A Senator from New York State Requests for Bad Actor Investigation

April 24, 2013

In the recent past, a lot of the states in the US have considered the option of legalizing online poker within their premises. Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey have already announced legalization of online poker within the states. But there are a lot of officials in the governing bodies of the country, who feel that online poker is a bad influence on the country, and the states should not legalize online poker or any other form of online gambling. Read more

Caesars Entertainment Applies for an Internet Gambling License in New Jersey

April 22, 2013

New Jersey is the latest addition to the list of US states that have legalized online poker within their premises. At present, all the leading online poker operators are trying to obtain an internet gambling license within the state, as New Jersey has a large pool of poker players. According to recent reports, Caesars Entertainment’s online division, Caesars Interactive has also applied for a license within the state, and the experts feel that the company has taken this decision to compete with the Rational Group that has purchased the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Read more

Full Tilt Poker’s Founder Caught Up in Money Laundering Issues

April 10, 2013

Full Tilt Poker has run into a lot of controversy with regard to issues of money laundering, in the past four years. In fact, Ray Bitar, one of the founders of the company, is still dealing with these issues with the US prosecutors. In a recent report, experts stated that Bitar has stopped his defense against the criminal charges that were posed against him, and he is presently urging for a plea from the federal authorities. Read more

Poker Takes a New Form in the State of Texas

April 3, 2013

The state of Texas is modifying its laws in order to accommodate online poker and other online casino games for all the poker enthusiasts within the state. According to Representative, Eddie Rodriguez, a sponsor for one of the online poker bills in the region, poker players are treated equivalent to criminals at present, and this perception of the state needs to be changed. He feels that a lot of states in the United States are following a progressive approach towards online poker, and Texas should follow their example as well. He stresses on the notion that poker is a game that requires skill, and he is hoping that the state legislative house will develop a positive approach towards online poker in the near future. Read more