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Tag: Poker and the Law

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.

Merging of Italian and Spanish Poker Markets is France's Best Solution

French poker pro Julien Ferey believes that merging the Italian, French and Spanish online poker markets could be the best solution for France.

Portugal Legalizes Online Poker

On Thursday, the Portuguese government approved a new bill that regulates online poker, online casino and sports betting.

Portugal to Regulate Online Poker by July 10

New gambling legislation is ready to hit Portugal early in July.

HSBC Starts Blocking Illegal Gambling Transactions in Malta

Starting from last Monday, HSBC clients in Malta are no longer able to use their accounts and credit cards for betting and gambling related transactions.

Norwegian Study On Problem Gambling Shows Poker One of the Safest Games

While Norway keeps working towards the introduction of a new gambling law, a report from the University of Bergen provided authorities with interesting data about poker and problem gambling.

Six Victims of Winter Poker Open Counterfeit Chip Scandal File Lawsuit Against Borgata

Six players, all of who were among the final 27 of the Winter Poker Open, have filed a lawsuit against Borgata seeking $33,756.44 in damages.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Hawaii to Iowa

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.

New York State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow Introduces New Internet Poker Bill

State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow (D-Mt. Vernon) has introduced A09509, an online poker bill, in the New York state assembly.

Switzerland To Regulate Online Gambling

A new gambling bill plans to allow brick-and-mortar casinos to go online and make gambling winnings tax-free

Russia's Vladimir Putin Plans to Turn Crimea into Gambling Haven

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a draft bill to turn Crimea into a 'casino zone' and create over 10,000 new jobs.

PPA Urges Players to Support the "Legal Poker In Wisconsin" Grassroots Effort

The "Legal Poker In Wisconsin" effort aims for a declaratory judgment to define the legality of live poker within the state by naming it a game of skill.

ARJEL President Charles Coppolani: "Poker Is Not That Popular Anymore"

The president of France’s gambling regulator believes that the country's online poker market may have simply reached its peak.

Poland’s Gambling Legislation Costs Millions in Missed Tax Revenue

Poland loses approximately PLN 600 million in potential tax revenue thanks to the highly restrictive Polish Gambling Act that was approved back in 2011.

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