Some State – Indian Compacts May Need To Be Renegotiated

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Sports betting is now technically legal in the US. While this is great news in the progress of domestic gambling expansion, it does not mean sports betting options will pop up overnight. In fact, some states may require a few months before anything is introduced. States with Indian tribal gambling compacts fall in the latter …

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American Indian Tribes Could Affect Sports Betting

National Indian Gaming Commission

The sports betting legalization effort has grown to a nationwide front over the years. Signs are pointing towards legalization with developments in the Supreme Court, but a new hurdle has surfaced in the form of American Indian tribes and their regulatory agreements with federal law. According to reports, the sports betting legalization initiative may conflict …

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California Enters Conversation On Sports Betting Reform

California State Assembly

The fight for sports betting legalization in the US is an ongoing battle. New Jersey is the pioneer state in the legislative tug-of-war, with a few other states sitting on legislation that would allow state licensed sports betting should the long standing federal ban be repealed. However, another state has submitted its bid to enter …

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NY Poker Looking To Leave Out Bad Actors

NY Online Poker Bill

New York recently joined the legal online poker forefront with its ambitious legislative bill, S-3898. If passed, land-based poker operators could partner with online poker technology vendors in providing legal games to residents. An amendment was recently made to the bill that could see some of the largest online gambling providers miss out on the …

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California Poker Bill Expected To Miss August 31 Deadline

California

The struggle to pass legislation regarding legal online poker in California continues with no end in sight. There are rumors floating around of concessions regarding the disagreements over suitability standards, but it doesn’t look like they will be enough to achieve a working version of the bill before the current California legislative session ends. The Final …

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Opposition Demands $60M Fine and 10 Year Ban For PokerStars

California

The battle over online poker regulation in California continues. One of the biggest problems that has been causing a lack of progress on this issue is what the industry refers to as “bad actors.” Bad actors are companies that persisted in providing online poker to players after the 2006 UIGEA legislation was passed. PokerStars as …

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Committee Passes California Online Poker Bill

California

A multi-year effort to pass online poker legislation in California may finally be paying off as AB 2863 (also known as Gray’s Bill) finally gets its day in the sun. After heavy debate and much discussion, the Assembly Appropriation Committee passed the legislation through on June 22, 2016. Assembly approval was a requirement before the …

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Lack of Compulsive Compassion Could Derail California’s Gambling Plans

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When the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) was passed, it basically crippled the rights of all 50 US states to authorize their own gambling. Not that it’s any shock the federal government decides to be dictatorial, of course; it’s been happening more and more since the Constitution—a document that expressly forbade such …

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6 Indian Tribes Say California Poker Bill Is Fatally Flawed

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A group of six powerful tribes in California have issued an open letter, officially announcing their opposition to AB 167, a measure to legalize and regulate online poker in the state. In the letter addressed to Reggie Jones-Sawyer, the Assemblyman who authored the bill, the coalition of tribes urges voting against AB 167 “or any …

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