Poker – A Game of Skill in the Courtroom

July 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As the battle continues to protect the rights of poker players in the United States to enjoy the game they love, much of the controversy surrounding the game has landed in court. States continue to arrest... continued

Russian Spy or Online Poker Scammer?

July 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

She is beautiful, successful and an astute businesswoman…or was she? While the beautiful part is true, the rest of the information on accused Russian spy Anna Chapman appears to point to a woman involved... continued

British Invasion Hits the World Series of Poker

British Invasion Hits the World Series of Poker

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is not the Beatles; it is not even the Rolling Stones. While the normal culprits are absent, there is still a “British invasion” going on at the World Series of Poker, as players from England... continued

Fox Sports Picks Up World Team Poker

Fox Sports Picks Up World Team Poker

May 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Exciting poker action like the recent World Team Poker event should be available for fans to see; thanks to an agreement between the WTP and Fox Sports Net, viewers will get a chance to enjoy this battle... continued

A Sin Tax for Online Poker Versus Prohibition?

A Sin Tax for Online Poker Versus Prohibition?

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As debate over regulating, eliminating, and possibly taxing online poker rages, an old term comes to mind, the “sin tax.” A sin tax is a tax specifically levied on “socially proscribed goods.”... continued

World Team Poker Down to Final Three

World Team Poker Down to Final Three

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

United States Ousted, Greece, China and Brazil in Final Showdown And then there were three. The World Team Poker competition is down to just three teams, with Greece leading China and Brazil into the final... continued

Ways and Means to Discuss Online Gambling

Ways and Means to Discuss Online Gambling

May 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The United States Congress continues to grapple with the search for new revenue streams, and next week the House Ways and Means Committee will turn its attention to online wagering. The committee, which... continued

US Hits Payment Processors Again in Rennick Case

US Hits Payment Processors Again in Rennick Case

May 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The United States Justice Department continues to strike out against payment processors that handle funds for US players at online poker rooms. After the apprehension of Australian processor Daniel Tzvetkoff... continued

States Look to Online Gambling to Increase Revenue

States Look to Online Gambling to Increase Revenue

May 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The lingering difficulties caused by the global economic crisis continue to plague the United States, leaving many states near insolvency and looking for funds. That search for new revenue streams is leading... continued

PartyGaming Mulls Return to US Market

PartyGaming Mulls Return to US Market

May 9, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

PartyGaming, the parent company of Internet poker giant PartyPoker, is considering a return to the lucrative United States gaming market. The company cites movement towards online gambling legislation... continued

Harrah’s Eyes Move into Online Poker

Harrah’s Eyes Move into Online Poker

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In spite of the global economic crisis of the past three years, Las Vegas powerhouse Harrah’s Inc continues to wield a great of influence on poker in the gambling capital of the world. That influence... continued

Representative Barney Frank Endorses HR4976

Representative Barney Frank Endorses HR4976

April 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an expected move, Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts attached his name to HR4976, Rep Jim McDermott’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act. Referred to by Dan Cypra of Poker... continued

BetonSports Bettors: Details on How to Claim Forfeiture Funds

August 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Following is the notice from the U.S. Department of Justice: Notice is hereby given that on August 14, 2009, in the case of U.S. v. Gary Stephen Kaplan, Court Case Number S5-4:06CR337 CEJ, the United States... continued

Minnesota Rep Strikes Back at Attempt to Block Online Gaming ISP’s

May 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Minnesota State Representative Pat Garofalo [R-Farmington] recently introduced legislation that would bar the Minnesota Department of Public Safety from forcing Internet service providers (ISPs) to block... continued

Party Poker Isn’t Partying

November 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Party Poker, in a scramble to halt downward-spiraling revenues, has announced real money players from Malaysia and Thailand will now be accepted on the site. PartyPoker.com will not, however, be accepting... continued

Microgaming Status Regarding US Players

November 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There has been some confusion regarding Microgaming and its availability to US residents. As of yesterday, Microgaming will no longer be accepting new signups from the United States. Players with existing... continued

EU Online Gaming Industry Charges US with Prosecutorial Discrimination

December 20, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) announced today that it is filing a formal complaint against the United States asserting the US Department of Justice (DoJ) is in violation of international trade... continued

EU Does an About Face in Online Gambling Dispute

December 17, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

In order to keep European online gaming companies out of the US market, a deal was struck in Geneva that opens the US postal and warehousing markets to the European Union instead. EU Trade Commissioner... continued

Claims against the US Now Stands at Seven

June 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The list of compensation claims made against the US as a result of failure to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling now stands at seven, and includes Antigua, the European Union, India, Costa... continued

US Trade Dispute with Antigua Could Cost Billions

June 20, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Antigua, which won a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling last year against the U.S. restrictions, is asking the trade body for authorization to target American trademarks and copyrights if the U.S. refuses... continued

Antigua Hanging Tough in WTO Dispute

May 23, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Antigua let it be known that it would seek compensation from the US over its illegal restrictions on Internet gaming, while the US also announced it would not appeal the recent WTO decision in favor of... continued

Recent Developments Good News for US Online Poker

April 13, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

In recent weeks, there have been some positive developments regarding the rights of US citizens to engage in online gaming. First, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the US in its trade dispute... continued

WTO Rules Against US in Antigua Gaming Dispute

March 30, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

In a ruling that may have far reaching consequences, the World Trade Organization released the decision of a three-member panel today that had been tasked with determining if the US was in compliance with... continued