The Real Future of Online Poker

From its ups and downs and sideways twists, the history of US online poker is tumultuous at best. Nauseating at its worst. When the Department of Justice shut down online poker sites in April 2011, the nations online poker players were dealt a pretty rough hand in their favorite game. When the Department of Justice re-evaluated their stance on the 1961 Wire Act, stating it only applied to sports wagering, excitement was rekindled. When states began warming up to the idea of increased employment numbers and tax revenue, it almost seemed like it could really happen.

And now, as the recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article states, Online Pokers Window of Opportunity May Be Closing.

So close, yet so far away from federal regulation, the legalization of online poker may continue to sit on the back burner during this election year.

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How To Get Started with Online Poker

How to get started with online poker

Online poker games. What started as a mere popup irritant, gaudy ads bombarding you when you were just  trying to check your email, has grown into a huge industry. No longer the sole territory of hardened betting types, the online poker room has opened the game up to anyone with the will to pay, the skills to play  - and just a little bit of luck. If you’re new to the world of online poker, here’s a brief guide to get you going.

1. First, choose a reputable online casino or poker dedicated website. Until you know the market well, it’s best to stick with larger companies. They ar

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Online Poker Tutor updates for March

It’s been a busy start to the year for online poker. Now, you’d have to search to find all the relevant stories on a major media site like , so here on Poker Tutor I’m going to give you a quick rundown here.

The big news that’s even made its way out of the online poker world is the seizure of Bodog by US authorities.  Now, in the poker world this wasn’t even much of a hiccup because Bodog had moved to Bodog.uk months ago and US players were being redirected to the new Bovada.lv poker site, neither of which were seized. The big news was that the seizing of Bodog led to a statement by US authorities that if a domain ends in , .org, .net or a few others, it’s fair game for US courts to seize. It seems tha

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Analysts Predict Sheer Drop in US Online Poker by 2012

Online poker market analysts had predicted that the events of Black Friday will demolish the World Series of Poker (WSOP) attendance by 60 percent, but nothing of that sort happened. Although the absence of Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars was noticeable, the number of players fighting for jackpot at the WSOP Main Event was quite high. However, poker analyst Behr predicts that WSOP attendance will drop in 2012 if the state of affairs in the US online poker industry continues.

The US poker players who have lost their online poker space after the fall of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker are still unsure of getting back their poker funds.

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Why Can’t Online Poker in America Be Legalized?

A cross section of people from the US poker community are of the opinion that it is only a matter of time before the legalization of online poker in the United States goes into effect. This is being pushed from several directions and might even come to pass in 2011, since several facts are pointing towards positive turns for legalization.

While legalization is inevitable in the future, the politicians and Justice only has to decide where they stand and how they want to position themselves regarding this matter.

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