Online Poker Legislation Looks Promising in NV and NJ … Stalls Elsewhere

March 13, 2012

Seton Hall University law professor John Wefing told a New Jersey assembly panel he doesn’t believe voters need to approve internet gambling in order to make it legal. Wefing said that existing law, in the form of a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 1976 that legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City, gives the legislature [...]

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Phil Ivey Back in Action at Commerce Casino

February 26, 2012

Phil Ivey’s last poker tournament in the United States was the Bay 101 Shooting Stars, March 2011 main event.  Then came Black Friday and Ivey was absent from the tables until last fall, when he played in Macau, and more recently won more than $2.1 million by capturing the recent Aussie Millions super high roller, [...]

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Online Gaming Bill Introduced in California

February 25, 2012

State senate leader Darrell Steinberg co-authored a bill Friday that would allow Californians to gamble on poker and other games on state-sanctioned Internet sites.  Steinberg’s leadership position in the California senate gives added momentum to the proposed legislation. Upon becoming law, firms could apply to the state Department of Justice for 10-year licenses, although they [...]

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Hog Wild Poker Offers Free Staking

February 21, 2012

If you’ve always wanted to be a poker pro, where someone else pays your entry fees to play in casino poker tournaments, your day has come! HogWildPokerLeagues.com recently launched a new program that rewards multiple players each month for their outstanding play by staking them to $500 toward live action tournament play at a casino [...]

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Iowa Online Poker Bill On the Move

February 21, 2012

An Iowa state senate committee will consider a bill tomorrow to allow state-licensed casinos to run internet poker games. “Today the policy is do-nothing by default,” says the bill’s chief sponsor, Senator Jeff Danielson, from Cedar Falls. “We neither prohibit it, nor do we say it’s legal. It’s in limbo, in the legal sense. Some [...]

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Former FBI Director Urges Passage of Federal Online Gaming Laws

February 20, 2012

In an op-ed piece appearing in last Friday’s Washington Examiner, former FBI director Louis Freeh and former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge urged congress to pass federal internet gambling legislation. Their arguments were twofold. Because internet gambling involves millions of Americans but now takes place outside of a protected and regulated environment, it should [...]

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Negreanu to Lederer, Bitar, and Ferguson: “You are scumbags.”

February 18, 2012

Daniel Negreanu is not a guy who holds back.  When he speaks out he really lets it fly. In a recent YouTube video, Negreanu really socked it to the Full Tilt Mob, specifically Howard Lederer, Ray Bitar, and Chris Ferguson. Here, in Negreanu’s own words, he said: “In a recent blog, I made some comments [...]

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Iowa to Consider Online Poker Bill

February 9, 2012

Online poker down on the farm?  That’s what Iowa state senator Jeff Danielson wants and he will propose a bill within a few weeks that would regulate online poker in the Hawkeye State. Danielson’s proposal follows the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) positional flip-flop on the 1961 Wire Act, which is now interpreted as applying [...]

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Black Friday Money Launderers Set to Stand Trial, But What About the Full Tilt Mob?

February 9, 2012

John Campos and Chad Elie—both charged with violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) and conspiracy to engage in money laundering as part of Black Friday’s indictments—are scheduled to stand trial in New York this spring following a federal judge’s refusal to dismiss the charges. Elie allegedly opened bank accounts allowing online [...]

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Phil Ivey Wins $2.1 Million in $250,000 Buy-In Event in Melbourne

January 29, 2012

Who said Phil Ivey vanished?  Although he had not been seen much following Black Friday, he reappeared with a vengeance by winning the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller event at the 2012 Aussie Millions at Melbourne’s Crown Casino yesterday. He outdueled a field of 16 players to win $2,130,200. Patrik Antonius finished second, which was [...]

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