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The Good and Bad of California Tribes softening on iPoker Bad Actor Clause

The big issues standing in the way of California passing an online poker bill this year remain whether to allow race tracks into the industry and the “bad actor” clause. Regarding the latter, many California tribes have previously voiced their opinion that PokerStars is a bad actor, meaning they shouldn’t be allowed in the iPoker […]

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Chris Christie
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Does Gov. Christie blocking PokerStars highlight Corruption in Politics?

It’s pretty clear that politics aren’t clean, and anybody who believes the contrary has probably helped a deposed Nigerian prince through email or given financial details to claim an obscenely large prize from a lottery they never entered. But every now and then, there’s a sign that smacks you right across the face regarding how […]

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Sheldon Adelson
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Pala Interactive’s Jim Ryan believes RAWA could pass

Many online poker industry experts believe that the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which seeks to ban iGaming on a federal level in the US, probably won’t ever pass. However, Pala Interactive CEO Jim Ryan has a very different take on the matter. That said, let’s discuss what Ryan said along with […]

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Online Poker flames out in Mississippi and Washington – But Progress made

Both Washington state and Mississippi surprised many by introducing legislation to legalize online poker. But unfortunately, efforts to regulate iPoker in both states have already died out in early 2015. However, this doesn’t mean that nothing positive arose from these movements. That said, let’s discuss why the online poker push ended in both states as […]

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2015 RAWA targeting both Online Poker and Social Gaming

In Sheldon Adelson’s vision of a perfect world, we’d all be using boxy Apple computers again with no commercial internet access. But since that’s not the case, the Las Vegas Sands Chairman has renewed his campaign to make online gaming illegal throughout the United States. One of his lackeys, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), reintroduced the […]

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Nevada
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2014 Nevada Poker Revenue drops to $119.9m – A 3.23% Decrease

Despite seeing its first full year of online poker, Nevada poker revenue fell 3.23 percent to $119,904,000 in 2014. The drop ruins some optimism that was created in 2013, when Nevada land-based and online poker rooms pulled in $123,891,000. This was the first year-over-year revenue increase since 2006 to 2007 ($168 million), which was at […]

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Graham grills US Attorney General Nominee about Online Gaming

The main threat to the expansion of online poker in the United States remains Sheldon Adelson and his cronies. And one of Adelson’s chief cronies is South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who recently grilled Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee for US Attorney General, over the online gaming matter. That said, let’s discuss this exchange […]

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Sheldon Adelson starts 2015 Charge to end US Online Poker

If online poker proponents were hoping that Sheldon Adelson would quietly go away after losing his bid to end US iGaming last year, they are unfortunately mistaken. Like the mask-wearing murderer in a horror movie, Adelson just keeps getting up no matter what’s thrown at him. Case in point, the 81-year-old billionaire has already had […]

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California
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New California Online Poker Bill removes Bad Actor Clause

2015 is destined to be the year that California finally passes an online poker…or is it? So far, the major roadblocks continue to be the ‘bad actor’ clause and excluding racetracks. So California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer is looking to shore up both of these problems with his recently proposed bill, AB 167. That said, let’s […]

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