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Tag: Poker and the Law

Sentencing for Poker Chip Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Pushed Back to March 30

Christian Lusardi, the man behind Borgata counterfeit chip scandal, was to be sentenced regarding his DVD bootlegging operation, but it has been postponed.

New Revisions to Portugal's Gaming Bill Should Facilitate Shared Liquidity

The revised Portuguese gaming bill could be passed as soon as Feb. 26 with the hopes of shared liquidity for the country's online poker players.

Tournament Director Nicolas Fraïoli Talks About the Closure of Aviation Club de France

Tournament Director Nicolas Fraïoli discusses the closure of the Aviation Club the France and reminisces about his favorite moments.

Italy's Third Biggest Political Party Calls for Total Ban on Gambling Advertising

Politician Beppe Grillo accuses the Italian government to be "under the thumb of the gambling industry."

Seals With Clubs Chairman Bryan Micon: "The Police Raid Was Completely Unnecessary"

"It has been a big violation of my personal freedom," Bryan Micon told PokerNews on Monday during an exclusive phone interview from Antigua, where he fled with his family right after being raided by police at gunpoint.

The End of an Era: The Aviation Club de France in Paris Goes Into Judicial Liquidation

Europe has lost one of its most iconic and exclusive gambling rooms on Thursday, as France’s authorities decided to put the world-famous Aviation Club de France into judicial liquidation.

Italy to Introduce New Gambling Laws by Feb. 20

According to gambling lawyer Giulio Coraggio, the new package of Italy's gambling laws will not affect the online industry but will focus on brick-and-mortar gambling rooms.

Trial Begins in the Murder of London Poker Player Mehmet Hassan

Last year, London poker player Mehmet Hassan was murdered during a burglary scheme. Now, Leonie Granger stands trial for murder at the Old Bailey.

Minister Says Sweden's Gambling Monopoly is Here to Stay

Sweden will consider the possibility to loosen its regulation of online gambling only once the country will have a budget for that, Sweden’s Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi said on Monday.

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Unlikely to Reverse DOJ Wire Act Interpretation

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee that, if appointed, she is unlikely to reverse the DOJ's Wire Act interpretation.

Should Social Games Be Regulated by Gaming Authorities?

Countries around the world debate whether social gaming should be regulated by gaming authorities.

Russia's Attack Against America's "Invisible Internet" Could Switch Online Poker Off

The end of online gaming, including online poker, could be coming in Russia.

Illegal Ticket Scalping Creates Controversy at Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls

Same as last year, troubling reports of "black market" ticket scalping are coming out of the Fallsview Poker Classic in Canada.

From High-Stakes Poker to Jail: Arnaud Mimran Arrested in France

Authorities accused the French businessman and poker player of fraud and have also raised questions about his implications in a number of homicides.

Marcin Horecki on Poker in Poland: "Authorities Have Absolutely No Clue About Anything"

Poland's poker veteran joined PokerNews during the EPT Deauville to talk about his competitive nature and his passion for winning. Even when he is at the traffic light.

Federal Judge: Search Warrant Used in Paul Phua Sports Betting Case Was "Fatally Flawed"

A U.S. federal judge recommended removing evidence in Paul Phua's high-stakes sports betting case because the search warrant was "fatally flawed."

The Steady Decline of France's Regulated Online Poker Revenue Continues

France's gaming regulator reported a €17.3 million decline in the country's regulated online poker revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 when compared to the third quarter.

Russia to Shut Down Three Casinos to Help Develop Gambling in Sochi

The Russian government plans to close down three casinos in the Azov-City gambling zone in the Krasnodar Krai region by April 1, 2015.

PKR Pro Patty Beaumier: "Poker Is An Incredible Human Adventure"

France's face of PKR Poker sat down with PokerNews at EPT Deauville to talk about her passion for the game, journalism and the horrible terrorist attack that killed eleven people on Jan. 7 in Paris.

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