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- RAWA hearing set for March 26; Adelson’s political sock puppets learn their lines
March 13, 2015
A US House of Representatives committee hearing on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) has reportedly been rescheduled for the end of this month. On Thursday, the Poker Players Alliance tweeted that “multiple Capitol Hill sources” had informed it that the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security...
- New federal online gambling ban bill would exempt poker
May 29, 2014
A new federal bill that would ban most forms of online gambling except online poker is currently making the rounds in Washington, DC. Word of the new legislative LOL came courtesy of Nevada journalistic mainstay Jon Ralston, who posted an excerpt from the bill to his Ralston Reports blog. Ralston...
- Dean Heller says federal online gambling ban bill imminent, world yawns
February 21, 2014
United States Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) (pictured, not yawning) says federal legislation to prohibit pretty much all online gambling bar poker will likely be introduced by the end of March. In a discussion with the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s editorial board on Thursday, Heller said he believes Las Vegas Sands chairman...
- Hot blonde steals the show at Senate hearing on online gambling
July 17, 2013
On Wednesday, the US Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance held a hearing on “The Expansion of Internet Gambling: Assessing Consumer Protection.” Let’s face it: nobody expects to emerge on the other side of this type of hearing clutching any earth-shattering revelations or concrete proposals, and indeed,...
- Dean Heller hasn’t given up on federal online poker, but Nevada regulators have
January 5, 2013
Shortly before the clock ran out on 2012, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) reflected on the latest failure for US politicians to pass federal online poker legislation and the prospects for passage in 2013. Heller told the Las Vegas Sun that the retirement of Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) – who co-authored...
- New Jersey senate passes online gambling bill; Heller claims fed bill still alive
December 20, 2012
New Jersey’s state Senate has overwhelmingly approved its S1565 intrastate online gambling legislation. The bill passed Thursday afternoon by a vote of 33-3, a far wider margin than Monday’s 48-25 (with three abstentions) vote in the Assembly. Gov. Chris Christie now has 45 days in which to decide whether to...
Nevada legalizes Parimutuel Betting on eSports
October 17, 2017