US Online Poker Bill Delayed into 2013

US federally regulated online poker is a dream that seems too far out of reach after the online poker bill in Congress was pushed back at least into the 2013 Congressional session.  However, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, one of the bill’s architects, expresses doubt that the bill will receive approval even with some support from […]
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Canadian Senator Comes to Sportsbetting Bill’s Defense

Canada’s single game sportsbetting bill has received widespread support from groups across the country, while being targeted with heavy opposition from North America’s major sports leagues.  The league opposition has split opinion in Canada’s Senate, the so-called ‘chamber of sober second thought’, even after the bill received unanimous support in the House of Commons.  However, […]
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Dispute Between Bwin.Party and Belgium Questions European Gambling Law

Questions about online gaming licenses have been causing confusion in the European online gambling market.  This was even more evident at the European Betting and Gambling Association (EBGA) conference in Belgium, when Belgian authorities detained bwin.party co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger for two hours of questioning.  Police later said the detention was made because Belgium has not […]
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Online Poker Supporters Await Election Results

Promoters of online poker legislation have their money bet on the US election.  All eyes are watching the clock until judgment day and online poker advocates are hoping regardless of the results, their cause will have the support necessary to make it law. Laws were changed under the previous Republican administration of George W. Bush […]
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Time Ticking for Online Gambling Legislation

Senators Jon Kyl and Harry Reid have drawn up a federal online poker legislation, which would legalize the activity across the United States. While the bill has gained a great deal of support, time is ticking, as the window of opportunity for the bill to be passed is slowly closing. According to Bloomberg’s Business Week, […]
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Online Gambling Could Be Back on the Table for DC

Several years ago, District of Columbia presented the most promise for becoming the first American state to legalize online gambling. Unfortunately, the plan never came to fruition, as political complications arose and gambling fans were left out in the cold. Now, DC could be looking at venturing into the online gambling market again, as Jack […]
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More Charges for Lederer and Bitar

The American government is doing everything in its power to ensure that former Full Tilt Poker CEOs Raymond Bitar and Howard Lederer do not get off easy. In addition to an existing laundry list of charges laid against the two men, prosecutors have added yet another charge, accusing Bitar and Lederer of violating the Travel […]
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Report Claims Legalized Online Gambling Will Not Happen in 2012

This week, Fitch Ratings Service released a report on online gambling in America. In it, the company went into detail as to why online poker will not be legalized before the end of 2012; however, it offers a positive outlook for the coming year. The report cited a phenomenon called ‘political gridlock’, which has slowed […]
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Republicans Want to Ban Online Gambling

The federal election is getting heated, as both sides present their platforms for change. As part of its platform, the Republican Party recently expressed its stance on online gambling, which is unlikely to impress most Americans. The Republican Party announced that it wants to make online gambling illegal once again, enacting a prohibition on online […]
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PokerStars Optimistic About American Gambling Market

It has been over a year since PokerStars made its grand exit from the American online gambling market. Now that the company seems to have cleared its name, PokerStars seems to be interested in getting back into the market by obtaining state license; however, the online poker room is likely to have some trouble polishing […]
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