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Tag: Poker and the Law

Poland’s Gambling Legislation Costs Millions in Missed Tax Revenue

Poland loses approximately PLN 600 million in potential tax revenue thanks to the highly restrictive Polish Gambling Act that was approved back in 2011.

European Commission Pushes Greece to Abandon Plans of Monopoly

European commissioner Almunia asked for clarification on the deal with OPAP while the government introduced amendments to Greece's gambling law

Sorting Out the Law Behind Phil Ivey's Edge Sorting Debacle at Borgata

Attorney Mac VerStandig weighs in on Borgata's lawsuit against poker pro Phil Ivey for his alleged "edge sorting" while playing baccarat.

Details Emerge in Borgata's Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey

Borgata filed a $9.6 million lawsuit against Phil Ivey for alleged baccarat cheating. PokerNews has obtained a copy of the Civil Action complaint.

Two People Jailed in Sweden for Online Poker Fraud

Sweden’s authorities indicted 10 and jailed 2 for what the Värmlands District Court described as a "major fraud case" occurred between 2007 and 2011.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Colorado to Georgia

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.

PokerNews Feature: The Future of Online Poker in the U.S. -- Is Your State Next?

PokerNews' Matthew Kredell examines the future of online poker in the U.S. Which state will launch next? Will Sheldon Adelson's plot to ban Internet poker work?

Betclic Ends Operations in Belgium, Risks €1.2M Fine for Illegal Operations

While the company risks becoming the first operator to ever be charged with criminal sanctions in Belgium, Betclic Everest announced its decision to pull out of the country.

Inside Gaming: Delays in Boston, Harrah's Tunica Closing, Tribal Declines, and More

Inside Gaming examines delays in Boston, Harrah's Tunica's closing, tribal declines, and more.

Online Poker Bill Introduced in New York State

Online poker is back in the New York Senate with the introduction of S 6913, a bill introduced Friday by Republican State Sen. John Bonacic.

Russia to Launch a New Gambling Zone in Crimea

Crimea could soon become one of Russia’s key spots for tourism and gambling, as the Kremlin evaluates the possibility of establishing one of Russia's 'gambling zone' in the recently annexed territory, formerly part of the republic of Ukraine.

Graham, Chaffetz Introduce Bills to Ban Online Poker in U.S.

A Sheldon Adelson-backed bill to ban online gambling the U.S. has been introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Is Russia Declaring War Against Online Poker?

Russian authorities blocked access to PokerStars.com, partypoker and many other sites in what could be the first step of a real crackdown on online gambling.

Gov. Brian Sandoval Eyes Summer Launch for Nevada/Delaware Internet Poker Compact

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval believes that Nevada and Delaware could be sharing online poker player pools by this summer.

Playing on Belgium's Blacklisted Poker Sites Might Cost You Three Years in Prison

Four years after signing of the Gambling Act, Belgium's authorities are about to start going after players on non-licensed poker rooms.

Tribal Leaders Confident in iGaming Prospects for Indian Country

Ernie Stevens Jr., chairman of NIGA, and Valerie Red-Horse, owner of Red-Horse Financial Group Inc, are confident in iGaming prospects in Indian country.

Online Poker Tycoon Russ DeLeon Being Sued by Chevron Corp.

Online poker tycoon Russ DeLeon, who was formerly a major shareholder in PartyGaming, is being sued by Chevron in environmental suit debacle.

New UK Gambling Bill Approved by House of Lords

A new UK gambling bill received final parliamentary approval from the House of Lords on Tuesday.

Sweden's Gambling Law to Change in 2014: "We Hope the Commission Will Not Sue Us"

Sweden asks for more time before being taken to the European Court of Justice for gambling sanctions. But the EGBA secretary general says that it's way too late for that.

Portuguese Authorities Shut Down Illegal Casino in Norte Region

As Portugal's government delays new gambling legislation, illegal casino rooms keep popping up everywhere in the country.

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