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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Iowa Legalizes Sports Betting

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 617 into law on Monday, legalizing sports betting in the state. Though the law is effective immediately, no sports betting is available yet, as the regulations still need to be hammered out. “Gov. Reynolds believes that legalizing sports betting will bring this practice out of an unregulated black… Read more »

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NJ Sues DOJ Over Delayed Wire Act FOIA Request

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In January, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sheldon Adelson was the main influence behind the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) new opinion on the Wire Act. The new opinion said that the Wire Act makes all interstate online gambling illegal, reversing a 2011 opinion that said only online sports betting… Read more »

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DoJ Continues Defense of Awful Wire Act Opinion

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The U.S. Department of Justice is starting to show its cards in defense of the lawsuit brought by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the DoJ’s revised opinion on the Wire Act and to my non-lawyer eyes, the Department’s hand looks weak. That doesn’t mean that hand won’t win, though. To review, the DoJ’s… Read more »

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