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PPA Reaction To RAWA Hearing and Thoughts Going Forward

The Poker Players Alliance gives reaction to RAWA hearing and thoughts going forward.

Fear-Mongering Testimony Overshadows Facts at Internet Gambling Ban Hearing

A U.S. House Judiciary hearing on Sheldon Adelson's Internet gambling ban bill was an exercise in fear mongering, says the Poker Players Alliance. Read our full recap.

Poker Community Strengthens Defense During RAWA Delay; Hearing Set for Wednesday

The three-week delay of the RAWA hearing allowed the poker community to strengthen its defense against Internet gambling ban proponents.

PokerStars is Sending Seven Players to Moscow to Dine with Ronaldo

PokerStars is sending seven players to Moscow to wine and dine with Ronaldo and Ivan Demidov.

Bwin.party Reports Big Declines in Online Poker and Overall Revenues

According to bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger, the negative result is due to the effect of national legislation and the ISP ban in Greece.

Take Action Before Thursday's Congressional Hearing on RAWA Online Poker Ban

On March 5, the a House Judiciary subcommittee is holding a hearing on H.R. 707, the so-called Restore America’s Wire Act bill.

Italy's Third Biggest Political Party Calls for Total Ban on Gambling Advertising

Politician Beppe Grillo accuses the Italian government to be "under the thumb of the gambling industry."

Italy to Introduce New Gambling Laws by Feb. 20

According to gambling lawyer Giulio Coraggio, the new package of Italy's gambling laws will not affect the online industry but will focus on brick-and-mortar gambling rooms.

Caesars and PokerStars Join Forces to Promote U.S. Online Gaming Market

Caesars Interactive Entertainment have softened their stance on "bad actors" and will join forces with PokerStars to promote a U.S. online gaming market.

Russia's Attack Against America's "Invisible Internet" Could Switch Online Poker Off

The end of online gaming, including online poker, could be coming in Russia.

Internet Gambling Sites to be Blocked in the United Kingdom

Residents of the United Kingdom wanting to participate in online gambling will have a few extra hoops to jump through thanks to internet filters designed to protect Internet users from adult material.

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.

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.

Official Study Proposes to Strengthen Monopolistic Policies in Norway

According to the findings of a group of experts, Norway needs new laws to limit the "gambling leakage" that brings money to international operators.

Adelson-Backed Internet Gambling Ban Fails During Lame-Duck Session

The Sheldon Adelson-backed Internet gambling failed during the lame-duck session, but Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas says the battle is still on.

Gaming Bill Delay in Mexico Could Benefit Poker Players

Mexico delays passing a new gaming bill and Argentina considers curbing gaming advertising.

PPA Releases List of Lawmaker "Jokers" Leading Into Tuesday's Midterm Elections

With midterm elections Tuesday, the PPA has put out a list of lawmakers it calls "jokers" for having advocated for prohibitions against online poker.

Are Seating Scripts Killing Online Poker?

According to Microgaming's Alex Scott "most recreational players would be horrified to find out about them."

Korea Shuts Down All Facebook Games In Attempt To Regulate Social Gambling

No more Facebook games for citizens of South Korea, as the country has blocked all social casino games as well as titles like Candy Crush and Farmville.

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