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Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Threatens Online Poker with New Bill
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Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Threatens Online Poker with New Bill

December 14th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) is the latest politician to join the anti-online poker movement. Unlike those before him, Pennsylvania’s Fitzpatrick isn’t supporting the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of...
Ten Attorneys General Ask Trump to Support Anti-Online Poker Push
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Ten Attorneys General Ask Trump to Support Anti-Online Poker Push

December 5th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The anti-online poker movement has reared its ugly had once again, this time thanks to a group of ten Attorneys General. Although President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence are yet to officially take office,...
California Online Poker Bill Flatlines for 2016, Despite Revival Efforts
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California Online Poker Bill Flatlines for 2016, Despite Revival Efforts

August 24th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
California online poker is now on life support until 2017, at least. The latest measure that could have legalized the game in the Golden State is still in a coma and unlikely to come out of it before the end of this year. The...
High Stakes Poker Player Andy Beal Becomes Trump Advisor
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High Stakes Poker Player Andy Beal Becomes Trump Advisor

August 8th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Andy Beal, the billionaire businessman and poker enthusiast, is part of Donald Trump’s new economic advisory team. Beal will be best known to poker fans as the man who took on a collective of high stakes poker pros (known...
Mike Pence Supports Sheldon Adelson’s Online Poker Ban
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Mike Pence Supports Sheldon Adelson’s Online Poker Ban

July 30th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Mike Pence agrees with Sheldon Adelson that online poker has no place in American culture. But Donald Trump doesn’t appear to have anti-Internet poker attached to his platform. Pence is Trump’s running mate heading into the...
Voters Don’t Want California Online Poker Says Tribal Survey
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Voters Don’t Want California Online Poker Says Tribal Survey

June 21st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Online poker in California took a knock recently when it was left out of an important state Assembly vote, but things could be even worse than first thought if a new poll holds any weight. In the wake of Californians being left...
GVC Holdings Gets Important Approval Status in New Jersey
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GVC Holdings Gets Important Approval Status in New Jersey

June 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
GVC Holdings, the gaming company that took control of bwin.party back in February, has been given the OK to continue operating in the Garden State by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). Prior to the GVC...
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...