New Yorkers who may still be holding out hope for lawmakers to approve online poker this year can officially lay those hopes to rest as the matter is dead.
The number of players that sit at 9-man No Limit Hold’em cash game tables at Party Poker has been declining, so the site removed those tables from the lobby.
Residents of Michigan who were hoping to see online poker and gambling legislation approved by lawmakers in 2018 can likely put those hopes aside at least until 2019 after it was learned that the state’s native tribes are unhappy with language included in the new draft of an i-gaming bill.
Multi-table tournament players will be pleased to know that Party Poker has rolled out a new MTT schedule under its Power Series brand that includes new tournaments during the peak hours of 18:00 and 22:00 CET, as well as larger prize pool guarantees in some Sunday events.
Making waves as a possible contender to regulate online poker and gambling this year, Connecticut saw those waves become a mere ripple as the 2018 legislative session came to a close on May 9 without passage of a bill that would allow Connecticotians to gamble online.
US online poker players have reason to rejoice following a Supreme Court ruling that allows individual states to legalize sports betting. Several states are primed to enact sports betting legislation in the near future and it’s highly likely that online poker and gambling will tag along for the ride.
Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), PokerStars has announced a Players Party on May 21 that will award thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to players who competed in SCOOP tournaments and earned free Spin & Go tickets.
A revised online poker and gambling bill that includes sports betting is reportedly in the works in Michigan, with Representative Brandt Iden making a push to gather support among his House colleagues in an effort to bring the proposal up for a vote in the near future.
Time is quickly running out in Connecticut with regard to potential approval of online poker and gambling regulations in 2018. The current legislative session will close on May 9 and delays by a federal agency have resulted in a lawsuit that’s almost certain to hold up progress on igaming this year.