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Tag: Poker and the Law

Aussie Senator Prepared to Fight for Poker, Warns of Long Battle

Libertarian Sen. David Leyonhjelm might be the last hope for online poker in Australia.

READ: Cambodia Offers Poker Players Attractive Underground Lifestyle

It's illegal for Cambodians to gamble in Cambodian casinos.

District Judge Sentences Travell Thomas to Eight Years in Prison

After he bilked people out of millions, Travell Thomas was handed an eight-year sentence.

Aussies for Poker Not Tapping Out: 'We Will Win the War'

While an amendment to save online poker didn't pass, the fight isn't over in Australia.

Australia Outlaws Online Poker, Live Sports Betting

Australian federal parliament decided to close the loopholes for online gambling.

Aussie Poker Supporters Make Headway, March Discussions Loom

Online poker is still under threat in Australia, but the AOPA is making progress.

Michigan Introduces Online Gaming Legislation

Michigan's Senate Committee is expected to approve online gaming legislation.

New York Could Pass an Online Gaming Bill This Session

An online poker bill in New York appears to have support from both legislative houses.

Chasing Chips in the Lone Star State, Part II

PokerNews looks at the new trend of private membership clubs and poker's future in Texas.

Russian Legislation May Endanger Online Poker Again

This isn't the first time the Russian government has targeted online gamblers.

'Game of Skill' Arguments Hitting New York, India

This gaming buzz phrase makes poker players everywhere roll their eyes.

Graham, Sessions Give Internet Gaming a Chance to React

The Department of Justice generally conducts its business behind the scenes, where the influence of Adelson is at its most dangerous, and then springs results on the public. Not this time.

Borgata Chip Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Released from Prison

Based on a recent thread on Poker Fraud Alert, PokerNews has learned that Christian Lusardi, the then 42-year-old responsible for introducing counterfeit chips into play in the Borgata Winter Poker Open $2 Million Guarantee in 2014, was released...

888poker Exits Australia and Slovenia

A proposed amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 may have forced 888poker's withdrawal from Australia.

PPC Allegedly Yet to Pay Winners from November Event

PokerNews has obtained a demand letter alleging that the Players Poker Championship owes a number of winners from a November event.

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.