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California's online poker problem

California's online poker problem | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Despite federal and state bans on online poker, as many as 1 million Californians spend a total of about $300 million annually playing the game — typically on websites based outside the country.


Lawmakers have been debating for more than four years whether to create a legal outlet for these players but have been stymied by opposition from powerful Indian gambling interests. Those forces appear to have scuttled a new proposal by state Sens. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) and Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) that was sidelined by a Senate committee last week just before a scheduled vote. There's a good argument to be made for legalizing and regulating online poker or, conversely, working more aggressively to ban it. With the tribes pulling the strings in Sacramento, however, California isn't doing either.


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Nevada Gaming Policy Committee to Discuss State's Online Poker Plans Next Week

Nevada Gaming Policy Committee to Discuss State's Online Poker Plans Next Week | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, headed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, will reconvene on June 14 in Las Vegas to talk about the state’s looming Internet poker industry.


American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf will kick off the meeting with a presentation on the state of the U.S. gaming industry. The AGA is the commercial casino industry’s top lobbying group in Washington, D.C. and has been pushing for a federal online poker measure.


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Delaware Would Form Online Poker Compacts With West Virginia, Rhode Island

Delaware Would Form Online Poker Compacts With West Virginia, Rhode Island | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
The state of Delaware is pushing forward with legislation that would legalize various forms of Web gambling including online poker.


With its relatively small population base of around 1 million people, the First State looks to join forces with West Virginia and Rhode Island, both of which are looking into offering their residents online poker for real money play.


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New U.S. Online Poker Regulation Petition Circulating

New U.S. Online Poker Regulation Petition Circulating | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
A new petition has been posted that is asking United States lawmakers to pass legislation that would regulate online poker.


The petition, started by the Poker Players Alliance, a lobbying group in the U.S., is aimed at a dozen Republicans in the hopes of persuading them of the need for online poker regulation.


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Revolution Gaming Officially Almost 2nd Largest US-Facing Online Poker Network

Revolution Gaming Officially Almost 2nd Largest US-Facing Online Poker Network | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
It is expected to happen within the next 24 hours (by the end of June 5, 2012) that the Revolution Gaming Network will become the 2nd biggest in the US market.


Heading into Tuesday, Revolution was a mere 60 real cash players average off from Bodog, which is currently the 2nd largest US-facing room. Revolution’s average, however, is only derived from 5 full days since Lock Poker merged into what is now the rebranded Cake Network, which has more than doubled its customer base over the weekend.


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Vegas Casinos Partner Up With Online Poker Rooms With Questionable Pasts

Vegas Casinos Partner Up With Online Poker Rooms With Questionable Pasts | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
To prime itself for the U.S. debut of legal online poker, MGM Resorts International, owner of such Las Vegas Strip monuments as the MGM Grand, the Bellagio and the Mirage, wanted a partner that knew the ropes.


So last October it hooked up with Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc, a London-listed, Gibraltar-based specialist that rakes in more from Web betting than any other publicly traded company. MGM Resorts took 25 percent of a new venture 65 percent owned by Bwin.Party, with smaller Las Vegas casino operator Boyd Gaming getting the remaining 10 percent.


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