Dec 1, 2011 |

The Fight: Is Momentum For Regulated Poker Slowing?

Prior to Thanksgiving, poker players and fans were giving thanks to the high profile discussions of regulated online poker in the House and the Senate. The second hearing in the House Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Commerce, and Trade on November 18th rehashed several of the same points as the first, but the cause still got some […]

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Nov 17, 2011 |

The Fight: Updates From the Legislative Front

Your mind may still be reeling after the story broke that the Department of Justice and Group Bernard Tapie allegedly brokered an $80 million sale of Full Tilt Poker, but that was not the only big political news on the horizon this week.  Earlier Thursday afternoon, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs met to discuss […]

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Mar 18, 2011 |

The Fight: Online Gambling Bill, PPA Goes to Washington

This week on The Fight, a bill with sponsorship on both sides of the aisle that would regulate online gambling, and replace the UIGEA was formally introduced in Congress. In state legislation news, another state considered intrastate poker while the Poker Players Alliance went to the one state that considers playing online poker a felony […]

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Feb 11, 2011 |

The Fight: Kyl to Retire in 2012, Bipartisan Internet Gambling Bill in the Works?, NJ Still Waiting

This week’s developments in The Fight center around a pair of developments that won’t do much for the short-term, but could eventually lead to positive developments to legislature and regulate online poker in the US. Rumors of a reported alliance between Representatives John Campbell (R-CA) and Barney Frank (D-MA) on co-sponsoring an Internet gambling bill […]

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Dec 31, 2010 |

The Fight: 2010 in Review

This week’s edition of “The Fight” covers the year in poker legislation for 2010. The year will be remembered for what could have been regarding legislation to legalize and regulate online poker on the federal level. On the state level, progress was made for those who like seeing who they’re playing against, but intrastate poker […]

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Nov 12, 2010 |

The Fight: Mid-Term Election Recap with Rich Muny of PPA

November 2nd brought the first elections for House and Senate members in the Obama adminstration. As expected, the Republican party has regained control of the House of Representatives, while the Democrats own an extremely slim lead in the Senate. BLUFF spoke with Rich Muny, a member on the Poker Player Alliance Board of Directors, who […]

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Jul 28, 2010 |

HR 2267 Passed by House Financial Services Committee

Barney Frank is the chief author of HR 2267 While last week’s hearing on Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-MA) HR 2267 was all talk, this week the legislation saw some action as it was marked up and passed in the House Financial Services Committee by a margin of 41-22-1. The legislation, which is designed to implement […]

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Jul 22, 2010 |

House Online Gambling Hearing Features Annie Duke

Duke testified during Wednesday’s hearing After a summer with little movement, Rep Barney Frank’s (D-MA) HR 2267 finally appears to be making some headway in Washington DC. The bill, known as the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act, was debated in a House hearing on Wednesday and is scheduled to be marked up […]

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May 19, 2010 |

Supporters Weigh In on Congress HR 4796 House Ways & Means Hearing

Rep. Barney Frank is one of online poker’s strongest supporters. In Washington, D.C. Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Jim McDermott (D-WA) presented testimony in support of the bill HR 4796 that attempts to effectively regulate online gaming, collect tax revenue and open up the U.S. market for online gaming. The House Ways and Means Committee […]

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Apr 10, 2010 |

Hearings on Online Gambling Bills Set for Next Week

It has been a turbulent week for the world of online poker. After a series of grim announcements about impending law suits, federal investigations and the June 1st implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the week appears to be ending on a hopeful note. Rep. Barney Frank’s Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act […]

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Jan 18, 2010 |

DAILY BUZZ: Committee Vote Coming, Pa. Poker Wait, A.C. Jackpot

Welcome to the BLUFF Daily Buzz, where we scour the entire internet for all the latest news in and around the world of poker. If it involves chips and cards, or people known to associate with chips and cards, we’re there. Frank readying online poker legislation for committee vote The latest video-blog missive from Poker […]

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Jan 7, 2010 |

Year in Review: December

After a full year of waiting to see what would happen with regards to their favorite game’s legal status in the United States, online poker players received a big reprieve on the first day of the December when the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department agreed to push back implementation of UIGEA regulations to July 1, […]

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