Legal

Ever since Black Friday, legal poker issues are a very big deal. Stay ahead of the game by following our latest news that looks at legislation everywhere that poker is played.

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

Jennifer Newell - July 22nd, 2014

Quite a few entities have been vocal in the fight to legalize online poker in California. Many of the larger tribes, especially, have had a hand in creating and wording the two online poker bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. The only card rooms that have been a part of the discussion […]

888 to Create Pool-Sharing Poker Network in Nevada

888 to Create Pool-Sharing Poker Network in Nevada

Philip Conneller - July 14th, 2014

Nevada received a much-needed boost to its online poker traffic this month, and it may just have something to do with the thousands of poker players that have descended on Las Vegas for poker’s annual Big Dance. But when the sun goes down on the 2014 World Series of Poker mid-week, the final chip is […]

PokerStars Begins Quebec Licensing Talks

PokerStars Begins Quebec Licensing Talks

Sean Gibson - June 25th, 2014

Canadian Amaya Gaming’s recent takeover of online giant PokerStars for $4.9 billion is already causing some quakes in the Internet poker universe – particularly on the purchaser’s motherland soil. Loto-Québec, the official lottery agency of that province, has begun talks with operators of international online poker sites, with a special interest in PokerStars now that Amaya’s purchase […]

888′s Mattingley Would Welcome PokerStars US Return

888′s Mattingley Would Welcome PokerStars US Return

Philip Conneller - June 23rd, 2014

888 Holdings CEO Brian Mattingley has said he would welcome PokerStars into a regulated US market and that the involvement of the world’s largest poker site would be good for poker. It’s a perhaps surprising remark at a time when many of PokerStars’ competitors are desperate to freeze  the popular site out of the regulated […]

Bovada Restricts Players from Nevada and Delaware

Bovada Restricts Players from Nevada and Delaware

Sean Gibson - June 20th, 2014

Bovada, which ranks as the largest online poker site in the United States, will no longer be accepting new players from the states of Delaware and Nevada, the company has announced. Players in these states cannot create a new account and are presented with a three-sentence apology notification when they attempt to do so. Delaware […]

New Jersey Defines Licensing Plan for Affiliate Marketing Sites

New Jersey Defines Licensing Plan for Affiliate Marketing Sites

Philip Conneller - June 14th, 2014

Affiliate marketing is the model that built the online poker industry, a fact that is not lost on the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), which this week set out its revised rules for the licensing of affiliates marketers. Internet gambling has always relied heavily on affiliate marketing to generate new sign-ups. It works as […]

Caesars Helps Draft Federal Anti-Online Gambling Bill

Caesars Helps Draft Federal Anti-Online Gambling Bill

Sean Gibson - June 5th, 2014

According to Nevada political analyst Jon Ralston, a new poker-only Internet gaming bill is making the rounds on Capitol Hill. The news is both good and bad for those who support online poker. The good news is that this bill purportedly supports a federal law that would allow online poker to be legalized at the […]

Pennsylvania Pushes for Online Poker Regulation

Pennsylvania Pushes for Online Poker Regulation

Philip Conneller - June 4th, 2014

These are turbulent times for online gambling in America, where it seems that bills for and against are drawn up and shot down on a monthly basis. However, Pennsylvania’s poker players have cause to be optimistic this week, following the news of State Senator Edwin Erickson’s efforts to legalize the online game in the state. […]

Equity Poker Network Vows to Respect New US Markets

Equity Poker Network Vows to Respect New US Markets

Philip Conneller - May 31st, 2014

The Equity Poker Network (EPN) has announced that it is bowing out of the newly regulated US markets, following in the footsteps of the Winning Poker Network (WPN) and Bovada, both of which made similar announcements recently (Bovada is specifically not accepting New Jersey players now). The decision of these companies appears to be a […]

AGA Withdraws Support for Online Gambling

AGA Withdraws Support for Online Gambling

Sean Gibson - May 27th, 2014

As the months roll on and talks continue, common ground has yet to be found on the subject of online gambling in the United States. The myriad of states, casinos, organizations and individuals on each side of the argument are firmly planted in their beliefs on the matter. When such a sweeping decision is to […]

Rational Group Receiving Patent for Zoom and Fast-Fold Poker

Rational Group Receiving Patent for Zoom and Fast-Fold Poker

Sean Gibson - May 22nd, 2014

Poker is a game with many different variations. And with that much potential, just about every online poker site gives players an opportunity to experiment with their favorite game types. It’s common to see a large amount of crossover in how poker rooms present games or try to entice new players with exciting modes. Some […]