaming Association's Frank Fahrenkopf Comments On Federal Online Poker Bill

Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, comments on federal online poker bill.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Conditionally Vetoes Online Gambling Bill

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed the state online poker bill on Thursday, and will pass the bill in March.

Poker Players Alliance Pessimistic About New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill

After meeting with representative to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Poker Players Alliance is worried that Christie will veto the Internet gambling bill.

Lesniak: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is "Clueless" About Online Gambling

In an interview with PokerNews' Matthew Kredell, New Jersey Sen. Ray Lesniak said Gov. Chris Christie is "clueless" about online gambling.

State Sen. Lesniak Says PokerStars-Atlantic Club Deal Is Good for New Jersey

New Jersey State Sen. Raymond Lesniak doesn't think that Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars, should have any trouble gaining the state's approval for its purchase the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel.

Online Poker Lobbyists Will Shift Focus from Federal to State-by-State Platform in 2013

PokerNews' Matthew Kredell expects the U.S. online poker lobby to shift its focus from a federal to state-by-state platform in 2013.

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