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.

Pennsylvania Online Poker Afoot as Gaming Control Board Issues Three Licenses, Seven More Expected Soon

Pennsylvania Online Poker Afoot as Gaming Control Board Issues Three Licenses, Seven More Expected Soon

CardsChat News - August 17th, 2018

Three Pennsylvania brick-and-mortar casinos have officially been licensed to offer online poker in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) granted interactive gaming licenses to Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia, […]

Illinois Lawmaker Calls for Major Gaming Expansion: Legal Sports Betting, Online Poker Included

Illinois Lawmaker Calls for Major Gaming Expansion: Legal Sports Betting, Online Poker Included

CardsChat News - August 1st, 2018

Illinois could be the next state in line to create a regulatory framework for legalized sports betting, after a lawmaker announced his intent to push for comprehensive gaming expansion that […]

Ohio Sports Betting Bill Has Bipartisan Support, but No Poker in the Cards

Ohio Sports Betting Bill Has Bipartisan Support, but No Poker in the Cards

CardsChat News - July 26th, 2018

There’s not much common ground to be found between Democrats and Republicans these days, but in Ohio, both sides agree that it’s time to get moving on legalized sports betting. […]

Sweden Online Poker Opens to International Operators, Scraps State-Run Monopoly

Sweden Online Poker Opens to International Operators, Scraps State-Run Monopoly

CardsChat News - July 14th, 2018

Changes to Sweden’s gaming laws passed last month mean that players in the Scandinavian country will soon be able to compete on sites other than the state-owned Svenka Spel and […]

Italy Moves to Ban All Gambling Advertising, Sports Leagues Protest

Italy Moves to Ban All Gambling Advertising, Sports Leagues Protest

CardsChat News - July 5th, 2018

Gambling companies in Italy have mere months left to promote their product on Italian airwaves. After that, a blanket ban takes effect, as the country’s populist government cracks down on […]

Poker Central Acquires PPA, Reboots Special Interest Group as ‘Poker Alliance’

Poker Central Acquires PPA, Reboots Special Interest Group as ‘Poker Alliance’

CardsChat News - June 28th, 2018

With the Poker Players Alliance cash-strapped and running out of steam in the absence of being underwritten by PokerStars, the increasingly significant Poker Central has scooped up the Washington DC-based […]

Barton Sees Horse Racing Legislation as Path for Advancing Online Poker

Barton Sees Horse Racing Legislation as Path for Advancing Online Poker

CardsChat News - June 28th, 2018

Rep. Andy Barr (R-Kentucky) is trying to move forward with a bill that would provide federal oversight on how racehorses are medicated. That may not sound like it has much […]

Congress Postpones June 26 Hearing on Post-PASPA Sports Betting

Congress Postpones June 26 Hearing on Post-PASPA Sports Betting

CardsChat News - June 20th, 2018

The House Judiciary Committee briefly planned to hold a hearing on the future of sports betting in the United States next Tuesday, before quickly rescheduling the event hours later. According […]

Michigan House Passes Online Gambling Bill that Includes Sports Betting and Poker

Michigan House Passes Online Gambling Bill that Includes Sports Betting and Poker

CardsChat News - June 14th, 2018

The possibility of playing online poker and other casino games is suddenly a reality for residents of Michigan. Michigan’s House of Representatives voted 68-40 in favor of passing a bill […]

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill, Wagering to Start on Thursday

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill, Wagering to Start on Thursday

CardsChat News - June 12th, 2018

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed a bill to regulate sports betting on Monday, allowing racetracks and casinos in the state to begin taking bets in a matter of days. […]

Delaware Opens New Era of American Sports Betting, Takes First Post-PASPA Bets

Delaware Opens New Era of American Sports Betting, Takes First Post-PASPA Bets

CardsChat News - June 6th, 2018

Three casinos in Delaware began taking a wide range of legal sports bets on Tuesday, opening a new era of regulated sports betting in the United States. The first bets […]