Online Poker

Legal Gambling


888 Poker

Illinois May Still Move Towards Poker Legalization In 2018


There is not a lot of time left in 2018 for various states to make their moves towards poker legalization, but some are more likely to do so than others. Illinois is one state where we could indeed see some movement on the issue. They have hinted at a desire to get in on the action in the past, and watching other states collect tax revenue from the practice almost certainly entices Illinois to want to do the same. 

The legislature in Illinois had largely gone mum on the topic until recently. They did not report much progress on anything to do with it until a lawmaker announced that there would be two hearings held in regards to online poker in Illinois. He wants to make it known that the state is at least considering proposals for legal online poker within their boundaries in the near future. 

Leading advocates for the legalization of online poker have been called in to testify during these hearings, so that is a hopeful sign for those who have been interested in exactly how this kind of legislation is going to move forward. The reality is that there are only a limited number of ways that this can happen, so it is comforting to see that the legislature is considering at least some of their options. 

There are reasons for supporters of online poker to be pleased with the progress that has been made on the issue up to this point. For one, the ruling by the Supreme Court that sports wagering is to be made legal is a big step in the right direction. The other thing is that legal online poker has a lot of support among the people. It is something that people want to include alongside legal daily fantasy sports, and other gambling activities that they have been eager to embrace for a long time. The fact that more states have not gotten their act together with this is amazing and a little bit frustrating to those who are just ready to play their online poker already. There is still some hope that Illinois will get their act together on this one.

>> All legal poker news in USA   >> Illinois Online Gambling News

Online Poker News in USA

02/13/2019 Kentucky Moves to Legalize Online Poker and Sports Betting
A US state with a long history of gambling opposition has taken steps to legalize online poker and sports betting. Legislators in Kentucky have introduced HB 175. The bill would make it legal for Kentucky residents that are... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
02/04/2019 Online Poker Legislation Introduced in New York
New York is set to take up the discussion of legalized online poker in 2019. A recent bill introduced by Senator Joseph Addabbo calls for the licensing of online poker. This would make playing poker online for real money le... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
02/01/2019 Double Celebration at 888Poker Awards up to $1,500 Twice a Day
888Poker has rolled out its Double Celebration bonus for players who make a qualifying deposit. Online poker is legal for all residents of New Jersey that are 21 years of age or older. With three exciting bonuses to choose ... Read more

01/15/2019 Online Poker could soon become legal in New York in 2019
Some people get enthusiastic at the thought of online poker becoming legalized in the state of New York. In fact, they recently introduced a new bill at the state Senate level where they will try to pass this again. Senator... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
12/27/2018 Michigan Becomes Latest State to Approve Online Gambling
Online gambling in the United States continues to make an evolutionary leap. Lawmakers in Michigan worked late into the night on December 20 to deliver a bill that will legalize online poker for Michigan residents that are ... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
>> All poker websites news in USA

  Home > Online Poker > Online Poker News in USA > Illinois May Still Move Towards Poker Legalization In 2018