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Hope and Doubt for Online Poker in the U.S.

Recent reports in the U.S. are contradictory regarding the legalization of online poker. Despite the fact that there seems to be grassroots support for online poker and also active lobbying by groups such as the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), there’s doubt as to when it may happen. Hope for Online Poker The best hope for […]

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in Online Poker News,Poker Legal News | Read More »

White House Hints at Change in Poker Laws

The impact of UIGEA is well-documented, but it seems that there might be light at the end of that tunnel, as the White House responded to a petition from US-based poker players at the weekend, and finally the increased lobbying seems to be having an effect. The petition, entitled “We the People”, demanded changes in […]

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

Online Poker Approved in Nevada

Online poker is a step closer to being a reality in Nevada.

Online poker has been approved by the Nevada Gambling Commission. The move happened after the U.S. Department of Justice said that the Federal Wire Act pertained only to sports betting.

January 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Online Poker News,Poker Legal News | Read More »

The Future of Online Gambling

Online Poker is on its way to be Regulated

The narrative of Black Friday is far from over even as we head into the new year. Many analysts who have taken a deeper look into U.S. online gambling law believe that the future of Internet gambling is overseas. Since there is no way to predict with certainty what opportunities lay ahead for U.S. online […]

January 19th, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

The Impact of Black Friday on Today’s Online Gambling Community

Estimates of online gamblers in the United States are anywhere from 1.3 million to 15 million. Regardless of the actual number of U.S. online players, Black Friday caused a significant decrease in revenue for U.S. companies involved in online poker and other gambling games. Now that U.S. online gambling sites have been shaken, American players […]

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

Black Friday – United States v. Scheinberg

PokerStars, Absolute Poker, and Full Tilt Poker founders and associates are accused of attempting to evade UIGEA rules. “Payment processors” and other associates of the company founders are accused of assisting in money laundering and other illegal ventures. In other words, the companies are being accused of disguising online gambling payments for purchases such as […]

January 13th, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

Online Gambling Before Black Friday

Online Gambling and the Internets

In the United States, gambling at licensed brick-and-mortar operations is legal under federal law. States have the right to either regulate gambling or to prohibit it. Online gambling, also known as iGambling and Internet gambling, has brought on a new set of regulations enforced by the U.S. government and in other countries where online gambling […]

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

Does Online Poker Have Friends?

Given the amount of opposition that it has faced, it seems like online gambling doesn’t have many allies in Congress. Barney Frank, a Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, has long been seen as the staunchest advocate for the freedom of people to gamble on the Internet. He recently announced that he is going to retire in […]

January 10th, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

Poker Suit Unlikely to Get Thrown Out

Poker Stars is one of three sites being sued by the Federal Govt.

A federal judge isn’t about to throw out a case against illegal gambling on the Internet, according to a report in Business Week. The judge said he’s doesn’t find it likely that the indictment, which involves three separate online poker companies, will be dismissed altogether. The attorneys for the defense had made such a motion […]

January 6th, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

Regulating Online Poker a Contentious Issue

US Federal Government Prohibits Online Gambling

The United States is one of the few nations that doesn’t allow online gambling. Onerous regulations placed against the online gambling industry make online poker illegal in the US, despite the efforts of lobbyists, legislators and supportive constituents to free up the industry from the ban. According to several different sources, lobbyists for the gambling […]

January 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

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