PPA Weekly Update Archive

10/13/2017 – PPA Member Survey Q&A

PPA Update from Rich Muny, Vice President Last week, I shared some top-level results from the PPA Member Survey, which I encourage you to check out if you have not yet done so. In the survey, we included fields where we asked members to describe their answers in detail. Here is a sampling, with [...]

10/06/2017 – PPA Member Survey Results

PPA Update from Rich Muny, Vice President We at PPA wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting. If you wish to donate, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak has started a GoFundMe page to provide relief and financial support to [...]

08/10/2017 – Video Update

PPA Update from Rich Muny, Vice President Through social media and the PPA Update, we have sought to share with you in real time our successes as an organization and as a community, as well as some of our challenges. For some more detail, please be sure to check out my new video update. We […]

07/21/2017 – Pennsylvania iGaming Update

PPA Update from Rich Muny, Vice President As you know from recent PPA Updates, the Pennsylvania House and Senate have passed versions of H.B. 271, which would license and regulate online poker, online casino-style gaming, and daily fantasy sports in that state. Since then, we have seen [...]

07/14/2017 – iPoker Ban Bid Thwarted

PPA Update from Rich Muny, Vice President While we have clearly been on offense in putting online poker legislation before state legislatures, our opposition has not given up. The anti-poker lobby, led by political megadonor Sheldon Adelson, continues its multi-million dollar effort to shut [...]

06/30/2017 – Illinois iPoker Update

PPA Update from Rich Muny, Vice President Last week, I mentioned that the Illinois House is in a special session to work on the budget, as the state has gone almost three years without one. As lawmakers need to find sources of revenue, PPA Executive Director was invited to Springfield earlier [...]

06/23/2017 – Illinois House & iGaming

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, Vice President A few weeks ago, I shared the news that the full Illinois Senate passed H. 479, which would license and regulate online poker, online casino-style gaming and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in that state. The measure passed with by strong 42-10 margin. [...]

05/19/2017 – New York iPoker Bill Update

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations Last week, I shared the good news that the New York Senate Finance Committee passed S 3898, which would license online poker in that state. I also shared that the challenge ahead is in getting an iPoker bill through the Assembly. There is [...]

05/05/2017 – PA iPoker Hearing Next Week

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations I have good news to share. On Tuesday, May 9th, the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee is expected to hold a hearing on legislation to license and regulate online poker and online casino-style [...]

02/03/2017 – New York iPoker Bill

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations I have good news to share. New York State Senator John Bonacic, chairman of the state Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee, has introduced a new bill, S. 3898, which would authorize licensing and regulation of poker websites in that [...]