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French regulator ARJEL released its 4th quarter report for 2016 and with it a review of 2016 as a whole.
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Quarterly and full year reports from Europe’s regulated markets, insights from the Netherlands, plus movement in New York and Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania is the most likely state to adopt online gaming legislation in 2017. California is still mired in controversy.
Prospects for US Online Poker in 2017: A State-by-State Overview

Hope that the current four-year drought in online poker legislation finally ends in 2017 is balanced by the fear that a nationwide online gaming ban is more realistic than ever.

Phil Galfond announces he is going to launch his own online poker site. ESPN swings and misses at daily fantasy sports.
Reads of the Week

Promise of a new online poker room, the debate over the health of daily fantasy sports, thoughts on the future of online poker in California and more.

Poker Players Alliance stated that the most recent amendments would impose a lifetime ban on PokerStars’ intellectual property.
Little Hope for Online Poker in California as 2016 Legislative Session Winds Down

With just over a week before the 2016 legislative session is scheduled to conclude, the prospects that online poker…

To this point, the Pechanga coalition has been portrayed as the “obstructionists,” but having these amendments formally introduced has allowed the tribes to flip the script.
Amendments to Delay PokerStars Introduced into California Online Poker Bill

In what appears to be a last ditch effort to advance online poker legislation in California, Assemblyperson Adam Gray…

In a statement late last week to the LA Times, Assemblyman Adam Gray’s chief of staff said that Gray’s online poker bill (AB 2863) would be brought to the Assembly floor on Monday.
Critical Week for California Online Poker Bill

After recently returning for summer recess, the California Assembly is expected to take up the issue of online poker…

Pechanga Banda of Luiseno Indians proposes unworkable conditions for online poker regulation. No news from Pennsylvania as lawmakers fail to balance the budget.
US Insight

The latest igaming news from California, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New York and more.

The tribal coalition led by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians had previously sought to block the passage of any legislation that would have allowed PokerStars to enter the market.
Obstructionist Tribal Coalition Proposes Poison Pill Amendments to California Online Poker Bill

A ten-year ban and a $60 million penalty aimed at PokerStars would bring the Pechanga-led opposition “closer” to supporting online poker.

Online poker legislation makes real progress in California and Pennsylvania. New York passes DFS legislation, but not online poker.
US Insight

Big US regulatory igaming news from California, New York, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee voted by an overwhelming majority to advance a bill to legalize and regulate online poker in the state  to a full Assembly vote.
California Online Poker Bill Voted Through Committee

Though AB 2863 has moved forward, online poker is in a similar position to last year with its biggest hurdles remaining.

Positive online poker coverage has hit multiple mainstream media outlets in the two states in the last week.
Putting New York Behind Them, Online Poker Advocates Switch Focus to California, Pennsylvania

While a bill to regulate online poker in New York ultimately failed to pass during the legislative session, chances are…

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled to convene on Wednesday morning to once again consider Adam Gray’s bill that seeks to legalize and regulate online poker in the state.
California Committee Poised to Vote on Internet Poker Bill

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled to convene on Wednesday morning to once again consider…

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Mike Postle To Be Inducted Into Poker Hall Of Fame
After being cleared of all allegations in its 45-minute investigation of Stones Live Poker steams, Mike Postle has immediately been inducted into the 2020 Poker Hall of Fame, leapfrogging over the formalities of the… — read more »
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