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Tag: Poker and the Law

Europe in Pills: EU to Regulate Online Gambling, Operators Run Away from Germany

While the European Commission looks to regulate online gambling, operators are running away from Germany.

Online Gaming to be Prohibited in Singapore Starting Feb. 2

Singapore's Remote Gambling Act will prohibit online gambling in the country beginning February 2, 2015.

Russia Plans to Introduce New Financial Restrictions on Gaming Operators

The Russian government plans to institute a new law mandating that all licensed gaming operators use a single financial transaction portal, and banks block transactions from unlicensed gaming operators.

Poker Players Won't Be Affected by Anti-Staking Bill in Nevada

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman AG Burnett says that a Nevada anti-staking bill will not affect poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker.

Internet Gambling Sites to be Blocked in the United Kingdom

Residents of the United Kingdom wanting to participate in online gambling will have a few extra hoops to jump through thanks to internet filters designed to protect Internet users from adult material.

Nebraska Senator Seeks to Define Poker as Game of Skill; Bill Expected This Week

A Nebraska Senator is slated to introduce a bill this week that would name poker a game of skill and allow the state to license poker to live venues.

Online Poker Legislation Reintroduced in California -- With Big Changes

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer reintroduced his online poker bill, but with big changes this time.

"Legal Poker In Wisconsin" Obtains Expert Testimony from Professor Robert C. Hannum

Robert C. Hannum, a professor of Risk Analysis & Gaming at the University of Denver, offers expert testimony in "Legal Poker In Wisconsin" effort.

The Hendon Mob Gets Ready to Sue Poland’s Finance Ministry

Alex Dreyfus, who acquired the website in July 2013 in a $3 million operation, believes that Poland's Finance Ministry has been systematically acting in violation of the site's Terms and Conditions, as it has scraped the site to steal the data...

Europe in Pills: Russia Bans Bitcoins, Czech Republic to Tax Illegal Operators

While Russia decided to 'attack' bitcoin and Czech Republic discussed the possibility to tax illegal operators, 888poker launched a new promo that hints at an application to join Portugal’s legalized online poker market.

Curtis Woodard Discusses New Bill Which Looks to Bring Online Poker to Washington State

Washington Rep. Sherry Appleton prefiled HB 1114, an online poker bill authored by Curtis Woodard of the Washington Internet Poker Initiative.

Denmark Cracks Down on Gaming Arcades

Denmark introduces new gaming restrictions to curb gambling arcades from deducting fictitious charitable donations.

Romania's Upcoming Gambling Reform: Less Taxes, More Operators

A new ordinance is set to revolutionize Romania's gambling industry with the adoption of lower taxes, the opening of the market and some new 'temporary' gambling licenses.

Borgata Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Out of Jail Since June; Sentencing on Feb. 17

Christian Lusardi, the man behind the Borgata counterfeit chip scandal, has been out of jail since June. He will be sentenced on Feb. 17. Details here.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Virginia to Wyoming

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.

Top 10 Stories of 2014: #7, Yong, Phua, Others Involved in World Cup Betting Scandal

No. 7 on the PokerNews Top 10 Stories of 2014 is news about the poker-playing Macau businessmen involved in a World Cup betting scandal.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: South Dakota to Vermont

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.

Andorra to Regulate Online Poker and Open First Ever Brick-and-Mortar Casino

The small European state of Andorra looks to regulate online poker, possibly joining a neighboring market to share liquidity.

Full Tilt Cuts UK Player Rewards by 20 Percent

Full Tilt announces a 20 percent reduction of reward points to players in the United Kingdom.

Czech Republic Plans to Double the Taxes on Gambling

The Finance Minister believes that higher taxes could help the government to find extra revenues for 6 billion Czech Crowns, approximately $270 million Euros.