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RAWA Could Be on Adelson Republican Jewish Coalition Agenda for 2016 GOP Hopefuls
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RAWA Could Be on Adelson Republican Jewish Coalition Agenda for 2016 GOP Hopefuls

March 19th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, may not be at the top of Sheldon Adelson’s talking points when he meets with Republican presidential hopefuls, but it’s likely the topic will come up. And it will...
MGM Ditches Cash At Poker Tables
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MGM Ditches Cash At Poker Tables

March 16th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
MGM Resorts has announced that it will no longer allow players to sit with cash at its poker tables. The casino giant will go chips-only from April 1 across all its major properties, including those that are known for hosting...
RAWA Congressional Hearing to be Held March 24
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RAWA Congressional Hearing to be Held March 24

March 14th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act’s Congressional hearing is now scheduled for March 24. The Sheldon Adelson-backed bill, which was reintroduced to the House by Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) in January, will be...
Dominican Republic Bill Would Legalize Online Poker
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Dominican Republic Bill Would Legalize Online Poker

March 13th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Dominican Republic Standing Committee on Finance is focusing its attention on regulating all forms of gambling and legalizing Internet gaming. Committee members are discussing a new bill that would create a national...
Tribal Coalition Slams Jones-Sawyer Bill
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Tribal Coalition Slams Jones-Sawyer Bill

March 12th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The California poker bill presented by Reggie Jones-Sawyer has been attacked by the anti-PokerStars tribal collation, which has dismissed the legislation as “fatally flawed” and “not sufficient to protect the integrity of...
Bwin.party Continues Sale Talks As Poker Revenues Decline
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Bwin.party Continues Sale Talks As Poker Revenues Decline

March 11th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Bwin.party says that talks to sell part or all of their business are becoming more serious, though there are still no details about what companies they are talking to or what kinds of deals are on the table. That news comes as...
Romanian Man Pleads Guilty To Cheating UK Poker Players
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Romanian Man Pleads Guilty To Cheating UK Poker Players

March 9th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Mihai Lacatos pleaded guilty to 14 counts related to fraud and four more charges of possessing false identification related to a string of frauds that he perpetrated against poker players at several casinos across the United...
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Relying On Game Theory?
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Relying On Game Theory?

March 9th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is adamantly denying various media reports that claim he’s using game theory to navigate his country’s devastating economic situation. An author of several books on game theory,...
Paul Phua’s Son To Plead Guilty In Illegal Sports Betting Case
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Paul Phua’s Son To Plead Guilty In Illegal Sports Betting Case

March 5th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua’s fight to clear his name in connection with an alleged illegal betting ring took another blow earlier today after it emerged that his son, Darren, will be entering a guilty plea in the coming days. According to a...
New Poker Only Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania 
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New Poker Only Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania 

March 4th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
A second Pennsylvania online gambling bill has been introduced to the House, this time by State Representative Nick Miccarelli, and its poker only. Miccarelli presented a poker-only bill last year (HB 2297), and while the text of...