Legislation

Legalizing US online poker is the hottest topic on everyone’s mind. We keep you up-to-date on which states are on the verge, whose bills have gone back for a rewrite, and who’s dead in the water.

New York Online Poker Bill Back on the Table in State Assembly, Reportedly Gaining Traction

New York Online Poker Bill Back on the Table in State Assembly, Reportedly Gaining Traction

Jon Sofen - April 10th, 2018

The New York State Senate recently passed a budget that didn’t include plans for legalized online gambling. Or poker. That caused many in the poker community to assume the proposed […]

New York Shuts Door on Online Poker (Again) by Scratching Internet Gambling from State Budget

New York Shuts Door on Online Poker (Again) by Scratching Internet Gambling from State Budget

Jon Sofen - April 2nd, 2018

The third time was not a charm for advocates of online poker in New York. Despite passing a Senate vote in January for the third straight year, internet gambling was […]

New York Senate Proposes Budget that Includes Legal Online Poker, Sports Betting

New York Senate Proposes Budget that Includes Legal Online Poker, Sports Betting

Jon Sofen - March 15th, 2018

Poker players in New York received a glimmer of hope about a future world that doesn’t require them to drive to New Jersey, thanks to a proposed state Senate budget […]

Poker Players Alliance Begs Supporters for Funding to Stay Afloat Even One More Month, as Lobbying Organization Determines Its Direction

Poker Players Alliance Begs Supporters for Funding to Stay Afloat Even One More Month, as Lobbying Organization Determines Its Direction

Cort Smith - March 3rd, 2018

At the height of its lobbying push back in 2007, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) spent in the $2 million range annually to fight for online poker in the US. […]

California Will Not Consider Online Poker Legislation This Year

California Will Not Consider Online Poker Legislation This Year

Jon Sofen - February 15th, 2018

Virtually no one projected California to pass online poker legislation in 2018, but now we can officially report that Golden State lawmakers won’t even be considering an internet poker bill […]

PPA Shifting Focus to Sports Betting, Executive Director John Pappas Stepping Down

PPA Shifting Focus to Sports Betting, Executive Director John Pappas Stepping Down

Jon Sofen - February 8th, 2018

Fighting for nationwide online poker legislation will always be important to the Poker Players Alliance, an organization founded in 2005 that stands up for the rights of poker players. But […]

Spain Publishes Complexities of Multi-Country Online Player Gaming Liquidity Deal

Spain Publishes Complexities of Multi-Country Online Player Gaming Liquidity Deal

Daniel Smyth - January 15th, 2018

Spain’s liquidity sharing deal with France moved a step closer on January 15, when the Iberian national government officially published details of the agreement. Following the July 6, 2017 initial […]

Report: Up to 30 States Could Be in Play for Legal Sports Betting in 2018

Report: Up to 30 States Could Be in Play for Legal Sports Betting in 2018

Jon Sofen - January 14th, 2018

Late in 2017, Pennsylvania passed a law that gave its land-based casinos the right to offer online gambling within state borders. Poker sites and internet casino operations are expected to […]

Kentucky Joins Growing List of States with Bills to Legalize Sports Betting

Kentucky Joins Growing List of States with Bills to Legalize Sports Betting

Daniel Smyth - January 7th, 2018

Kentucky sports betting could become a reality if the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is repealed and senator Julian Carroll’s latest bill gains political support. Carroll (D-Frankfort) submitted […]

How Supreme Court in 2017 Is Already Changing Future of Legal US Sports Betting

How Supreme Court in 2017 Is Already Changing Future of Legal US Sports Betting

Ed Scimia - December 27th, 2017

For the past few years, New Jersey’s bid to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and regulate sports betting within its borders may have seemed like a […]

Michigan Gaming Bill Could Make It Next State to Legalize Online Poker

Michigan Gaming Bill Could Make It Next State to Legalize Online Poker

Jon Sofen - December 19th, 2017

Rich Muny, Vice President of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), wants the state of Michigan to make a New Year’s resolution to pass online poker legislation in 2018. He penned […]