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Tag: Poker and the Law

Angel Guillen Discusses Poker in Mexico as Gambling Reform Details Emerge

While Mexico plans to raise the minimum age to enter casinos to 21 years old, Mexican poker pro Angel Guillen shows optimism and explains why Mexico could be the new Brazil.

Elderly Couple Faces €80,000 Fine for Talking About Gambling on Dutch Radio Station

An elderly couple in the Netherlands faces an €80,000 fine for allegedly violating the country's gambling laws.

Switzerland Pushes to Regulate Online Gambling, Remove International Operators

Switzerland's gambling regulator decided that "it would be convenient to give gambling operators the opportunity to offer their games on the Internet."

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Kansas to Maryland

A state-by-state look at the current iGaming landscape in the United States. Which states are primed for iGaming? Which are likely to pass? Find out here.

Gaming Lawyer Says Holland's Online Regulation "Will Be a Huge Disappointment"

According to the gaming attorney from Gaming Legal, the bill that the Dutch government wants to approve to regulate online gambling is costly, discriminatory and built over a hidden compromise between the legislator and a lobby of international...

UK PokerNews Round-Up: Vas Nunes Wins, Betfair Slip Up and More

Want to know what has been going on in the UK poker world over the past week? If so, the UK PokerNews Round-Up is exactly what you need.

PokerStars.bg Becomes the First Legal Poker Site in Bulgaria

PokerStars launched the first licensed online poker site in Bulgaria's new regulated market.

PokerStars, Full Tilt and 888Poker Blacklisted in Latvia

Latvia announced the launch of its first-ever online gambling blacklist, naming PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and 888poker.

Last 42 Days to Apply For a Poker License In The UK

Poker rooms interested to continue to offer their products to customers in the United Kingdom will have to apply for a specific gambling license by Sept. 16, and then pay a 15 percent tax on all profits derived from UK-based players.

Portugal To Launch Regulated Gambling Market By the End of 2014

Portugal's upcoming regulated gambling market is set to become operative by the end of 2014, as the Portuguese national parliament gave the green light.

Phuas Released by ICE Officials While Ivey Looks to Post Bail for Another Defendant

Paul Phua and his son have been released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Meanwhile, Phil Ivey looks to post bail for Wai Kin Yong.

French and Latvian Regulators Discuss Consumer Protection And Gray-Area Operators

"The comparison of the two markets, "ARJEL writes, "did not allow the different parties to find many points in common because of their different nature in terms of structure, supply and taxation."

Philippines Discuss Internet Gambling Regulation

"People are no longer bound to physical locations and are able to face their bets from within their own homes," said Philippine's ACT-CIS party member Samuel D. Pagdilao.

Crimea Gambling Congress To Offer Insight On Russia's Upcoming Gambling Industry

The event, which will gather together operators and international investors, will be held in Yalta on August 22, and aims to highlight the benefits that the opening to the gambling industry can bring to the region

European Commission Has Issued a Recommendation On Gambling

Member States should consider to act and eventually modify their national legislation in order to "protect minors from gambling, provide for more coherent commercial practices and improve awareness in order to mitigate to the extent possible the...

Brazil Discusses Gambling Regulation: "A Prohibitionist Approach Does Not Work"

If approved, a new gambling law in Brazil would guarantee tax revenues of more than 8 billion dollars every year.

Report: 43% of Spain's Online Poker Players Still Play on Non-Regulated Websites

According to research conducted in Spain, 43% of the country's online poker players play on illegal websites.

PokerNews Op-Ed: Just How Much Demand Does Atlantic City Still Possess?

What do the recent bankruptcies of Revel and Showboat mean for Atlantic City? PokerNews contributor and noted attorney Mac VerStandig offers his take.

Philippe Ktorza On the Decline of France's Poker Industry: "We Shouldn't Rely On Politicians"

According to the French poker pro, the market needs a new regulation and also some significant changes from the operators' side.

Portugal to Fight Compulsive Gambling with Online Players Blacklist

Portugal is cracking down on Internet gambling operators to ensure that strict measures against compulsive gambling are being met.

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