Apr 1, 2014 |

New York State Legislature Considering Online Poker Bill

With calls for expanding online gambling in several states, and legislation introduced at the federal level calling for an online gambling ban, the online poker industry is in the midst of one of the most muddled periods in its history, and it’s only getting more confusing. In this time of uncertainty we have yet another […]

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Jul 14, 2012 |

THE FIGHT: Harry Reid and Jon Kyl Agree on Internet Poker Bill

This week, GamblingCompliance.com reported that Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada, and John Kyl, the minority whip from Arizone, have agreed on terms for an Internet poker bill. Although the report said Reid’s office did not respond to requests for comment, it quoted John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, as […]

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Jul 9, 2012 |

Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Granted Bail

Ray Bitar is headed back to his home in California after being granted bail Monday. (Photo courtesy Wicked Chops Poker) After four court appearances spanning seven days, Ray Bitar was granted bail Monday by a federal magistrate judge in lower Manhattan. He is expected to be released from custody Monday fternoon. Bitar, wearing navy scrubs […]

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Jun 8, 2012 |

THE FIGHT: Conservative Lobby Groups Push Back, Zynga Begins Lobby

THE FIGHT, presented by Chris Krafcik, brings you the latest headlines and insight from the attempts to regulate online poker in the United States. For the second time in recent weeks, moral-conservative groups have urged Congress to crack down on state efforts to legalize Internet gambling, including poker. In a jointly written letter publicized Wednesday, […]

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May 18, 2012 |

THE FIGHT: Delaware, Illinois Move Forward, Nevada Issues Warning

It was a big week for Internet gambling legislation, BLUFFers. Let’s get to it. The Delaware House Committee on Gaming and Parimutuels on Thursday released a bill that would permit the state’s racetrack casinos to operate Internet poker and casino games. For those of us that don’t live in Delaware and never intend to visit […]

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May 4, 2012 |

THE FIGHT: The Latest on the Regulation of Online Poker

In the newest addition to BluffMagazine.com, Chris Krafcik presents The Fight with the latest headlines and insight from the attempts to regulate online poker in the United States. This is his debut column. Another week in Internet poker politics. Another batch of delicious news bytes. Time to strap your speed-read on, BLUFFers. Let’s kick things […]

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Oct 15, 2010 |

THE FIGHT: Wynn Softens, New Tactics in WA, Stars Joins Circus

Online poker players in the United States are anxiously awaiting for the day that their game becomes regulated on home soil. Each Friday in THE FIGHT BluffMagazine.com will bring you all the news from the efforts to get online poker regulated both locally and internationally. This week we highligh a major casino executive possibly changing his mind on […]

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Sep 3, 2009 |

UIGEA Upheld by 3rd Circuit Court in iMEGA Appeal

After a two-year court battle, the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) was dealt a blow on September 1 when the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected its arguments and upheld the premise of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Though the judges made clear that the UIGEA does not render online […]

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