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louis vuitton handbags outlet Amaya Gaming announced that it will be purchasing the Rational Group last month. David Baazov, President and CEO of Amaya, said to TheGlobeandMail that the company aims to penetrate the United States online gambling market. Baazov said that the company is particularly hopeful that California will legalize online gambling, because it represents […]

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Kamala Harris, the Attorney General for California, recently accused the M8trix Casino of fraudulently hiding profits reports Mercury News. Harris alleges that the casino has hidden profits to reduce its tax burden and withhold funds from a nonprofit organization to help fight gambling addictions. The M8trix Casino signed an agreement with the Asian Americans for […]

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The Poker Players Alliance and other gaming activists have spent years trying to convince U.S. lawmakers to legalize online poker. One of their colleagues is considering a different approach. James Hinton, a former online poker champion from Napa, California, is considering running for Congress. Hinton, a self-proclaimed libertarian, intends to run against Democrat incumbent Mike […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown announced two new appointees to the state’s Gambling Control Commission. Brown recommended that Tiffany Conklin and Lauren Hammond serve on the board. They will each receive an annual salary of $131,952 if they serve with the GCC. The Senate will need to approve both appointments. However, that appears to be a […]

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The GOP has not been the biggest supporter of online poker. Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has endorsed a number of Republican lawmakers in the past to help ban online poker. He had paid about $150 million to Republican campaigns in the last election to further his cause. However, some prominent Republicans have surprisingly shown sudden […]

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California Senator Roderick Wright was recently convicted of eight felonies for lying about his place of residence. Prosecutors charged him of voter fraud and perjury. A jury convicted him last week, but Wright’s attorneys subsequently filed an appeal. Wright has been removed from his position as the Chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. Wright […]

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The Poker Players Alliance announced that the Department of Justice completed its audit of Full Tilt Poker yesterday. The report stated that the DOJ will be releasing $82 million in funds to approximately 30,000 former Full Tilt Poker players. The PPA report is considered credible because it has been working closely with the DOJ during […]

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The federal government and state of California granted the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians permission to build a casino off of Highway 99 north of Fresno. However, the tribe has another hurdle to overcome before it can begin construction. They will need to win the approval of the state voters next fall according to […]

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Congress is reviewing a couple of bills that would legalize online poker. Lawmakers are starting to realize that online poker could benefit the country in a number of ways. American citizens are also starting to feel that legalizing online poker may be a good decision. According to a recent poll from Reason, about 65% of […]

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The Karuk tribe announced plans to build a new casino in Yreka earlier this year. The tribe has been discussing its proposal with Governor Gerald Brown. Tribal council member Archie Super announced that the governor signed a compact with the tribe earlier this week. Governor Brown recently confirmed this report. His website states that the […]

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