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Italy's Police Arrest 41 in Illegal Gambling and Money Laundering Operation

An operation named "Gambling" and coordinated by Italy's Anti-Mafia Police led to the arrest of 41 individuals and the seizure of cash and assets for more than €2 billion on Wednesday, July 22.

Gaming in Germany: “It Is High Time That The State Treaty On Gambling Be Revised”

The European Commission questions Germany about its online gaming marketplace.

Online Poker Pulled from California Hearing; Horse Racing Tracks Adverse to Compromise

Online poker was not discussed at Wednesday's California Assembly Governmental Organization Committee hearing.

WSOP Insights: The Asset Forfeiture Boogie Monster

Contrary to popular belief, asset forfeiture is not a blackhole into which innocent citizens regularly lose their hard-earned cash and assets.

SealsWithClubs' Bryan Micon Pleads Guilty to Avoid Jail Time

Bryan Micon, the man behind the bitcoin poker site SealsWithClubs, has agreed to plead guilty for running an unlicensed online poker room from Las Vegas.

SealsWithClubs Founder Bryan Micon to Appear in Court on Thursday

After four months spent in Antigua, the founder of SealsWithClubs (SWC) Brian Micon is heading back to the U.S. to face charges for illegal gambling.

WSOP Insight: A Poker Player’s Guide to Divorce

PokerNews law contributor Maurice "Mac" VerStandig offers a poker player's guide to divorce.

WSOP Insight: One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, All-In

There is a long and proud history of people turning litigious after dropping wads of cash while downing rounds in Atlantic City casinos.

Foxwoods Survives Edge Sorting Lawsuit from Phil Ivey's "Queen of Sorts" Accomplice

Cheung Yin Sun, the so-called “Queen of Sorts,” also know as Phil Ivey's edge sorting accomplice, lost her law suit against Foxwoods Casino.

Europe in Pills: Sports Wagering in Spain, Portugal Regulation, No Changes in France

Spain approves 53 new licenses for sports betting and online casino games, Portugal's proposed tax rate may encourage a grey-market, changes unlikely in France before the 2017 presidential elections.

WSOP Insight: The Risks of Investing in Other Players’ Action

PokerNews' legal contributor Maurice “Mac” VerStandig examines the risks of investing in other players’ action.

Case Dismissed: High-Stakes Player and Businessman Paul Phua Wins Legal Battle

Eleven months after Malaysian businessman and poker player Paul Phua was arrested for illegal betting, a judge has decided to dismiss the case.

WSOP Insight: How Gaming Wins and Losses Can Impact Your Tax Obligations

PokerNews' legal contributor Maurice “Mac” VerStandig examines how gaming wins and losses can impact your tax obligations.

New Federal Gambling Indictment Seeks to Charge Phua with Conspiracy

Federal prosecutors have changed course by obtaining a new indictment that seeks to charge Malaysian businessman and poker player Paul Phua with conspiracy.

Belgium Fines 79 Players For Playing at

Belgium fines 79 players for playing at

Full Tilt Acquires Denmark Gaming License to Join Booming Poker Market

"We are excited that Danish players are now able to play both casino and poker games on Full Tilt. Danish players are able to create their stories on Full Tilt and compete against players from around the world." - Dominic Mansour, Managing...

Romania Approves New Gambling Legislation, Opens Market to Foreign Operators

The Romanian government hopes to collect extra revenues for at least €100 million every year with the approval of an all-new gambling legislation.

Appeals Court Rules Wisconsin Indian Tribe Can Offer Electronic Poker Tables

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rules Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Indian Tribe can offer electronic poker tables at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison.

An Undercover Agent, Skype Logs, and More from Seals With Clubs Investigation

An undercover agent with an account at Seals With Clubs and Skype logs were part of an investigation that may cost Bryan Micon up to ten years in prison.

Bryan Micon Asks Internet For Support After Charges From Nevada Attorney General

Seals With Clubs chairman Bryan Micon is asking for help from the poker community after Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced the decision to prosecute Micon for running an illegal online poker room.