It is a very long way to go before gambling companies can offer games in the U.S., however, it feels like things are moving in the right direction at the moment as the majority of the congressional finance committee have approved a proposal to allow online gambling in the states.
Now, as you probably already have figured out, they must work out a master plan with guidelines so that the country ca[...] Read more » USA: A step in the right direction
well then I just don't hope it will last too long until they find out here in Denmark that it's not a good idea to obstruct us using our money on poker. They are trying from january 1st to limit our poker providers to a few sites and I doubt Stars and Fulltilt find it worth their while to go through the trouble to keep their danish players. After all we are a small country But I hope
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Seems like dark storm clouds over online poker. Even that U.S thing doesn't exactly sound like good news. It sounds a lot more like what Italy and France have so far put in place. May just be that Stars/FTP will need to create U.S.A only sites with extra rake too.. I dunno - whatever they do, it sounds as though no one is planning on going back to "the good old days".
The US has always been a country of contradictions. It'll be at least another 2-3yrs before anything significant is done about UIGEA, and that's only if there isn't serious lobbying to keep it as it is.