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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... 

Pennsylvania Internet Gambling Bill SB 1386 Introduced In Senate
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Earlier this month State Sen. Edwin Erickson announced his intention to present internet poker bill Bill 1386 to the Pennsylvania Senate, a promise which he has now fulfilled, albeit in a slightly expanded form than its original poker-only format. In the new version... 

Interesting Facts Regarding Amaya Gaming’s Acqusition Of PokerStars
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A few days on since Amaya Gaming first announced its $4.9 billion acquisition of PokerStars, industry experts are now beginning to unravel the seismic deal and some of the implications it may have for the future of internet gambling. A particular interesting point... 

Portuguese Draft IGaming Regulation To Be Debated Before July 10th
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, June 16th, 2014

Back in 2011, Portugal agreed to a €78 billion EU bailout in return for implementing a series of revenue-raising measures, including the regulation of its online gaming market. A few years on and the draft legislation is still on ice at the Finance Ministry,... 

New Federal Internet Gambling Bill Circulating In Washington DC
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, June 9th, 2014

According to Nevada journalist John Ralston, a new federal poker-only online gambling bill is currently circulating in Washington DC. Although at this time not much is known about its sponsor, Ralston did say he smells “a Nevada company,” although he... 

Californian Tribes Unite Behind Poker Bad Actor Clause
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Recently PokerStars seemed to be making headway in its efforts to feature in a future Californian poker industry after announcing a partnership deal to become the front-facing brand of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. On Tuesday, however, the online poker Goliath...