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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.

Borgata Contests Phil Ivey Counter-Claims

Borgata Casino asks court to dismiss Phil Ivey's claims.

Online Poker Plummeting in Italy, While Casino and Sports Wagering Surge

Italy's regulated online poker net revenues dropped by 17 percent in Sept. 2015 when compared to the same period a year ago.

Amaya Gaming's Stock Price Soars After Approval To Offer Services in New Jersey

Amaya's stock price soars following company's approval to operate in New Jersey.

Brazil Considering Gaming Legislation to Help Balance Its Budget

Brazil's budget crisis could be the catalyst to a bill passing to regulate online gaming in the country.

Strong Support For Italy To Introduce a New "Digital Tax"

Support grows for Italy to impose a new "Digital Tax", which could make it more expensive for regulated online poker operators to offer services.

Famed Gambler Archie Karas Banned from All Nevada Casinos

Two decades after "The Run," Archie Karas has been placed in Nevada's "Black Book," officially known as Nevada's List of Excluded Persons.

Lax Anti-Money Laundering Controls on High Rollers Cost Caesar Palace Millions in Fines

FinCEN and Caesars Palace agree on an $8 million fine to settle a dispute caused by Caesars' "willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act."

Highlights from Ivey/Borgata Deposition: Booze, Pretty Cocktail Waitresses and More

PokerNews obtained a portion of Phil Ivey's March 26 deposition regarding his edge-sorting case against Borgata. Here are some highlights.

Philippines Representative Calls for Probe Into "Illegal Gambling Operations"

The Philippines House of Representatives will be probing into illegal gaming activities, specifically based in special economic zones.

Phil Ivey and Borgata Spar Over Destroyed Edge-Sorting Evidence

According to Maurice "Mac" VerStandig, Borgata's destruction of edge-sorting evidence may not help Phil Ivey as much as he hopes.

Caesars Agrees to Pay $20 Million Penalty Over Anti-Money Laundering Lapses

Caesars Entertainment Corp has reached a $20 million deal with the Justice Department to settle charges over anti-money laundering lapses.

Borgata Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Pleads Guilty; Faces Up to 5 Years in Prison

Christian Lusardi, the notorious Borgata chip counterfeit, pleaded guilty to second-degree trademark counterfeiting. Must pay $463,540 in restitution.

Mexico Expected to Pass New Gaming Regime by the End of the Year

A new gaming regime in Mexico, which would cover both online and live gambling, is expected to be passed by legislators by the end of the year.

Despite Kind Words from Judge, Poker Still Constitutes Illegal Gambling in Wisconsin

This week, Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Richard G. Niess was called upon to determine whether poker in Wisconsin is a game of luck versus skill.