Tag: Poker and the Law

PokerStars Becomes the First Licensed Online Poker Operator in Portugal

PokerStars becomes the first online gaming company to receive an online poker license in Portugal.

Dutch Senate Questions May Further Delay an Online Gaming Bill in the Netherlands

Questions posed by the Dutch Senate could further delay an online gaming bill becoming law in the Netherlands.

WSOPC Gold Ring Winner Travell Thomas Pleads Guilty to a $31M Debt Collection Scheme

Poker player Travell Thomas pleads guilty in court to charges of a $31 million fraudulent and coercive debt collection scheme.

The UK Gambling Commission Proposes Changes for Remote Gambling Operators

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission outlines 17 proposed changes for remote gaming operators.

Pennsylvania Senate and House Butt Heads Over Internet Poker

Two days after the Pennsylvania Senate addressed the urgent matter of local share tax from casino revenues with a temporary fix, the Pennsylvania House challenged its counterparts not to ignore online gaming and daily fantasy sports.

Court Opinion Split on Phil Ivey's $9.6M Baccarat Win

A federal judge ruled that Phil Ivey did not commit fraud playing baccarat at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City in April 2014, but that he did breach casino contract.

House Gaming Oversight Committee Rushes to Fix Pennsylvania's Gaming Act

The Pennsylvania Gaming Oversight Committee held a hearing Wednesday to discuss amending the gaming act and fix an unconstitutional portion of it, with Chairman John Payne and John Pappas asking for immediate action.

Four Detained for Alleged Poker Scam in China

Police have detained four men in conjunction with an allegedly fixed poker game in China, where one man lost over $10,000.

Could Segregated Online Poker Markets Join the International Player Pool Soon?

A meeting took place in Paris between gaming regulators from seven different countries to discuss common concerns, including shared poker liquidity.

Japan May Legalize Casinos This Fall

Japan may pass a bill to legalize land-based casinos during an extraordinary session of the Diet this autumn.

Another Blow for Baazov: Insider Trading Evidence Allegedly Uncovered

From running a company to charged with crimes: Former CEO David Baazov's exit from Amaya is getting ugly, as insider trading charges continue to be levied by authorities.

Dreams of a California Online Poker Bill Passing in 2016 Are Dead

It's been a long road for online poker in California, but after much back and forth there will be no bill passing in 2016.

Online Poker Negotiations Going Down to Wire in California

An online poker bill in California has been pulled from the floor for final negotiations as the last chance to get it through for 2016 draws near.

Clarifying The Online Poker Landscape in Poland

Poland to only legally offer online poker through a state-owned monopoly, however, the country will allow poker tournaments outside of casinos.

Online Gaming Bill Passes in the Dutch Lower House

The Dutch Lower House passes an online gaming bill which calls for restrictive taxes.

Regulated Online Poker Delayed in Portugal Until At Least November

Regulated online poker delayed in Portugal until at least November as the country considers two proposals.

PokerStars and Full Tilt Exit Slovenia on July 4

PokerStars and Full Tilt exit Slovenia on July 4, 2016.

PokerStars Exits Israel

PokerStars sites business risks as the reason to prohibit real-money gaming to Israeli customers.

NY Assemblyman Pretlow Says Online Poker Bill Didn't Pass Because Not a Game of Skill

NY Assemblyman Gary Pretlow says online poker bill didn't pass because not a game of skill.