States regulate online poker
Feb. 24, 2012, Posted by Pokerfarm
Iowa and Mississippi introduce online gaming bills
Encouraging news for our American poker friends – Iowa and Mississippi have introduced their gaming bills!
Although there was a lot of promising speculation about fully regulating online poker this year, we never had any confirmation on the subject itself. The time for speculation is now over as two states introduced bills regulating the online gambling market. Although the bills are ‘only’ state-level, this is a huge leap from the status quo we have witnessed throughout the post-UIGEA years.
The documents have been sent to the Senate State Government Committee and are waiting for their Senate approval which, as things stand, has a really good chance of passing into law. We expect more exciting news like this in the next few weeks.
PKR launches Italian poker room
PKR announced the launch of PKR.it as their attempt to lure Italian players under their 3D poker wing.
The UK-Based company which normally operates under the Alderney and the UK Gambling Commission already has its place on the French market under the domain PKR.fr. They’ve acquired the much needed license by the Italian gaming commission and are ready to battle it out with other sites that already had their Italian subsidiaries open for business.
This was a logical move for the company that was first to combine online poker with 3D software since the Italian poker market counts for 10% of the global cash game economy.
EPT Copenhagen Day 4 – 11 players left
Day 4 of EPT’s latest stop – the capitol of Denmark – has seen its player pool shrink to the final 11 players.
The players are currently on a break and will continue playing on the two final tables. Out of the remaining 11, four players are in the spotlight and likeliest candidates for winning the tournament at this point. Keld Volquardsen, Aage Ravn, Pierre Neuville and Steve O'Dwyer are hovering somewhere around the one million chips mark while others are a bit further from that mark.
Possibly the best poker commercial ever
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