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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 […]

Who’s Bluffing? Poker Players Question Credibility of Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Ford in Senate Hearing

Who’s Bluffing? Poker Players Question Credibility of Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Ford in Senate Hearing

Jon Sofen - September 28th, 2018

To conservative-leaning poker players and Trumpian sycophants alike, US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a credible man at the suffering end of a Democratic hit job. Liberal grinders, by […]

Sports Betting at Forefront of Thursday Congressional Hearing: A Little More Conversation, Very Little Action

Sports Betting at Forefront of Thursday Congressional Hearing: A Little More Conversation, Very Little Action

Jon Sofen - September 27th, 2018

A House Judiciary subcommittee heard testimony on Thursday from advocates and opponents of the federal government regulating sports betting. The hearing, led by Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), addressed issues related […]

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 […]

Poker-Playing Firebrand James Woods Locked Out of Twitter for Sharing Fake News

Poker-Playing Firebrand James Woods Locked Out of Twitter for Sharing Fake News

Jon Sofen - September 24th, 2018

Retired actor James Woods spends his golden years playing poker and sharing his staunch conservative and unapologetic Trumpian political views on Twitter. Well, he did, until recently when he got […]

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Questioned About Gambling Habits and Poker Games

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Questioned About Gambling Habits and Poker Games

CardsChat News - September 13th, 2018

The US Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know more about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s gambling habits, including his penchant for country-club poker games. Trump’s selection for the Supreme Court […]

Poker Players React to Colin Kaepernick Nike Brand ‘Just Do It’ Contract

Poker Players React to Colin Kaepernick Nike Brand ‘Just Do It’ Contract

Jon Sofen - September 4th, 2018

Nike’s choice of controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be the face of its 30th anniversary #JustDoIt campaign has sparked plenty of poker player reaction from both conservatives and […]

John McCain Liked to Gamble and Helped Make US Tribal Gaming Possible, but Long Opposed Sports Betting Expansion

John McCain Liked to Gamble and Helped Make US Tribal Gaming Possible, but Long Opposed Sports Betting Expansion

Jon Sofen - August 28th, 2018

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who died on Saturday four days shy of his 82nd birthday, will go down in history as a war hero, two-time presidential candidate, political icon, and […]

Poker Given Sporting Status in the Ukraine, Exempting Game from Anti-Gambling Laws

Poker Given Sporting Status in the Ukraine, Exempting Game from Anti-Gambling Laws

Daniel Smyth - August 25th, 2018

Poker in the Ukraine may be able to flourish once again following the government’s decision to classify the game as a sport. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Youth and […]

Playing Cards Caught in Crossfire of US-Canada Trade Dispute

Playing Cards Caught in Crossfire of US-Canada Trade Dispute

Cort Smith - August 23rd, 2018

The ongoing trade war between the US and Canada has a new victim – playing cards. America’s northern neighbor is fighting back against taxes on some of its most crucial […]

Texas Card Rooms Play on After Attorney General Declines to Opine on Their Legality

Texas Card Rooms Play on After Attorney General Declines to Opine on Their Legality

CardsChat News - July 13th, 2018

Poker players can keep buying in to action at private clubs in the state of Texas, at least for the time being. Dozens of private poker clubs will be allowed […]