U.S. Senate to launch new poker bill

August 6, 2009

U.S. Senate could be about to launch a new pro-poker bill today, which could benefit the whole poker community

The new bill known as The Internet Skill Game Regulation Bill has been created for sole purpose of online poker and other similar games which feature on the internet. The man responsible for this bill is Robert Menendez who is the Senator of New Jersey.

The new bill will allow a regulation process to be built which would allow for online poker companies to operate in the U.S. There will also be regulations brought in to guard against under-age gambling and protecting players. The bill will continue to work with existing laws in U.S states where online poker has not been made legal yet by blocking players from that state.

Players will be interested in the proposed 10% tax which will occur on all deposits made, this is the first time a number has been given.

The bill is likely to get support from different financial backers and establishments from around America.

The bill is to be debated and voted for after the August senate recess, with other potential poker friendly bills likely to feature.

We will bring you the latest new of all the bills and their progress as soon as we get them.

Sad Day for Pokerworld With Death of Andreas Oscarsson

August 6, 2009

The poker community joined in grief on Wednesday evening following the announcement of the death of Pokerlistings founder Andreas Oscarsson.

On Wednesday 5th August 2009 the the news of the death of pokerlistings founder Andreas Oscarsson was announced.

According to reports the 36 year old, was found dead on 3rd August 2009 in his bed fatally shot. The local authorities of his home town are investigating the case as a murder.

As a previous winner of the World Series of Poker bracelet in 2005, Mr Oscarsson knew a lot about the world of poker which showed whilst building Pokerlistings.com. Launching the site only 7 years ago, the success of the site has allowed for business one of the well respected poker affiliates in the world.

With the recent birth of his son only two year ago, Mr Ocsarsson decided to give up control of the site, provided he stayed as an advisor. This allowed for the team at Pokerlistings to continue to draw upon experience of highest level when needed.

We at yeswecan offer our thoughts and condolences to his family and all of his friends at Pokerlistings