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 Sites to Go Live on July 15

Pennsylvania Online Poker Sites to Go Live on July 15

Daniel Smyth - April 19th, 2019
Pennsylvania online poker will become a reality in July following a key decision by Keystone State regulators. On the top of online poker in Pennsylvania, Kevin O’Toole told attendees at […]
Chinese Poker Censorship Sees Approval Rates Plummet

Chinese Poker Censorship Sees Approval Rates Plummet

Daniel Smyth - April 5th, 2019
Chinese poker censorship has frozen out certain video game developers in the first quarter of 2019. As reported by the South China Morning Post, the State Administration of Press and […]
Online Poker Coming to West Virginia: Mountain State Legalizes Internet Gambling

Online Poker Coming to West Virginia: Mountain State Legalizes Internet Gambling

Jon Sofen - March 27th, 2019
West Virginia residents can break out the champagne bottles because online poker is coming to the Mountain State. Governor Jim Justice failed to sign or veto HB 2934 – the […]
Virginia Governor Signs Gambling Bill Which Could Eventually Allow for Online Poker

Virginia Governor Signs Gambling Bill Which Could Eventually Allow for Online Poker

CardsChat News - March 26th, 2019
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a gaming study bill on Friday, a move that could eventually open the door to online poker and casino gambling in the state. The bill, […]
March Madness Betting Guide: Where You Can Legally Wager on NCAA Tournament Games in US

March Madness Betting Guide: Where You Can Legally Wager on NCAA Tournament Games in US

Jon Sofen - March 20th, 2019
For the first time ever, Americans can legally wager on the NCAA Tournament from outside Nevada. Not that laws ever stopped anyone from getting action before. But legal sports betting […]
Michigan Online Poker Bill Gaining Momentum After Positive Committee Hearing

Michigan Online Poker Bill Gaining Momentum After Positive Committee Hearing

CardsChat News - March 13th, 2019
Lawmakers in Michigan appear to be lining up behind online gambling bills, with the prospects growing that residents of the state may soon be able to legally play poker on […]
West Virginia Lawmakers Hope to Bring Poker, Casino Games Online With New Bill

West Virginia Lawmakers Hope to Bring Poker, Casino Games Online With New Bill

CardsChat News - February 12th, 2019
West Virginia has enjoyed a successful rollout of sports betting in the state over the last six months, and mobile sports wagering has been available since late December. Now, some […]
Poker in India Stalls as Gujarat Judges Choose to Ignore Legal Appeals

Poker in India Stalls as Gujarat Judges Choose to Ignore Legal Appeals

Daniel Smyth - February 11th, 2019
Poker in India won’t make any progress this month despite two high-profile appeals being scheduled to take place in the state of Gujarat. In what’s becoming a seemingly never-ending series […]
Future of Pennsylvania Online Poker Cloudy in Wake of DOJ Wire Act Ruling

Future of Pennsylvania Online Poker Cloudy in Wake of DOJ Wire Act Ruling

Cort Smith - January 23rd, 2019
It wasn’t long ago that many were eagerly awaiting debut of cross-state, regulated online poker in Pennsylvania. However, the future of online poker featuring shared liquidity is now very much […]
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. […]