PokerStars Pushes for California Online Poker with Promtional Tour

PokerStars is bringing their case for regulated California online poker directly to the people the Golden State with a star-studded promotional poker tour. The eight-stop tour will hit a variety of California poker rooms and will pit Texas Hold 'Em all stars against local players. Among the poker greats participating in the tour, which begins…

California Online Poker Battle Turns Ugly

The battle for regulated California online poker has been going on for quite a while now but in recent weeks, that battle has started to turn ugly. For starters, whispers in the halls of the California State Legislature are suggesting that the most current online poker bill, AB 431, is dead in the water. According…

California Online Poker Edges Closer to Reality

The dream of regulated California online poker inched closer to becoming reality after AB-431 passed a key committee on its way towards a vote by the General Assembly. While AB-431's movement from the Government Organizational Committee to a series of scheduled hearings is an extremely significant step - it's the first time any Golden State…

Tribal Gaming Interests Not Happy with California Online Poker Bill

You've heard the expression, "If Mamma's not happy, no one is happy," right? Well, when it comes to California online poker bills, "If tribal gaming interests aren't happy, no one is happy." Once again, the Golden State's most powerful Indian gaming coalition is getting ready to tank an online poker bill that doesn't fully serve…

November Online Gambling News Round Up

November 2014 was a mixed bag for the worldwide igaming industry. In the UK, operators celebrated news of increased earnings, but dread the year ahead. On the other side of the ocean, Americans igaming interests were barraged with bad news. Here are a few of the November igaming headlines you might have missed. UK Operators…

California Online Poker Association Dissolves

[caption id="attachment_28954" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Online Poker In California Takes A Hit"][/caption] The California Online Poker Association’s house of cards has fallen down due to inside fighting amongst members.  Also known as COPA, the organization that was leading the way for legalized online poker in the state has unfortunately disbanded and they took down their web…

Gambling Legalization Bill Updates: Delaware, California, New Jersey

Gambling legalization bills in California, Delaware and New Jersey are making news this week as cash strapped state governments get serious about gaming as a source of revenue. In Delaware and California, bills legalizing various forms of online gaming and sports betting are picking up steam as they move through the legislative process. Meanwhile, in…

California Online Poker Bill Amended

[caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignright" width="294" caption="Tribal casinos have plenty of pull in California."][/caption] Lawmakers in California are taking another stab at an online poker bill as the amended SB1463 is ready to go to committee. This latest version of is markedly different from previous efforts thanks to some serious lobbying efforts by the state's powerful tribal…

Online Poker in the US: States to Watch

[caption id="attachment_20192" align="alignright" width="251" caption="Nevada's favored to win the online poker race."][/caption] When the Department of justice reinterpreted the Federal Wire Act last Christmas, they also set off race amongst state governments to see who would be the first to offer legal intrastate online poker. Since then, various states have been moving forward, and trying…

Racetracks Struggle for Their Share of the California Online Gambling Pie

The fight to legalize California online has been fairly brutal with stakeholders from Indian tribes to poker rooms to race tracks all slugging it out to insure their piece of what could be a very large pie. Though Golden State igaming is still a long way from becoming a reality, some winners and losers have…