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California Suing Santa Ysabel Tribe Over Online Gaming Site

California may not have legalized online gaming yet, but the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe wasn’t waiting around. They recently launched a real money bingo site (DesertRoseBingo.com) for California residents, claiming that their sovereign rights allow them to do so. But California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris, says not so fast while leveling a lawsuit […]

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Nevada
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Why Did Ultimate Poker Fail? Former Employee Terrence Chan Explains

Poker pro and mixed martial arts fighter Terrence Chan was with Ultimate Poker from the beginning, heading up the customer service department. But after 16 months with the United State’s first-ever legal poker site, Chan chose to leave the company last June. At the time, he offerered little reason for his departure. But in the […]

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Ron Paul slams Sheldon Adelson, calls RAWA Efforts “Crony Capitalism”

Former Republican Ron Paul built his political career on protecting the personal liberties of Americans. And this is a big reason why he fought against the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and co-sponsored a federal bill that would’ve legalized online poker. Add in Paul’s tendency to go against his party, and it makes sense […]

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Ultimate Poker Nevada Closing – Defeat for US Online Poker?

Just weeks after their exit from New Jersey, Ultimate Poker has ceased their entire US operation after pulling Ultimate Poker Nevada too. UP made headlines by becoming the first legal US poker site in history, opening their cyber doors in April 2013. And they garnered a significant share of the Nevada market since their cash game traffic hovered around 50 players an hour (according to PokerScout).

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New Jersey
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3 Factors working against Pala Interactive in New Jersey iGaming

There’s a new player in the New Jersey iGaming market – the California-based Pala Band of Mission Indians. They’ll be operating under the Pala Interactive brand and will partner up with Borgata – although they won’t be on the Party Borgata network. This is exciting news seeing as how the Pala Band is the first Indian tribe involved with New Jersey online gaming. Unfortunately, it’s hard to envision them having much success in the market, and here are three reasons why.

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New Jersey
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PokerStars New Jersey not likely until 2015

Ever since September, when New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak hinted that PokerStars was coming to the Garden State, players there have been eagerly anticipating Stars’ arrival. Unfortunately, it looks like that arrival will take much longer than anticipated. As reported by PokerFuse, the review of PokerStars’ gaming application likely won’t happen until next year.

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Yahoo launches Social Poker Site – Eyeing US Regulated Market?

There are already plenty of huge companies that are either involved in the US online poker market or looking to establish themselves. 888, Amaya Gaming, bwin.party and Caesars Entertainment are all big names that headline the market. But if speculation by a recent Forbes report is true, Yahoo could be the next giant to throw their hat into the US iPoker ring. That said, let’s discuss their new Hold’em game along with what their future plans could be.

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How Will Republican Control of Both Houses Impact Online Poker?

The mid-term November elections recently concluded, with the Republicans taking majority control in both the House and Senate. This wasn’t a total surprise because many have been unhappy with the Barack Obama administration and the overall state of America. But now that GOP control has become a reality, it’s worth understanding what impact this could […]

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New Jersey
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Why isn’t PokerStars in NJ Yet? Blame Chris Christie

We’re well past the vague timeline that New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak offered for when PokerStars would enter the US market. Back in early September, Lesniak famously said Stars was “only a few weeks away” from launching in New Jersey. This meant that the world’s largest online poker site would be available in New Jersey by early October at the latest. But here we are in November and there’s no sign of Stars yet – so what’s the holdup?

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