Steve Tetreault / Stephens Media DC

Capitol Hill Correspondent

Steve covers the Hill for Stephens Media and others.

Posts by Steve Tetreault / Stephens Media DC:

  • Retiring AGA Leader Changed the Face of Casino Industry

    Fahrenkopf continues farewell tour as new era for gaming emerges
    10 Jul 2013

    WASHINGTON — The wall of framed photos with political heavyweights from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to Barack Obama — reputedly one of the more impressive collections in town accumulated over 30 years — has been taken down. Two dozen boxes of papers and memorabilia are stacked on tables, on the floor, and atop filing […]

  • Reid Says No Hope for Internet Poker in 2012

    But reforming online gaming laws a frontburner item for 2013
    20 Dec 2012

    WASHINGTON – Its dim prospects finally fading to black, Sen. Harry Reid pulled the plug [last] Friday on the effort in Congress to legalize Internet poker this year. With only days remaining in the session, and with consensus far from reached on a bill that sought to reshape the landscape of online gaming, “we have […]

  • Some Question Constitutionality of Federal Internet Poker Bill

    "Penalty box" provisions may have to be left to States
    22 Nov 2012

    WASHINGTON – A bill to legalize online poker that is being written in Congress and that Nevada senators are trying to pass by the end of the year could be challenged in court and found unconstitutional, according to a legal analysis by a former top government attorney. The bill would set up a framework to […]

  • Nevada’s Republican Governor Backs Reid/Kyl Online Poker Bill

    Other states (remember Kentucky?) balk at current draft
    29 Oct 2012

    WASHINGTON DC – Gov. Brian Sandoval went to bat Thursday for a federal online poker bill, breaking away from fellow governors ramping up to fight it. Sandoval split with the National Governors Association, which told congressional leaders the proposed bill would restrict states from pursuing their own forms of legalized gaming, and the revenue gained […]

  • Partisan Senate Rift Widens over Web Poker

    Reid blames Heller for not securing Republican votes
    17 Sep 2012

    WASHINGTON – A rift between Nevada’s senators widened Monday over a high-stakes bill that would clear the way for Nevada casinos to offer legal online poker to gamblers nationwide. The split between Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller elevates the already steep odds that Congress could pass a lucrative yet controversial gaming bill in the […]

  • Tribes Want in on Online Gaming, Poker

    TOGA pushed for tribes to compete on interstate level at Senate hearing
    27 Jul 2012

    WASHINGTON DC- With a nearly finished bill in hand, Sen. Harry Reid is hunting for a path to move Internet gambling legislation through the Senate. But on Thursday, Indian tribes dealt in for a piece of the action. The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee unveiled a draft bill that would allow Native American […]