Proponents of legalized igaming in Pennsylvania may only have a week or two to resolve the standoffs between the House and Senate on the online casino tax rate and VGTs, otherwise they could be shifting their focus to 2018 and beyond, says Mark Balestra.
The relationship between live and online poker is symbiotic in the US. The rise of online poker over the past decade had a direct positive impact on live events and clubs around the country, which is why we should all be hoping US regulation of ipoker moves forward.
In the wake of the announcement of the Amaya-Stars deal and a number of US states signaling their interest in regulating online poker, Eilers Research’s Adam Krejcik compiled a report on the current state of the US poker market. We highlight some of its main conclusions.
With the dust having finally settled following Amaya’s shock announcement in June, gaming analyst Gavin Kelleher of Goodbody Capital Markets weighs the factors which could decide the success, or failure, of the biggest deal in iGaming.
The sparring between lobbyists and representatives of the various poker stakeholders in California will rumble on into 2015 with the issue of “tainted assets” bound to raise its head again, write Jake Pollard and Graham Wood.
This year’s Worls Series of Online Poker is the first to be held since regulated online poker got up and running in the US, spanning several states and multiple operators. iGaming Business spoke to the organisers, a participating pro and WSOP.com’s head of poker to find out how the increasing convergence with the emerging online industry is transforming the event.
In conjunction with Ash Averill of DLA Piper London, iGaming Business provides a regulatory snapshot of the European online gaming and betting markets, which includes all regulated gambling products and legalised operator types within each country and impending market updates (where applicable).
Arguments in favour of including a bad actor clause in California's iPoker legislation are clearly driven by interests vested in keeping PokerStars out and based on an arbitrary 2006 cutoff date, writes online gaming consultant Matt Kaufman, but he still doesn’t see it ending well for poker’s global giant.
The third instalment of iXP Consulting's audit into poker operators' customer service and support teams looks at how operators address presentation and personalisation issues as part of their interactions with their players.