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"Poker" Games Offered in Florida in Murky Legal Waters

A number of Florida gaming establishments are under fire from lawmakers for "illegally offering player-banked card games."

Former Full Tilt CEO Alive, Well, and Married, According to Report

Former Full Tilt CEO Ray Bitar alive, well, and married, according to report.

Japan Running Out of Time to Legalize Casinos Before the 2020 Summer Olympics

Japan once again tables discussion on the passing of the Integrated Resorts gaming bill, which would allow land-based casinos in the country.

Appeals Court Ruling a Win for PokerStars in Illinois

US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor PokerStars when they affirmed a prior Illinois judgment dismissing a suit against the site.

Nebraska Lawmakers Defeat Bill That Would Have Classified Poker as Game of Skill

Last week, Nebraska lawmakers shot down a bill that would have classified poker as a game of skill.

2015 Online Poker Legislative Recap: Was an Uneventful Year Necessarily a Bad Thing?

The year 2015 turned out to be an uneventful one for online poker on the legislative front, but that wasn't necessarily a negative.

Amaya Set to Appeal $870MM Kentucky Damages Ruling

Amaya Inc. is set to appeal a judge's decision to award the state of Kentucky $870 million as a result of the former owners of PokerStars violating the state's anti-gambling laws.

Stable Economic Conditions Should Lead to Growth in the European Gaming Sector

Moody's Investors Service believes growth will occur in 2016 for European gaming companies.

Portugal's Regulated Poker Market Will Not Share Liquidity with Other EU Countries

Portuguese authorities announce that Portugal will not share liquidity with other EU countries.

PPA Files Motions to Join Commonwealth of Kentucky Lawsuit Against PokerStars

The PPA has filed a motion to join Kentucky's PokerStars lawsuit in order to ensure that any returned funds are distributed to affected players.

Most European Gaming Regulators Unite to Tackle Online Gaming Challenges

Gaming regulators from the majority of the European Economic Zone sign an agreement to work together to combat unlicensed activity and other challenges.

Ivey Granted Permission to Appeal £7.8 Million Edge-Sorting Case Against Crockfords

Phil Ivey has been granted permission to appeal his £7.8 Million edge-sorting case against Crockford's in London.

Court Rules Earnings by Dutch Players on Are Tax-Free

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal ruled last week that Dutch players are not liable to pay any taxes on their winnings on

Daily Fantasy Sports – Understanding a Patchwork of Misunderstood Laws

PokerNews legal contributor Maurice "Mac" VerStandig explains the patchwork of misunderstood laws surrounding daily fantasy sports.

Poker Player Travell Thomas Indicted on $31 Million Fraudulent Debt Collection Scheme (Updated 11/24)

Poker player Travell Thomas indicted on allegations he spearheaded $31 million fraudulent and coercive debt collection scheme.

Chaffetz Drops Speaker of House Bid & Arizona AG Mark Brnovich Speaks Out Against RAWA

Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich and National Fraternal Order of Police send letters opposing Restoration of America's Wire Act.

Switzerland To Regulate Online Gaming and Immediately Repeal Ban

Switzerland introduced a draft law to create a new online gaming licensing regime and to immediately repeal the ban of online gaming.

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Miklan300" and "HenryIam" Win Big

It was another exciting week for online poker in New Jersey. Check out the biggest tournament winners and latest industry news.

Russia Introduces Legislation to Potentially Prohibit Online Gaming Transactions

Russia introduces a Finance Bill which if passed could prohibit banks from processing online gaming transactions.