Articles by: Dave Behr

THE FIGHT: Three Down, 47 to Go

Dave Behr | November 15, 2013

Bit-by-bit, our game is being legalized If all goes according to plan, by the time this article is published, New Jersey will have launched full-blown real-money online gaming and joined Nevada and Delaware as states that offer regulated real-money online poker. The legalization of i-gaming in New Jersey was part of Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s [...]

THE FIGHT … We’re Out – The Fed

Dave Behr | October 15, 2013

A federally supported bill isn’t going to happen. Now the fight is going state by state Mark it on your calendars: September 2013 is when the online gaming industry officially gave up on federal legislation in the United States. We’re all living in a state-by-state world now. That state-by-state world got a big push in [...]

The Fight: Pray for New Jersey

Dave Behr | September 15, 2013

The U.S. online market is watching and waiting before moving forward When New Jersey legalized online gaming in February, the industry seemed poised for state-by-state triumph in THE FIGHT to legalize online poker. Eight months later, it remains poised. Every state that has considered legalizing any form of online gaming since then has more or [...]

THE FIGHT: Reid Between the Lines

Dave Behr | August 15, 2013

Nothing is ever as it seems in Washington. Politicians say one thing when they mean another. That results in a lot of reading of political tea leaves to try to discern the chances of federal legislation of online poker. The prognosis? Not good, despite symptoms to the contrary. In early July, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) [...]

THE FIGHT: Fit for a King (But Nobody Else)

Dave Behr | July 15, 2013

The Fed is gridlocked, of course Last month I noted that Rep. Peter King (R-NY) mentioned in April that he intended to introduce online gambling legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. King’s bill finally materialized in early June, and it was a doozy. It called for the legalization of all forms of online gambling [...]

Ultimate Beginning

Dave Behr | June 15, 2013

Backed by the men behind the Ulimate Fighting Championship, UlitmatePoker.com looks to make more than an impression in the world of legal online poker. Once upon a time, 38-year-old Dave in Minnesota would come home from a day as a self-proclaimed “cubicle monkey,” have dinner with his family, put his two kids to bed, pour [...]

THE FIGHT: Now Batting: California

Dave Behr | June 15, 2013

Poker is set for another huge leap forward It’s been four months since New Jersey legalized online gaming, joining Nevada and Delaware as states to permit some form of online gaming. In that time not a single other state has stepped up to the plate, but several started taking some serious warm-up cuts in the [...]