Originally the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) hearing was set for March 26, 2015, but it has been moved up a day. RAWA supporters might feel this is a gift, since hours before the hearing the Poker Players Alliance is going to hold a technology demonstration. The demonstration...
Ralph Mastrantonio was in court Thursday April, 9, 2015 to hear the results of the criminal case against him. Allegations of operating an illegal poker game on Staten Island, New York were brought against Mastrantonio in 2011. Mastrantonio is a retired Sergeant for the NYPD. The ongoing trial was finally ended...
According to a report on Pokernews.com, just months after a raid took place and closed down the Cercle Cadet and Aviation Club de France gaming cercles, authorities are now looking into opening a new casino in Paris, France. Prefect Jean-Pierre Duport has been asked to form a study by...
The Kyrgyzstan government recently passed a law that banned all forms of gambling. The Kyrgyzstan government released the following statement on its embassy website in India. The statement read “Kyrgyzstan has finally banned gambling, betting and bookmakers according to the latest order of President Almazbek Atambayev signed on April 11....
Pennsylvania has a $2.3 billion budget deficit. Neighboring states are increasing casino competition. These two things have brought Representatives Payne and Hershey to the decision that online gambling may be a way to gain tax funds to help with the deficit. It was recently reported that some legislators have...
After holding the first ever committee vote on iPoker, the state of California seems to finally be taking steps to move forward with legislation on the matter. With a unanimous vote, the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee agreed to discuss AB 431, a shell bill, in greater deal in future...
Legal and regulated online poker could be brought into New York by a bill that has been introduced by New York State Senator John Bonacic. This will be the second year in a row that, Bonacic has presented legislation for online poker. The proposed bill (Senate Bill 5302) is similar to the...
The government of France may have ruled out the possibility of building full scale casinos in Paris. However a plan to allow exclusive clubs, like those in London, is moving forward according to local reports citing Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. The local gambling halls or cercles de jeux, of which only...
On the heels of Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio’s efforts to stick a fork in legal online gambling in the U.S., Republican Texas Congressman, Joe Barton has re-introduced legislation that would clarify online poker as specifically legal if states wish to allow the game. The nexus of regulation would be...
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals three-judge panel has unanimously ruled that Texas Hold’em is not legal in Idaho, and affirmed that the tribe enjoyed no special tribal sovereign immunity under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The Coeur d’Alene tribe had argued that the card game was...