Yesterday’s sub-committee hearing on the Restoration of the Wire Act (RAWA) bill was not a shining example of the democratic process in action—biased and…
RAWA Hearing Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

The RAWA Hearing provided little comfort to supporters of online poker in the US.


The Congressional hearings on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) bill which threatens online poker in the US will be held on March 6. The Poker Players Association (PPA) is urgently calling for players to take action in the remaining hours before the committee meets.
PPA Urgently Asks Players to Act Now to Help Stop RAWA

The PPA has set up a simple system for players to tweet their opposition directly to the politicians on the Congressional committee.


Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah reintroduced a bill on Wednesday to ban most online gaming in the US. The bill known as the Restoration of…
Restoration of America’s Wire Act Would Ban Online Poker in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware

US Representative Jason Chaffetz continues his crusade to rid the US of online gambling.


The NCSL has now adopted a formal position demanding that the federal government respect “the sovereignty of states to allow or to prohibit Internet gambling by its residents.”
National Conference of State Legislatures Says No to “Restoration of America’s Wire Act”

Two thirds of states at the NCSL annual meeting voted to keep gambling regulation at the state level.


The MSPT cites both PokerNews and the Venetian as partners of the tour on their website and the Main Event was scheduled to be covered on PokerNews.
PokerNews Banned from Covering the PokerNews MSPT at the Venetian

Despite being title sponsors of the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour, reporters were denied access to the ninth stop in one of Adelson’s casinos.


American Gaming Association (AGA) Chief Executive Geoff Freeman has announced that it will no longer actively support online gambling legislation.
AGA Withdraws from the Battle for Internet Gambling

Sheldon Adelson’s opposition to online gambling has split the AGA.


The PPA is encouraging poker players to reach out to their federal representatives while Congress is in recess. This presents an opportunity to meet with members of Congress in their districts.
PPA Launches “Fight Back” Campaign During Congressional Recess

The Poker Players Alliance is asking poker players to fight back against efforts to ban online poker in the US.


The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has expressed its strong opposition to the Adelson backed bills to amend the Wire Act in a letter to House and Senate leaders.
More Opposition to Efforts to Ban Online Gambling

Growing opposition could sound the death knell for Adelson’s dreams.


The Executive Director of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) has written to Senator Lindsey Graham to oppose his Sheldon Adelson backed proposals to amend the Wire Act.
US Lotteries Oppose Wire Act Amendments

Opponents of the proposed ban on online gambling increase with the addition of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.


The bills, which have bipartisan support, would amend the Wire Act of 1961 to include all online gambling except fantasy sports and horse-racing.
New Bills Seek to Amend Wire Act to Ban All Online Gambling

Adelson-backed bill formally introduced in House and Senate, though with a very slim chance of successful passage.


The Democratic Governors Association asserted that if legislation to ban online gaming were enacted it would cost state budgets some $20 billion in lottery revenue alone.
Democratic Governors: Anti-Online Gaming Law Would Cut $20 Billion in Existing State Revenue

Governors oppose bill that seeks to ban all forms of internet gaming.


Defending the position of online poker and all igaming is Mitch Garber, CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment.
Is iGaming a Problem or the Solution? Top Gaming Execs Promise a Heated Debate

iGNA panel tasks Caesars’ Mitch Garber to defend online poker regulation against Las Vegas Sands prohibitionists.


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