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Texas
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Texas Rep. Joe Barton launches Another U.S. Online Poker Bill

Expansion has been rather slow with the current state-by-state U.S. online poker model. But Texas Representative Joe Barton is looking to speed this process up by introducing new legislation that would legalize iPoker on a federal level. That said, let’s recap the main points of Barton’s bill and discuss its interesting timing. Very similar to […]

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RAWA
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RAWA Hearing was as Ridiculous and Lie-Filled as Predicted

The House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) in an effort to get some “facts” on this effort to ban iGaming. Unfortunately, all that those in attendance got were the lies and fear-mongering tactics that online-gaming proponents expected, given that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson basically paid to get […]

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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Hearing discusses Online Poker Issue

Pennsylvania remains very serious about legalizing online gaming after holding a late-March hearing on the matter in the House Gaming Oversight Committee. And Jan Jones Blackhurst, the vice president of Caesars Entertainment, was one of the key figures to testify at this hearing. Here’s a quick look at the main points from the meeting, including […]

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Nevada
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New Bill could limit Nevada Interstate Pacts to Just Online Poker

A mysterious bill has emerged in Nevada that would limit any future interstate compacts with other states to just online poker. And what’s even stranger is that billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is said to be behind the new legislation. But before we continue on this note, here’s a look at telling language from the […]

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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

Payne’s Pennsylvania iGaming Bill makes Any Game an Option

Pennsylvania has built a strong gaming market that includes 12 land-based casinos. However, state politicians also recognize the value in online gaming if they’re to keep growing in the ultra-competitive East Coast market. So HB 649, a bill that would legalize and regulate iGaming in the Keystone State, is being taken very seriously right now. […]

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RAWA
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RAWA Hearing set to bash US iPoker unopposed on March 26

On March 26, a U.S. government subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) – an effort to ban all forms of iGaming. Originally scheduled for March 5, but canceled due to bad weather, this meeting figures to present some extremely biased views against U.S. online poker and casino […]

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California
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Tribal Letter shows PokerStars still not Welcome in California

Even as we enter the spring of 2015, it appears that certain tribes’ views of PokerStars participating in the California online poker market haven’t changed. This much was confirmed by a tribal coalition’s letter sent to Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, author of online poker bill AB 167, which claims that his legislation is “fatally flawed.” That […]

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Sheldon Adelson
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4 Ways that PPA has Recently Attacked Sheldon Adelson and RAWA

They say that the best defense is a good offense, and the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is really taking this philosophy to heart in 2015. No longer content to sit back and defend online poker against Sheldon Adelson and the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), they have really attacked efforts to ban iGaming this […]

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