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RAWA House Subcommittee Hearing Pits Fiction and Fear Against Facts in Online Gambling Battle
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RAWA House Subcommittee Hearing Pits Fiction and Fear Against Facts in Online Gambling Battle

March 26th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The latest outing for the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) took place on Wednesday in a House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations pow wow. In a...
Online Poker Pools Now Sharing Between Nevada and Delaware
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Online Poker Pools Now Sharing Between Nevada and Delaware

March 26th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Internet poker pools in Nevada and Delaware began sharing liquidity on Tuesday, a result of an interstate agreement signed by the states’ governors in February of 2014. The soft launch of the pact will bring Nevada’s...
Optimal Payments Purchases Skrill And Introduces Bitcoin Deposits
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Optimal Payments Purchases Skrill And Introduces Bitcoin Deposits

March 25th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Optimal Payments Plc, the parent company of Neteller, has announced that it will be purchasing one of its financial peers, Skrill. The takeover, which is said to be worth £800 million, will bring together two of the poker...
Horse Racing Industry Says Experience Counts In California Online Poker
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Horse Racing Industry Says Experience Counts In California Online Poker

March 25th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Online poker in California could come from any number of potential operators. There are the card rooms, which operate countless live poker games throughout the state. There are Indian tribal groups, which have a monopoly on...
Amaya Receives UK Licenses For PokerStars and Full Tilt 
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Amaya Receives UK Licenses For PokerStars and Full Tilt 

March 24th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Amaya is now officially approved to operate online poker and gaming networks in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland after both PokerStars and Full Tilt received licenses from the United Kingdom’s Gambling...
PPA to Show RAWA Flaws with Capitol Hill Demonstrations
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PPA to Show RAWA Flaws with Capitol Hill Demonstrations

March 24th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
RAWA, watch out: the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has a few tricks up its sleeve to make you vanish from the American landscape. The fate of online poker in the US could be made somewhat clearer on March 25, once the House Crime,...
Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partner Mystery Deepens 
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Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partner Mystery Deepens 

March 23rd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The announcement that bwin.party has struck a deal with a land-based licensee in Pennsylvania in preparation for the state’s possible regulation on online poker has caused some industry observers to turn into sleuths....
Ex-Poker Chip Exec John Kendall Convicted of Tax Fraud and Evasion
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Ex-Poker Chip Exec John Kendall Convicted of Tax Fraud and Evasion

March 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
A now-defunct poker chip company’s former executive, John Kendall, has been found guilty by a jury in Maine, following a six-day trial on numerous charges related to tax evasion that occurred from late 2007 through 2012....
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...