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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... 

Senators Send Anti-Online Gambling Letter To Attorney General
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, August 4th, 2014

Three US senators have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (DoJ) seeking support for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which aims to reinstate the pre-2011 interpretation of the Federal Wire Act of 1961. Currently,... 

Californian Online Poker A Catalyst For US Expansion
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

California’s $2.2 trillion economy and 38 million population is considered a vital link in facilitating a rapid expansion of online poker in the US. Home to some of the most affluent people in the country, between 2009 and 2010 around 178,300 state residents... 

Horse Racing Interests Seek Californian Online Poker Access
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, July 28th, 2014

Although California has been debating online poker regulation since 2007, any progress on the issue has been stymied over the years as disparate gambling interests have sought to carve out a slice of the lucrative iGaming pie, whilst also shutting out any competition... 

UK Gambling Act To Shake Up Global iGambling Market
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

On October 1st the UK’s Gambling Act is expected to come into force, complete with its ‘point of consumption’ regulatory framework requiring all online gambling companies wishing to offer their websites in the UK to first obtain a remote gambling... 

Californian Tribe Opens Online Poker Room PrivateTable.com
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, July 14th, 2014

Not content to wait for the state of California to agree on internet poker legislation, The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has, instead, decided to launch its own play money ipoker site PrivateTable.com, with the intention of introducing real money cash games possibly... 

Almost Half Spanish Online Poker Players Gamble On Unregulated Sites
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, July 7th, 2014

In June 2012, Spain granted its first online gaming licence but in the intervening time online poker has failed to generate the kind of revenues envisioned pre-regulation. The troubling situation has been exasperated by the restrictive taxes imposed on gambling...