Florida Legislature Closes Door to Expansion of Gambling for at Least the Remainder of 2018

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With a referendum regarding gambling in the state being held during the 2018 midterm elections, the Florida Legislature had a final shot to make any moves regarding the state’s gambling laws. Instead, the politicians in Tallahassee punted the subject down the road, ensuring that there would be no further changes to the state’s regulations at… Read more »

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Portugal Publishes Shared Liquidity Framework, Player Pools to Merge with Spain and France Soon

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Just over a month since Spain and France merged their online poker player pools, Portugal is about to join them. On Friday, the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ), the country’s gaming regulatory body, published its technical standards framework for shared player liquidity. The next step is for Portuguese players to join Spanish… Read more »

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Parx Casino to PA Gaming Control Board: One Skin Per Licensee

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First reported by GamblingCompliance (paywall alert), the Parx Casino has written a letter to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), requesting that online gaming license holders only be allowed to have a single skin. The letter sums up the request as so: The Board should establish a limitation on the number of interactive gaming skins… Read more »

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Four U.S. Reps Write RAWA-Like Letter to Deputy AG

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Sheldon Adelson continues to lurk. As shared last week by Poker Players Alliance vice president Rich Muny, four Congressmen have written a letter to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, asking him to reverse the Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) clarification of the Wire Act from late 2011 which said that the Act only prohibited… Read more »

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Online Gambling Bill Makes It Through Michigan House Committee

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A bill to legalize online gambling passed through a Michigan House of Representatives committee Wednesday and though it will be nearly impossible for it to advance any further during this legislative session, there is some hope for the next. The Bill, House Bill 4926, was introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden three months ago. He told… Read more »

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UIGEA Villain Rep. Bob Goodlatte Retiring from Congress

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With the focus nowadays on Senator Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Adelson, and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz when it comes to those trying to prevent regulated online poker in the United States, it is easy to forget the founding assholes of the anti-poker league. One of these reprobates, Rep. Robert Goodlatte, announced that he will be retiring… Read more »

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New Hampshire Online Gambling Bill Quickly Shot Down

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Two weeks ago, I wrote an article titled, “New Hampshire Online Gambling Bill in Play.” Well, it isn’t anymore. Halloween was truly a day to realize our fears, as in an Executive Session, the New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee unanimously struck down HB 562, a bill which have legalized online gambling in the… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Online Gambling Bill

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After last week’s frantic activity in the Pennsylvania state legislature, we expected this to happen, but nonetheless, it is a relief that on Monday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the gambling expansion bill that will, among other things, legalize online gambling, including poker. The Pennsylvania Senate passed HB 271 on Wednesday by a 31-19 vote… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Online Gambling Bill

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Earlier this month, it looked like the chances of online poker legalization were dead in Pennsylvania for the rest of this year as state legislators still couldn’t agree on a budget bill, but sometimes life surprises us. On Wednesday night, the Pennsylvania Senate passed HB 271, a bill which would legalize and regulate online gambling,… Read more »

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New Hampshire Online Gambling Bill in Play

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If the stars align – and who knows what the real chances of them doing so are – New Hampshire could have legalized online poker in the near future. A bill, House Bill 562, has been revived in the New Hampshire House and is simply summarized as “An Act allowing online gambling.” HB 562 was… Read more »

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OPR: Michigan Online Poker Bill Author Wants House to Pass It by Thanksgiving

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According to a report by OnlinePokerReport.com (OPR), Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden, who introduced an online poker bill in September, wants to see it passed by the state House by Thanksgiving. While there are certainly big question marks surrounding the bill’s support, Rep. Iden said he is optimistic about its chances. “Throughout the month of… Read more »

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Partypoker Withdraws from Australia

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The fallout from the recent online gaming regulatory changes in Australia continues, as partypoker has announced that it will be withdrawing from the country’s internet poker market, effective August 31st. In a brief statement, which can be found on the website of party’s parent company, GVC Holdings, partypoker said: It has been announced that Australian… Read more »

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