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Tag: Poker and the Law

Sweden Plans to Accelerate New Gaming Laws

The Swedish government announced plans to accelerate the implementation of a new gaming licensing system.

Ireland to Raise €25 Million a Year With a New Online Gambling Tax

The implementation of Ireland's Betting (Amendment) Bill will lead to a new 1 percent tax on all cash game pots similar to the one currently in use in France.

Dutch Gaming Regulator Cracking Down on Unlicensed Gaming Operators

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautorieit (KSA) is cracking down on companies violating its gaming regime by imposing fines and restricting payment processing methods.

Proposed Czech Gambling Bill Could Increase Restrictions on Players and Operators

Czech authorities have recently announced details of a new gaming bill seeking to offer gambling licenses to foreign companies, increase tax revenue, and tighten regulations.

London's Royal Courts of Justice Rule Against the GBGA's Legal Challenge

London’s Royal Courts of Justice has ruled against the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) legal challenge to the United Kingdom's newly passed Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act.

Breaking News: Cercle Cadet Raided by French Judicial Police

French authorities raided one of Paris' most prestigious gambling rooms on Tuesday and took at least 10 people into custody.

Singapore Parliament Votes to Prohibit Online Gambling

Singapore's Parliament passed the Remote Gambling Bill on its second reading, potentially resulting in a complete prohibition of real-money online poker.

Facebook Removes Pages of Illegal Gaming Operators in Norway

Facebook has removed pages of gaming operators who are illegally marketing to Norwegian customers at the request of the Norway's gaming regulator.

Phil Ivey Loses £7.7 Million "Edge Sorting" Court Battle Against Crockfords Casino

A High Court judge ruled against Phil Ivey in his £7.7 million case against Crockfords Casino, claiming that Ivey cheated at baccarat.

PKR Exits Italian Poker Market

No more award-winning 3D poker software for Italian poker players, as PKR announced it is pulling out of the market.

Sweden's Tax Board Goes After Millions in Unpaid Taxes on Poker Winnings

Sweden's Tax Agency discovered nearly 50 players who are now accused of hiding online poker winnings of millions of Euros.

Authorities Suspend Four Casino Gaming Licenses in Mexico City

Mexico's Interior Ministry has suspended the gaming licenses of four casinos in Mexico City.

Ongame Network Follows PokerStars and Leaves International 'Grey Markets'

Skins of the Amaya Gaming-owned Ongame Poker Network stopped offering real money poker games in nearly 30 countries with grey markets.

Report: Italy to Use Revenue Agency in Fight Against Illegal Operators

Italy plans to cooperate with other EU member States to track down transactions to illegal operators and limit a phenomenon that is estimated to cost over €100 million every year in missed tax revenues.

Two Poker Players File Suit Claiming $100,000 Unlawfully Seized by Iowa Police

Two poker players have filed suit claiming they were targets of an unlawful search and seizure in Iowa last year. More than $100,000 was confiscated from their car.

European Commission Investigates Gibraltar's Corporate Tax Regime

The European Commission has extended its investigation regarding Gibraltar's tax regime.

Greece's Betting Monopoly Declared Legal

Greece's betting monopoly is here to stay. Read about the recent Greek court ruling that will affect many of the biggest online gambling sites.

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.