NEVADA GOVERNOR IN INTERSTATE TALKS ON INTERNET POKER
17th May, 2013 at 16:56:59
Gov. Sandoval moving fast to sound out possibilities with other states
Nevada's energetic governor Brian Sandoval has wasted no time in investigating interstate online poker compact possibilities with like-minded fellow governors following the approval of Nevada legislators for such activity recently (see previous reports).
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CALIFORNIA ONLINE POKER LEGALISATION DRIVE BY TRIBES CONTINUES (Update)
16th May, 2013 at 04:46:34
Draft currently being circulated among interested parties
A third major online poker legalisation initiative driven by Californian tribal interests has reached final drafting stage and is being circulated among interested parties in the west coast state, according to several media and blog reports.
NEW ONLINE POKER INITIATIVE FORMING AMONG CALIFORNIA TRIBES
08th May, 2013 at 05:43:48
Tribal gambling leaders confirm that private meetings on the possibilities are on-going
The US state of California, where online poker legalisation drives are currently on-going (see previous reports), could soon see a new and unexpected initiative coming from tribal gaming interests in the state.
NEW CALIFORNIA ONLINE POKER BILL COULD BE CLOSE
02nd May, 2013 at 16:44:22
Entirely new proposal is being prepared by tribal gaming interests
A well-informed industry editor, Victor Rocha, has revealed that an entirely new online poker legalisation bill is currently being drafted by tribal interests in California and could be presented to the state Legislature within the next two months.
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EXTORTION PLOT AGAINST POKER PROS EXPOSED
23rd April, 2013 at 03:03:03
Attempt to fleece Joe Sebok and others ran to hundreds of thousands of dollars
A case in the Los Angeles court attracted the attention of online poker industry observers this week, outlining as it did an attempt to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from several high profile poker players, including Joe Sebok.
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JAILED U.S. PAYMENT PROCESSOR IN THE NEWS AGAIN (Update)
13th April, 2013 at 03:07:03
Now Elie intends suing his lawyer
Chad Elie, one of the US online gambling payment processors who was jailed following federal enforcement actions on Black Friday (see previous reports) was in the news again Friday following his filing of litigation in a Nevada court against his former legal representative, well-known US lawyer Jeff Ifrah.
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JERRY YANG'S WORLD SERIES OF POKER CHAMP'S BRACELET ON I.R.S. AUCTION?
14th March, 2013 at 04:16:11
Is the 2007 main event champ in trouble with the taxman?
Keen-eyed industry observers spotted an intriguing US Treasury notification this week advising the public auction of some expensive watches and jewellery that included a 2007 World Series of Poker main event winner's bracelet - the year Jerry Yang emerged as the champion (see previous reports).
FEDERAL ONLINE POKER LEGALISATION : JUST POLITICAL TALK?
12th March, 2013 at 02:19:49
Whilst Sens. Reid and Heller discuss another legalisation run in Congress, industry observers are increasingly sceptical
Rumours of a renewed federal attempt to legalise online poker through the US Congress have been abroad for the past two weeks or more, and on Monday the Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported that Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller have held discussions on the possibilities.
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MILLION-DOLLAR POKER PAY DAY FOR WEIKAI
10th March, 2013 at 00:55:04
Relatively unknown local player takes down the WPT Bay 101 for $1,138,350
Bay-area poker player Weikai 'Kai' Chang survived a record field of 642 other players to win the $7,500 buy-in Season XI World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star NLHE main event in San Jose, California over the weekend, claiming the trophy and a $1,138,350 pay-day that includes a $25,500 entry into the WPT World Championship. It was his first major live championship win.
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UNLIKELY ALLY FOR A.G.A. POSITION ON POKERSTARS (Update)
09th March, 2013 at 03:34:12
California Tribal Business Alliance supports AGA's "bad actor" stance
A Californian tribal casino operator trade association, the California Tribal Business Alliance, has come out in support of the American Gaming Association's attack on the proposed acquisition of the Atlantic Club land casino in New Jersey by Pokerstars' parent The Rational Group.
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CAESARS ONLINE POKER ADVERTISING ACCOUNT AWARDED
28th February, 2013 at 09:51:44
Independent agency Zambezi gets the business as Caesars Interactive prepares for the Nevada advent of online poker
The marketing publication Adage reports that Caesars Interactive Entertainment, clearly gearing up for real money online poker action in Nevada, has awarded its creative advertising account to LA-based independent agency Zambezi.
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LOBBYISTS SWITCHING FOCUS TO STATE-BY-STATE POKER LEGALISATION
10th January, 2013 at 03:01:54
PPA exec says 70-30 percent focus on federal legalisation has now reversed to favour state-by-state solution
The latest failure to achieve federal legalisation of online poker, albeit at the cost of other forms of online gambling, has probably influenced US lobbyists to focus more on a state-by-state solution than a federal one, says Poker Player Alliance executive director John Pappas in an interview this week with Poker News.
CALIFORNIA SENATOR TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW ONLINE POKER INITIATIVE
08th January, 2013 at 01:02:55
Sen. Rod Wright of California is optimistic about his bill's chances this year
Despite having to abandon his intrastate online poker legalisation attempt in the California Legislature last year (see previous reports), California Senator Rod Wright remains optimistic about the measure's chances in 2013 following its recent reintroduction.
POOR PROSPECTS FOR FEDERAL POKER LEGALISATION NEXT YEAR
24th December, 2012 at 23:33:49
Stiff opposition from states and from conservative politicians and tribal groups
Congress has passed up any chance of delivering a federal online poker legalisation law this year, and the prospects for the 2013 session of Congress are not much brighter, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal expert writer Howard Stutz.
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PLAYSINO LAUNCHES SOCIAL GAMING POKER PRODUCT
23rd December, 2012 at 00:54:18
Poker and a Middle Eastern card game feature in two new games from social gaming developer
California and Ukraine-based social gaming developer Playsino has launched two games under the Playsino Publishing Network, featuring poker and a Middle Eastern card game in its initial offerings.
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