Tag Archives: lobbying
- Harry Reid poker bill may need 10-20 GOP votes; Q2 lobbying reports are out!
August 4, 2012
In case all you reprobates were too distracted by Olympic beach volleyball hotties to notice, the US Senate failed to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 on Thursday. The Act was once considered a prime vehicle to which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s as-yet-unseen online poker bill could have been...
- Reid says online poker deal will happen; will US casino outfit buy OnGame?
August 13, 2011
On Friday, Las Vegas Review-Journal writer Howard Stutz tweeted the following: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells R-J staff Internet poker legislation "will get done." Reid: "I-poker "will be good for Nevada." As if the Nevada-based casino giants needed convincing. Barely a week goes by now without Caesars Entertainment CEO...
- Full Tilt pays Alderney; Caesars Entertainment pays the Congressional piper
August 6, 2011
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has posted a statement on its website stating that Full Tilt Poker has made good on its delinquent £250k gaming license fees. The AGCC suspended FTP’s license on June 29, and it was at a July 26th hearing in London to discuss the suspension that...
- Gambling companies bet big bucks on lobbying US federal government
January 8, 2011
Public disclosure forms reveal that MasterCard spent $840k lobbying the US federal government in Q3 2010. While most of that was devoted to financial reform concerns, MasterCard did give up an undisclosed amount of green for “Issues related to the use of payment cards regarding the regulation of Internet gambling,...
- American Gaming Association steps up lobbying efforts
May 28, 2010
If you get what you pay for, then surely the American Gaming Association should be expecting some love out of the federal government. The AGA left $430G on the fed's night table in the first quarter of 2010, so now it's up to the feds to do that thing the...