Politics

When poker meets politics, it’s bound to be controversial. Whether election issues, debates, or political stances, we bring you the whole story.

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 […]
50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

Jon Sofen - April 8th, 2019
We are officially 50 days from the start of the first bracelet event at the 50th annual WSOP. It’s sure to be another exciting summer full of big pots, massive […]
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 […]
Anti-Online Poker Casino Giant Sheldon Adelson Receiving Cancer Treatment

Anti-Online Poker Casino Giant Sheldon Adelson Receiving Cancer Treatment

Jon Sofen - March 2nd, 2019
Las Vegas Sands Corp owner Sheldon Adelson, one of online poker’s biggest detractors, is being treated for cancer, his company confirmed. The decline in health comes at a time when […]
Online Poker Closer Than Ever After Passage of West Virginia Gaming Bill

Online Poker Closer Than Ever After Passage of West Virginia Gaming Bill

CardsChat News - February 21st, 2019
The dream of legal online poker is very much alive and well in West Virginia after a new gaming bill easily cleared its first significant hurdle this week. West Virginia […]
Richard Nixon, Poker Master: Tricky Dick Plied Poker Winnings For Political Profit

Richard Nixon, Poker Master: Tricky Dick Plied Poker Winnings For Political Profit

CardsChat News - February 20th, 2019
Richard Nixon attempted one of history’s most infamous bluffs when he said, “I am not a crook,” and it turns out that wasn’t the first time he’d attempted a brazen […]
Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Jon Sofen - February 8th, 2019
The Washington Post dropped a bombshell Thursday about the apparent lengths GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson will go to when protecting his interests, suggesting that he  played a significant role in […]
Nate Silver Compares President Trump to a ‘Terrible Poker Player’ for Strategic Approach

Nate Silver Compares President Trump to a ‘Terrible Poker Player’ for Strategic Approach

CardsChat News - January 29th, 2019
As the recent government shutdown began to draw to a close, President Donald Trump didn’t seem to be left with many great options, politically speaking. According to FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver, […]
Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

CardsChat News - January 15th, 2019
The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel has released a new opinion on the Wire Act, one that reverses the 2011 opinion that suggested the law only applied to […]
AUDIO: Daniel Negreanu Praises Fedor Holz, Bashes Donald Trump on Domenick Nati Show

AUDIO: Daniel Negreanu Praises Fedor Holz, Bashes Donald Trump on Domenick Nati Show

Jon Sofen - December 7th, 2018
Canadian immigrant Daniel Negreanu referred to American President Donald Trump as “repulsive,” but heaped praise on German Fedor Holz’s poker skills in an interview on the Domenick Nati Show, which […]
New York Lawmaker Willing to Give Up on Online Poker in Exchange for Sports Betting

New York Lawmaker Willing to Give Up on Online Poker in Exchange for Sports Betting

CardsChat News - December 5th, 2018
Some New York legislators have long shown interest in bringing online poker to their state, even if the votes or the political will hasn’t been there to make it happen […]