New Poker Bill in Virginia

NOTE: This is not an online poker bill. Senator Louise Lucas has submitted an amended gambling bill that seeks to admit poker as a game of skill, therefore bypassing antiquated gambling legislation in the state. f the state of Virginia ever wakes up to the possibility that gambling is not as dangerous as selling tobacco…

Reasons for Optimism in Pennsylvania Online Gambling Push

A key Pennsylvania lawmaker is optimistic on online gambling coming to the Keystone State in the next few months. Pennsylvania state Sen. Mario Scavello — the newly appointed chairman of the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee — made some news on Friday when he told Mark Gueretze of CDC Gaming Reports: “It looks like…

888Poker Next to Exit Australia

While PokerNews has been unable to confirm the exact reason for the timing of this from 888poker, it is believed to be due to the proposed amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 that some expect to pass in Australia in the near future. If passed, the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 mandates that…

Atlantic City Posts Revenue Gain Thanks to Online Gambling

Atlantic City casinos posted their first annual gaming revenue gains in a decade, and the credit is primarily due to their online gambling operations. Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the state’s seven surviving casinos generated brick-and-mortar gaming revenue of $189.7m in December, a 6.8% gain over December 2015.…

William Hill and Caesars Set for Iowa Race Book

William Hill, America’s leading Race & Sports Betting company, is partnering with Caesars Entertainment to bring back pari-mutuel simulcast wagering to the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino. Bettors at the William Hill Race Book inside the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino will be able to wager on major Thoroughbred, Harness, and Greyhound tracks from around the country…