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PokerStars and Caesars Become the New Super Powers of Poker

18 February 2015 , By: compncards
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If you can't beat them, join into a partnership to take on your biggest enemy. At least that is what has happened between Caesars and PokerStars. In case you missed it, Caesars Entertainment has reversed their opinion regarding PokerStars operating in the United States. Caesars now supports an Amaya-run PokerStars and thinks that the door should be open to them to operate.
Categories: Caesars, Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, online poker legislation, PokerStars, Super Powers, WWE, WWF

2015 to Be Another Year of Indecision for Online Poker

14 January 2015 , By: compncards
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Some analysts tried to hype last year as one of tremendous growth for the online poker industry. That growth never came and instead we lost one of the games first legal sites. While some are trying to be optimistic about online poker's chances in 2015, I personally think this will be another year of general indecision and slow movement. Below are my thoughts on some of the major online poker bills being considered.
Categories: Online poker, online poker legalization, online poker legislation

Looking Back on My 2011 Online Poker Predictions

14 April 2014 , By: compncards
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Back in August of 2011, I wrote an article entitled "Five Things You Will See Before Online Poker is Legalized in the US. " This article was part prediction and part a call for people to stop the insane talk that "legal online poker was around the corner. " I ran across this article today and decided to revisit my predictions more than 2 and 1/2 years after making them. #5.
Categories: Igaming legalization, online poker legalization, online poker legislation

Two Glaring Holes in Barton's Poker Freedom Act

12 July 2013 , By: compncards
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The Poker Freedom Act was filed today by US Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) and is the latest attempt to legalize online poker in the United States. The bill covers most bases in regards to legalizing the game but there are a couple of glaring holes in this bill that need to be either clarified or closed to prevent controversy. Small Casinos May Get Shut Out Via Current Definitions John Mehaffey broke down the Barton bill over on LegalPokerSites. com and made an interesting point regarding what qualifies as a "Qualified Card Room.
Categories: Barton Bill, Joe Barton Poker Bill, online poker legalization, online poker legislation, Poker Freedom Act

I Want What Phil Hellmuth is Smoking

1 14 December 2011 , By: compncards
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Can I have what Phil Hellmuth is smoking? "I wouldn't be surprised if online poker was passed in the next five days. " I've got my Baked Cheetos ready for whatever wacky weed that Hellmuth is smoking. Did his Magic 8-Ball tell him that online poker regulation was likely soon or is this just another Hellmuth sales pitch? Don't get me wrong. I like Phil.
Categories: online poker legalization, online poker legislation, pass the bowl, Phil Hellmuth