Politics

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

UK Wants to Raise Online Gambling Tax in 2019, Allowing for Delay in FOBT Cuts

UK Wants to Raise Online Gambling Tax in 2019, Allowing for Delay in FOBT Cuts

CardsChat News - June 18th, 2018

The UK government now plans to delay cutting the maximum stakes of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) down to £2 ($2.65) until 2020, but the online gambling tax rate could increase […]

Michigan House Passes Online Gambling Bill that Includes Sports Betting and Poker

Michigan House Passes Online Gambling Bill that Includes Sports Betting and Poker

CardsChat News - June 14th, 2018

The possibility of playing online poker and other casino games is suddenly a reality for residents of Michigan. Michigan’s House of Representatives voted 68-40 in favor of passing a bill […]

Donald Trump Calls President Xi of China ‘World Class Poker Player’

Donald Trump Calls President Xi of China ‘World Class Poker Player’

CardsChat News - May 23rd, 2018

If we see any world leaders at the final table of this year’s WSOP main event, it would probably be the poker story of the century. According to President Donald […]

Phil Hellmuth Sees Opportunity for Online Poker in SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision, Mark Cuban Partly Concurs

Phil Hellmuth Sees Opportunity for Online Poker in SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision, Mark Cuban Partly Concurs

CardsChat News - May 16th, 2018

Phil Hellmuth craves the return of online poker in the US and thinks the time to make it happen is now. Meanwhile, billionaire businessman Mark Cuban sees online gambling ready […]

Orrin Hatch Wants Federal Framework for Legal Sports Betting

Orrin Hatch Wants Federal Framework for Legal Sports Betting

CardsChat News - May 15th, 2018

Orrin Hatch was one of the original authors of the Professional and Amateur Sports Act of 1992 (PASPA), the law that prevented any new states from regulating sports betting. Now […]

PPA Hopeful Supreme Court’s PASPA Ruling Will Elevate Online Poker’s Chances

PPA Hopeful Supreme Court’s PASPA Ruling Will Elevate Online Poker’s Chances

Jon Sofen - May 15th, 2018

An optimistic Poker Players Alliance is saying that Monday’s Supreme Court decision overturning the federal ban on sports betting will positively impact lawmakers when it comes to online poker legislation. The […]

Japan to Allow Poker at Future Casino Resorts after Successful WPT Event

Japan to Allow Poker at Future Casino Resorts after Successful WPT Event

Jon Sofen - May 14th, 2018

Real money poker in Japan is set to become a reality once the country’s first integrated resorts open their doors to paying customers. When the Japanese government first passed legislation […]

Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive

Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive

Jon Sofen - May 13th, 2018

The Texas-based Post Oak Poker Club (POPC) in Houston is one of many new card rooms in the Lone Star State that some perceive to be operating illegally. But club […]

New York Online Poker Bill Back on the Table in State Assembly, Reportedly Gaining Traction

New York Online Poker Bill Back on the Table in State Assembly, Reportedly Gaining Traction

Jon Sofen - April 10th, 2018

The New York State Senate recently passed a budget that didn’t include plans for legalized online gambling. Or poker. That caused many in the poker community to assume the proposed […]

New York Shuts Door on Online Poker (Again) by Scratching Internet Gambling from State Budget

New York Shuts Door on Online Poker (Again) by Scratching Internet Gambling from State Budget

Jon Sofen - April 2nd, 2018

The third time was not a charm for advocates of online poker in New York. Despite passing a Senate vote in January for the third straight year, internet gambling was […]

Poker Players Alliance Struggles to Survive as DC Influencer After Fundraiser Falls Short

Poker Players Alliance Struggles to Survive as DC Influencer After Fundraiser Falls Short

Daniel Smyth - April 2nd, 2018

The fate of the Poker Players Alliance could be in jeopardy after the organization’s recent fundraising efforts fell short of the mark. Despite an email to its members and public appeals […]