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PokerStars’ Isai Scheinberg Pleads Guilty as Charges Get Dropped

PokerStars’ Isai Scheinberg Pleads Guilty as Charges Get Dropped

PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg has pleaded guilty to running a multi-million-dollar online gambling business. The admission of guilt comes under certain conditions and is an opportunity for Mr. Scheinberg to clear his name. His incredible rise and the business he has built around PokerStars are, as Forbes put it, incredible. Mr. Scheinberg agreed to plead […]

Another Threat For Online Poker On The Horizon

Another Threat For Online Poker On The Horizon

The future of online poker in the US is still in the air amid recent developments around the case in the US Court of Appeals as the New Hampshire Lottery Commission is continuing its efforts to set aside the 2018 DOJ interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. Since the DOJ enforcement action remains on hold […]

Wire Act Court Case Continues, Online Poker Fate Remains In Limbo

Wire Act Court Case Continues, Online Poker Fate Remains In Limbo

Online poker operators and recreational poker players that prefer the comfort of their homes and electronic devices to enjoy a good game of poker, having fun with like-minded people, might have to send their gratitude to one specific entity, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC). The lottery commission in New Hampshire continues its fight through […]

Online Poker and Casino Games Now Legal In Michigan

Online Poker and Casino Games Now Legal In Michigan

Michigan has become the latest state to legalize online poker and casino games in America. There are 26 casinos across the state that will now be able to offer plenty of exciting gaming opportunities to players across the state. The gambling expansion legislation has been signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, just one year […]

Michigan Likely to be the Next State to Legalize Online Poker

Michigan Likely to be the Next State to Legalize Online Poker

In 2018, lawmakers in Pennsylvania made history when they made their state the fourth to legalize online poker – and, Michigan could be next. There is talk that the state is likely to pass legislation within a week. All that’s left to do now is wait for the green light from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Once […]

United States Congress Plans to Defund DOJ Wire Act Efforts

United States Congress Plans to Defund DOJ Wire Act Efforts

The United States Department of Justice under the Trump Administration has been the center of attention for the past several months due to its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. Previously, as per the 2011 reinterpretation of the law, its applicability was only limited to interstate sports betting. However, the new interpretation of the […]

Online Poker in Deep Freeze as NY Focuses on Sports Betting

Online Poker in Deep Freeze as NY Focuses on Sports Betting

On Wednesday, a widely viewed and anticipated hearing that was focused on the future of sports betting in New York went down. At the hearing, the stakeholders explicitly discussed whether or not to authorize mobile betting on sporting activities in the near future. With the state’s sports betting already on tap, the lawmakers have now […]

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gambling Laws

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gambling Laws

In October 2017, the state of Pennsylvania signed into a law a set of gambling expansion laws that have since played a monumental role in the growth of the state’s gaming industry. Some of the things that Pennsylvanians are now able to enjoy include sports betting and online casino gaming which is expected to make […]

West Virginia Becomes Fifth State to Legalize Online Casinos

West Virginia Becomes Fifth State to Legalize Online Casinos

West Virginia has officially become the fifth state in the United States to legalize online gambling thanks to a rather unexpected move by the state’s governor. The news of the new development came last Wednesday when House Bill 2934, otherwise referred to as the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act passed through Governor Jim Justice’s […]

Kentucky’s Online Poker and Gambling Bill Pushed Forward

Kentucky’s Online Poker and Gambling Bill Pushed Forward

It has been quite an eventful year for the gambling industry in the United States. It is now almost one year since the Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting and since then a decent number of states have already legalized sports wagering within their territories. In addition to that, many states have […]