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New Federal Gambling Indictment Seeks to Charge Phua with Conspiracy

Federal prosecutors have changed course by obtaining a new indictment that seeks to charge Malaysian businessman and poker player Paul Phua with conspiracy.

Belgium Fines 79 Players For Playing at

Belgium fines 79 players for playing at

Full Tilt Acquires Denmark Gaming License to Join Booming Poker Market

"We are excited that Danish players are now able to play both casino and poker games on Full Tilt. Danish players are able to create their stories on Full Tilt and compete against players from around the world." - Dominic Mansour, Managing...

Romania Approves New Gambling Legislation, Opens Market to Foreign Operators

The Romanian government hopes to collect extra revenues for at least €100 million every year with the approval of an all-new gambling legislation.

Appeals Court Rules Wisconsin Indian Tribe Can Offer Electronic Poker Tables

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rules Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Indian Tribe can offer electronic poker tables at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison.

An Undercover Agent, Skype Logs, and More from Seals With Clubs Investigation

An undercover agent with an account at Seals With Clubs and Skype logs were part of an investigation that may cost Bryan Micon up to ten years in prison.

Bryan Micon Asks Internet For Support After Charges From Nevada Attorney General

Seals With Clubs chairman Bryan Micon is asking for help from the poker community after Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced the decision to prosecute Micon for running an illegal online poker room.

Stiff Sentences Handed Down for Murder of London Poker Player Mehmet Hassan

Last year, London poker player Mehmet Hassan was murdered during a burglary scheme. Three people have now been sentenced for the crime.

Update: Nanjing Millions Organizers Being Investigated for Gambling

The format of the Nanjing Millions Main Event may have been at the origin of the police operation that halted the tournament on April 17.

Poker Player Wins $60,000 and Quits His Job, But Bank Refuses to Pay the Winnings

After a third-place finish in the MicroMillions Main Event, German-based "RuiDeck" decided to quit is job as a waiter, but his bank decided not to pay his winnings.

Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee Passes HR 140 Ahead of iGaming Hearing

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Oversight Committee passed HR 140, a resolution that urges Congress, and the state's delegation, to oppose RAWA.

Two Found Guilty in Murder of London Poker Player Mehmet Hassan

Last year, London poker player Mehmet Hassan was murdered during a burglary scheme. Now, two have been found guilty of murder.

France Could Be Considering a Casino in Paris

French authorities are evaluating the possibility of a legislative reform that would lead to the opening of a casino in Paris and could generate up to €30 million a year in tax revenues.

Retired NYPD Sergeant Convicted of Running Illegal Poker Game

Retired NYPD sergeant Ralph Mastrantonio faces up to five years in prison after bring convicted in the Brooklyn Federal Court of running an illegal poker game in New York City.

Amaya Comments on AMF Investigation: "No Evidence of Any Violation Has Been Found"

Amaya comments on AMF investigation: "No evidence of any violation has been found."

Borgata Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Christian Lusardi, the notorious Borgata chip counterfeit, sentenced to five years in prison for Copyright Infringement & Trafficking in Counterfeit Labels.

PokerStars and Full Tilt Get Full License to Operate in the UK

PokerStars and Full Tilt have been officially approved by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and are now fully entitled to offer their games within the UK.

Europe in Pills: Greece Unveils Ambitious Plan for Gambling and Winamax Leaves Italy

While Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explained how a new gambling legislation is critical for the country's economic recovery, France's Winamax decided to pull out from the declining Italian market.

Future of Japan's Gambling Legislation To Be Decided in April

If approved, the bill would create the third biggest gambling economy in the world and boost Japan's tourism industry.