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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bills to be Reconsidered Next Week

Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted on two gambling amendments and passed neither, meaning that the progress of a possible regulated online poker industry in the Commonwealth was slowed. Cross our fingers, but hopefully the slowdown is brief as the House is scheduled to reconvene next Monday, June 6th, and hold a re-vote on the gaming bills. It is a little confusing, but listed on the House Calendar is a “Second Consideration” for both HB 649 and HB 1925. HB 649 is the online gambling bill introduced by Rep. John Payne last February, the one that he has been working hard to get passed over the course of the past year and half. HB 1925, though, was the bill that was the focus of the votes last week. More specifically, it was two amendments to HB 1925 – A7622 and A7619 – that saw the failed votes. Both

Full Tilt to Merge Into PokerStars Next Week

If you play your online poker on Full Tilt, you have one more week to enjoy the site. The poker room announced last week that it will officially become part of PokerStars next Tuesday, May 17th, putting an end (for the second time, really) to Full Tilt as an online poker room. The initial announcement that Full Tilt’s liquidity would be merged into PokerStars came in February, when the sites’ parent company, Amaya Inc. said that it was essentially a move to eliminate redundancies and cut costs: This platform migration will allow Amaya’s development and technology teams to focus on improving one market-leading platform rather than two, leading to a better gaming experience for all; improvements and features will be delivered faster and more efficiently rather than doubling development requirements. For instance, rather than splitting resources developing Full Tilt Jackpot Sit & Go and PokerStars Spin & Go features independently,

Women in Poker Hall of Fame Offering Public Vote in Selecting Next Members

The Women in Poker Hall of Fame is set to induct a new class of members to their rolls this fall. In the past, they have traditionally kept their voting “in the house,” meaning that a select committee and the past inductees were the only ones who were voting on new members. For the 2016 class, however, the WiPHoF has decided to offer the poker public a voice in the matter. First, here’s a list of the potential inductees and a quick word as to their qualifications: Debbie Burkhead – Longtime player, reporter, photographer and instructor, involvement with poker since the mid-90s. Karina Jett – Outstanding tournament and cash game history, advocate for women in the game since the late 1990s. Victoria Coren-Mitchell – The only two-time champion in the history of the European Poker Tour, longtime veteran of the toughest cash games in Europe. Mandy Glogow – Television producer

Michigan Enters Race to be Next State to Enact Online Gaming and Poker Regulation

After slumbering through the first quarter of 2016, the drive for another state to join the three United States locales that have already enacted online gaming or poker legislation grew by one with the addition of the state of Michigan. On Friday, Michigan State Senator Mike Kowall introduced his bill SB 889, or “The Lawful Internet Gaming Act” to the Michigan State Senate. Kowall is not a newcomer to the Michigan Senate, having been seated in the legislative body since 2010 and earning reelection from the 15th District in 2014. The bill will begin its process at the Committee on Regulatory Reform (of which Kowall is a member) and look to make its way through the Michigan Legislature before the end of 2016, which will be the end of the current legislative session. The bill itself mirrors many that have been seen in the past – the reason for enacting

Global Poker League Completes Inaugural Draft, Wild Cards Next

In what may become an iconic moment in poker history (depending on where we are with it, say, five years from now), the inaugural player draft for the Global Poker League is now history. Twelve teams gathered in front of Commissioner Kara Scott on Thursday and, after a four-plus hour ceremony, left the conference room at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills with at least four members of their new teams. The draft was broadcast live on Twitch and was preceded by a half-hour “pregame” show that featured commentators Joe Stapleton and Eric Danis alongside color commentators Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth. Ranging the draft room floor was sideline reporter Holly Sonders, a late addition to the GPL team but a good one in that she actually brought a feel for the thoughts of each of the managers as they were in their “draft modes.” At approximately 2PM on Thursday,