SANS ONLINE POKER, ILLINOIS GAMBLING BILL PASSES THROUGH SENATE (Update)
02nd May, 2013 at 02:39:13
But measure still faces passage through the House, and an unenthusiastic governor
The controversial gambling expansion bill in Illinois, from which an online poker legalisation amendment was stripped last week (see previous report) has successfully passed through the state Senate on a vote of 32 - 20.
LEGALISED ONLINE POKER FOR NEW YORK?
12th March, 2013 at 02:19:49
A bi-partisan proposal during state budget debate
Legislative action on the New York state budget debate Monday provided an interesting bi-partisan proposal from two influential senators suggesting that the legalisation and taxation of online poker may go some way to resolving the state's need for cash.
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IS THE POKER TREND WANING?
28th February, 2013 at 09:51:44
Independent industry monitor and observers agree that poker seems to have gone off the boil
The latest numbers from the independent online poker monitor Pokerscout continue to show that the popularity of internet poker, like that of live poker, appears to be on the wane...down 8 percent over this time a year ago.
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TAX ON INTERNET POKER TOURNAMENTS
13th February, 2013 at 00:51:32
Nevada Gaming Control Board pushing for tax on net profits
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is pushing for a tax on net profits earned from online poker tournaments, apparently differentiating these events from similar live tournament projects in land casinos, which are untaxed.
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IOWA GAMBLING EXECS MAINTAIN MOMENTUM ON INTERNET POKER
27th December, 2012 at 09:59:16
All we need is the approval of legislators....
Jeff Lamberti, the articulate chairman of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and Iowa Gaming Association executive director, Wes Ehrecke maintained momentum on the possibility of Iowa joining the move to regulate online gambling this week in taping an interview for
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FEDERAL ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE ONLINE POKER COULD MEET OPPOSITION FROM STATE POLITICIANS
02nd October, 2012 at 11:50:28
Sen. Harry Reid could have more on his plate than he bargained for if he launched a legalisation attempt in the "lame duck" session of Congress.
The influential Washington DC political publication The Hill reports that a push for the federal legalisation of online poker by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the US Congress's lame-duck session this year "could run into a buzz-saw of opposition from state legislatures and governors."
NEVADA GIVES PROVISIONAL APPROVAL FOR FIRST AFFILIATE LICENCE
08th September, 2012 at 05:41:05
Poker Trip Enterprises experienced in marketing Nevada land poker rooms
The Nevada Gaming Control Board made another historic recommendation this week, provisionally approving two affiliate marketing websites belonging to Poker Trip Enterprises Inc. of Las Vegas.
888, WMS IN U.S. ONLINE POKER DEAL
02nd July, 2012 at 01:43:13
Agreement will enable WMS to add internet poker to its commercial offering to US land casinos
One of Europe's largest online gambling software developers and operators, 888 Holdings plc, has announced, as part of its online US strategy, an alliance with WMS Gaming Inc., a land casino supplier which also operates the Jackpot Party Casino.com.
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SHUFFLEMASTER PROFITS UP 23 PERCENT
05th June, 2012 at 12:06:25
US company continues to prosper, despite spending $28.5 million to acquire the Ongame online poker network
The US casino equipment company Shufflemaster showed this week that it has significant online as well as land gambling potential, reporting profits up 23 percent despite spending $28.5 million to acquire the Ongame internet poker group from Bwin Interactive (see previous report)
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THE BIGGEST POKER BUY-IN YET
05th April, 2012 at 03:38:39
The World Series of Poker details satellites for the most expensive poker event ever
Arrangements for the World Series of Poker one million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament (see previous reports) are progressing apace with the announcement Wednesday of a supporting satellite program.
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MARYLAND GOV. AGAINST INTERNET POKER
22nd October, 2011 at 03:00:22
Concerns that the competition will be bad for state lottery
Whatever happened to the spirit of competition that vitalises business and creates better deals for the consumer? Apparently in Maryland's state administration it is somewhat lacking as news emerged this week that the governor fears for his lottery.
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LEGALISED U.S. POKER CLOSE, SAYS GAMBLING CHIEF
05th October, 2011 at 01:48:45
But the AGA wants its own online poker bill
The chief exec of the influential American Gaming Association, Frank Fahrenkopf Jnr, delivered his customary address at G2E in Las Vegas Tuesday, reiterating corporate gambling operators' support for properly regulated and legalised poker in the USA, but rejecting legislation already proposed to Congress by Texas Representative Joe Barton and Massachusetts veteran politician Barney Frank.
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BULLISH PREDICTION ON INTERNET POKER IN THE UNITED STATES
26th September, 2011 at 05:05:50
"In less than five years a majority of U.S. states will offer online gaming. You'll see a domino effect once the first state moves forward," online gambling exec predicts.
The subject of legalised online gambling remains one of intense interest in the US state of New Jersey, and was examined by the local publication New Jersey.com over the weekend.
MASSACHUSETTS ONLINE POKER LEGALISATION PROPOSAL APPROVED
16th September, 2011 at 01:31:21
Winslow proposal included in land casino expansion bill
Massachsetts Republican Daniel Winslow's proposal to legalise intrastate internet poker in Massachusetts (see previous report) made it through the state House of Assembly this week as an amendment to a wider bill expanding land gambling in the state.
ANOTHER U.S. ARREST-IN-TRANSIT
13th June, 2011 at 04:43:56
Traveller with online gambling connections arrested in Phoenix
An American man with business interests in Costa Rica, who is believed to be a high roller at land casinos and is alleged to have connections with online gambling e-processing, was arrested over the weekend whilst in transit through Phoenix airport.
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