Tag Archives: Joe Barton
- US online gambling downgraded; potential RAWA lottery carveout; Barton redux
April 1, 2015
Investment firm Morgan Stanley has once again lowered its revenue expectations for US online gambling. On Tuesday, the formerly bullish bankers projected regulated states’ online gambling revenue will go no higher than $2.7b by 2020, barely half their most recent $5b estimate (and just one-third of previous estimates). The 2017...
- Dealers Choice: Again And Again, Politics Sinks Online Poker
September 12, 2014
Remember the good old days? You know, the times back when we were scared that Sheldon Adelson was going to spend his billions to make online poker illegal just as it was beginning its comeback in the U.S.? It seems like only yesterday that such a quaint distraction was on...
- What do we know about US iGaming in 2014?
January 8, 2014
It’s the time of year when predictions about all walks of life are rife. This is also the case in the iGaming industry with second guesses being made about all aspects from tax levels to marketing. But rather than spread myself too thin by looking at all of these exhaustive...
- Recap of House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on “The State of Online Gaming”
December 10, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade met today for a hearing on the current state of online gaming, including discussion of Rep. Joe Barton’s Internet Poker Freedom Bill. This marked the first congressional hearing on the subject since this summer's Senate gabfest, and it showed...
- Pennsylvania online gambling study ok’d; Massachusetts not ready; House hearing
December 4, 2013
Pennsylvania’s Senate has overwhelmingly backed a resolution to study methods by which the state’s gambling industry can maintain its competitive edge, including the possibility of launching intrastate online gambling. The resolution, which was sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and approved by a Senate committee on Tuesday, passed...
- Barton conference call underwhelms; Senate hearing witness list revealed
July 16, 2013
US Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) held a conference call on Tuesday to talk up his recently revealed Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013. Those who were unimpressed by Barton’s second attempt at writing federal online poker legislation likely came away even less impressed with Barton’s ability to push his bill...
Online Poker Regulation in 2012? “Outlook Not So Good”
December 16, 2011