Tag Archives: Virginia
- Virginia Senate committee gives poker skill game bill the thumbs-up
January 25, 2017
Virginia Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) had lost count on how many times she watched her gambling related bills flew straight in the garbage bin. But last Monday’s Senate General Laws Committee hearing was different for Lucas after of her bills, which would allow organizations that hold bingo games to also...
- Poker bill filed in Virginia hoping to follow DFS into law
January 16, 2017
Senator Louise Lucas has submitted an amended gambling bill that seeks to admit poker as a game of skill, therefore bypassing antiquated gambling legislation in the state. If the state of Virginia ever wakes up to the possibility that gambling is not as dangerous as selling tobacco by the aircraft...
- Virginia guv signs daily fantasy sports bill; New Jersey bill imagines 9.25% DFS tax
March 8, 2016
Virginia has become the first US state to formally approve daily fantasy sports operations within its borders since the industry imploded last autumn. On Monday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (pictured) formally signed into law the SB646 ‘Fantasy Contests Act’ that state politicians approved last week. McAuliffe’s office issued a statement saying...
- Virginia approves DFS bill; New York online poker backer files new DFS bill
February 24, 2016
Daily fantasy sports operators got a rare opportunity to celebrate on Wednesday as Virginia legislators approved a bill to regulate DFS. On Wednesday, the Virginia General Assembly approved SB 646, aka the Fantasy Contests Act, which now requires only Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature to become law. The vote marks the...
- Red Wire: Gay Marriage Non-Decision A Good Sign For Freedom
October 7, 2014
The Supreme Court made big news yesterday. Usually that happens when it hands down an awful decision supporting state power, but this time it was the court’s decision to dismiss appeals and not take a case that made the headlines. County clerks in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin had...
- Archie Karas must face trial for card-marking; plea deals in sports bet cases
May 3, 2014
While most of this week’s gambling-related legal activity in the United States centered around the Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization, there were a number of other cases worth mentioning. On Thursday, legendary gambler Anargyros Karabourniotis aka Archie Karas learned he will face trial for allegedly marking cards at the Barona Resort & Casino...
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017
Will the Supreme Court give gambling back to the States?
July 11, 2017