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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 […]

Virginia Legalizes Online Poker with Governor Approval

Virginia Legalizes Online Poker with Governor Approval

Virginia just got approval from the state’s governor, Ralph Northam, to push ahead with introducing a working legal framework for online gambling and poker. Virginia Paves a Future for Online Poker in the State After last week’s success of SB 1126, only one signature was needed for the draft to become a fully-endorsed piece of […]

Michigan Moves Closer to Legalizing Online Poker

Michigan Moves Closer to Legalizing Online Poker

Michigan has worked out the kinks of online poker a long while back. Unfortunately, the state had a rather poor run with its former Governor Rick Snyder who shot down the legislation. A new one is on the way. Rick Snyder Is Out, Michigan Keeps Pushing for Online Poker Michigan is back on its way […]

Online Poker in Limbo as DOJ Extends Compliance Deadline

Online Poker in Limbo as DOJ Extends Compliance Deadline

The uncertainty surrounding the future of online poker in the United States remains for the foreseeable futures thanks to the recent 1961 Wire Act opinion reversal by the United States Department of Justice. Initially, the DOJ set the deadline for compliance with the revised opinion to April 15 but this has recently changed with the […]

Michigan’s New Online Gambling Bills to Champion Poker

Michigan’s New Online Gambling Bills to Champion Poker

Michigan is considering two new online gambling bill that would allow the state to push ahead with various iGaming and poker operations. Michigan’s Long Road to Legalizing Online Poker Michigan has been making efforts to legalize its online gambling industry, and by extension – online poker, since at least 2016. Multiple bills arrived at the […]

New Jersey Threatens Lawsuit Over New Wire Act Opinion

New Jersey Threatens Lawsuit Over New Wire Act Opinion

The United States Department of Justice recently changed its opinion on the 1961 Wire Act, a controversial move that has been met with varying measures of support and criticism. The motives behind the reversal of the opinion are still not quite clear and this has caused a lot of havoc for the gaming industry in […]

Gambling Expansion in Kentucky May Still Be Possible

Gambling Expansion in Kentucky May Still Be Possible

Needless to say, there has been massive gambling expansion in the United States and one of the primary motivations behind that is the massive impact that gaming can have on the local state economies. Some states were quick to capitalize on the opportunity but a few others are still mulling over bills and regulatory legislation […]

US Department of Justice Reverses Opinion on Online Gambling

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 […]

Brandt Iden Sewing Up Michigan Legislation on Online Poker

Brandt Iden Sewing Up Michigan Legislation on Online Poker

The midterm elections in Michigan were a close call but somehow Brandt Iden managed to come out on top, thus keeping the hopes of poker fans alive. Maybe the numbers of November’s elections don’t exactly tally with how the state representative envisioned his win, but his favorable view on gaming is exactly what die-hard gamblers […]

Will Kentucky Say Hello to Online Poker?

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 […]