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Tag: Politics and Poker

Former Politician Mario Adinolfi Talks Poker, Las Vegas and a Heads-up Battle in Europe

Former Italian politician Mario Adinolfi offers his thoughts on poker, his adoration for Las Vegas and a crucial heads-up duel taking place in Europe.

Tony G Gets Ready For the European Parliament: "Europe Needs To Be Tight-Aggressive"

"If we want to succeed we need to outsmart America and stop many of our socialist policies." Tony G tells PokerNews about his mission as a new member of the European parliament and announces a break from poker. "Unlike most politicians, I speak a...

Tony G Elected To European Parliament: "Today We Made History!"

As the final results of the European elections are out, PokerNews founder and Lithuanian businessman Tony G can officially celebrate yet another great personal achievement, as he has officially gained a seat in the next European Parliament.

Alex Dreyfus Discusses GPI, HendonMob, the State of U.S. and European Poker, and More

Alex Dreyfus, the mastermind behind Zokay Entertainment, discusses the Global Poker Index, HendonMob, the state of poker in the U.S. and in Europe, and much more.

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.

Pro-Internet Gambling Coalition Increases Efforts to Combat Adelson

A pro-online gambling coalition has increased efforts to fight Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.

Is Wisconsin the Next State to Enter iGaming Mix?

Is Wisconsin primed to enter the iGaming fray? One tribe in the Northern part of the state thinks so, while many lawmakers are aware of the issue.

Gaming Questions Linger in Florida Election Year

There are a lot of unanswered gaming questions in Florida, and chances are there won’t be many answers from Gov. Rick Scott in the re-election year.

Louisiana Legislature May Examine iGaming Regulation

Louisiana is apparently considering a bill in the forthcoming legislative session that would enact safeguards for online gambling.

Debate on Online Monopoly Heats Up in Sweden: "The Party Is Over"

Svenska Spel chairman denies the risk of Sweden facing the European Court of Justice for its online gambling monopoly and attacks Tidningsutgivarna newspaper association.

A Glimpse Into President Obama's Complicated Relationship With Poker

Barack Obama came into office in 2008 as the first poker-playing President since Richard Nixon forty years earlier. Peter Alson chats with James McManus about the President's approach to poker.

PokerStars CEO Mark Scheinberg Settles with US Government for $50 Million

PokerStars CEO, Mark Scheinberg has reached an agreement with the Southern District of New York to forfeit $50 million to serve as final resolution between PokerStars and the US Government.

What are Online Poker's Chances During the Congressional Lame-Duck Session?

Does online poker have a chance during Congress' lame-duck session?

John Pappas Says U.S. FTP Player Remission Process Won't be a "Speedy Process"

John Pappas talks about his meeting regarding the repayment of U.S. Full Tilt Poker Funds with the Department of Justice.

Poker Players Alliance Prepping Letter Detailing Concerns for Reid-Kyl Online Poker Bill

Poker Players Alliance prepping letter for Reid-Kyl online poker bill.

The Nightly Turbo: Selbst & Weisner Win, No Player Penalties in Reid-Kyl Bill, and More

Vanessa Selbst, Melanie Weisner & Matthew Weber all win big; Reid-Kyl bill removes player penalty language; & PokerStars introduces "run-it-twice" option.

Opinion: Matthew Kredell Analyzes State Versus Federal Online Poker Legislation

Matthew Kredell analyzes state versus federal online poker legislation.

Summary Text of Reid-Kyl Internet Gambling Bill Goes Public

A look at the summary text of the Harry Reid and Jon Kyl Internet gambling bill.

Poker Players Alliance Releases Congressional Ratings Guide; Decline in Poker Opponents

According to the current Congressional Ratings Guide from the PPA, there has been a decline of poker opponents on Capitol Hill.

NY Judge Rules Poker is a Game of Skill; Not Illegal Under Illegal Gambling Business Act

According to a New York judge, poker is a game of skill.

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