PokerStars and Other Online Poker Rooms Must Exit Netherlands Market Ahead of Regulated Online Gambling Era

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Need a license to get in the game The Netherlands is cleaning its online gambling house, ready to start fresh in October. After Dutch lawmakers passed the Remote Gambling Act in April, internet gambling became legal, but operators must be licensed to offer their games. As such, Dutch regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set a… Read more »

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Florida Legislature Passes New Compact with Seminoles, But Legal Challenges Loom

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After more debate than was originally thought, legislators in the state of Florida have ratified the compact between the state and the Seminole Indian tribe of the state. The ratification alone does not mean that the 30-year deal is effective immediately, however. There are still several challenges that loom ahead, including federal approval and an… Read more »

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Germany Proposes Tax Increase on Internet Gaming

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After extensive debate, Germany is looking to increase the taxes on internet gaming, in particular slots and poker. The discussion over the increases is not over quite yet, but time is running out to stop the proposed increases. If nothing is done to prevent it, implementation of the new taxes will begin July 1. All… Read more »

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State of Florida, Seminole Tribe Sign New Gaming Compact

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After five years of debate over the subject, the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida have come to an agreement over gambling rights in the Sunshine State. It will allow for the Seminoles to build three more casinos, but perhaps more important is that it will open the state for sports betting.… Read more »

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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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