Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 29, 2013 Posted in Interviews | 1 Comment »

The fight to legalize online poker in the United States has reached a tipping point, with states pushing forward with their own online poker bills, while the federal government remains in gridlock. Still, the only complete legislative victory for poker players will be when federal legislation is passed.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 21, 2012 Posted in 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 18, 2012 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

With all of the new efforts at the state level, as well as new advocates at the federal level, the poker community has been overly optimistic that an online poker bill will be attached to a larger piece of legislation in 2012. One of the proposed pieces ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 22, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Online poker players might be a little disheartened heading into 2012, considering that after three separate hearings in Congress (granted they all occurred in subcommittees) there has been nigh a whisper of actual online poker legislation in the United States. With Congress about to go home for Christmas,Read Full Article

Posted by James Guill on Aug 25, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

The hype behind the legalization of online poker in the U.S. continues as many companies stand at the ready in hopes of entering the U.S. market.¬† I’ve been one that has said since April 15th that legalization is a lot farther off than anyone is anticipating.¬† Here areRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 05, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

There was a good news/bad news ruling handed down by a French judge in Toulous this week concerning whether poker is a game of skill or of luck. The outcome saw defendant Jean-Pierre Gleizes, manager of St. Tropez and Les Coulisses convince the court that poker was indeedRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on May 26, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), best known for his deplorable apology to BP Oil executives in Congress during the hearings into the BP Gulf Oil spill, is the latest supporter of legalizing and regulating online poker. Barton is set to introduce a new piece of legislation that will legalizeRead Full Article