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 Lawmakers Taking Yet Another Swing at Legalizing Online Poker

New York Lawmakers Taking Yet Another Swing at Legalizing Online Poker

CardsChat News - January 8th, 2019
New York legislators have failed in several attempts to regulate online poker over the past few years. But that isn’t stopping them from taking yet another crack at the issue […]
Significant Swedish Poker Breakthrough as 13 New Online Sites Launched

Significant Swedish Poker Breakthrough as 13 New Online Sites Launched

CardsChat News - January 6th, 2019
A new year is bringing major changes to the online gaming market in Sweden, and poker players in particular will be thrilled by a the new, wide open regulatory landscape. […]
Poker Worldview in 2018: Asian Markets Emerge, European Strongholds Consolidate

Poker Worldview in 2018: Asian Markets Emerge, European Strongholds Consolidate

Daniel Smyth - December 31st, 2018
The gaming world began to take a new shape in 2018, and thanks to both legislation and innovation, poker markets worldwide began to show their new face as in both […]
Lame Duck Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Vetoes Online Poker Bill Before Leaving Office

Lame Duck Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Vetoes Online Poker Bill Before Leaving Office

Jon Sofen - December 30th, 2018
Outgoing Governor Rick Snyder (R) apparently doesn’t want Michigan residents to play online poker. A week before leaving office, he decided to veto an internet gambling bill that passed the […]
Michigan Poker Players Can Rejoice as State Passes Online Gambling Bill

Michigan Poker Players Can Rejoice as State Passes Online Gambling Bill

Jon Sofen - December 24th, 2018
Michigan poker players will soon have legal online gambling sites available. State lawmakers passed a bill last week that would legalize online poker and other forms of internet gambling. The […]
Poker in Israel Could Officially Become a Sport, Clearing Way for Legalization

Poker in Israel Could Officially Become a Sport, Clearing Way for Legalization

CardsChat News - December 19th, 2018
Israeli officials have introduced a new bill that could predicate a return of legal poker to the country. Is poker actually a sport? It’s a question that has been debated […]
Michigan Lawmaker Makes 11th Hour Push to Legalize Online Poker Before End of 2018

Michigan Lawmaker Makes 11th Hour Push to Legalize Online Poker Before End of 2018

CardsChat News - December 7th, 2018
The days may be running out, but major advances for legal online poker in Michigan by the end of 2018 remains possible as lawmakers make a last-minute push for legalization […]
PokerStars Approved to Offer Online Poker in Pennsylvania

PokerStars Approved to Offer Online Poker in Pennsylvania

Jon Sofen - December 2nd, 2018
It’s official. PokerStars has been granted permission to operate in Pennsylvania once the state’s poker sites go live, likely in 2019. A date hasn’t yet been set for an online […]
Party Poker Wins Czech Gaming License, Expected to Offer Up Online Platform Early in 2019

Party Poker Wins Czech Gaming License, Expected to Offer Up Online Platform Early in 2019

CardsChat News - November 18th, 2018
It’s all systems go for Party Poker in the Czech Republic after the country’s Ministry of Finance awarded the operator an online gaming license this week. The company, which is […]
Florida Passes Amendment 3: Will it Halt Future Sports Betting and Poker Expansion?

Florida Passes Amendment 3: Will it Halt Future Sports Betting and Poker Expansion?

Jon Sofen - November 8th, 2018
On Election Day earlier this week, nearly 2/3 of Florida voters said “Yes” to Amendment 3, the Voter Approval of Casino Gambling Initiative, a measure that the Poker Alliance opposed. […]
Rake Free Poker Site Launched by Iowa Tribe in Oklahoma

Rake Free Poker Site Launched by Iowa Tribe in Oklahoma

CardsChat News - November 7th, 2018
After years of controversy and failed attempts, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has launched a new online poker site which it claims will be completely free of rake. The rake […]