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RAWA Hearing Postponed Due to Weather

A hearing scheduled to take place Thursday March 5 on H.R. 707, also known as the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), has been postponed due to inclement…

A congressional hearing on the proposed legislation to ban online gaming in the US takes a back seat to the threats of inclement weather in the nation’s capital.

US Insight

The first ever American Poker Awards and Conference took place last week in Beverly Hills. A congressional hearing on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act that was scheduled for later this week was postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.

The American Poker Awards, RAWA, Pennsylvania, Florida and Illinois.

Regulation Insight

The Congressional hearings on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) bill start on March 5. Another bill to regulate online poker has been presented in Pennsylvania.

Portugal, France, Italy and Pennsylvania take regulatory steps forward—but The Gambia imposes a complete ban.

Poker Room Insight

Adjarabet is revealed as the mystery operator first to join Microgaming after implementing Babelfish technology.

SealsWithClubs has re-launched and is encountering teething troubles while ZyngaPlusPoker’s troubles are at an end as the poker room is closing down.

Industry Insight

The week has been dominated by annual results, some winners and some losers, but online poker revenues were rarely among the first category.

Caesars, William Hill and Ladbrokes all report their 2014 performances.

The Zeitgeist

The American Poker Awards were huge success. Twitch is the latest innovation in social media use to promote poker.

The American Poker Awards, Twitch and this week’s hearing on RAWA.

Dario Minieri Wins Battle Against the Italian Tax Man

Dario Minieri Wins Battle Against the Italian Tax Man

Italian poker player, and former PokerStars Team Pro, Dario Minieri, who stepped into the public spotlight during the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event wearing his trademark striped scarf, has won his fight with the Italian government over the declaration of his poker winnings.