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.

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Kentucky sports betting could become a reality if the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is repealed and senator Julian Carroll’s latest bill gains political support.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

Poker Players Alliance Urges Players to Push for Legal Online Poker in New York

Poker Players Alliance Urges Players to Push for Legal Online Poker in New York

Jon Sofen - December 10th, 2017

Hoping to ride on momentum from Pennsylvania’s recent legalization of online poker, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is encouraging players in New York State to help push for the same […]

India’s Viswanathan Anand to Promote Poker Sports League and Skill in Poker

India’s Viswanathan Anand to Promote Poker Sports League and Skill in Poker

Daniel Smyth - December 8th, 2017

Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has been drafted by the Poker Sports League (PSL) in an effort to promote the skill side of the game in India. While Anand is […]

New Jersey Introduces Bill to Allow Online Poker Play on International Sites

New Jersey Introduces Bill to Allow Online Poker Play on International Sites

Chad Holloway - December 6th, 2017

As a longtime champion of poker interests, New Jersey State Sen. Ray Lesniak introduced bill S3536 in November, which aims to allow New Jersey players to join forces with international […]

Poker in India Dealt Blow as Gujarat High Court Dismisses Skill-Game Petition

Poker in India Dealt Blow as Gujarat High Court Dismisses Skill-Game Petition

Daniel Smyth - December 4th, 2017

Poker in India has been dealt another blow by the Gujarat High Court after a petition to have it recognized as a game of skill was rejected. Following a series […]

Supreme Court Set to Hear PASPA Case, with Chris Christie Testifying on Sportsbetting’s Behalf

Supreme Court Set to Hear PASPA Case, with Chris Christie Testifying on Sportsbetting’s Behalf

Daniel Smyth - December 4th, 2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be about to unlock a $138 billion industry if his legal push to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is successful. […]

India’s High Court in Gujarat to Issue Ruling This Week on Poker’s Legality

India’s High Court in Gujarat to Issue Ruling This Week on Poker’s Legality

Daniel Smyth - November 20th, 2017

Just days before the High Court in Gujarat, a state on India’s west coast, is set to rule on the legality of poker, a judge in that state declined to […]