May 31, 2011 |
Online poker will rise again in the United States, but it's going to be a while - maybe two years or more - before it returns to the level it was before "Black Friday. " The shape it will take is up for grabs. Maybe casino giants such as Caesars or MGM will become dominant providers. Or maybe an organization such as the World Poker Tour. Maybe states will decide individually whether to allow Internet games within their borders. Or maybe Congress will enact a national law. At some point, it will be legal for poker fans in America to send money to a website, play online, and collect their winnings.
January 20, 2014 |
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - Jamie Kerstetter is in her pink slippers with the pom-poms. And why shouldn't she be? It's a Sunday morning, and she's settling in to a long day during which she won't leave the apartment. The cards are dealt, on the screen, four tables going at once, a far cry from the 20 poker games this former tax lawyer used to fire up on her computer screen in Mexico, where she would spend hour after twitchy hour playing online Texas hold 'em. "My boyfriend and I would sit all day and not talk to each other except when one of us would say, 'Wanna order out?
December 7, 2010 |
A late attempt in the lame-duck Democratic Congress to legalize online poker betting has only "a one-in-three shot" of passing, analyst Brian McGill , of Philadelphia-based Janney Capital Markets , told clients Monday, after checking his Washington contacts. "Negotiations are very active," hedged another Washington-watcher, analyst Edward Mills , of Richmond-based FBR Capital Markets . Online gambling, currently and illegally practiced by Americans on offshore websites, could go legit under a poker proposal pushed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.)
February 5, 2006 |
Ari Paul's dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania has the trappings of the contemporary collegiate male: acoustic guitar, Hooters calendar, supersize bag of tortilla chips on the floor, and dual flat-screen computer monitors at which he's playing three simultaneous hands of online poker. The game is Omaha high, close to Texas hold 'em. Cards flick across the screens at a speed no casino dealer could match. The stakes are low by Paul's old standards, a total buy-in of just $500 at the three virtual tables.
April 29, 2011
By Marc Cooper I was dealt some pretty bad hands recently by forces far out of my control. One day this month, I awoke to find that the feds had indicted 11 executives on multiple felony charges, including bank fraud and money laundering, at the three top sites in America's online poker market. They also seized their Web domains. If you logged on to Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker, or PokerStars, you got to look at the shiny logo of the FBI. I like to play the 50-cent-minimum, no-limit game on Full Tilt, but my $216.
October 4, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - Internet gaming, the next frontier for casinos, occupies center stage here this week at the Global Gaming Expo, known as G2E. What form I-gaming will take and how it will be regulated are anyone's guess, but the industry already is creating interactive products that will allow anyone who frequents a casino to enjoy favorite slot machines or table games online, in virtual versions that look identical to those on the casino floor....
March 9, 2013 |
A bill that would legalize Internet wagering in Pennsylvania is to be introduced next week by State Rep. Tina Davis. The Bucks County Democrat confirmed Thursday that she might introduce the measure in Harrisburg as early as Wednesday. Davis - whose district includes Parx, the state's top-grossing casino - cited recent moves by New Jersey and Delaware as the reason Pennsylvania needed to get started on the issue. "We wanted to get the conversation going," she said. "We're working on some changes" to the bill.
June 26, 2011
"I think flying is kind of an emotional experience. Maybe going to buy a couch in a furniture store is much less emotional, you know, because the couch just sits there and doesn't say anything to you. It's not worried about being on time and it doesn't take a huge assemblage of people and technology to bring it to pass. " - Herb Kelleher, former chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines Co. "You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as commander in chief is to keep an eye on robots.
September 3, 2006 |
One never knows what one might find while scanning the help wanted ads. Stanley Kozlowski logged on to his computer for that very task, and, months later, the 46-year-old Bordentown resident found himself in the bright lights of Las Vegas, playing in the World Series of Poker's Main Event for the opportunity to win $12 million. "There's tons of stuff on the computer, and I was able to find an opportunity of a lifetime, even if it was by accident," Kozlowski said. In April, Kozlowski went to America Online in search of a job. He got sidetracked when he clicked on AOL's games section and was introduced to online poker tournaments.
July 9, 2010 |
LAS VEGAS - Recession? What recession? Apparently not in the poker world. Unemployment remains high, and the fragile stock market seesaws unpredictably, but at the World Series of Poker going on here, the clock has been turned back to the go-go days of free-flowing cash. There were 7,319 entrants in this year's WSOP Main Event, the No-limit Hold 'em World Championship that costs $10,000 to enter and began Monday. That participation is the second-largest ever behind the record set in 2006 at 8,773.