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Barton Drops New Online Poker Bill, Prospects Clouded

US Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, has introduced a new Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013 in Congress.  The bill was introduced yesterday and immediately referred to two separate House committees, Energy & Commerce and Financial Services. Barton introduced a similar poker-only bill back in 2011, amid a much busier legislative look at …

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PokerStars Inks New New Jersey Deal, Partners with Mohegan’s Resorts Casino Atlantic City

PokerStars is trying again to crack the New Jersey online-poker and casino market, this time with a new partner in Resorts Casino Atlantic City.  The Mohegan-operated casino, which is actually New Jersey’s oldest, has agreed to a deal with Stars parent Rational Group in which Stars will supply an online gaming platform for …

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Sheldon Adelson Squares Off Against Online Poker

The latest war of words between Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and the online poker world shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.  Adelson, whose LV Sands properties include the popular Las Vegas poker destination The Venetian, has repulsed poker players by the thousands with a series of high-profile attacks …

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Antigua Receives WTO Authorization to Sell Copies of US Goods; Specifics Pending

Antigua and Barbuda today received renewed approval from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to copy and sell up to $21 million annually in US-copyrighted intellectual property, reaffirming a 2007 WTO decision in its favor regarding international access to online gambling. “Remote gambling,” as it was called in a late-’90s trade agreement with the …

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New Jersey Online Poker Bill Still Waiting, Waiting, Waiting…

Last time we checked on poker happenings from New Jersey, the 2012 version of that state’s move to regulate online gambling for its residents had just passed the New Jersey Assembly, and was head on to the NJ Senate, where it was due for a December 20th vote. To no one’s surprise, the …

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New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Passes Assembly… Again

When at first you don’t succeed, reintroduce another online-gambling bill.  That’s the working motto for New Jersey State Sen. Ray Lesniak, whose latest edition of the New Jersey bill that would regulate several forms of online gambling, including poker, passed its first hurdle yesterday. Assembly Bill A2578 cleared a full Assembly vote on …

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DOJ Unseals Indictments Against Calvin Ayre, Bodog

Another round in the Department of Justice’s never-ending war against free will is underway today with the release of indictments against Bodog and its Canadian founder, Calvin Ayre.  The DOJ has also seized the bodog.com domain, which ranks high on the list of fruitless government endeavors, since Bodog abandoned that domain in favor …

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Antigua to Give it Another Try Against USA at WTO

Back in the ‘ness this week is a brief report that island-nation and gaming luke-warm spot Antigua will resume its formal complaint process against the United States, regarding the tiny country’s eight-year-old dispute regarding the USA’s failure to comply with its own international treaties regarding online gambling. According to Antigua and to the …

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2012 the Year of Online Poker’s ‘Official’ Return?

Much ado over the Christmas break regarding the Department of Justice’s vampire drop — late Friday afternoon preceding the holiday weekend — of its admission that the 1961 Wire Act applies only to sportsbetting and not to other forms of online gaming.  This, of course, is the argument that online poker sites made all …

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DOJ Admits 1961 Wire Act Applies Only to Gambling

More to come on this one, with a detailed look inside the language of the release early next week.  But for now, let’s say that the Department of Justice has done something of an about-face, and finally admitted that the 1961 Wire Act applies only to sportsbetting, and not to games of skill such …

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