Latest US Gaming News

There’s been a great deal of activity in the legal framework for US online poker in the last few years. This document will focus on the major events of 2014, after Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey launched their respective iGaming markets. We will cover both federal and state legal issues in US poker news. Sheldon Adelson’s Crusade – Restoration of America’s Wire Act Casino tycoon and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp, Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend “whatever it takes” from his Read more [...]

Oklahoma Online Poker Laws

There is a throng of gambling opportunities in Oklahoma available to residents, including more than 50 tribal casinos throughout the state, about half of which offer poker tournaments and/or cash games to their patrons. There are also two “racinos” (pari-mutuel raceway parks that present limited casino-style gambling) in Oklahoma. They offer a state-run lottery and a wide scale ‘charitable bingo’ market as well. The Sooner State may not be on a parallel plateau with Las Vegas, but for gambling Read more [...]

Oregon Online Poker Laws

Gambling is a major pastime in the Beaver State. There are dozens of tribal casino establishments, poker rooms, horse racing tracks and even a greyhound park dotting the map of Oregon. Gambling is big business, and that has left many online poker enthusiasts wondering just where the state’s law makers stand on the issue of online poker.   Legality of Online Poker in Oregon Oregon is one of just a handful of states where online poker laws have been explicitly enacted. Unfortunately Read more [...]

Pennsylvania Online Poker Laws

Pennsylvania Online Poker Laws   Gambling has been an expanding industry in Pennsylvania for the last few years. There are more than a dozen state-licensed and regulated gambling establishments across the state, including 6 racinos, 5 stand-alone casinos and 2 resort casinos. Each of them is regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, established in 2004 and charged with the responsibility of licensing and supervising all casino gambling and slot machine provisions in the Keystone Read more [...]

Wisconsin Online Poker Laws

Wisconsin may be best known for its vast assortment of delectable cheeses, and there are surely many poker players in the state who enjoy that selection, but their attention is likely focused more on the range of poker games available in the Badger State. Wisconsin’s gambling laws do not prohibit poker games in general. In fact, there is an abundance of tribal casinos, more than two dozen of them, dotting the state map; many of which are fully equipped with poker rooms to accommodate the card playing Read more [...]

Wyoming Online Poker Laws

Wyoming is not one of those states where gambling has a rich history. It was a common activity during the days of the Wild West, but the McGill Act of 1901 outlawed gambling in Wyoming after an uprising in the late 1800’s. There was a push for legalization in the 1930’s, but it never materialized and has failed to do so ever since. At this point, the only forms of legal gambling in the Cowboy State are pari-mutuel wagering at the state’s single horse racing track, Wyoming Downs, and two tribal Read more [...]

West Virginia Online Poker Laws

The gloriously breath-taking views that gave West Virginia its nickname – The Mountain State – are surely the most memorable feature for the 1.85 million people who live there, as well as countless more visited its magnificently diverse landscape. It is known for many things; logging, coal mining and one of the most karstic topographies the world has to offer, making it prime destination for scientists and amateur explorers alike. It’s also a well-known terminus for all types of gamblers.   West Read more [...]

Virginia Online Poker Laws

Virginia isn’t what we would call a friendly state for online poker players. It’s not that Virginia is opposed to the idea of padding its coffers with tax dollars from gambling. After all, the State Lottery has been running full force since it sold the very first Virginia lottery ticket on September 20, 1988. Pari-mutuel horse racing is another huge business in the state. In fact, many historians believe the very first pari-mutuel American Quarter Horse Races were held in Virginia’s Henrico Read more [...]

South Dakota Developments Regarding Poker

If you like to travel a lot, chances are you know that several places, like Paris, Texas, for example, feature a 1/10 scaled down version of the genuine Eiffel Tower found in France. That’s exactly what the city of Deadwood is to South Dakota – a scaled down mirror image of Las Vegas. Main Street is lined with casino gaming establishments, like a mini-Strip located a thousand miles away on the mid-western edge of the Mount Rushmore State. However, you won’t find state-licensed casinos anywhere Read more [...]

South Carolina Poker Climate

  South Carolina is part of the ‘Bible Belt’ of the USA, which basically means its laws are extremely conservative when it comes to activities that highly religious folks are known to be opposed to. As you might imagine, gambling lands in a very high position on that list. As such, just about every form of gambling is illegal within the Palmetto State. The only forms of gambling explicitly authorized are the state-run lottery and charitable bingo games.   As for online poker Read more [...]