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California Online Poker Bill Overlooked in Favor of DFS
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California Online Poker Bill Overlooked in Favor of DFS

January 7th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
California online poker remains a distant dream for millions, after a scheduled hearing was unexpectedly canceled earlier this week. After months of hoping and lobbying, AB 167 (an online poker bill sponsored by Assemblyman...
Amaya Smacked with $870 Million Kentucky Court Fine
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Amaya Smacked with $870 Million Kentucky Court Fine

January 5th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya is mad as hell and it’s not going to take it anymore. That’s the company’s feedback on the latest in a dramatic case in Kentucky that’s been more riveting to watch than a telenovela. The most recent...
Poker Business Scandals in 2015: Crime, Controversy, and Crooks
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Poker Business Scandals in 2015: Crime, Controversy, and Crooks

December 28th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Poker business scandals go hand-in-hand with America’s favorite casino card game, the allure of striking it rich often too tempting for the immoral to resist. Similar to any other industry where great stacks of money are...
State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015
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State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015

December 25th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Poker in America is complicated and complex, and considering it’s both a state and federal topic, that’s no big surprise. “Politician” is defined as “someone who is active in government,” and...
How Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal Acquisition Could Impact 2016
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How Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal Acquisition Could Impact 2016

December 23rd, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Sheldon Adelson paid $140 million for the Las Vegas Review-Journal (R-J) on December 10, but he didn’t reveal his involvement in the acquisition from New Media Investment Group, the paper’s former owners, until a week...
Delaware Online Poker Posts Strong November Earnings, Revenues Soar 20.6 Percent
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Delaware Online Poker Posts Strong November Earnings, Revenues Soar 20.6 Percent

December 22nd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Delaware online poker rebounded in November, poker rake and fee totaling $28,985 for the month, a 20.6 percent increase compared to October. Internet poker in The First State went on life support last month after the market...
Italy Amends Online Poker Tax Structure and Gambling Advertisement Laws
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Italy Amends Online Poker Tax Structure and Gambling Advertisement Laws

December 19th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Italy is amending its 2015 Stability Law that was introduced in October in order to more properly profit from online gambling, Internet poker, and sports betting. Last June, the Italian government voted to eradicate Article 14 of...
Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars
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Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars

December 18th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya Inc. has branded a $290 million lawsuit brought against its subsidiary PokerStars by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as “frivolous” and “without merit,” and vowed that it will “vigorously dispute” any liability...
RAWA Excluded From Must-Pass Spending Bill
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RAWA Excluded From Must-Pass Spending Bill

December 17th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The threat of US online poker being shutdown in 2015 has finally come to an end thanks to a political veto on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Disseminated to the online poker community via a Facebook post from...
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Heads Offline for 2015, Shelved Until Spring
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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Heads Offline for 2015, Shelved Until Spring

December 16th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Keystone State had a July 1 deadline to approve a fiscal year operating budget, but the two sides have been locked in a stalemate now for six months and critical consequences have ensued including school districts being...