Does Online Poker Have a Shot in New York in 2024?

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It has become almost as agonizing to watch the state of New York dance with online poker as it is watching California. For years both states have dallied with the notion of passing online poker legislation, only to turn away from the industry that potentially could net them billions in tax revenues. Could that be… Read more »

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The Cordish Companies, Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith Unveil New Virginia Casino Plan

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Making the pitch The Cordish Companies, the owner of the Live! brand of casinos around the United States, has unveiled a new proposal for a mixed-used development – which includes a casino – in Petersburg, Virginia. The 400,000-square-foot Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia in Petersburg would cost an estimated $1.4 billion to build. The casino… Read more »

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American Gaming Association Speaks Out Against Federal Bill to Fund Problem Gambling Programs

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Boosting needed funding The United States’ leading gambling industry advocacy and lobbying group has come out in opposition to federal legislation that would earmark a portion of sports betting taxes for problem gambling services. The Gambling Addiction Recovery, Investment, and Treatment (GRIT) Act was introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Rep. Andrea Salinas (D-Oregon)… Read more »

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Petersburg, Virgina Wants Casino Referendum on 2025 Ballot

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Richmond couldn’t make it happen The city of Petersburg, Virginia is hoping that state capital Richmond’s loss is its gain. According to ABC 8 News, Petersburg officials have submitted a request to the state General Assembly to hold a casino referendum in 2025. In 2020, state lawmakers passed legislation allowing for five brick-and-mortar casinos, all… Read more »

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Richmond Casino Referendum Fails for Second Time

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Not even close For the second time in two years, residents of Richmond, Virginia voted against casino gambling in their city. On Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposed Richmond Grand Resort and Casino, 58% to 41%. In November 2021, the results were extremely close: 51-49. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, residents in precincts closest to… Read more »

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Texas Lieutenant Governor Kills Sports Betting Bill

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When the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize sports betting in the state last week, there was a sense of excitement that finally, finally, residents of one of the largest states in the country would be able to place wagers on games. Not so fast. On Saturday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick… Read more »

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Online Poker “Black Book” Bill Fails in Nevada

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The question of how to manage cheating in the world of online poker has been in existence since the game was founded. There have also been plenty of suggestions (regulatory agencies, organizations, etc.) regarding how to address the question. The state of Nevada recently proposed the creation of an online poker “black book,” but those… Read more »

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Nevada Looks to Create Online Poker “Black Book”

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One of the biggest questions with online poker – and online gaming overall – is the proliferation of online cheating. There have been many suggestions for combating this situation, but few solutions. The state of Nevada has stepped up with proposed legislation that would look to take on the subject once and for all, and… Read more »

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Hearings Held on Potential Texas Poker Rooms Legislation

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It has been a major question for nearly a decade in the state of Texas. The proliferation of poker “clubs” – which circumvent the state’s archaic anti-gambling laws – has simultaneously flourished while local law enforcement tries to curb their growth. A hearing held on Wednesday examined two bills that would attempt to put some… Read more »

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