Federal online poker law wanted by Nevada Governor
Oct30

Federal online poker law wanted by Nevada Governor

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has sent a letter to federal lawmakers supporting a bill to legalize online poker. Sandoval’s letter, sent last week, was delivered to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. It outlines the reasoning for a federal framework enabling states to regulate their own gaming industries in the online world....

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PKR launches Oktoberfest
Oct25

PKR launches Oktoberfest

Next-gen poker site PKR.com has released details of its Oktoberfest online tournament festival, a 51-event series beginning on 27 October with total prize pools expected to exceed $450,000. The series offers one headline tournament each day with low-, mid- and high-stakes versions of the same event to cater for players of every bankroll. Participants will also earn leaderboard ranking points, and once the series is complete, the top...

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Illinois governor vetoes gambling-expansion bill
Sep09

Illinois governor vetoes gambling-expansion bill

Reuters reports that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a bill that would have expanded gambling and increased the number of casinos in the state, saying the measure fell short on ethical standards and oversight. According to Reuters, the governor said that the bill did not ban contributions from gaming licensees and casino managers to political campaigns, noting that several other states, including Massachusetts, New Jersey, Iowa and...

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Tropicana Las Vegas reports $5.9 million second-quarter loss
Sep02

Tropicana Las Vegas reports $5.9 million second-quarter loss

The Tropicana Las Vegas Tuesday reported a $5.9 million loss in the second quarter, less than a week after the hotel-casino named a new president and chief operating officer. The Strip property, which will open a new nightclub, beach club and restaurants next month, said the quarterly loss was an improvement from the $9.4 million loss in the same period last year. The company attributed the smaller loss to a modest increase in...

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PokerStrategy suing Pocket Kings for $1.2 million
Aug24

PokerStrategy suing Pocket Kings for $1.2 million

PokerStrategy has filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against Pocket Kings, the marketing arm of Full Tilt Poker. The law suit is in regards to “an existing marketing agreement signed before Full Tilt saw its operating licenses stripped by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission in June of 2011.” Pocket Kings still owes $1.2 million of the deal. The lawsuit is not against PokerStars. PokerStars who have purchased the assets of Full Tilt...

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