Michigan State Rep Still Hoping for Online Poker This Year

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We are a half-decade into legalized online poker in the United States and just three measly states have launched their internet gaming industries with a fourth – Pennsylvania – close to joining. That’s it. With all the hubbub about sports betting in the last several months, it feels like online poker is on the back… Read more »

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Sports Betting Bill Introduced in Tennessee

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It appears that the legalization of sports betting is something that may be up for discussion in the Tennessee legislature in 2019, as State Representative Rick Staples introduced HB 0001 in the House of Representatives last week, a bill which “authorizes sports betting in this state only in jurisdictions that approve sports betting by local… Read more »

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Arkansas Voters Approve Casino Gambling

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Might as well keep going with the mid-term election news. In Arkansas on Tuesday, voters approved an amendment which would allow casino gambling in the state. Issue 4, as it was called, passed by a margin of 54.07 to 45.93 percent with 87 percent of the state’s precincts reporting. Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot… Read more »

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Amendment 3 Passes in Florida

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Future gambling expansion in Florida may have taken a hit on Tuesday as residents of Florida overwhelmingly passed Amendment 3, 71.44 percent to 28.56 percent. The measure puts decisions about casino gambling in the hands of Florida voters, rather than in the hands of state lawmakers. Sounds Good, But It’s Bad for Poker On its… Read more »

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Poker Alliance Comes Out Against Florida’s Amendment 3

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Ever since it took over the Poker Players Alliance, Poker Central has been extremely quiet. The organization was rebranded at the time of the takeover, with Poker Central renaming the group the Poker Alliance, but it didn’t exactly jump back into the fray regarding poker, gaming or…anything, to be honest. Now the new Poker Alliance… Read more »

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Portland Meadows Poker Room Loses to Oregon Lottery Once Again

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Last fall, the Oregon Lottery terminated its contract with Portland Meadows, revoking the racetrack’s license to house ten video lottery terminals because the venue has engaged in what the Oregon Lottery considers illegal gambling. Portland Meadows appealed the decision, but recently, the Lottery responded, denying the appeal and confirming its own ruling from last year.… Read more »

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New Jersey Accepts First Sports Bets, but Who’s Next?

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While they were expected to be the first “newcomer” to the sports betting world after court decisions, New Jersey instead became the second (after Delaware) with their actions on Thursday. The Garden State became the third state to officially open their borders for sports betting bright and early on a sunny Thursday on both ends… Read more »

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Switzerland Legalizes Online Gambling, Bans Foreign Operators

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From the “good news / bad news” file, residents of Switzerland have voted in favor of a referendum that will legalize online gambling, buuuuttt…only Switzerland’s brick-and-mortar casinos will be able to offer online gaming. The law, which has already been passed by both houses of parliament, will go into effect at the beginning of next… Read more »

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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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