MICHIGAN SENATE COMMITTEE ADVANCES ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL (Update)
09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Sen. Mike Kowall's SB203 moves forward on a 7 to 1 vote.
Michigan Senator Mike Kowall's online gambling legalisation bill SB203, filed earlier this month (see previous report) has made rapid progress, passing throught the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee and advancing to the Senate for consideration on a vote of 7 to 1.
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PENNSYLVANIAN LEGISLATORS AGAIN MULL ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION
08th March, 2017 at 11:38:44
Tuesday's inconclusive joint House and Senate hearing was the 84th discussion in the last two years.
Tuesday saw the Pennsylvanian Legislature again considering online gambling legalisation (among other related matters) in a joint House and Senate hearing - the 84th in the last 2 years on this issue according to some observers, without reaching finality.
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MORE DETAIL NOW AVAILABLE ON MICHIGAN ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL (Update)
03rd March, 2017 at 09:20:39
FOUR NEW LEGALISATION BILLS IN THE MICHIGAN SENATE (Update)
02nd March, 2017 at 09:50:51
Two of the new proposals are from Sen. Mike Kowall, who led the charge last year.
Online gambling legalisation is again on the table in the Michigan Senate following the introduction of four new bills S202 to S205 this week, with two of them (S203 and S204) new efforts by Sen. Mike Kowall, who led the unsuccessful legalisation attempts last year.
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POKER PLAYER ALLIANCE URGES WASHINGTON STATE LAWMAKERS TO LEGALISE ONLINE GAMBLING
19th January, 2017 at 08:52:03
Pappas points out that legalised internet gambling is safer for consumers and generates tax and jobs for the state.
The Poker Players Alliance's energetic executive director, John Pappas, flew into Washington state this week to give evidence before a Washington state Senate committee on the benefits of online gambling legalisation.
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NEW JERSEY SENATOR WARNS THAT STATE WILL NOT TOLERATE A FEDERAL BAN ON ITS ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY
14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Warning follows recent exchanges during AG Nominee Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing.
Comments at his confirmation hearing this week by the incoming Trump administration's Attorney General nominee, Jeff Sessions, that he would revisit the issue of online gambling and the Wire Act (see previous report) have triggered a swift reaction from New Jersey, which has been successfully running legal and regulated online gambling for the past several years.
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PRO-ONLINE GAMBLING GROUPS PUSH BACK ON ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE INCOMING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION (Update)
13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
Nine action groups correspond with Vice President Elect and Attorney General nominee.
Last year's appeal by ten state Attorney's General to the incoming Trump administration asking for its support on the Restoration of America's Wire Act has been followed by some push back from nine civil liberties groups that have corresponded with vice president elect Mike Pence and the Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, urging them not to support crony capitalism and trample on states' rights.
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TRUMP ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR ONLINE GAMBLING
11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Confirmation hearing reveals that AG nominee Jeff Sessions may be supportive of Adelson's RAWA ambitions.
The incoming Trump presidential administration in the United States has been the subject of endless speculation on how it may change the legal scene across a wide spectrum of issues in that country, with online gambling legalisation among them.
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WHO IS BEHIND THE MICHIGAN REPORT ON CASINO CANNIBALISATION?
06th December, 2016 at 09:22:42
Local research relies on a five year old (and since corrected) report on the impact on land casinos of online gambling.
A Michigan political lobbying firm, McAlvey Merchant Associates, has reportedly commissioned a research report titled "Potential impact of online gambling on commercial casino revenue," from small local company Meloria Solutions for reasons that are not entirely clear and for an as yet unknown client.
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PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE AND SENATE PLAY ONLINE GAMBLING PING PONG (Update)
28th October, 2016 at 06:39:52
House returns Bill 1887 with online gambling additions.
The interaction between the Pennsylvanian House and the state Senate has become increasingly like watching a game of ping pong as the two political establishments wrestle with online gambling legalisation and court-ordered tax fixes in the dying days of the current political season.
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CRITICAL WEEK FOR PENNSYLVANIAN ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION (Update)
24th October, 2016 at 09:12:01
Important Senate session ends on Wednesday.
Time is fast running out for legislation proposing the legalisation of online poker in the state of Pennsylvania; the Senate session ends on October 26 and if the Senate does not act it could mean that legalisation proposals such as HR 2150 are off the table for this year.
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WAIT AND SEE ON PENNSYLVANIA IGAMING PROPOSAL
19th October, 2016 at 19:09:08
Overall tone of hearing positive.
The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee heard from the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) as it resumed discussions regarding online gambling legislation today (Wednesday).
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UPDATE ON NEW ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BILL
25th September, 2016 at 16:21:50
Additional information shows that DoJ opinion on Wire Act targeted.
More detail is emerging on Senate bill S.3376 and its author, Senator Tom Cotton, indicating that Cotton has in the past (2015) signed as a sponsor for Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of America's Wire Act and opposes the legalisation of online gambling in the United States.
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ONLINE GAMBLING BILL APPROVED BY PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE
29th June, 2016 at 10:09:02
Pushed through as part of a budget bill, the online gambling legalisation measure now moves to the state Senate.
In the Pennsylvanian House Tuesday Rep. John Payne's online gambling legalisation bill HB2105, packaged with the state's budget bill, passed on a vote of 114-85, and is on its way to the Senate on a tight deadline.
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R.A.W.A. LANGUAGE WITHDRAWN FROM HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL (Update)
25th May, 2016 at 21:15:13
Is this the end of the stealth attempt to "air drop" online gambling banning proposal?
It appears from Poker Players Alliance tweets that Sen. Lindsey Graham's attempt to stealthily insert Restoration of the American Wire Act language into a must-pass Appropriations bill has come to an undignified end, removed from the Senate bill when it moved to the House.
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