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Reid Reveals Online Poker is NOT a Priority

15 December 2014 , By: compncards
Harry Reid
Directly after the mid-term elections, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he would be willing to work with Republicans moving forward. Knowing that he will become the Minority Leader come 2015, this was to be expected from Reid. When Reid made this statement, I commented that this would not be good for online poker's chances of being legalized at the federal level anytime soon. I hate to say it.
Categories: Harry Reid, online gambling, Online poker

Saturday Night Live Pokes Fun at Obama and Immigration Executive Action

24 November 2014 , By: compncards
For those following American politics, the hot topic of the moment is President Obama's Executive Order revolving around immigration reform. While this is not a popular topic with some Americans, it did serve to block RAWA, at least for now. Saturday Night Live poked fun at the President's Executive Action and revived an old childhood favorite in their parody of School House Rock's "Just a Bill. " Excellent work for once.
Categories: Barak Obama, Immigration, Just a Bill, Online poker, President Obama, RAWA, Saturday Night Live, School House Rock

The Midterm Elections Were Neither the End or a Beginning for Online Poker

6 November 2014 , By: compncards
The midterm elections are now in the books and I have been reading the various opinions how this will affect online poker legalization in the United States. A lot of focus has been placed on whether RAWA will find its way to a vote in Congress and if so, whether it will pass. Steve Ruddock is headlining those that are speculating whether Harry Reid will find a way to push an online poker bill through before the end of the lame duck session. Here are my thoughts on both matters: 1.
Categories: midterm elections, Online poker, online poker legalization

Paying the King's Ransom to Play at PokerStars

30 October 2014 , By: compncards
PokerStars, PokerStars, oh how the industry loves to talk about PokerStars. You would think that PokerStars can be US online poker's savior after reading Steve Ruddock's recent piece. Meanwhile, California Tribes (minus the Morongo) view them as the devil. Love them or hate them, PokerStars is the world's top site and where the majority of the ROW spends a large portion of their online poker dollars.
Categories: Online poker, online poker rake, PokerStars
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