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Geopolitics May Halt Russian iPoker Legalization
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 18th, 2014

After five years of trying to prevent online poker from taking root inside the country, the Russian Federation recently signaled an about turn in its negative stance and seemed ready to push ahead with opening its market of 143 million people to the rest of the... 

Online Gamblers Could Face Jail Time In Singapore
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The good news for Singapore is that its online gambling market has risen to be worth $416 million in annual revenues. The bad news, however, is that 95% of that tally is wagered on unregulated, offshore sites.  With little benefits of regulation subsequently filtering... 

Mexico iPoker Regulation May Be Approved By Sept 20th
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, September 5th, 2014

Mexico’s gambling industry may be on the brink of a major overhaul after the President of the Mexican Gaming Commission (AIEJA), Miguel Sanchez,  revealed a new online gaming bill will be introduced to the House of Representatives on September 9th and may... 

The Bahamas Considers Tourists-Only iGambling Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 4th, 2014

According to recent reports, the Bahamian House of Assembly may soon be presented with an iGaming bill sparking renewed hopes the Bahamas may soon become the next country to legalize online gambling. If passed, the new law would permit only land-based casinos to... 

888 To Provide Nevada/Delaware Poker Network
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

In February of this year, Nevada and Delaware agreed to combine their online player pools to form a more competitive landscape for their small poker playing populations. The two states said they hoped to have their landmark interstate compact in place some time... 

California iPoker Bill To Modify “Bad Actor” Clause
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, August 28th, 2014

California state legislators Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer (AB-2291) and State Senator Joe Correa (SB-1366) introduced their respective iPoker bills in the assembly and senate in February of this year, but the bills were subsequently shelved in August after... 

PokerStars New Jersey Debut As Soon As October 1st
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Once the most popular brands in American online poker, PokerStars and Full Tilt subsequently found themselves labelled “bad actors” post Black Friday and shut out of the country’s newly regulated iPoker market. However, the two iconic sites may... 

NJ Governor Puts A Halt To Sports-betting Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, August 11th, 2014

New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to add sports betting to its gambling mix seem to have reached its inevitable conclusion after Governor Chris Christie decided to veto two bills which only recently had passed in both the state Senate and Assembly. Not satisfied... 

PokerStars Launches Regulated iPoker Site In Bulgaria
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 8th, 2014

Six months after being awarded an online gaming license in Bulgaria, PokerStars has now become the first operators to launch an officially regulated poker site inside the southeastern European country. Up until last year, PokerStars had found itself placed on Bulgaria... 

California Online Poker Bill Shelved Again
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, August 7th, 2014

At the beginning of this year, there existed high hopes California would join Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey in offering regulated online poker, an aspiration added further credence when bills AB-2291 and SB-1366 were introduced to both the Assembly and the Senate...