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Regulators do not face the constraints that face commercial operators, which may explain why many are only now producing their annual reports almost half way through the year.
Regulation Insight

California hearings expose the difficulties in getting agreement on internet poker legislation.

Yesterday’ California hearing heard evidence from six panels. The witness list was well crafted to give proponents and opponents of online poker the opportunity to state their case, and provided subject matter experts whom the politicians could quiz as to the capability of California to regulate online poker.
California Hearing Exposes the Depth of Divisions on State Regulated Online Gaming

A diverse witness list gave the hearing democratic legitimacy at the cost of exposing acrimonious relations within the gaming industry.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and European Lotteries (EL), have both welcomed the EU’s new Digital Single Market Strategy; although, the two organizations are focusing on different aspects of the proposal.
Regulation Insight

Belgium adopts a policy of fining players that gamble on sites without a national license.

Amaya will need to see more growth if it is to hit its full year targets. Svenska Spel blames declining profits on its commitment to responsible gaming.
Industry Insight

Boyd Gaming results indicate that the New Jersey market remains low volume, but that profit margins are good.

Robert Martin, Chairman of The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, said his tribe is willing to compromise in order to make legalized online poker in California a…
Morongo Band Willing to Compromise for California Online Poker

“Working together” is the theme being promoted at the Western Indian Gaming Conference.

The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015, introduced on Thursday by Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer, provides a vastly different path to regulating…
Latest California Online Poker Bill Takes New Direction

Same name, different approach for the second online poker bill introduced in California in 2015.

New legislation introduced in MA, and a new internet poker bill in Washington. Santa Ysabel moves to dismiss California lawsuit.
US Insight

Alabama through Washington, US Insight takes a look at the landscape of US gaming.

The tribe is moved to dismiss the case claiming that the state lacks jurisdiction to bring suit against it.
Santa Ysabel Moves to Dismiss California Lawsuit

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Mission Indian tribe has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it by…

Rational Group is busy with a spate of upgrades across its online poker rooms. Development heats up in France as the major operators introduce innovations.
Poker Room Insight

In the exclusive new column for Poker Industry PRO, we bring you up to speed on all the latest platform upgrades and discuss the broader trends at online poker rooms that will define 2015.

California state assemblyman Mike Gatto, the author and main sponsor of the new California online poker bill The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015…
PokerStars Coalition to Discuss “Their Vision” of California Online Poker Bill with Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gato believes there is a 50-50 chance that the final version of his bill will pass this year.

A coalition of tribes, card rooms and Amaya Gaming—owner of the PokerStars—have publicly opposed the latest online poker bill introduced in California in…
PokerStars Coalition Opposes New California Online Poker Bill

In spite of a path to suitability under the newly proposed law, supporters of PokerStars still object to “artificial competitive advantages” contained within the bill.

In a press statement released on Thursday the PokerStars coalition cited “artificial competitive advantages” as a reason for which it opposes the new bill.
California Card Rooms, Tribes and PokerStars Object to “Artificial Competitive Advantages” in Online Poker Bill

Even though the latest online poker bill in California provides a way for PokerStars to be found suitable under the…

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