Legal

Ever since Black Friday, legal poker issues are a very big deal. Stay ahead of the game by following our latest news that looks at legislation everywhere that poker is played.

UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites

UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites

Elbert Pruitt - November 20th, 2014

The UKGC (UK Gambling Commission) has created a three-tiered standard by which operators must inform consumers on the safety of their funds, if the gaming company were to go bankrupt. A consultation on player fund protection was opened by the UKGC in September of 2013 and, unlike the French gaming regulator ARJEL, the UK commission […]

Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”

Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”

Philip Conneller - November 19th, 2014

Ron Paul has launched a stinging attack on Sheldon Adelson and his Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Writing an op-ed for Eurasia Review, the former presidential candidate and US Representative from Texas condemned RAWA as a “blatantly unconstitutional infringement on our liberties that will likely expand the surveillance state,” which “worst of all … […]

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Sean Gibson - November 18th, 2014

Molly Bloom’s book about her glamorous underground Hollywood high-stakes poker games is being adapted for film by Oscar-winning script writer Aaron Sorkin, himself famous for movies such as “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” and “Malice,” to name but a few of his prestigious credits for film and TV. Sorkin is adapting the saga […]

Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking

Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking

Devin O'Connor - November 16th, 2014

Archie Karas, one of Las Vegas’ most legendary winners and losers, has beaten the system yet again. Card Marking Scandal Back in July 2013, the 63-year-old who 20+ years ago beat Sin City out of millions only to quickly lose it all back again sat down at a blackjack table at the Barona Casino in […]

Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One

Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One

Ed Scimia - November 15th, 2014

Delaware’s online poker market is now one year old, and all three of the racinos in the state that launched Internet gambling sites a year ago are still in business. But while the state’s poker sites are operating, there has been little to celebrate in the way of growth or participation when it comes to […]

Ultimate Poker Shuts Down Online Poker Site in Nevada

Ultimate Poker Shuts Down Online Poker Site in Nevada

Ed Scimia - November 14th, 2014

Ultimate Gaming has decided to leave the Nevada online poker market, a move some saw coming, but which the company had earlier denied was in the offing. The move must cast a kind of foreboding over US online poker operations, given that Ultimate was the very first to jump on board the regulated Internet bandwagon. […]

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

Sean Gibson - November 13th, 2014

California online poker got a shot in the arm this week,  as the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians completed an accord with Amaya Gaming Group to extend an existing business agreement. The original agreement was between Amaya, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and California’s three largest poker rooms: the Commerce Club, Hawaiian Gardens […]

Second Everleaf Gaming Exec Jean Pavili Arrested in Malta, as Players Hope for Payment

Second Everleaf Gaming Exec Jean Pavili Arrested in Malta, as Players Hope for Payment

Philip Conneller - November 10th, 2014

A second director of Everleaf Gaming, Jean Pavili, has been arrested and charged in connection with the rogue poker network that closed in 2012 , taking with it hundreds of thousands of dollars in US players’ funds. Austrian national Pavili was seized by police in Malta at the end of last week. Pavili was charged […]

Silk Road 2.0 Suspect Confesses Following Arrest

Silk Road 2.0 Suspect Confesses Following Arrest

Sean Gibson - November 10th, 2014

Blake Benthall, the man accused of operating the self-proclaimed Silk Road 2.0 website, was arrested by the FBI and has allegedly confessed to all wrongdoing. Those who have followed the Bitcoin currency might remember that the original Silk Road website was billed as one of the first Bitcoin gambling sites. The truth was, the site […]

New Jersey DGE Issues Regulatory Amendments for Online Gaming

New Jersey DGE Issues Regulatory Amendments for Online Gaming

Elbert Pruitt - November 7th, 2014

The New Jersey DGE (Division of Gaming Enforcement) has issued several gaming regulation amendments intended to ease restrictions and help online gaming operators flourish in the Garden State. The four amendments are related to social media games, gaming equipment locations, proprietary games, and celebrity promotions, and are slated to become effective on November 10. Social […]

PartyPoker WPT Event First to Go Under New UK Gambling Laws

PartyPoker WPT Event First to Go Under New UK Gambling Laws

Sean Gibson - November 6th, 2014

History will be made in just a few days at the partypoker-sponsored World Poker Tour stop, dubbed the WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn tournament series. The reason the event will be historical is because it will be the first major tournament series conducted under the new regulatory laws in the United Kingdom. The laws recently […]