US State News

Rand Paul Officially Announces Candidacy for Republican Presidential Nomination
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Rand Paul Officially Announces Candidacy for Republican Presidential Nomination

April 7th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The 2016 presidential campaign is officially underway, as the first candidates have begun to announce their bids and the first primaries and caucuses are less than a year away. That means that candidates officially declaring...
United California Indian Gaming Front Could See PokerStars In, But Racetracks Shunned, in Online Poker Scramble
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United California Indian Gaming Front Could See PokerStars In, But Racetracks Shunned, in Online Poker Scramble

April 6th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
What unites a California Indian gaming coalition the most? It appears it could be the simple threat of more competition, looming with the possibility of the Golden State’s own racetracks jumping into the online gambling and...
Caesars and PokerStars Form Partnership to Promote Online Poker in America
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Caesars and PokerStars Form Partnership to Promote Online Poker in America

February 17th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Caesars and PokerStars haven’t always seen eye-to-eye on the issues. After all, when it comes to online poker, the two are competitors: PokerStars is the world’s largest online poker brand, while Caesars controls the World...
Bobby Moak Mississippi Online Poker Bill Doesn’t Live to See Another Day
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Bobby Moak Mississippi Online Poker Bill Doesn’t Live to See Another Day

February 6th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
A Mississippi online poker bill died in committee this week, ending any hopes for Internet poker players that the game would be regulated in the state this year. The bill, introduced by Mississippi State Representative Bobby Moak...
Online Poker Opponent Lindsey Graham Eyeing 2016 Presidential Run
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Online Poker Opponent Lindsey Graham Eyeing 2016 Presidential Run

January 30th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the man with ties to anti-online poker advocate Sheldon Adelson, is reportedly eyeing up a 2016 presidential run. The South Carolina politician hit the poker industry’s headlines this week...
New Nevada Online Poker Bill Could Wreak Havoc on Tournament Stakers
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New Nevada Online Poker Bill Could Wreak Havoc on Tournament Stakers

January 26th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Nevada online poker could be in for a rude shock if a new proposed State Senate bill passes. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) and online poker in Nevada may both see changes if the new bill, known as Senate Bill 40 (SB 40), is...
Reggie Jones-Sawyer AB 167 in California: Soft on Bad Actors, Welcoming to PokerStars
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Reggie Jones-Sawyer AB 167 in California: Soft on Bad Actors, Welcoming to PokerStars

January 23rd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
A new California online poker bill from State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer can now go head-to-head with one presented earlier this month by fellow Golden State Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Bill AB 167 is Jones-Sawyer’s second...
Full Tilt Errant Message Appears to Announce Legal Online Play in New Jersey
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Full Tilt Errant Message Appears to Announce Legal Online Play in New Jersey

January 22nd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Full Tilt iOS iPhone app sent numerous poker players in New Jersey into near-hysteria this week, after receiving a message announcing real-money gameplay was now being offered in their home state. “We are pleased to...
New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Finally Looking Up
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New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Finally Looking Up

January 16th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The New Jersey online poker scene managed to avoid another loss and reverse its three-month downswing with a positive U-turn in the right direction for December, according to the State’s Division of Gaming Enforcement....
Mississippi Online Gambling Bill Includes Poker, Criminality for Gray Market Sites
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Mississippi Online Gambling Bill Includes Poker, Criminality for Gray Market Sites

January 14th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
A Mississippi online gambling bill has been presented for the new legislative session by Assemblyman Bobby Moak (D-District 53), as he renews his efforts to legalize online poker and online casino games in the state. This is...