Mar 30, 2015 |

Gags, Lupo and Satellite Winners Dominate Sunday Major Action

The mid-week headlines in both New Jersey and Nevada were dominated by off the felt news, as both states announced the dates for two major online tournament series, with partypoker’s New Jersey Championship of Online Poker II scheduled to run simultaneously with the Borgata WPT Spring Poker Open from April 16-26 and’s Spring Poker Series […]

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Mar 25, 2015 |

What You Need to Know About NV and DE Interstate Poker

On Tuesday evening the long awaited pooling of online poker players between Nevada and Delaware became a reality. Delawareans logging into one of the state’s three regulated online poker sites were met with not two or three table choices but dozens, as peak traffic went from 25 to over 300 – Even this morning there […]

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Feb 24, 2015 |

Interstate Online Poker Coming According to Nevada Governor

Last year Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a historic interstate online poker agreement that would see the two states share players. The deal was signed in  February of 2014, and many expected it to be in effect before the end of 2014, but thus far nothing has materialized. We now […]

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Dec 30, 2014 |

State of US Online Gaming in 2015: Where It’s Legal

In 2010, at the behest of the New York and Illinois lotteries, the U.S. Department of Justice looked into its interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act in regards to the pre-Internet law’s application to online gambling. On September 20, 2011 (but not officially released until December 23, 2011), Assistant U.S. Attorney General Virginia Seitz issued […]

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Aug 25, 2014 |

888 CEO Talks US iGaming and Clarifies PokerStars Stance

We are “delighted at the success of the launch” in the United States, was how 888 CEO Brian Mattingley began our recent phone interview. The man at the helm of the only company operating in all three markets with legal online gambling (ranking him #9 on Bluff Magazine’s Power 20) also has a very positive […]

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Jul 10, 2014 |

888 Network Approved in Nevada; Interstate on the way?

Nevada regulators have tentatively approved 888’s plans for an online poker network in Nevada according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 888 has planned on the creation of the network from the very beginning and Nevada regulators have embraced the idea, making today’s announcement little more than a formality. The Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously approved […]

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Jul 7, 2014 |

Delaware and Nevada Interstate Agreement Expected Soon

In February Delaware and Nevada signed a historic agreement that will allow the two states to pool their online poker player bases in a first of its kind interstate compact. In addition to agreeing to work with one another the two states also formed the Multi State Internet Gaming Association (MSIGA) which was setup in […]

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Oct 22, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Licensing Issues Raised Again

This time last week, New Jersey gaming regulators had issued only one online gaming license. Today, that number is up to five. Golden Nugget, Trump Plaza, Trump Taj Mahal and Tropicana all passed regulatory muster in the last week, joining Borgata in New Jersey’s online gaming Promised Land. For the moment, that leaves Resorts and […]

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Sep 10, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: The State of the States

The failure to pass online poker in the state of California – again! – will become official this Friday. When it does, Pennsylvania will become the only state in the nation with an active online gambling bill. That bill has been tabled by a Pennsylvania House committee chair pending the outcome of online gaming in […]

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Sep 3, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Delaware Inches Closer; PPA Slides Farther Away

It’s a new day of the week for THE FIGHT. Now and forever we’ll be bringing you the latest regulatory updates of American poker legalization on Tuesdays. Hopefully with a new day, we’ll be able to start giving U.S. poker players some good news. That’s not the case this week. The two main threads of […]

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Aug 6, 2013 |

888 Launching Independent Online Gaming Platform in New Jersey

Sometime later this year real money online poker and casino games will go live in New Jersey and there will be a familiar face at the party. European gaming giant 888 announced Tuesday they will launch their own online poker and casino gaming platform in partnership with Caesars. In addition to the technology-sharing deal with Caesars Interactive Entertainment, […]

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Jul 6, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: NJ, DE Move the Ball Forward

Happy 4th of July, but more importantly Happy WSOP Main Event! The Main Event starts today in Las Vegas, spiking the number of WSOP-related Google searches in a huge way. But while everyone wonders how it will all play out in Vegas, those of us with our fingers on the pulse of THE FIGHT to […]

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Mar 29, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Choppy Waters in Illinois and Pennsylvania

The online poker legislative dominoes continue to stand upright since New Jersey enacted online gaming last month. This week brought positive news from Delaware – which has been leading the way for online gaming – but concern in Pennsylvania and Illinois. Let’s start with Illinois, where a bill that would expand nearly every aspect of […]

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Jan 8, 2013 |

Nevada Positioning Itself for Multi-State Online Poker Compacts

Although Nevada has not yet officially launched its online poker market, the Silver State is one step closer to greater player liquidity. Last week the Nevada Gaming Commission, after consultation with the governor’s office, submitted proposed changes in the statute governing Nevada online gaming to the state legislature. The changes would authorize the governor to […]

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