New York Assemblyman Clyde Vanel said earlier this month that he was hoping to get 60 to 70 of his colleagues to co-sponsor A 5250, an online poker bill that classifies poker as a game of skill. Vanel is getting closer to his goal, as 45 of his fellow lawmakers have signed on in support of the measure.
The 49th annual World Series of Poker begins next month in Las Vegas and Americas Cardroom has announced that 50 guaranteed WSOP Main Event packages worth $12,500 will be up for grabs via multiple qualifiers that will be running from April 22 thru June 24.
Online poker players would be well-advised to mark April 22, 2018 on their calendars as the poker room at Ignition Casino is hosting a massive $250,000 guaranteed tournament at 5:00 p.m. ET that is being mentioned in poker circles as a can’t miss event for players of all skill levels.
The budget passed by the New York State Senate at the end of March failed to include online poker regulation, leading many to believe that yet another year would go by without i-poker legislation approved in the Empire State. But hope has been restored amid a new push made by Assemblyman Clyde Vanel.
Competing for customers has reached a new level between PokerStars and Party Poker as the two sites have announced massive online poker tournament series’ for next month that will run on virtually the same dates and will pay out at least $105 million in combined guaranteed prize money.
The good folks at Party Poker have finally delivered on a promise made months ago to roll out a new currency that’s obtained by winning online satellites and can be used at any Party Poker LIVE events that include the MILLIONS, Grand Prix, WSOP Brazil, and for travel and hotel expenses.
The USA-friendly Winning Poker Network that includes Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker has announced that it will continue hosting its Million Dollar Sunday tournaments on a permanent basis despite having to cover hefty overlays in the past for the guaranteed $1 million events.
Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who recently announced his intent to run for mayor of the city in 2019, has pitched the idea of locating a casino beyond the security checkpoints at the bustling O’Hare Airport, aimed at gaining revenue from travelers in-between flights.
Michigan made progress toward online poker and gambling legislation in 2017 and although the first three months of 2018 passed without any movement, a new bill drafted by lawmakers puts the Great Lake State back in the forefront among states aiming to approve i-gaming regulation.