Politics

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

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 […]

Poker Central Acquires PPA, Reboots Special Interest Group as ‘Poker Alliance’

Poker Central Acquires PPA, Reboots Special Interest Group as ‘Poker Alliance’

CardsChat News - June 28th, 2018

With the Poker Players Alliance cash-strapped and running out of steam in the absence of being underwritten by PokerStars, the increasingly significant Poker Central has scooped up the Washington DC-based […]

‘Retired’ Vanessa Selbst to Compete in WSOP Main Event (for Charity)

‘Retired’ Vanessa Selbst to Compete in WSOP Main Event (for Charity)

Jon Sofen - June 23rd, 2018

Vanessa Selbst is putting her money where her mouth is. While many speak out against social injustices but never do anything else to help the cause, the former PokerStars Team […]

Congress Postpones June 26 Hearing on Post-PASPA Sports Betting

Congress Postpones June 26 Hearing on Post-PASPA Sports Betting

CardsChat News - June 20th, 2018

The House Judiciary Committee briefly planned to hold a hearing on the future of sports betting in the United States next Tuesday, before quickly rescheduling the event hours later. According […]

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 […]