Month: January 2013

Nevada Considers Amendment to Allow for Interstate Poker

Legislators in Nevada are considering proposing an amendment to the State’s online poker law that would permit the governor to reach agreements with other states to allow for joint player pools with residents of those states. With Delaware already allowing intrastate poker online, and California, New Jersey and Iowa close behind, such a move by …

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FTC Reaches Agreement with Payday Lender to Better Protect Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached an agreement with a payday lender operating under the auspices of an Indian tribe in a move that should provide borrowers with additional protections.  After initiating a lawsuit against AMG Services (AMG) last year, AMG and the FTC entered into a settlement agreement filed in federal court that …

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Texas Exploring Legalizing Non-Internet Based Poker

A bill has been introduced in the legislature of the State of Texas that would legalize poker games conducted in certain locations, with considerable state regulation (Poker Gaming Act of 2013: State of Texas Bill (HB 292 filed 12/17/2012)). The bill would allow existing pari-mutuel facilities, bingo halls and tribal entities to apply for licenses …

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