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New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 

New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 

Philip Conneller - April 26th, 2015

A bill that seeks to impose a blanket ban on online poker, and online gambling in general, in Pennsylvania has been introduced to the legislature, as State Representative Thomas Murt issues a challenge to the ongoing effort to legalize and regulate. House Bill 1013, which has been signed by seven sponsors, including Murt, would prohibit […]

iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General

iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General

Daniel Smyth - April 24th, 2015

  The seemingly online poker-friendly Loretta Lynch has just been confirmed as the new Attorney General by the Senate. Despite her confirmation being one of the most protracted in US political history, Lynch is now the official US Attorney General and, in taking up her position, she has become the first ever African-American woman to […]

Sheldon Adelson Rep Drowned Out at Pennsylvania Online Gaming Committee Hearing

Sheldon Adelson Rep Drowned Out at Pennsylvania Online Gaming Committee Hearing

Philip Conneller - April 17th, 2015

Pennsylvania’s committee hearing on Thursday was perhaps everything that last month’s RAWA hearing in Washington DC should have been: an opportunity for industry analysts and tech experts to offer a clearer picture of the economic potential and technological safeguards of regulated igaming. The House Gaming Oversight Committee met to discuss Representative John Payne’s bill B649, which […]

Eighty Percent Of All Full Tilt Claimants Paid, Says GCG 

Eighty Percent Of All Full Tilt Claimants Paid, Says GCG 

Philip Conneller - April 13th, 2015

The Full Tilt Remissions process is now 80 percent complete, according to the Garden City Group (GCG), the claims administrator appointed by the US government to oversee repayments to victims of the Full Tilt fiasco. Full Tilt Poker was shut down by the US Department of Justice on Black Friday, April 15, 2011, and its […]

New Online Gambling Bill In Pennsylvania Ahead of Hearings

New Online Gambling Bill In Pennsylvania Ahead of Hearings

Ed Scimia - April 8th, 2015

The Pennsylvania online poker field has just become a little more crowded, as a third bill to regulate iGaming in the state has been introduced. HB920, proposed by state Representative Tina Davis (D-Bucks County), would allow Pennsylvania to begin licensing and regulating online poker and casino games, but would come with some rules and restrictions […]

Rand Paul Launches Presidential Campaign

Rand Paul Launches Presidential Campaign

Ed Scimia - April 7th, 2015

The Republican fight for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination promises to be an interesting one for pundits, as there may be a dozen or more serious candidates who throw their hats into the ring before voting begins and the field inevitably narrows. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) became the first contender to start his campaign in […]

Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott Dies At 61

Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott Dies At 61

Ed Scimia - April 6th, 2015

David “Devilfish” Ulliott, one of the most popular poker personalities during the early years of the poker boom, passed away on Monday after a battle with colon cancer. Ulliott was 61 years old. News of his death came on Twitter, when one of Ulliott’s children posted the news on his Twitter account. “Unfortunately Dad, Dave […]

Community Pressure Forces TDA Summit Shift To Aria

Community Pressure Forces TDA Summit Shift To Aria

Daniel Smyth - April 6th, 2015

Following a wave of discontent from the poker community, the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) summit has been moved from the Venetian to the Aria. At the end of March a tweet by Matt Savage, the head of the TDA, sparked a mass debate across the community after he announced the conference would be held inside […]

PPA Cautiously Optimistic After RAWA Hearing

PPA Cautiously Optimistic After RAWA Hearing

Ed Scimia - April 1st, 2015

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) received its first hearing last week, when the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations listened to testimony about online gambling and what exactly RAWA would mean for America from a variety of witnesses. With most of those witnesses having strong anti-gambling backgrounds, most observers […]

Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian

Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian

Ed Scimia - March 30th, 2015

Poker tournaments need good tournament directors to run smoothly, and the profession is becoming more and more serious about making sure that players get a good, fair experience at tournaments worldwide every year. The Tournament Directors Association (TDA) is a big part of that, which has made the annual TDA Summit into an important, if […]

Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership

Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership

Philip Conneller - March 23rd, 2015

Bwin.party let slip that it’s struck a deal with a land-based casino in Pennsylvania in anticipation of online poker regulation in the state, but refuses to say who. The revelation prompted a flurry of speculation as to the identity of the mystery party, which led to one operator, Parx Casino, to categorically deny involvement after […]