Staunch online gaming opponent Sheldon Adelson and his casino empire is in the spotlight in the first episode of a new web series. The Tim James Show compares…
New Web Video Promises to Reveal Hypocrisy in Sheldon Adelson’s Anti-Online Poker Stance

Where is it easier to gamble underage—online, or in a Las Vegas casino?

Senator Harry Reid from Nevada has made several legislative efforts to legalize online poker at a federal level in the US. After failing to achieve any progress he has now said that he would prefer a complete ban on all online gambling if he cannot get a carve out for poker.
Senator Harry Reid Considers Supporting a Complete Ban on Online Poker

Harry Reid appears to think that a total federal ban on online gambling is better than nothing.

The first concrete positive outcome of the RAWA hearing will not be to online poker opponent Sheldon Adelson’s liking—Republican Representative Joe Barton from Texas plans to introduce a bill to explicitly legalize online poker.
RAWA Has Unintended Consequences as Joe Barton Decides to Introduce a Federal Bill to Authorize Online Poker

The bill is expected to be similar to HR 2666 which Barton filed in late 2013.

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.

Senators Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte have written a letter appealing to the US Attorney General to support their efforts to ban internet gambling.
Senators Ask US Attorney General to Support Online Gambling Ban

Senators Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte want Eric Holder to support proposed legislation banning gambling over the internet.

The Las Vegas Sands has spent $460,000 on lobbying to ban online gambling in the first six months of the year, according to a report from
Political Contributions by Las Vegas Sands Approach Record Numbers in an Effort to Stop Regulated Online Poker in the US

Through the first six months, $460,000 in donations have resulted in two federal anti-online gambling bills.

Brian Mattingley, CEO of {888 Holdings} believes allowing PokerStars to compete in the US market would benefit the industry as a whole and he welcomes the competition.
888 Wants PokerStars in the US

CEO says PokerStars would expand the market, and he’d rather have “a small slice of a large pie.”

Tribe believes that the provisions qualify as constitutionally prohibited bills of attainder, defined as a stipulation that "legislatively determines guilt and inflicts punishment upon an identifiable individual without provision of the protections of a judicial trial."
Harvard Law Professor Believes California “Bad Actor” Clauses Violate US Constitution

Proposed legislation “would not survive federal constitutional attack,” opines Harvard Prof. Tribe.

A recent ruling handed down by a six-person jury in a New Jersey Superior Court found that Lee Childs (the defendant in the case) was not financially liable for a breach of contract between him and financier Lynne Mitchnick.
Lee Childs Wins Historic Court Case Between Backer and Stakee

Court finds defendant not liable for breach of poker staking contract.

A new draft bill titled “Internet Gambling Prohibition and Control Act of 2014” is circulating on Capitol Hill.
New Federal Draft Bill Carves Out Poker, Amends Wire Act and UIGEA

A new draft bill titled “Internet Gambling Prohibition and Control Act of 2014” is circulating on Capitol Hill,...

US Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) expects a bill to be introduced soon that will prohibit online gambling with the exception of internet poker.
Federal Internet Gambling Bill with Poker Carve-Out Expected

Nevada senators plan bill to ban all forms of online gaming, but with an online poker exemption.

The Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma have filed a law suit against United States Department of the Interior after the Department disapproved the tribes plan to offer online gaming including poker to customers outside the US.
Oklahoma Tribe Sues Federal Agency for Right to Offer Online Poker

Tribe files suit after US Department of Interior disapproved of its plan to offer online gambling to international players.

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