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RAWA Defeated as UIGEA Author Attempts Backdoor Maneuver 
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RAWA Defeated as UIGEA Author Attempts Backdoor Maneuver 

May 27th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), the bill that seeks to prohibit online gambling in the US at a federal level, and would trammel individual states’ rights to regulate online poker if they chose to do so, has once...
Pennsylvania Online Poker Legislation Gets Another Shot, But Gets Shot Down
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Pennsylvania Online Poker Legislation Gets Another Shot, But Gets Shot Down

May 26th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
Pennsylvania online poker is once again off the table, after lawmakers in the State House voted against two separate bills that sought to expand gambling and legalize Internet wagering this week. On May 24, an amendment to HB...
Pennsylvania Budget Shortfall Considers Online Poker as a Possible Solution
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Pennsylvania Budget Shortfall Considers Online Poker as a Possible Solution

May 19th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
The Pennsylvania budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal operating year proposed by Governor Tom Wolf (D) comes in at $33.3 billion, which is $3.3 billion, or 11 percent higher, than the current allocation. To make up for the gap, Wolf...
Nevada Online Poker Would See Boost with New Jersey Player Pool Sharing, Says Governor Brian Sandoval
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Nevada Online Poker Would See Boost with New Jersey Player Pool Sharing, Says Governor Brian Sandoval

May 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Combining Nevada online poker with its counterpart in New Jersey would be like creating a super-franchise between “the Yankees and the Dodgers,” according to Silver State Governor Brian Sandoval. Speaking at the recent Gaming...
PokerStars Moves in for the Kill in New Jersey, to Nobody’s Surprise
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PokerStars Moves in for the Kill in New Jersey, to Nobody’s Surprise

May 15th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStarsNJ has officially toppled Party-Borgata as leader in the regulated New Jersey online poker market, as many had predicted. According to figures released this week by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE),...
RAWA Language Seeking to Ban Online Gambling Slipped into Senate Appropriations Bill
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RAWA Language Seeking to Ban Online Gambling Slipped into Senate Appropriations Bill

May 10th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, has been shuffling around the halls of Congress for more than two years, but the anti-online gambling and poker legislation has found little patronage or support during its...
Could Adelson Support Sway Donald Trump on Poker Issue?
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Could Adelson Support Sway Donald Trump on Poker Issue?

May 9th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Donald Trump has a new friend in the form of billionaire Republican Party supporter and online poker hater, Sheldon Adelson. Although Adelson has been reluctant to show his support for Trump until now, the withdrawal of his final...
Michigan Online Gambling Hearing Today at State Capitol Bears a Solid “Maybe”
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Michigan Online Gambling Hearing Today at State Capitol Bears a Solid “Maybe”

May 4th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
A Michigan online gambling bill was heard by the State Senate’s Regulatory Reform Committee today at the State Capitol Building in Lansing. Authored by State Senator Mike Kowall (R-District 15), Senate Bill 889 would allow...
New Jersey Online Poker Boss Says Licensing Gray Market Operators is Gray Process
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New Jersey Online Poker Boss Says Licensing Gray Market Operators is Gray Process

April 26th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
New Jersey online poker is experiencing its first-ever renaissance largely thanks to welcoming PokerStars to the confined Internet gambling territory. Revenues and profits soared in March, and the outlook is bright for the three...
Could Michigan Become the Next US Online Poker State?
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Could Michigan Become the Next US Online Poker State?

April 18th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The US online poker scene could have a new player in the coming months if a new bill introduced to the Michigan senate is able to gain some traction. Senate Bill No. 889 was introduced on April 15 by State Senator Mike Kowall and...