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  • A Bank is a Bank

    Posted in Poker by on August 15, 2016

    Do you remember when I wrote about how a federal district court had ruled that an online poker account was akin to a bank account and should therefore be subject to FBAR reporting? It seemed nonsense to me at the time—and I also worried about whether the court’s expanded definition of a “financial institution” would […]

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  • How the Gray Bill Tries to Keep Out Bad Actors

    Posted in Poker by on May 24, 2016

    The iGaming world is excited about Assembly Bill 2863—better known as the Gray bill because of lead sponsor Adam Gray—which would legalize and regulate intrastate online poker in California. A few weeks ago, the bill unanimously cleared the Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee; now it looks set to clear the Appropriations Committee as well. Those are […]

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  • In 2016- Who Will (Finally) Say Yes To Regulated Online Gaming?

    Posted in Poker, Regulations by on January 20, 2016

    *This article first appeared in the January 2016 issue of eGR North America Magazine  Pennsylvania is the most likely, and has been making slow but relatively steady progress since it commissioned a study into online gaming back in 2014. Since then, several bills have been introduced. Efforts have stalled, but not as in other jurisdictions where […]

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