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Legal Online Poker Around The Corner In The U.S.? Probably.

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Listen up American poker enthusiasts, for the time is nigh. A bill legalizing online poker has finally found its way to the hopper. Entitled the “Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013,” HR 2666 was introduced by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX). In short, if passed, Barton’s bill would make it easier for states to establish their own online poker laws and regulations. It also officially categorizes poker as a game of skill, thereby exempting it from action under other online gaming laws. Poker Is A Game Of Skill, And That Should Make All The Difference… Since the Illegal Gambling Business Act only criminalizes “clear games of chance,” HR 2666 accomplishes the legalization of online poker by defining it as a game of skill. Using case law precedence to support the notion of poker’s inherent skill element, the Internet Poker Freedom Act ...
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Online Gambling Law About To Take Center Stage

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Online gambling restrictions are set to change in a drastic way with the introduction of the Internet Gambling Regulation, Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Act of 2013. The proposed bill calls for the formation of an Office of Internet Gambling Oversight to regulate legalized online gambling across the country. The History of Online Gambling Online gambling has been around since home Internet use became en vogue. Digital casinos cropped up in 1995, and million of people across the U.S. have started using online casinos to gamble for years. Profits enjoyed by the online gambling industry quickly ballooned after the introduction of the first online casino. Annual profits soared to $1 billion by 1997 and increased to $10.9 billion by 2007. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 was passed to regulate the online gambling industry. The Act prohibits the sending ...
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Carribean Official: Give Me Online Gambling Or I’ll Give You Sanctions!

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Oh the Caribbean. Land of beautiful beaches, laissez faire banks, and laid-back residents. Right? Well, you may want to slow your assumption roll, because word on the street is that entrepreneurs in Antigua and Barbuda are ready to show the world some true West Indian chutzpah, in the form of geopolitical sanctions. And it all has to do with the current state of online gambling regulations. “Absent a reversal of the U.S. government’s illegal blockade of legitimate commerce from our nation, Antigua is prepared to explore the right to exact sanctions on industries in the U.S.,” Lovell warned in a statement to The Associated Press, though, he didn’t provide any details. At this year’s Online Gaming Conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, the Antiguan Minister of Finance, Harold Lovell, made it clear that he’s ready to play ball with ...
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Campaign Halting Online Poker Bill

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With Congress heading into recess for the November election, the odds of an online poker legislation bill passing anytime soon are slim — despite the fact  two options exist that could change the face of online gaming in the United States. A bill by Representative Joe Barton is still held up in committee, and a proposal by Senators Harry Reid and Jon Kyl hasn’t even made it to committee yet. Barton’s bill and the Reid/Kyl proposal share the same name: Gambling Prohibition, Poker Protection and Strengthening of UIGEA Act of 2012. Currently, the Reid/Kyl proposal is getting the most attention. Sentiments are decidedly mixed. Some feel it will usher in a new era of regulated online poker in the U.S. Others are concerned it will hinder online gaming and reduce the odds of online poker becoming legal in any real ...
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No Bluff: Poker Ruled a Game of Skill; Could Impact Internet Gambling

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A New York judge has ruled that Poker is a game of skill, not chance. The ruling could have huge implications for Internet gambling. The recent conviction of Lawrence Dicristina – a New Yorker who ran a poker club – has been tossed out thanks to the ruling of Federal District Court Judge Jack Weinstein. The judge ruled that Poker is a game of skill and not a game of chance, which makes all the difference. Dicristina is a businessman who advertised his Poker club by word of mouth and text messages.He was hit with the Illegal Gambling Business Act, which first appeared on the scene in the 1970s to help deal with organized crime. In a 120 page opinion, Weinstein wrote, “In poker, increased proficiency boosts a player’s chance of winning and affects the outcome of individual hands as ...
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Online Fantasy Sports Leagues: Are They Legal In Arizona?

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Fantasy sports are a huge deal in the United States. It’s so popular that fantasy sports were the only form of gambling excluded from a 2006 law that made illegal nearly every other type of online gambling in the United States. There are, however, some states whose residents are exempt from participating in national online fantasy sports games — Arizona is one of them. Which raises the question: Are fantasy sports illegal in the state of Arizona? Fantasy Sports Overview Since it hit the scene, fantasy sports have exploded in popularity. According to the most recent statistics, Americans spend over $1 billion a year on a game where we get to play a GM overlord. And the leagues love it, as it creates fantastic marketing and exposure opportunities for teams. Fantasy sports were backed so fiercely by the various professional ...
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