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Rep. Joe Barton Wants To Legalize Online Poker

Rep. Joe Barton Wants To Legalize Online Poker

By Zach Walton July 15, 2013

Online poker where real money is at stake is in a legal gray zone in the U.S. It was banned in 2006, but the Justice Department allowed states to determine their own online gambling laws in 2011. Now one lawmaker …

New Online Poker Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives New Online Poker Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives
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Are the wheels in motion for a federal overhaul of the online poker business? According to a release from the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative, some members of the house are looking to regulate the game. Today, “influential member …

Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt Poker, Sitting Out WSOP Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt Poker, Sitting Out WSOP
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In a move that is bound to loft him even higher in the eyes of his many fans, poker pro Phil Ivey has announced that he is not playing in the World Series of Poker until Full Tilt Poker resolves …

Online Poker Site DoylesRoom, Others Seized Online Poker Site DoylesRoom, Others Seized
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If you visit popular online poker site DoylesRoom.com, you will see a graphic not unlike the ones we saw on Black Friday, when PokerStars, Full Tilt, and Absolute Poker were taken down by the federal government. The site has been …

PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly
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Since Black Friday, the online poker world has had two basic concerns – one short term and one long term. The long term concern is about the uncertain future of the game in the United States.  Will online poker ever …

Online Poker Update: Arraignments, Downsizing and Alternatives Online Poker Update: Arraignments, Downsizing and Alternatives
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Well, it’s been a little over a week since the DOJ brought the hammer down on popular online poker sites PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Full Tilt Poker.  The last 10 days have been filled with concern from amateur and professional …

PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker Sites Seized by FBI [UPDATE] PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker Sites Seized by FBI [UPDATE]
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UPDATE: Following Friday’s online poker crackdown, some dubbed it the “Black Friday” of poker. The poker world reacted on Twitter with all kinds of comments – serious, sarcastic and everything in between. Reuters and CNBC have just reported that top …

Poker Domains to be Restored for Money Returns Poker Domains to be Restored for Money Returns
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Well, this is good news. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has just released a statement detailing agreements reached between the U.S. government and embattled online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The poker sites …

“Poker Players Are Victims” Says Raymer “Poker Players Are Victims” Says Raymer
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The relationship between online poker players and bricks and mortar poker players is often times a complicated one.  While some professional players have embraced the online game in both advertising and by playing on the sites themselves, some have yet …

ESPN Drops Poker Programming ESPN Drops Poker Programming
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It looks as though the strike against online poker is now beginning to affect professional televised poker as well. According to Bloomberg, the unchallenged American sports authority ESPN is going to remove poker content from its networks. The network, based …

PokerStars, Steve Wynn Cut Ties PokerStars, Steve Wynn Cut Ties
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On March 25th of this year, Vegas Billionaire Steve Wynn announced that he was entering into a partnership with the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars. After Friday’s government seizure of Pokerstars.com and the subsequent indictment of it’s owners, the …

Poker World Tweets: Scared, Bored & Snarky Poker World Tweets: Scared, Bored & Snarky
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What a day last Friday was for the poker world!  As you probably already know, the online poker realm was rocked when the FBI suddenly seized popular .com sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker in a crackdown of …

Payment Firm Seeks Return Of Seized Online Poker Funds

Payment processor Account Services Corporation has filed a motion in federal court for the return of about $14 million seized by the government and owed to online poker players.

The move comes from actions taken in June, when the U.S. froze assets totaling around $33 million belonging to Allied Systems and Account Services.

Feds Freeze Online Poker Payments

Federal prosecutors have ordered four U.S. banks to freeze payments of more than $30 million owed to people who play online poker.

The frozen payments are owed to 27,000 online poker players at four offshore sites, including PokerStars.com and FullTiltPoker.com, according to John Pappas, the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), an advocacy group.

Americans Favor Legalizing Online Poker
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The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots advocacy group with more than a million members, is praising the release of the White House Citizen’s Briefing Book, a compilation of voter led policy proposals that includes as one of its top priorities the licensing and regulation of online poker.

Online Poker Players Expose Cheaters
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An investigation by Washington Post reporter Gilbert M.Gaul and 60 Minutes looked at two of the largest cases of online gambling fraud in the history of Internet poker.

The investigation found that Internet gambling sites operate in a gray area with little regulation and even less enforcement.

Bots Take The Fun Out Of Online Poker
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The government doesn’t need to kill online poker. Bots will do it for them. Feel like chancing your money with an arithmetic machine? Neither does anybody else.