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Ivey League Online Poker Ready in California

The United States has been moving ahead at a steady pace on the legalization of previously prohibited online poker. California has been making noises regarding its progress delivering legal online poker legislation to its citizens. A recent article on the Tight Poker web site has revealed a partnership deal between Jim Ryan, the former chief executive officer of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment, and the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California.

It was also revealed on the Pokerfuse web site that online poker professional Phil Ivey will be taking a major role in the venture. A new company called Pala Interactive, is now preparing to launch online casino and poker products in California as soon as the state legislates legal online gambling. The partnership deal is limited at this time to online gambling products for California, but can also be adjusted  to launch in more US jurisdictions. Pala Interactive is expected to operate on Realtime Edge Software, which is currently being utilized by other major online gambling operators including, GTECH, Bwin.party digital entertainment, and ClubWPT.

Phil Ivey, who was a sponsored pro poker player at Full Tilt Poker prior to its demise has launched Ivey Poker which is home to a team of professional poker players. Ivey Poker, recently acquired LeggoPoker, an online poker training portal and launched a social poker gaming application on Facebook.  LeggoPoker’s, former owner Aaron Jones, has plans to create another poker training site called Ivey League, which will be one of the poker training sites on the Ivey Poker Network, an online network of poker sites to educating and train online poker players.

LeggoPoker will be rebranded as Ivey League when the launch is applied. Ivey Poker is a social online poker room, where players can play games for free. California has still a ways to go to find consensus for online gambling legislation but Pala Interactive will be hitting the ground running when it happens.

 

Published Thursday, July 11, 2013 – Online-Casinos.com

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“Poker is an all-American game. It’s a game that I learned as a teen and continue to play today. Just like millions of other players I enjoy the strategy and skill involved. I continue to be supportive of the Americans who play poker online. They deserve to have a legal, on-shore system that makes sure everyone is playing in an honest, fair structure.”

 Barton’s legislation, dubbed the Internet Poker Freedom Act, would only apply to poker and would allow states to opt out of the federal system.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rep. Joe Barton wants to help Poker-lovers stay on the couch.

The Texas Republican introduced a bill in Congress Thursday that would pave the way for states to legalize online poker without fear of federal intervention.

It’s the second such Internet gambling bill introduced this year. In June, Republican New York Congressman Peter King introduced a piece of legislation he called the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013.

Unlike Barton’s bill, that gambling act would open the door to all forms of casino games, not just poker.

The federal government cracked down on Internet gambling in 2011. But the same year, the U.S. Justice Department issued a ruling making online gambling legal so long as it’s permitted on the state level.

Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have legalized some kind of online gambling, and legislatures in other states are weighing the issue.

Barton’s legislation, dubbed the Internet Poker Freedom Act, would only apply to poker and would allow states to opt out of the federal system.

The Texas lawmaker said the bill is needed to protect players and the integrity of the game from shady offshore organizations and confusing patchworks of state-by-state regulation.

“Poker is an all-American game. It’s a game that I learned as a teen and continue to play today. Just like millions of other players I enjoy the strategy and skill involved,” he said in a statement. “I continue to be supportive of the Americans who play poker online. They deserve to have a legal, on-shore system that makes sure everyone is playing in an honest, fair structure.”

Congress flirted with an online gambling bill in 2012, but industry infighting and partisan disagreement ultimately doomed it. When that legislation failed, states began moving ahead on their own.

Online poker remains a legal gray zone, though, with no federal regulatory structure in place.

Morgan Stanley predicts that by 2020, online gambling in the U.S. will produce the same amount of revenue as Las Vegas and Atlantic City markets combined: $9.3 billion. But states cannot get there on their own. A more fluid market is needed to drive up pots and create a robust stream of tax revenue.

The summer could see the introduction of a third online gambling bill.

Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, who once called the passage of an online poker bill “the most important issue facing Nevada since Yucca Mountain,” is working on new legislation with fellow Nevadan Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

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