Legal/Political Gaming News Features
Who knew a hundred years ago that gambling would be so closely connected to American and world-wide economic and social politics? Few, we’re sure.
Not many people would have expected gambling to be such a normal and accepted form of entertainment, but today, it is, and slowly the entire world is changing laws to accommodate the industry that was once run by the mob. Because online poker was invented, the pop culture crowd understands gambling, and they are no longer afraid. Perspectives have changed. And as the laws change, the political game is played. So follow the Sun’s legal and political department as we watch the shade get lifted off the gambling industry.
With the Department of Justice opening the door for online gambling regulations in the US, state Senator Raymond Lesniak wants New Jersey to be the leader within the industry.
A wave of online poker regulations may be coming to the US after The Obama Administration issued a legal opinion eliminating poker from the 1961 Wire Act.
Lawmakers in the US are considering regulating online casinos, but if they truly wanted to cut into the deficit, they would turn to the gambling mother load, sports betting.
888 Holdings announced the launch of their new Italian online casino at 888.it last week. It was a move that further entrenches 888 as a leading online casino provider in the world.
The road to regulated online poker in the US appears to be a long one. Several states have flirted with the idea of regulating the online casino industry, but so far, no state has taken the plunge.
Online gamblers rejoiced on Wednesday when it was learned that Representative John Campbell unveiled his Internet gambling regulation bill a month earlier than expected.
Representative John Campbell will lead the charge next month in the latest attempt to have online gambling regulated in the US. Rep. Barney Frank will co-sponsor the bill.
Lawmakers in Flroida are considering legislation that would allow pari-mutuels to offer online poker to their customers, consequently, allowing the Seminole Indians to do the same.
A Virginia high school has allowed students to start a poker club, and that decision has drawn criticism from some of the top Conservative groups in the US.
Last week a bill proposing to allow intrastate online gambling, to be operated by Atlantic City’s licensed casinos, swept through the New Jersey legislature.
Robert Bentley, poised to assume the Alabama governor’s office next week, says he’d like the much-debated gambling issue in the state to be brought to a popular vote.
Caesars Entertainment is accusing a Beverly Hills hotshot of deliberately running up his gambling tab preceding a bankruptcy filing.
Donald Trump was denied a chance to collect damages from gambling overseers in Pennsylvania.
Online gambling taxation may be the least disruptive source of significant income available to which lawmakers may turn.
Political observers are lauding the cooperation between private industry and consumer groups in realizing the common benefits of the food safety laws.