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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.

BetConstruct Gets Green Light for European Online Poker Project

BetConstruct Gets Green Light for European Online Poker Project

Daniel Smyth - October 22nd, 2018

Software provider BetConstruct has been granted a license to offer online poker by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), something that could lead to more options for European players. Announced on […]

Could Online Poker Piggy Back on New Washington DC Sports Betting Bill?

Could Online Poker Piggy Back on New Washington DC Sports Betting Bill?

CardsChat News - October 18th, 2018

City council members in Washington DC are making a significant push to legalize sports betting, and the possibility exists that online poker could come along for the ride. Local lawmakers […]

Nevada Sportsbooks May Soon Accept Out-of-State Wagers

Nevada Sportsbooks May Soon Accept Out-of-State Wagers

Jon Sofen - October 17th, 2018

Nevada sportsbooks appear to be on the verge of accepting bets from other states where sports betting is legal, with approval for such a leap pending in front of the […]

Poker Alliance Voices Support for State-Regulated Sports Betting in Filing with Congress

Poker Alliance Voices Support for State-Regulated Sports Betting in Filing with Congress

Jon Sofen - October 1st, 2018

Last week’s Congressional hearing on the future of US sports betting was filled with misinformation, according to the Poker Alliance, a political organization formerly known as the PPA and now […]

MTV ‘Pro Hunt’ Looking for India’s Next Poker Stars in Team Event

MTV ‘Pro Hunt’ Looking for India’s Next Poker Stars in Team Event

Daniel Smyth - October 1st, 2018

MTV and the Match Indian Poker League (MatchIPL) have joined forces to find the next generation of stars and demonstrate that poker is a game of skill. Ahead of MatchIPL’s […]

Online Poker Foes to Testify at Congressional Sports Betting Hearing Thursday

Online Poker Foes to Testify at Congressional Sports Betting Hearing Thursday

CardsChat News - September 25th, 2018

In the years after the Justice Department issued its 2011 opinion that the Wire Act only applied to sports betting, opponents of online poker came out of the woodwork to […]

New Jersey Online Poker Shared Liquidity Not Helping : Pennsylvania to the Rescue?

New Jersey Online Poker Shared Liquidity Not Helping : Pennsylvania to the Rescue?

Jon Sofen - September 5th, 2018

The New Jersey online poker industry isn’t seeing a revenue boost since the May 1 player pool merger on WSOP.com with Nevada and Delaware. But are brighter days on the […]

Return of RAWA? Former US Senator Pens Op-Ed Calling for Halt to New Online Gambling Initiatives

Return of RAWA? Former US Senator Pens Op-Ed Calling for Halt to New Online Gambling Initiatives

Jon Sofen - August 23rd, 2018

Who is responsible when an individual loses money gambling online? According to Blanche Lincoln, a former Democratic US Senator from Arkansas and counsel to Sheldon Adelson’s anti-online gambling group in Washington […]

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. […]