Online-gaming ban enforced as House works to lift it

…The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. sent a letter to all banks on June 30, advising them it was time at last to enforce the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006….

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First blow dealt to UIGEA

…let’s sample a few of the amendments included in the bill (some of which are NOT supported by the PPA btw)…

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A Look at Wednesday's House Financial Services Committee Hearing

Consider Wednesday’s hearing in the House Financial Services Committee the salad before the main course. It wasn’t very satisfying and didn’t include much that was new or interesting, but it should soon lead to the meaty markup for which everyone has patiently been waiting…

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Mark Up Scheduled for U.S. Online Poker Bill on Tuesday

After a few months of inactivity regarding United States legislation that would legalize and regulate online poker, a flurry of action continued today when another Congressional committee session on the subject was scheduled for Tuesday.

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Barney Frank Online Gambling Bill Discussed In Committee

The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act had its moment in the sun on Wednesday, as the House Financial Committee had brought the issue to the table. The committee and several witnesses met to discuss the possibility of regulating online gambling, and some very solid points were made…

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VIDEOS: H.R. 2267 Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act Hearing

Date: July 21, 2010

Time: 2:00PM

Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

Click Here To View Archived Webcast

Witness List & Prepared Testimony:

* Mr. Ed Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Federal Credit Union on behalf of the Credit Union National Association
* Mr. Tom Malkasian, Vice Chairman and Director of Strategic Planning, Commerce Casino
* The Honorable Lynn Malerba, Tribal Chairwoman, Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut
* Mr. Michael K. Fagan, Law Enforcement/Anti-Terrorism Consultant
* Ms. Annie Duke, professional poker player on behalf of the Poker Players Alliance

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Press Release Full Tilt Changes Its Depositing Labels Due to UIGEA

This Press Release by Full Tilt Poker and the depositing company InstantPoker on July 3rd (done very quietly we have been told). Here is the press release that was sent out…

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Full Tilt Poker Joins The Online Poker Fight

When the 2nd most heavily trafficked poker site in the world sent out an e-mail to its members it became the first major online poker room to fully back Internet poker legislation…

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HR 2267 Internet gambling meeting scheduled

On Wednesday 21 July, there is a meeting scheduled at the House Financial Services Committee that will discuss HR 2267, which now has 69 co-sponsors from both Republican and Democrat politicians…

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Bank Of America Online Glitch Scares Gamblers Again

The Bank of America online glitch that occurred on Wednesday had online gamblers again thinking that their accounts may have been frozen because

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Atlantic City casinos reject proposed online gambling legislation in New Jersey

…legislation that would give Atlantic City casinos the ability to offer Internet gambling services within the state of New Jersey cleared a big hurdle when…

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Harrah’s Push for Internet Gambling Regulation

Harrah’s has secured the services of lobbying firm Capitol Counsel….

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Internet gaming too lucrative not to legalize?

The debate about Internet gaming is intensifying in Washington D.C., and some lawmakers said it has become too popular and too lucrative to remain an outlaw business in the United States…

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Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Becomes Law

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Becomes Law…

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California Votes to Legalize Online Poker

California legislature today; in an ironic twist, passage would also mean that if approved, the first legislation allowing online poker would pass on the same day that the UIGEA goes into effect…

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