May 29, 2015 |

Legislative Scramble: PA Op-Ed and 2nd CA Committee Ok’s AB 431

Welcome to the first installment of Bluff’s weekly overview of the progress of online gaming legislation in the United States. Not surprisingly, Pennsylvania and California continue to dominate the online gaming headlines and will therefore feature prominently in this column, as both states continue to work towards passage of an online gaming bill. Even though […]

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May 15, 2015 |

New York Latest State to Introduce Online Poker Bill

First reported by Chris Grove of, New York State Senator John Bonacic has reintroduced legislation to legalize online poker in the Empire State. Bonacic introduced S 5302, a bill that would amend current New York laws to allow certain forms of interactive poker games, on May 13, 2015. New York was one of a […]

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Jan 15, 2015 |

New York Will Test the Online Gambling Waters in 2015

Less than two weeks into 2015 we have already seen three iGaming bills introduced in state legislatures. And those three states, California, Mississippi, and Washington State, will likely be joined by another state in the near future: New York. Per GamblingCompliance, New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, the chairman of the Racing and Wagering Committee intimated […]

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Jan 7, 2015 |

Casino Expansion Still on the Table in New Hampshire

As the returning and newly elected members of the New Hampshire legislature head to Nashua for the 2015 legislative session word around the campfire has intimated that casino expansion will be a hot topic in 2015. New Hampshire has been grappling with potential expansion for several years, and nearly managed to pass a bill last […]

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Jan 5, 2015 |

The State of US Online Gambling: States Considering Expansion

Our four-part series covering the state of online gambling in the United States continues on with a look at the eight states that are seriously considering passing online gambling legislation or expanding their gaming options (Casino, Poker and/or Lottery) into the online arena in 2015. In this installment we’ll cover California, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, […]

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Oct 17, 2014 |

MGM Launches Pro Online Gambling “Let NY Play” Campaign

MGM Resorts International is behind a new pro-online -gambling campaign in New York dubbed “Let NY Play” according to a New York Times article. Thus far the campaign has focused on getting their message out on social media through their Let NY Play Twitter account and Let NY Play Facebook page. The group first appeared […]

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Jun 2, 2014 |

Pennsylvania Senator Expected to Introduce Online Poker Bill

Tomorrow the Pennsylvania Senate will host an online gambling hearing, and as a precursor to the hearing State Senator Edwin Erickson has announced his plans to introduce an online gambling bill that would legalize online poker in the state, which was first reported by Erickson’s bill calls for the following: “Bad Actor” clause set […]

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May 8, 2014 |

Another Online Poker Bill Introduced in New York

A near identical bill to the legislation introduced in the state senate by Senator John Bonacic (S 6913) in late March has been introduced by longtime democrat assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, who represents New York’s 89th District. The bill Pretlow’s bill (A09509) seeks to amend the current laws governing racing and pari-mutuel wagers in the […]

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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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Jun 28, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Dream a Little Dream

Although it’s not directly tied to online poker legalization, this week I’d like to spend a few minutes on brick-and-mortar gambling expansion in New York. It was a slow week for online poker on the legislative front anyway, and New York presents a more intriguing case than even California for online poker legalization. First, though, […]

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