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Tag: Sheldon Adelson

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.

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.

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.

Five Thoughts: Bad Actors, Zinno Wins Again, Fish Defends His Turf, and More

Bad actors are no longer bad and Zinno wins another World Poker Tour title in this week's Five Thoughts.

Inside Gaming: Exploring Adelson’s About-Face, Atlantic City Rebounds, and Riviera Closure Likely

Mother Jones reports on Sheldon Adelson's about-face on online gambling, Atlantic City's revenues increase in January, and the famed Riviera likely closing.

Caesars' Jan Jones Blackhurst Discusses Recent Alliance with PokerStars

PokerNews speaks to Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President, Communications & Government Relations, about Caesars allying with PokerStars.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 Stories of 2014: #1, PokerStars Acquired By Amaya and Makes Significant Changes

The No. 1 PokerNews story of the year is the acquisition of PokerStars by Amaya and the significant changes that followed.

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.

Inside Gaming: Caesars Deals With Debt, Details on Sands Cyber Attack, and More

Caesars makes moves to manage its industry-leading $22.8 million debt, Bloomberg reports on the Sands cyber attack, and gaming studies report many positives.

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.

Inside Gaming: Ron Paul v. Sheldon Adelson, Caesars’ Woes, and Failed Revel Sale

This week Inside Gaming looks at the latest lobbying battles over federal online gambling legislation, Caesars' financial woes, and the Revel's failed sale.

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.

Inside Gaming: New Jersey Passes Sports Betting Bill, Gov. Christie to Decide

Among several stories out of New Jersey, legislators have passed a new sports betting bill that only awaits Gov. Chris Christie's signature to become law.

Inside Gaming: Macau Casino Revenue Down Again, Largest Monthly Decline in Five Years

Macau suffers a fourth straight month of gaming revenue decline, the Hard Rock is coming to Lake Tahoe, and Revel finds a buyer in this week's Inside Gaming

Poker Players Alliance to Fight Against Poker-Only Carve-Out in U.S. Federal Bill

Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas says that poker-only might not be a sustainable model in the U.S. The PPA is no longer asking for a federal carve-out.

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