Tag: Poker and the Law

Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee Passes HR 140 Ahead of iGaming Hearing

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Oversight Committee passed HR 140, a resolution that urges Congress, and the state's delegation, to oppose RAWA.

Two Found Guilty in Murder of London Poker Player Mehmet Hassan

Last year, London poker player Mehmet Hassan was murdered during a burglary scheme. Now, two have been found guilty of murder.

France Could Be Considering a Casino in Paris

French authorities are evaluating the possibility of a legislative reform that would lead to the opening of a casino in Paris and could generate up to €30 million a year in tax revenues.

Retired NYPD Sergeant Convicted of Running Illegal Poker Game

Retired NYPD sergeant Ralph Mastrantonio faces up to five years in prison after bring convicted in the Brooklyn Federal Court of running an illegal poker game in New York City.

Amaya Comments on AMF Investigation: "No Evidence of Any Violation Has Been Found"

Amaya comments on AMF investigation: "No evidence of any violation has been found."

Borgata Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Christian Lusardi, the notorious Borgata chip counterfeit, sentenced to five years in prison for Copyright Infringement & Trafficking in Counterfeit Labels.

PokerStars and Full Tilt Get Full License to Operate in the UK

PokerStars and Full Tilt have been officially approved by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and are now fully entitled to offer their games within the UK.

Europe in Pills: Greece Unveils Ambitious Plan for Gambling and Winamax Leaves Italy

While Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explained how a new gambling legislation is critical for the country's economic recovery, France's Winamax decided to pull out from the declining Italian market.

Future of Japan's Gambling Legislation To Be Decided in April

If approved, the bill would create the third biggest gambling economy in the world and boost Japan's tourism industry.

UK & Ireland PokerNews Round-Up: Wins, Losses, and Value

The UK & Ireland PokerNews Round-Up is your one-stop shop for the biggest and most-popular stories from our UK & Ireland focussed site.

Europe in Pills: Poland Opens to Foreign Operators and Sweden Attacks the AppStore

While Italy and Spain are busy with important changes at the top of their respective online gambling regulators, Poland gets ready to slowly open its market to international operators and Sweden partners with Apple against grey operators.

Breaking: PokerStars' Italian Subsidiary Under Investigation for Alleged Tax Evasion

According to Italy’s financial police, the Halfords Media Italy S.r.l. is currently under investigation for a 300 million Euros tax fraud.

New Online Gambling Tax Set to be Signed Into Irish Law

Taxation on online gambling activities is about to become a reality in Ireland.

Christian Lusardi Prepares to Face Sentencing in Counterfeiting Charges

Attorney Mac VerStandig offers a legal analysis on the charges faced by Borgata chip counterfeiter Christian Lusardi.

Understanding the Witness List for Thursday's Congressional Hearing on RAWA

The witness list for Thursday's House Subcommittee hearing on the Restoration of America's Wire Act (RAWA) legislation is stacked against Internet poker as expected.

Take Action Before Thursday's Congressional Hearing on RAWA Online Poker Ban

On March 5, the a House Judiciary subcommittee is holding a hearing on H.R. 707, the so-called Restore America’s Wire Act bill.

Portugal's Council of Ministers Approves Online Poker Regulation

Portugal's government believes that new gambling legislation will generate additional fiscal revenues of €25 million.

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.