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  • January 4, 2018

Online Poker Has Been Around for 20 Years

Happy 20th anniversary, online poker. The very first website offering online poker, Planet Poker, dealt its first hand on January 1, 1998. This might come as a surprise to poker fans, not just because 20 years sounds like a long time, but because it seems like poker sites would have mentioned it before. It was

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  • December 28, 2017

New Jersey Bill Would Legalize Online Poker Liquidity With International Markets

A new bill arrived at the end of the 2017 legislative session in New Jersey that would legalize online poker liquidity with international markets. Senate bill S3536 would, in theory, allow players in New Jersey to play against players in France, Germany, and other countries with regulated online poker. The bill will be the last

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  • June 27, 2017

Did Bad Actor Clause Kill New York Online Poker?

The bill to legalize online poker in New York failed to gain approval once again this year. Much like SB 3898 introduced by Senator John Bonacic last year, the bill died in the Assembly. Some speculate it was the late addition of a bad actor clause with no time left to debate that sealed the

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  • June 7, 2017

New Jersey’s Newest Online Poker Site is Tribal

New Jersey’s newest online poker site has just launched in open beta. Pala Poker NJ is a real money poker site from Pala Interactive, an online gambling company founded by the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California. It is the first tribal online poker site to launch in the state. After waiting and hoping

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  • March 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Bill Would Criminalize Online Poker

A group of Representatives in Pennsylvania would criminalize online poker in the face of their fellow lawmakers who have been attempting to regulate online gaming for years. House Bill 801 would prevent the state Gaming Control Board from allowing any form of online gambling. The bill comes as no surprise – its sponsor, Representative Thomas

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  • February 22, 2017

New Jersey: Player Wins $100K in 15 Minutes in Online Poker

James Piccolo was home visiting while his dad underwent surgery when he struck it big in online poker in New Jersey. Piccolo scored a $100,000 cash online in just 15 minutes of play. Originally from the Garden State, Piccolo now resides in Las Vegas, but he is far from a big-time gambler. This $100,000 cash

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  • December 27, 2016

Online Poker Is Not Just For Pros And Grinders Anymore

A major shift has been going on in the world of online poker and it is making the game a lot more fun for everyone. No longer a virtual felt filled with pros and grinders, online poker sites were forced to accommodate a new slew of recreational players in 2016, and it appears to have

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  • December 20, 2016

California Tribal Online Poker Room Declared Illegal

A US District Court judge in California has ruled that an online poker site set up by the Iipay Nation of Santa Yssbel is illegal and violates federal law. In court last week, US Southern District of California Judge Anthony Battaglia ruled that not only were the IIpay Nation themselves in violation of the Unlawful

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  • April 12, 2014

Online poker ban – what the Congress should do

The online gambling industry in the US market is going through twists and turns with so many strong proponents and opponents of legal USA online poker sites entering the arena. Last month it was the Governor of Texas who decided to make his opinion vocal by urging the Congress to revise the Wire Act. This

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  • March 15, 2014

Legal troubles for Senate Majority Leaders from Nevada and Utah over online gambling interests

Senate Majority Leaders from Nevada and the non-gambling state of Utah face serious legal implications and a political nightmare over online gambling interests. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah are under investigation for corruption involving online gambling interests. Reports have surfaced that a team from the FBI uncovered evidence in the case that

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