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Republican Joe Barton Introduces Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2015

Two major initiatives regarding online poker have been introduced on a federal level this week. The first is a reintroduction of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) by Senator and Presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham [R-SC], which seeks to ban

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Sen. Reid Dealing a Bad Flop on Internet Texas Holdem Regulation?

During the 2014 election year, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid [D-NV] was labeled one of the favorite politicians of the US internet poker community. He and Sen. Jon Kyl [R-AZ] undertook the task of scripting a bill to regulate online

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Steve Wynn says Internet Gaming not “meaningful for Las Vegas”

Steve Wynn, the casino tycoon responsible for Wynn Resorts, appeared on Nevada’s political media outlet, Ralston Reports, on Monday. He and Jon Ralston discussed a number of topics relating to the gambling industry, including current status of internet gaming in

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Senatorial RAWA sponsor Graham welcomes Carve-out for Online Lottery

The great debate over RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, continues, with the online poker and casino gaming community and relative organizations opposing the bill, and a range of anti-gambling organizations, and one very adamant billionaire, pushing for its

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Online Poker News: Phil Ivey drops $200k, RAWA Hearing set for March 26

Two big stories struck the online poker community this weekend. Phil Ivey may be considered by many the best live poker players of our time, but his online poker prowess continues to sink after dropping nearly $200k on the virtual

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Rep. Chaffetz reintroduced federal online gambling ban, RAWA

To the surprise of no one, US Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) reintroduced a bill scripted last year to put an end to any legal form of online gambling across the United States. The new version, introduced February 4, 2015, is

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PPA’s opposition to iGaming ban with online poker carve-out explained

For years, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has swung its full support towards the legalization and regulation of online poker in the United States. As such, the majority of the poker community was perplexed by a report that surfaced on

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