Online Poker Bill Introduced in Indiana

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Efforts to expand sports gambling in the United States are picking up right where they left off last year. Indiana State Senator Jon Ford has introduced a bill to legalize both online poker and online casino games in the Hoosier State. SB 417 would permit Indiana’s 14 casinos (including racinos) to operate internet gambling sites… Read more »

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Michigan Legislature Approves Interstate Online Poker

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Bill awaits governor’s signature Interstate online poker will be a possibility for players in Michigan someday. When? Who knows? But because Senate Bill 991 was sent to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk on Wednesday, it is something that could be…in the cards. SB 991 passed both legislative chambers with zero problems. The House voted 85-16 in… Read more »

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Michigan Online Gaming Regulations Approved, Sites Could Launch in December

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Lawmakers speed up approval I’m not making any promises, but there is as chance – a chance – that online gambling could go live in Michigan this month. Tuesday morning, the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted to forego the 15-day period during which it can evaluate the new online gaming regulations, effectively… Read more »

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State Governments to Decide on Gambling Legislation

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While there seems to be no movement on regulatory or legalization actions across the States of America, many states have been staking their claims on the industry. Since the 2011 ruling by the U. S. government (more on this in a moment), many states have expanded their gaming options for their citizens, through either expansion… Read more »

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Hall of Fame Football Coach Tom Osborne Rallies Against Nebraska Gambling Expansion

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Legendary University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne had things to say about gambling on Monday and those things were not good. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee was on hand for a rally hosted by Gambling With the Good Life, an anti-gambling organization, to speak out against possible gambling expansion in Nebraska. Nebraska… Read more »

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Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Online Gaming and Poker Discussion in Kentucky to a Halt

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Just after the beginning of the year, the Commonwealth of Kentucky was moving forward with discussions regarding online gaming and poker in the state. It had been an abrupt turn for the state from its previous approaches to the controversial subject. Unfortunately, however, the discussion of online poker and gaming has been derailed by something… Read more »

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Chamber of Commerce, Gaming Companies Lobbying Extensively in Kentucky for Online Poker and DFS

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While people continue to watch hotspots like California, Florida, or Texas as the next breakthrough in online casino gaming, daily fantasy sports (DFS) and online poker, the real state to watch may be Kentucky. Plenty of online gaming organizations are putting their efforts into lobbying legislators in the Bluegrass State, only trailing the Kentucky Chamber… Read more »

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PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Voluntarily Surrenders to U.S. Authorities

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PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg is on United States soil for the first time in a couple decades after turning himself in to federal authorities to face charges stemming from the Black Friday indictments. Writing was on the wall According to Forbes.com, Scheinberg was visiting Switzerland a few months ago when federal prosecutors attempted to have… Read more »

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Ukraine Cracks Down on Gambling in Massive Raids

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The country of Ukraine is once again finding itself in the news and not for some of the other things that have been floating around over the past couple of years. In a massive raid ordered by the President of the country, Ukrainian law enforcement has cracked down on “illegal” gambling in the country, resulting… Read more »

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Michigan Legalizes Online Poker

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We are approaching seven years since online poker first went live in Nevada. Since then, just three other states – New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania – have sprouted online poker rooms.* It’s sad, really. At least a fifth state will soon be added to that list, as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Friday… Read more »

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Is Michigan Again On Pace to Pass Online Gaming Regulations?

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Over the past few years, there have been several states that have teased people with the potential to pass online gaming regulations. Pennsylvania did it for some time before pushing it through in 2017, now they’ve opened full online casino gaming and online poker with PokerStars. There isn’t another state on the horizon at this… Read more »

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Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Voices Support for Nationwide Legalized Online Poker

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The political side of online poker has languished in the background for several years now. At this moment, it is currently getting about as much attention on the national political scene as what position a candidate has regarding eradicating Athlete’s Foot. But one Tweet can change the conversations completely and that Tweet came out yesterday.… Read more »

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DOJ to Appeal Wire Act Lawsuit Defeat

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We all hoped they would just go away. Just stop. But we knew they would be back. On Friday, the Department of Justice filed a Notice of Appeal of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire’s Wire Act ruling from June. In that ruling, US District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro said that… Read more »

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