Tag: online poker

The Future of Online Poker: Shared Liquidity

The American states of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have finally agreed to share online poker liquidity!

However, the implications of the deal will reach well beyond the borders of these states.

We’re also looking at sports betting news, and Disney’s efforts to stop our industry.

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Online Poker 4 Year Anniversary in Nevada

One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed it into law legalizing the business. At the time, skeptics said that if online poker…

American Cross-Border Online Poker

This week we take a look at New Jersey’s goal of cross-border online poker for the United States.

Having a common player pool for Internet poker between states would completely change the business model.

We’re also covering stories on tribal gaming and Amaya.

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Online Poker Fails in New York Again

After a lot of hope and optimism, online poker will not even be considered by the state Assembly of New York this year.

Not all was lost, however, as the state of Vermont has become the 13th state to regulate fantasy sports.

We also have gambling news from New Jersey and the U.K.

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New York Assembly Folds Online Poker for 2017

Those hoping that New York will legalize online poker this year shouldn’t bet on it. Though the Senate recently passed the bill, Assembly Democrats, who discussed the issue behind closed doors last week, are not expected to take it up before the legislative session’s scheduled end Wednesday. “There was some opposition; we’ll pick it up…

New York Online Poker Bill Heads to Senate

On Tuesday the New York Senate Finance Committee passed Sen. John Bonacic’s online poker bill, S 3898. The committee passed by a voice vote without debate or discussion. The bill now advances to the full Senate for consideration. Two Senate committees passed the proposal this year. The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Bonacic chairs…

No Online Poker for California in 2017

We’re barely in to May, and already the online poker question in California is dead for the year.

In fact, the situation is so bad it looks as if they plan to scrap the entire legislation and start over.

Also, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will meet with Nevada Governor Sandoval.

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California Online Poker Already Done for 2017

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer told Online Poker Report that his bill to legalize and regulate online poker will not be moving this year. However, he will continue to work on the issue in an effort to repair the trust between gambling interests and legislators that disintegrated at the end of last session. In an interview…

Online Gambling Becomes a States’ Rights Issue

The fight over online gambling has been a long and interesting one.

Now, however, as more and more states regulate the industry, the fight has taken a turn toward becoming a states’ rights issue.

We’re also covering news from Atlantic City and online poker.

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Talk of New Jersey – New York – Pennsylvania Online Poker Pact

At present, playing legal online poker on a regulated New Jersey site can be a frustrating ordeal. Games do not run round the clock, tournament guarantees are on the low side (and dipping), and low-to-mid stakes No Limit Hold’em games dominate cash game lobbies. But with online poker at the forefront of the legislative conversation…

New York Online Poker “Not in Budget”

Just like last year, it appears a bid to legalize New York online poker via the state budget is not in the cards. But that does not mean online poker legislation is dead for 2017. The Senate had included online poker in its version of the state budget. But it had not appeared in the…

Online Poker in New York Faces Showdown in June

New York’s fight to legalize online poker likely won’t face its true make-or-break test until June, according to poker’s prime mover in the state Assembly. New York’s state Senate included online poker language in its budget proposal last week, but the Assembly opted not to include poker in its spending plan. According to Assemblyman Gary…

California Online Poker Returns for 2017

Online poker legislation has become a perennial event in California, with efforts stretching back some 10 years. Despite a decade of debate, the state still seems far away from getting a bill across the finish line. But that doesn’t mean lawmakers won’t try. California Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer introduced the state’s latest online poker legislative effort,…

PokerStars First to Enter Czech Market

PokerStars has become the first online gambling operator to obtain a live games licence in the Czech Republic. The Amaya-owned company is expected to utilise the licence to launch a website in the country within the next few days, with Czech-based players able to access services via PokerStars.cz. Punters in the country will be able…

New York Wants Online Poker!

New York State came very close to passing online poker legislation last year. Now, the bill returns for 2017.

We also look at the continuing fight for Pennsylvania online gambling and fantasy sports regulation in America and Europe, and issues with the NFL’s move to Las Vegas.

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New York State Online Poker Bill Reintroduced

New York State Senator John Bonacic has reintroduced his online poker bill that was passed by the Senate last year. The bill, S 3898, was introduced on Jan. 27 and referred to the New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee. The committee is chaired by Bonacic. The bill is expected to sail through the…

The Fight for Online Poker in Australia

Online poker supporters created the “Australian Online Poker Alliance (AOPA)” in order to exhort authorities to legalise the sector. The group is gathering the opponents against the latest amendment that prohibits online poker activities in the country. AOPA proposes a complete framework to regulate the sector and bring benefits to the Australian government as well.…

Playing Online Poker in the USA

Times are changing and online poker is back in the spotlight in the United States. Online poker was extremely popular in the USA up until 2006, which is the year the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed into law. Since then, online poker has struggled to attract players and that’s largely because of…

New York Ponders Online Poker

As we all know, California is the golden snitch that the United States online poker world wants to catch, but also as we all know, there has been attempt after attempt after attempt to get online poker legalized and regulated there, always to no avail. Would New York be an acceptable consolation prize? Well, perhaps…

California Online Poker Doubtful for 2017

A dozen politically powerful American Indian tribes are not likely to reach the consensus needed to move an online poker bill in the 2017 California legislative session, tribal officials said this week. A tribal/card room coalition with Amaya/PokerStars plans to again introduce legislation to legalize California online poker, Robert Martin, chairman of the Morongo Band…