Category: 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 However, a petition to recognize the game as a skill-based undertaking has just been withdrawn.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|

Pennsylvania Gives the Go Ahead to Online Poker

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has become the latest body in the United States to authorize online poker. The institution issued interactive gaming licenses for three specific properties which have been eager to get a taste of the online poker action and bring Pennsylvania in the fold of the gambling states out there. The [...]

By | 2018-08-19T03:16:07+00:00 Aug 19, 2018|Legislation|

New York Police Arrests 32 in Poker Room Bust

Amid the talk of poker events and players dropping one career path to join poker, we have passed up on some of the routine stuff. Well, no more! On Friday, New York City authorities announced that they had arrested a number of individuals that were running private and all in all – illegal poker meet-ups. [...]

By | 2018-08-07T02:38:34+00:00 Aug 7, 2018|Legislation|

Online Poker May Soon Take Off in Sweden

Sweden’s push for a regulatory change of its gambling laws will now allow the country to join the European poker fray and Svenska Spel the state-owned operator, will soon be far from the only venue where lovers of online poker can turn a pretty dollar based on their merits and understanding of the game. The [...]

By | 2018-07-15T03:33:55+00:00 Jul 15, 2018|Legislation|
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