Category: Legislation

US Department of Justice Reverses Opinion on Online Gambling

The online poker and online gambling scenes in the United States have become even more controversial following the announcement of a new Department of Justice opinion that reverses a previous ruling from 2011. The announcement which was made on Monday stated that the 1961 Wire Act, which prohibits the electronic transmission of interstate wagers, applies [...]

By | 2019-01-17T16:12:22+00:00 Jan 18, 2019|Legislation|

Will Kentucky Say Hello to Online Poker?

It turns out that online poker could be the missing link to bring a new lease of life to the limping pension system of Kentucky. For one thing, legalizing commercial gaming will stimulate gambling money expenditure and in turn, benefit the state's gross revenue according to attorney general Andy Beshear. In the face of former [...]

By | 2018-12-06T01:53:08+00:00 Dec 5, 2018|Legislation|

PokerStars Edges Closer to Pennsylvania Launch

PokerStars will arrive in Pennsylvania as soon as card rooms are given the green light to launch in the state. According to the latest available information, this is most likely to happen in 2019. PokerStars and its US Push Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have been edging closer to legalizing online casino websites, which is an earth-shattering [...]

By | 2018-12-03T07:25:07+00:00 Dec 3, 2018|Legislation|

Indian Player Withdraws Poker Petition

Poker in India has been developing, though at a somewhat moderate pace. Still, there have been a number of events to exemplify this growth and give hopes to all interested parties that the future of the game is indeed bright. However, a petition to recognize the game as a skill-based undertaking has just been withdrawn. [...]

By | 2018-11-03T06:26:51+00:00 Nov 3, 2018|Legislation|

Jon Kyl Back in Senate in Arizona

One of the darkest days in the world of poker has been the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIEGA). The piece of legislation that quickly dismantled hopes that the game can develop at a rapid pace and become a favorite American past-time. And now, the man behind the bill, Jon [...]

By | 2018-09-07T02:50:50+00:00 Sep 7, 2018|Legislation|

Ukraine Legalizes Poker, Accepts It as a Sport

We have mostly been focusing on the United States and the poker action that takes place here. However, there’s more to that. Following the coverage of the Triton Series in Jeju, South Korea and Sochi, Russia, we are now fixating our eye on a different jurisdiction – Ukraine. The country has just made a significant [...]

By | 2018-08-29T04:16:29+00:00 Aug 29, 2018|Legislation|
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