Federal Online Gaming Bill Passes House Committee

This legislation can be brought to the floor of the House of Representatives at any time for a vote. Should it pass, it moves to the Senate, and passage there takes it to President Obama’s desk for a signature that would make it the law of the land.

More Problems for Online Poker Regulation in United States

A couple of obstacles for regulation and legalization of online poker in the United States cropped up this week, making it less likely that legislation will pass this year…

Barney Frank “Not Optimistic” About Passage Of HR 2267

Poker News Daily is reporting that Democratic Representative Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Congressman who has been pushing for the legalization and regulation of online gaming in the United States, has stated in an interview that he is “not optimistic” regarding the passage of…

Harrah’s Entertainment Paid Over 1 Million Dollars To Support Online Poker Bill HR 2267

Once heavily opposed to legalized online poker, Harrah’s Entertainment is revealed to have spent over $1 million lobbying in favor of a bill authored by Congressman Barney Frank that would essentially license Internet poker rooms in the United States. And this amount, in support of HR 2267, was spent in the second quarter alone. A similar amount was paid in the first quarter…

Rep. Barney Frank Discusses Online Poker Personal Liberty and HR2267 on The Tonight Show

Financial Services Chair Rep. Barney Frank discusses online gambling, hr2267, and personal liberty with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show…

Storm Brewing For Reform Efforts if Barney Frank Loses Seat

However, the very real possibility exists that Frank may not remain at his post to see his efforts through to the finish line. The upcoming elections will have a lot to say on the matter as should the Democrats lose control of their majority representation, Frank could lose his post…

Commerce Casino Board Member Responds To Players Outrage Over Position

Poker News Daily is reporting:
Amid the furor of poker players regarding his testimony in front of a Congressional committee, Commerce Casino board member Tom Malkasian responded late yesterday to Poker News Daily about the brewing controversy.
In the statement, Malkasian defended the position he made during testimony by saying, “The Poker Players Alliance is ignoring the [...]

Tom Malkasian Testimony

Good afternoon Chairman Frank, Ranking Member Bachus, and Members of the Financial Services Committee. It is a pleasure to be here today to offer testimony on HR 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act…

HR2267 Passes House Committee with Amendments

After postponing the hearing on Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee met on Wednesday to discuss Rep. Barney Frank’s proposed bill H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. Many representatives were on hand to file amendments and make their voices heard, and after several hours the bill was passed by a vote of…

NFL Drops Opposition to Internet Gambling Regulation

The first version of Frank’s bill, introduced in 2007, included sports betting as one of the forms of gambling for the country to license and regulate. The NFL quickly voiced its opposition…

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