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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.

Online Poker Proponent Sen. Ray Lesniak to Run for Governor of New Jersey

Online poker proponent Senator Ray Lesniak told PokerNews he is planning a run for governor of New Jersey in 2017.

Mafia and Gambling Investigation Calls for an Update of Malta's Gambling Laws

Is Malta's gambling legislation good enough to keep the organized crime out of gambling?

Swiss Man to Pay £2 Million to a Casino After Failing to Prove Gambling Disorder

Swiss businessman must pay the Ritz Casino over $3 million after he fails to prove he has a gambling disorder.

Malta’s Former Prime Minister’s Son Named in Mafia and Gambling Investigation

The name of Malta's former Prime Minister's Lawrence Gonzi son, David Gonzi has been formally included in the gambling-related investigation started by Italy's Anti-Mafia Police.

Italy's Police Arrest 41 in Illegal Gambling and Money Laundering Operation

An operation named "Gambling" and coordinated by Italy's Anti-Mafia Police led to the arrest of 41 individuals and the seizure of cash and assets for more than €2 billion on Wednesday, July 22.