Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 27, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »

Last year I made some very bold predictions, and all-in-all I have to say I did pretty well. However, we are all poker players here, and we all know this could easily just be a case of the Jason Mercier “run-good”, so I’m back for 2013 with aRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 22, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »

As Nevada is gearing-up for a January launch of intra-state online poker (the first state in the nation that will offer legalized and regulated online poker) a number of other states are moving forward with their own online poker bills, looking to get out ahead of the curveRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 05, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »

A week after the Republican National Convention it’s now the Democrats turn and of interest to poker players was what the “Official Party Platform” on online poker would be, something poker players were hoping would be diametrically opposed to what the republicans put forth just a week ago.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 11, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »

I really never thought I’d say this, but perhaps the opponents of online poker legislation have a point when it comes to security –am I really agreeing with Sheldon Adelson on something??? My concern isn’t for the potential of underage and problem gamblers finding an easy outlet inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 03, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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While we are in the grips of One Drop mania and the stunning news that Ray Bitar has turned himself in to US authorities, there has been plenty of other news coming out of the poker world, and in this column I’ll take a look at some ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 30, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

For all of the people that are under the impression that the zeitgeist has online poker legislation moving forward (albeit very slowly) and that it is a matter of not if but when needs to understand that there are still plenty of voices arguing for a complete banRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 26, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

What started off as a fairly slow weekend in the world of poker really picked up steam Sunday and into early Monday as news story after news story came to light. By the end of the weekend the poker world was not only talking about the MicroMillions onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 21, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

With Nevada well on their way to being the first state in the US with legalized and regulated online poker games, other states have started exploring the possibility as well. Unfortunately, the online poker bills introduced in both the Hawaii and Iowa state legislatures have been scrapped forRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 08, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Senator John Boozman (R-AR) penned a letter on Facebook aimed at quelling the enormous amount of comments he has been receiving from the online poker community. The letter, which can be interpreted as either an olive branch to the pro-poker advocates, or as a sleight of hand aimedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 30, 2012 Posted in PR | No Comments »

In one of the most in-depth articles available on the subject, RealMoneyPoker.org has broken down the current state of online poker in the United Sates, as well as offering up a detailed forecast for what poker players can expect on the legislative front in the coming months andRead Full Article