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RAWA Sponsor Jason Chaffetz Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2018
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RAWA Sponsor Jason Chaffetz Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2018

April 21st, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Anti-online poker Republican Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) won’t be seeking re-election to Congress in 2018 according to an announcement via his official Facebook page. To the general public, Chaffetz is known as the Chairman of...
Online Poker in Delaware Takes a Dip in March
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Online Poker in Delaware Takes a Dip in March

April 19th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Online poker and casino gaming in Delaware took a hit in March with the latest reports showing state revenue was down 42 percent compared to 2016. Disappointing performances from Dover Downs and Delaware Park, the state’s...
Black Friday Mastermind Preet Bharara Sacked by President Trump
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Black Friday Mastermind Preet Bharara Sacked by President Trump

March 13th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor synonymous with poker’s Black Friday, has been sacked after reportedly failing to offer a letter of resignation. As part of President Donald Trump’s sweep of the Justice...
Pretlow Talks Up Online Poker in New York During TV Interview
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Pretlow Talks Up Online Poker in New York During TV Interview

February 27th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Potential regulation for online poker in New York received another boost recently after Assemblyman J Gary Pretlow (D-Mt. Vernon) signaled he’s ready to move the issue along. On February 7, 2017, Pretlow submitted A05250 in...
AG Nominee Sessions Shocked by DOJ’s Wire Act Interpretation
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AG Nominee Sessions Shocked by DOJ’s Wire Act Interpretation

January 11th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions was “shocked” by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act. Following a requests by the states of New York and Illinois for clarification of the...
Pennsylvania and California Online Poker Legislation in 2016: Much Ado About Nothing Being Passed
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Pennsylvania and California Online Poker Legislation in 2016: Much Ado About Nothing Being Passed

December 28th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
When it came to Pennsylvania and California’s online poker passage plans in 2016, hopes were high, but delivery was low. Although many around the poker community expected Pennsylvania to pass legislation long before the...
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Threatens Online Poker with New Bill
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Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Threatens Online Poker with New Bill

December 14th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) is the latest politician to join the anti-online poker movement. Unlike those before him, Pennsylvania’s Fitzpatrick isn’t supporting the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of...
Ten Attorneys General Ask Trump to Support Anti-Online Poker Push
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Ten Attorneys General Ask Trump to Support Anti-Online Poker Push

December 5th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The anti-online poker movement has reared its ugly had once again, this time thanks to a group of ten Attorneys General. Although President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence are yet to officially take office,...
California Online Poker Bill Flatlines for 2016, Despite Revival Efforts
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California Online Poker Bill Flatlines for 2016, Despite Revival Efforts

August 24th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
California online poker is now on life support until 2017, at least. The latest measure that could have legalized the game in the Golden State is still in a coma and unlikely to come out of it before the end of this year. The...
High Stakes Poker Player Andy Beal Becomes Trump Advisor
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High Stakes Poker Player Andy Beal Becomes Trump Advisor

August 8th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Andy Beal, the billionaire businessman and poker enthusiast, is part of Donald Trump’s new economic advisory team. Beal will be best known to poker fans as the man who took on a collective of high stakes poker pros (known...