Phil Hellmuth came up just short of his first WPT title, taking second at the Bike, but the tour had no problem hittings its billion-dollar benchmark.
Federal agents shut down the Bike in California for almost 20 hours. Local reports suggest players have used the casino to launder money.
Two new bills, AB 9 and AB 167, have been introduced in Congress. Both bills hope to legalize online gambling in California and are good starting points.
The Department of Justice wants a restraining order against the Iipay Nation with regards to Desert Rose Bingo, stating it violates the UIGEA.
When CA passes regulation for iGaming, PokerStars could re-enter the state. While players will rejoice, this could significantly alter live tournaments.
This week in California iGaming news: more delays in online poker regulation bills, and player dissent over Bicycle WPT Legends of Poker main event.
CA Online Poker talks have increased with the GiGse Conference, the Iipay Nation going rogue, GCC speaking, and more rooms wanting a piece of online poker.
With the deadline for poker bills less than two months away, poker people in California are starting to get nervous about the iGaming bill to pass there.
As this years session comes to a close, the two opposing parties in California are still in a stalemate over the online poker bill, neither budging at all.