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Tag: Poker and the Law

Poker and Taxes: Belgium to Tax Professional Players Up to 75%

Belgium's poker professionals could soon face a 75% tax on their winnings.

New United Kingdom Gambling Act Delayed Until Nov. 1

The United Kingdom Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 has been delayed for one month until November 1 due to it being challenged by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association.

PokerStars.fr Pulls Out of United Kingdom

PokerStars.fr has emailed its UK customers that it is officially closing its doors to UK players on Oct. 1.

Several PokerStars Domains Blacklisted in Hungary; Full Tilt Not Included

Several PokerStars domains blacklisted in Hungary, although the country's gambling authority did not include Full Tilt Poker.

Cambodia Plans to Allow Locals in National Casinos

The government plans to attract foreign investments by allowing locals in Cambodia's gambling rooms

Poker Jobs: Meet London's Hippodrome Owner and CEO Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas sits with PokerNews to explain his it is to manage London's iconic casino. "Poker players aren't generally looked after the way they should be."

Poker770 Migrates to the NetBet Poker Platform

NetBet recently finished migrating Poker770 players to its gaming platform, creating a community of over 2 million players.

Lobby Group Pressures for Online Gaming Reform in Uruguay

Uruguay's online gaming laws are being pressured for reform by the international lobbying group, the National Federation of Uruguayan Gaming

Korea Shuts Down All Facebook Games In Attempt To Regulate Social Gambling

No more Facebook games for citizens of South Korea, as the country has blocked all social casino games as well as titles like Candy Crush and Farmville.

Mexico's New Gambling Regulation to be Approved by Sept. 20

The proposal for a reform of the Mexico's gambling regulation will be introduced to the country's parliament on Sept. 9, and the government believes that it will be officially approved no later than Sept. 20.

Myanmar Plans Gambling Reform to Join Asia's Multi-Billion Dollar Gambling Market

Myanmar hopes to attract foreign investments and help the tourism industry by introducing gambling reform to join Asia's massive market.

Online Gaming Bill Expected to be Introduced in the Bahamas

A bill to regulate online gambling in the Bahamas could be introduced to the country's House of Assembly this week.

Latvia's Gambling Regulator Accuses Lobbies to Have Slowed Down The Gambling Reform

Latvia's online gaming regulator speaks about the Internet blacklist and unveils plans for a possible reform in October.

Angel Guillen Discusses Poker in Mexico as Gambling Reform Details Emerge

While Mexico plans to raise the minimum age to enter casinos to 21 years old, Mexican poker pro Angel Guillen shows optimism and explains why Mexico could be the new Brazil.

Elderly Couple Faces €80,000 Fine for Talking About Gambling on Dutch Radio Station

An elderly couple in the Netherlands faces an €80,000 fine for allegedly violating the country's gambling laws.

Switzerland Pushes to Regulate Online Gambling, Remove International Operators

Switzerland's gambling regulator decided that "it would be convenient to give gambling operators the opportunity to offer their games on the Internet."

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Kansas to Maryland

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.

Gaming Lawyer Says Holland's Online Regulation "Will Be a Huge Disappointment"

According to the gaming attorney from Gaming Legal, the bill that the Dutch government wants to approve to regulate online gambling is costly, discriminatory and built over a hidden compromise between the legislator and a lobby of international...

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