Articles by: Steve Ruddock

California Assemblyman Reschedules iPoker Bill for August Hearing

Steve Ruddock | July 14, 2015

So you’re saying there’s a chance? A week after pulling it from a July 8th hearing, California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyerannounced his online poker bill, AB 167, has been rescheduled. Jones-Sawyer’s bill will be heard at an August hearing in front of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee according to EGR North […]

PokerStars Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in California

Steve Ruddock | May 18, 2015

It appears PokerStars is ready to become more proactive in the California online poker debate, as the company has announced they will be hosting a live demonstration with two of the most popular poker players in the world, Daniel Negreanu andJason Somerville (who also happen to be Team PokerStars Pros), at the Sheraton Grand Hotel  in […]

Poker Stars CEO

Steve Ruddock | April 07, 2015

Online poker players in New Jersey may soon get their wish, as during a recent conference call Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov said he expects PokerStars to launch “in the next quarter.” Chris Grove of later confirmed that Baazov was speaking of Q3. This is not your ordinary launch rumors. […]

Anti-Gambling Witnesses Stumble Through RAWA Hearing

Steve Ruddock | March 26, 2015

In the words of former Arizona Cardinals Coach Dennis Green, they are what we thought they were! The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing on the Sheldon Adelson-inspired Restoration of America’s Wire Act bill (RAWA for short) and there really weren’t too many surprises […]

Pechanga Coalition Continues to Oppose Racetracks and PokerStars

Steve Ruddock | March 12, 2015

On Wednesday a tribal coalition spearheaded by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians sent a letter to Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer and key members of the California legislature opposing Jones-Sawyer’s online poker bill AB 167. The letter begins with: “The Tribal Governments shown on this letter write […]

Connecticut Exploring Expanded Gaming: Is Online a Possibility?

Steve Ruddock | March 11, 2015

With revenues on the decline and competition about to spring forth on their northern and western borders, Connecticut’s two gaming tribes, the Pequots and Mohegans have joined forces in an effort to lobby the state government to expand gaming in the state. Connecticut casinos have been hard hit in recent years, first by the recession […]

The Truth Behind Legalized Online Gambling and Job Growth

Steve Ruddock | March 06, 2015

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