Late last night, Michigan´s House of Representatives approved Brandt Iden´s Lawful Internet Gaming Act by a margin of 68 to 40. Due to the summer recess, the Bill will not be debated by the Senate until September – giving supporters of the Bill time to overcome tribal, legal and financial concerns.
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Bovada Poker is offering the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip for 2 to Las Vegas plus thousands of dollars in cash and tournament entry tickets.
Three weeks ago, the Supreme Court of the United States found the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional. The repeal of PASPA, it was speculated, would prompt a flood of online gambling legislation. But, so far, the repeal of PASPA seems to have created more problems than it has solved.
The WSOP is inviting members of the public to nominate who they believe should be inducted into the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame in 2018. Although worthy candidates may be a bit thin on the ground this year, you will have to decide quickly who to give your vote to as the nomination process is likely to close soon.
The second of the Winning Poker Network´s Live Cage events took place this past weekend in Costa Rica. In total, thirteen of the twenty-eight players who took their seats in the Cage survived the two days of action – including WSOP-bound Jeff Gross, who described the Live Cage as a “great event”.
BetOnline Poker has made some significant changes to its cash games and tournaments in order to make the site more welcoming for recreational players. The cash game changes in particular will contribute towards a better experience and increase the chances of cashing in the weekly leaderboard competition.
Selected sites on the Winning Poker Network are offering players the opportunity to reload their accounts and take advantage of a 50% Summer Reload Bonus. The promotion runs from this Friday May 18th up until the launch of the Winning Poker Network´s new summer schedule next Wednesday May 23rd.
If you sometimes experience brain freeze deciding whether or not to call, raise or fold your cards, you can now take advantage of BetOnline´s free poker odds calculator to help you with tricky decisions. Not only might it help you win a few bucks, but you will also get insights into your opponents´ betting tendencies.
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court repealed a law dating back to 1992 that prohibited state-sanctioned sports betting except for in a few states. The decision was celebrated by some states and by some sports betting operators and their affiliates; but – for everybody else – it barely means that much at all.
Representative Brandt Iden – Chairman of the House Regulatory Reform Committee – has published new draft proposals to regulate online gambling in Michigan, but realistically only has six weeks to convince the state´s legislature they are not an expansion of gambling before the House breaks for its summer recess.
Intertops Poker is now running two Sundowner tournaments each weekday evening – one to cater for players on the East Coast and one to cater for players on the West Coast. The site is also giving players the opportunity to qualify for the European Poker Championships and to fund their accounts with Litecoin.