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Tag: Poker and the Law

Andorra to Regulate Online Poker and Open First Ever Brick-and-Mortar Casino

The small European state of Andorra looks to regulate online poker, possibly joining a neighboring market to share liquidity.

Full Tilt Cuts UK Player Rewards by 20 Percent

Full Tilt announces a 20 percent reduction of reward points to players in the United Kingdom.

Czech Republic Plans to Double the Taxes on Gambling

The Finance Minister believes that higher taxes could help the government to find extra revenues for 6 billion Czech Crowns, approximately $270 million Euros.

Ireland Postpones Adoption of a New Gambling Legislation to 2015

If adopted, the new legislation on online gambling will introduce a new 1 percent tax on all the best placed by Irish online gambler. In the case of online poker, this could translate into a 1 percent tax to be applied to all the pots.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Oklahoma to South Carolina

A state-by-state look at the current iGaming landscape in the United States. Which states are primed for iGaming? Which are likely to pass? Find out here.

Canadian Police Raid Amaya Offices in Montreal

While Canada's authorities investigate on the purchase of the Oldford Group, Amaya says that "the investigation, has had no impact on Amaya's business operations, employees or companies."

Official Study Proposes to Strengthen Monopolistic Policies in Norway

According to the findings of a group of experts, Norway needs new laws to limit the "gambling leakage" that brings money to international operators.

Sweden's Plans For a New Gaming Regime On Hold After Political Crisis

Plans to accelerate the passing of a new gaming regime in Sweden may be on hold after the prime minister called for new snap general elections in March 2015.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: New Mexico to Ohio

A state-by-state look at the current iGaming landscape in the United States. Which states are primed for iGaming? Which are likely to pass? Find out here.

Dutch Gambling Authority Opens to Pre-Applications; €200K Fine to TitanPoker

Operators interested to obtain a license to offer their services in the Netherlands can now formally 'express their interest' from the gambling authority's website.

Point of Consumption Tax Takes Effect Dec. 1 in the United Kingdom

The new 15-percent UK Point of Consumption Tax went into effect on Dec. 1. What does this mean for operators and players?

Dutch Gambling Authority Signs Letter of Intent with Malta's Gaming Authority

According to the CEO of Kansspelautoriteit Marja Appelman, the agreement will create tangible benefits for "consumers and operators in both jurisdictions."

WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Felix Stephensen Could Pay 50 Percent of Winnings in Taxes

Norway's income tax and bad timing may cost WSOP Main Event runner-up Felix Stephensen over $2.5 million in taxes.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Montana to New Jersey

A state-by-state look at the current iGaming landscape in the United States. Which states are primed for iGaming? Which are likely to pass? Find out here.

New VAT Laws Could Cost Online Gaming Companies Tens of Millions

Online gaming operators will be subject to tens of millions of dollars per year in value-add tax (VAT) starting in 2015 as the European Union (EU) implements changes related to the tax on electronic services.

BlogNews Weekly: Emotional Intelligence, WPT Jacksonville, and Dangers of Running Well

Each week, PokerNews brings you insight into the happenings at major poker sites including PokerStars, Full Tilt, and partypoker.

DDoS Attacks Against Svenska Spel Continue

A parliamentary motion asks the government to end the current gambling monopoly exactly while Svenska Spel shuts down its poker room because of DDoS attacks.

Archie Karas Receives Probation for Cheating at Barona Casino in San Diego

Last year Archie Karas was arrested on suspicion of cheating at Barona Casino in San Diego, and he has been sentenced to three years' probation.

Movie To Be Written Based On Molly Bloom's Celebrity High-Stakes Games

Molly Bloom's legendary high-stakes games will soon land on the big screen.

Will Poland Permit More Online Gaming Operators and Online Games?

Polish gaming regulators are considering passing amendments to allow foreign online gaming operators and online poker between players.

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