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…

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Washington State Supreme Courts Rules On Internet Gambling And Poker

A ruling set down by the Washington State Supreme Court this week will likely go unpopular among poker advocates and residents in the state. The Court ruled that Washington’s Internet ban on gambling is not in violation of the United States Constitution…

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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…

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Online Poker in California Quashed For Now

Following the indictment of California Senator Roderick Wright this week, lobbying efforts to have intrastate online poker legalized in that state have effectively been put to rest this legislative period.
Wright was jailed and subsequently released with a $45,000 bail having been set.
There were eight felony charges leveled against the California Senator including [...]

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Temporary Restraining Order Denied in Mizrachi Case

In a decision filed on September 14th, United States District Judge James Nowlin denied a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order filed by Deliverance Poker. The case surrounds World Series of Poker (WSOP) November Nine member Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi allegedly jumping ship to be sponsored by Full Tilt Poker in the middle of the Main Event…

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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…

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New Jersey At The Center Of Legal Online Poker Discussion For States

With the continued debate over legal USA online gambling and legal USA online poker, Rep. Barney Frank and his bill continue to be at the forefront of the issue. Frank’s bill, HR2267, calls for legalization and licensing of entities that would allow American’s to legally deposit money into accounts for them to play.

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Commerce Casino And Others Rephrase Stance On Online Poker Bill

The four casinos, the Commerce Casino, Bicycle Casino, Hawaiian Gardens, and Hollywood Park came out against the Poker Player Alliance and Frank’s bill, but have backed down slightly from their initial retort…

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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…

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Barney Frank Out as Financial Services Committee Chair in 2011?

In November, voters in the United States will head to the polls for general elections. On Capitol Hill, the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate will be determined. If Republicans were to gain control of the House, then Congressman Barney Frank’s (D-MA) tenure as Financial Services Committee Chairman may come to an end…

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