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Tag: Politics and Poker

Pro-Internet Gambling Coalition Increases Efforts to Combat Adelson

A pro-online gambling coalition has increased efforts to fight Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.

Is Wisconsin the Next State to Enter iGaming Mix?

Is Wisconsin primed to enter the iGaming fray? One tribe in the Northern part of the state thinks so, while many lawmakers are aware of the issue.

Gaming Questions Linger in Florida Election Year

There are a lot of unanswered gaming questions in Florida, and chances are there won’t be many answers from Gov. Rick Scott in the re-election year.

Louisiana Legislature May Examine iGaming Regulation

Louisiana is apparently considering a bill in the forthcoming legislative session that would enact safeguards for online gambling.

Debate on Online Monopoly Heats Up in Sweden: "The Party Is Over"

Svenska Spel chairman denies the risk of Sweden facing the European Court of Justice for its online gambling monopoly and attacks Tidningsutgivarna newspaper association.

A Glimpse Into President Obama's Complicated Relationship With Poker

Barack Obama came into office in 2008 as the first poker-playing President since Richard Nixon forty years earlier. Peter Alson chats with James McManus about the President's approach to poker.

PokerStars CEO Mark Scheinberg Settles with US Government for $50 Million

PokerStars CEO, Mark Scheinberg has reached an agreement with the Southern District of New York to forfeit $50 million to serve as final resolution between PokerStars and the US Government.

What are Online Poker's Chances During the Congressional Lame-Duck Session?

Does online poker have a chance during Congress' lame-duck session?

John Pappas Says U.S. FTP Player Remission Process Won't be a "Speedy Process"

John Pappas talks about his meeting regarding the repayment of U.S. Full Tilt Poker Funds with the Department of Justice.

Poker Players Alliance Prepping Letter Detailing Concerns for Reid-Kyl Online Poker Bill

Poker Players Alliance prepping letter for Reid-Kyl online poker bill.

The Nightly Turbo: Selbst & Weisner Win, No Player Penalties in Reid-Kyl Bill, and More

Vanessa Selbst, Melanie Weisner & Matthew Weber all win big; Reid-Kyl bill removes player penalty language; & PokerStars introduces "run-it-twice" option.

Opinion: Matthew Kredell Analyzes State Versus Federal Online Poker Legislation

Matthew Kredell analyzes state versus federal online poker legislation.

Summary Text of Reid-Kyl Internet Gambling Bill Goes Public

A look at the summary text of the Harry Reid and Jon Kyl Internet gambling bill.

Poker Players Alliance Releases Congressional Ratings Guide; Decline in Poker Opponents

According to the current Congressional Ratings Guide from the PPA, there has been a decline of poker opponents on Capitol Hill.

NY Judge Rules Poker is a Game of Skill; Not Illegal Under Illegal Gambling Business Act

According to a New York judge, poker is a game of skill.

PokerStars Settlement: What Does it Mean for Online Poker Legislation in the U.S?

What implications could the PokerStars settlement have for online poker legislation?

Discussion Draft of Internet Gaming Bill Released by Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

What interests does the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs want in an online poker bill?

Could the Indian Tribes Be Preparing Their Own Federal Internet Poker Bill?

Are the Indian tribes drafting their own federal online poker legislation?

Absolute Poker's Brent Beckley Gets 14-Month Prison Sentence in Black Friday Indictments

Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Delaware Becomes Second State to Authorize Online Poker

On Wednesday, Delaware became the second state, behind Nevada, to legalize online poker.