Tag Archives: intrastate poker
- A Christmas present from the DoJ: Internet lotteries (and poker?) are legal
December 25, 2011
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has given the online gaming community a big, big present, made public two days before Christmas. President Barack Obama’s administration has just declared, perhaps unintentionally, that almost every form of intra-state internet gambling is legal under federal law, and so may be games...
- DC Council members want online poker, Intralot investigated
September 1, 2011
The District of Columbia’s oft-delayed plans to launch a first-in-the-nation intrastate online gambling service may face further delays. Three DC Council members are calling for an investigation into alleged “anomalies” in the awarding of the DC Lottery contract to Greek provider Intralot in 2009. Council members Jack Evans, Tommy Wells...
- California gives proposed intrastate online poker bills a hearing
July 13, 2011
On Tuesday, California’s Senate Committee on Governmental Organization heard testimony on two pending intrastate online poker bills. While SB45 is championed by Sen. Rod Wright (who also chaired the Committee), the focus was squarely on SB40, the bill championed by Sen. Lou Correa and the California Online Poker Association (COPA)....
- Attorney General says DC’s online gambling plan legal; what would Osama think?
June 30, 2011
District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin Nathan has declared that DC’s groundbreaking plan to offer intrastate online gambling to District residents does not fall afoul of federal laws. Nathan made the statement Wednesday at a public hearing held by DC Council’s Committee on Finance and Revenue. DC Lottery, which will...
- District of Columbia online poker network to be low-stakes, fish-friendly
June 29, 2011
DC Lottery officials have issued more specifics on the rollout of its first-in-the-nation Intralot-powered intrastate online gambling network. Play-money 'demonstration games' blackjack and ‘Victory at Sea’ will become available in late July, while poker, bingo, random number games and E-Scratch Offs (like physical scratch cards, but using a cursor instead...
- DC preps online ‘demonstration games’; Rhode Island plans gambling referendum
June 23, 2011
While US poker players pinning their hopes on favorable federal legislation anxiously await the debut of Rep. Joe Barton’s online poker bill, Rhode Island is the latest state to publicly muse about going intrastate. The state of just over 1m residents is proposing to add online gambling to a public...