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Tag: Poker and the Law

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.

The European Commission Approves Croatia's Gambling Legislation

New legislation will allow Croatian players to join dot-com players pool, but will also require considerable investments from operators.

UK Gambling Commission Warns Sports Teams About Deals with Unlicensed Operators

The new Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act 2014 threatens sponsorship deals for up to £90 million.

Phil Ivey Appeals Against Crockford’s Ruling

The legal battle against Crockford's continues: "I can confirm that Phil Ivey filed papers at the Court of Appeal last week," Ivey's lawyer said.

Mexico’s New Online Gambling Legislation "Weeks Away"

Now that Mexico's major political parties agreed on the details, the law should be sent to the Parliament for approval before the end of November

Romania Proposes Lower Taxes and Longer Gaming Licenses

Romanian Parliament is discussing passing an amendment to lower gaming taxes and to extend the lengths of licenses.

Exclusive Open Letter to French President: "We Must Save the Aviation Club"

The Aviation Club the France asks France's President of the Republic to save the Club and ensure legality. Read the open letter to François Hollande from the Aviation Club the France.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Massachusetts to Missouri

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.

2011 WSOP Bracelet Winner Darren Woods Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Collusion

Woods and his father Morteza Gharoon risk to be sentenced with prison time on Dec. 17.

Operators Encouraged to Pre-Apply for Dutch Gambling License

The Chief Executive Officer of the Dutch gambling authority Marja Appelman asked national and international operators interested to join the country's upcoming legalized online market to express their interest in a license from Dec. 1, 2014

PokerStars Cancels French Poker Series Stop in Paris After Last Week's Police Operation

"We are sorry to cancel the FPS event in Paris," the series' President Cédric Billot said. Online and live qualifiers can now trade their tickets with entries to events in Deauville, Namur or Prague.

The European Union Court of Justice Issues Historical Ruling in Favor of Italian Poker Players

The European Union Court of Justice believes that Italian tax legislation "gives rise to a discriminatory restriction on the freedom to provide services."

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