Weekly Roundup August 21 2015
September Hearing for New York Online Poker to be Scheduled
New York State Senator John Bonacic will be scheduling a hearing to discuss regulating online poker in the state, according to a report by Gambling Compliance. Bonacic is the chairman of the Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee.
The hearing will include all potential stakeholders. This includes the state’s racinos and national gaming companies. New York may consider a poker-only model, as has been suggested in the past.
Delaware Poker Revenue Continues to Slide
Delaware posted online poker rake of just $28,158 in July. This was the third straight month that online poker posted a decline, which is surprising since it is networked with WSOP.com Nevada and June and July are the busiest months of the year for the site due to the World Series of Poker. Casino revenue posted its best numbers since the online games were rolled out in November 2013.
Senator Ray Lesniak Predicts PokerStars New Jersey Will Launch Soon
New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak told Cardplayer this week that PokerStars is close to opening its doors. His predictions have been wrong before, as he admits. Lesniak plans on running for governor in New Jersey in 2018.
The PokerStars application has been suspended due to the legal issues of its former owners. Amaya Gaming acquired PokerStars in 2014. While Amaya Gaming was already licensed in New Jersey, it has been unable to get the PokerStars brand online in the state’s regulated market.