Editorial: “Black Friday,” Ten Years Later

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There are two things that I have learned about time: it is undefeated when it comes to a human’s lifespan and opinions and it continually marches forward. Ten years ago, the poker world was tossed into turmoil by what became known as “Black Friday,” or the shutdown of the most powerful poker rooms on the… Read more »

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Online Poker Legalization Bill Introduced in Illinois

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Bill constructed to launch sites quickly Illinois State Representatives Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll introduced a bill on Friday that would legalize online gambling, including online poker, in the state. HB 3142 would create the Internet Gaming Act (IGA) and, dare we say, it is actually a pretty reasonable piece of legislation. The state already… Read more »

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Moves to Open Gambling, Lottery in Hawaii Reach Roadblocks

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Usually when someone asks if gambling will ever be legalized across the States of America, there has always been two holdouts that would prevent it. Utah, being the home of the Mormon Church, has banned any type of gambling inside the state’s borders, even lotteries. Hawaii used to be the other state in that answer,… Read more »

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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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