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Online Poker Legislation in USA Set for This Week

Online Poker Legislation in USA Set for This Week

Republican House of Representatives member Joe Barton is determined that clarification relating to online poker is moved along swiftly – maybe even this week.

American Poker Displays Impressive Signs Of Recovery

American Poker Displays Impressive Signs Of Recovery

American poker is not doomed – no matter what you may have heard and read over the past few months.
With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) of 2011 looking set to attract an all-time high entry field in Las Vegas – despite the gloomy predictions – and legislation surely on the way to make it easier and safer to play the world’s greatest game, even better news has arrived for poker’s administrators.

Full Tilt Poker Announces That Money Still Not Forthcoming

Full Tilt Poker Announces That Money Still Not Forthcoming

Online poker site Full Tilt Poker is still not paying back its American customers following the events of ‘Black Friday’ in mid-April, when the US Department of Justice (DoJ) shut down several prominent poker sites and froze accounts.

Aussies next to face wrath of online poker sites crackdown?

Aussies next to face wrath of online poker sites crackdown?

The war on online poker sites is spreading across the globe as the Australian Federal Police (AFP) work in conjunction with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to investigate unregulated and untaxed websites that bring in approximately AUS$1 billion – about $1.07 billion – every year.

Aussie’s Revenge on Black Friday Grass

Aussie’s Revenge on Black Friday Grass

Daniel Tzvetkoff, responsible for ratting out Full Tilt, PokerStars and Cereus to the FBI, is now under investigation for fraud by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Doylesroom.com Seized in Latest Crackdown by DoJ

Doylesroom.com Seized in Latest Crackdown by DoJ

Just as the dust was beginning to settle after the FBI seized the domains and accounts of the worlds largest online poker sites PokerStars, Full Tilt, Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker, it’s all happening again and this time it’s not just poker!

Nevada State Assembly passes simpler online gambling bill

Nevada State Assembly passes simpler online gambling bill

The Nevada State Assembly has passed a simplified Internet gambling bill that calls on the state to adopt a licensing procedure for online poker sites.

Californian senator aims to quickly authorise online poker

Californian senator aims to quickly authorise online poker

California Senator Lou Correa has amended his bill SB40 in extra effort to have the state “quickly secure potential online poker revenues before the opportunity is lost”.

PokerStars Returns More Than $100 Million To US Players

PokerStars Returns More Than $100 Million To US Players

PokerStars announced that they have returned more than $100 million to US poker players from its past US-facing operations and continues to service requests following the Company’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on April 20th that allowed US customers to cash out their balances.

Absolute Poker players still being denied funds by American DoJ

Absolute Poker players still being denied funds by American DoJ

Last night Absolute Poker reached a long overdue agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) which was to pave the way for the return of funds to US players. However, it has not been stated how long it will be before that happens.

Absolute Poker and UB poker bid farewell to their pro team

Absolute Poker and UB poker bid farewell to their pro team

Blanca games, parent company to both online poker sites Absolute Poker and UltimateBet.com, has released a statement announcing a cut to their professional player roster. The announcement stipulated that their operations in the US have ceased due to the legal developments there. As such, many aspects of the company have had to be downsized.

José Macedo disqualified on grounds of multi accounting

José Macedo disqualified on grounds of multi accounting

Rising online poker star José “Girah” Macedo took a blow to his career this week. The online protégée was disqualified from the Lock Pro Challenge, after an internal audit revealed that he had been multi accounting.

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