re: Poker & What will next state be for PokerStars
Originally Posted by proud2Bwhack
Saw a newsfeed today, a tribe in Iowa got rights from feds to offer international poker!!! does anyone else know anything about that?
The ruling applies to all Iowa tribes in fact. It remains to be seen how it fleshes out. The tribe who got the ruling has a tech partner but I've never heard of them or seen what their product will look like (it won't be Pokerstars, yet).
But here's the rub. They can only offer play where it is legal to do so, and in Iowa it isn't, except on tribal lands. That's some pretty tight geolocating, so I don't expect to see it available in Iowa any time soon, though I may be underestimating the technology.
They can offer play in other countries, and perhaps even in NJ and NV if they can get licensed (those licenses would only be good within their respective states, with no mixed player pools, however).
From a practical standpoint, I don't see a poker product working from this right away, if at all. But it does open the doors for the rest of the nation's tribes, and just might be a complication in other states with tribal gaming (notably California).
Personally I think tribal issues have always been the big hurdle to spreading online poker across the states. This makes the hurdle higher