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Representative Robert Rita Ready to Debate Online Poker in Illinois
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Representative Robert Rita Ready to Debate Online Poker in Illinois

August 6th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Online poker in Illinois could become a reality thanks to the recent repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and state representative Robert Rita. Continuing what’s become a five-year push for...
Hope for US Online Poker as Rep. Barton Eyes Up Racing Integrity Bill
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Hope for US Online Poker as Rep. Barton Eyes Up Racing Integrity Bill

June 28th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
US online poker players have been given a beacon of hope courtesy of Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). According a June 22 report by...
Poker Players Alliance Positive After PASPA is Struck Down
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Poker Players Alliance Positive After PASPA is Struck Down

May 16th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) believes striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) could be a chance for US states to embrace regulated online poker. Commenting on the US Supreme Court’s ruling...
Application Process for Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licenses to Open in April, Operations on Track for Year-End Launch
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Application Process for Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licenses to Open in April, Operations on Track for Year-End Launch

March 12th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Ever since Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf put his signature to legal online casinos five months ago, players have wondered when they’ll be able to log on and play. A launch of online operations is on track for years end, while...
Online Poker in California Folds for Another Year
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Online Poker in California Folds for Another Year

February 16th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Online poker in California is unlikely to become a reality in the near future after Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) admitted he won’t be reintroducing his bill in 2018. The fight for legal online poker in...
New Jersey’s Online Poker Profits Tumble in 2017
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New Jersey’s Online Poker Profits Tumble in 2017

January 22nd, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
New Jersey’s online poker economy experienced a downswing in the final month of 2017 according to the latest revenue report from the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement. Outlining the latest stats for the Garden State’s...
Online Poker Push Resumes in West Virginia
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Online Poker Push Resumes in West Virginia

January 12th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Online poker could become a reality in West Virginia thanks to the resubmission of an interactive gaming bill sponsored by five Democrat lawmakers. After being pushed aside in 2017, House Bill 3067 (HB3067) has found its way back...
Online Poker in Michigan Now a Possibility for 2018 Following House Vote
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Online Poker in Michigan Now a Possibility for 2018 Following House Vote

December 20th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Online poker in Michigan moved a step closer to becoming a regulatory reality following a House Regulatory Reform Committee vote. The news was reported by the Poker Players Alliance’s (PPA) Vice President Rich Muny who, along...
US Betting Industry Could be Set for Shake-Up Thanks to New Jersey   
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US Betting Industry Could be Set for Shake-Up Thanks to New Jersey  

December 6th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
The US betting industry could be in for some major changes in 2018 and New Jersey is the state leading the way. When Garden State Governor Chris Christie appeared in front of the Supreme Court on December 4, he did so with the...
Déjà Vu as Senator Lindsey Graham Authors Another Anti-iGaming Letter
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Déjà Vu as Senator Lindsey Graham Authors Another Anti-iGaming Letter

November 29th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Anti-online poker senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Dianne Feinstein (D-California) have resumed their fight to have the Wire Act (1961) restored. In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, the...