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.

PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case

PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case

Ed Scimia - March 26th, 2015

PokerStars won a long-running legal battle in Illinois on Tuesday, as a judge granted a motion to dismiss a complaint against the company that was filed by Kelly and Casey Sonnenberg. The decision by Judge David Herndon was welcome but expected after a similar decision he made last March to dismiss Kelly Sonnenberg’s class action […]

RAWA Subcommittee Hearing Full of Dire Warnings of Evils of Online Gambling

RAWA Subcommittee Hearing Full of Dire Warnings of Evils of Online Gambling

Ed Scimia - March 26th, 2015

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) received its first true hearing in Congress on Wednesday, as the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations listened to testimony from five witnesses with some rather different opinions on what should be done about online gambling in the United States. In the original witness […]

Nevada and Delaware Dip Their Toes into Multistate Poker Player Pool-Sharing

Nevada and Delaware Dip Their Toes into Multistate Poker Player Pool-Sharing

Philip Conneller - March 25th, 2015

Poker player pool-sharing kicks in between Nevada and Delaware Already seeing improved online figures for Delaware peak numbers More states may join player pool in the future Nevada and Delaware have begun the first phase of their liquidity-sharing experiment, marking the first-ever legal interstate gambling transactions in the history of the US. Bill Rini, head […]

GVC Eyes Up Bwin.party

GVC Eyes Up Bwin.party

Philip Conneller - March 25th, 2015

GVC Holdings, the owner of Sportingbet, has emerged as a possible suitor to bwin.party. The latter has been engaged in complex takeover talks with a number of mystery parties in recent months, and as GVC this week reports unstoppable growth since its acquisition of Sportingbet in 2012, it seems that further expansion may be in […]

D-Day for RAWA as Poker Players Alliance Fights Back

D-Day for RAWA as Poker Players Alliance Fights Back

Philip Conneller - March 25th, 2015

This is it: today’s the day RAWA comes in front of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to discuss whether or not the Restoration of America’s Wire Act should be adopted or dismissed. And the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is doing its part to fight back, just in the nick of time. […]

Amaya Granted Licenses For UK Operations

Amaya Granted Licenses For UK Operations

Ed Scimia - March 24th, 2015

Amaya Inc. has announced that the company has received their official licenses from the UK Gambling Commission for both PokerStars and Full Tilt, guaranteeing that those brands will be able to continue operating and offering online poker and casino games in the country. The Rational Group brands, which were purchased by Amaya last year, were […]

Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership

Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership

Philip Conneller - March 23rd, 2015

Bwin.party let slip that it’s struck a deal with a land-based casino in Pennsylvania in anticipation of online poker regulation in the state, but refuses to say who. The revelation prompted a flurry of speculation as to the identity of the mystery party, which led to one operator, Parx Casino, to categorically deny involvement after […]

Ivey’s Bid To Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit Rejected

Ivey’s Bid To Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit Rejected

Philip Conneller - March 23rd, 2015

Phil Ivey’s attempt to have the Borgata’s lawsuit against him dropped has been rejected by a US District Judge. The case relates to four sessions of baccarat that Ivey and fellow defendant Cheng Yin Sun played at the Borgata in 2012, during which they won $9.6 million. The casino claims that the edge-sorting technique the […]

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Makes Mad Poker Prediction

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Makes Mad Poker Prediction

Daniel Smyth - March 22nd, 2015

Greece can make €500 million per annum in tax revenue from online gambling. That’s the ambitious claim Yanis Varoufakis made to his peers recently when discussing the subject of online gambling. Although Greece is currently experiencing a major financial crisis, Varoufakis believes his projections are correct and that he can find half a billion Euros each […]

Pennsylvania Legislators Said To Be “Open-Minded” About Online Poker

Pennsylvania Legislators Said To Be “Open-Minded” About Online Poker

Ed Scimia - March 19th, 2015

Pennsylvania is one of the major targets for online poker advocates in 2015. It’s easy to see why: while the state isn’t as large as California, Pennsylvania seems to have an appetite for gambling expansion right now, and they are fewer interest groups that would need to be brought on board in order to build […]

Santa Ysabel Chairman Calls For California Online Gaming Revolution

Santa Ysabel Chairman Calls For California Online Gaming Revolution

Philip Conneller - March 18th, 2015

The Chairman of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Tribe has called on California to legalize online gaming, warning that failing to do so would be “counterproductive to consumer demand.” Dave Vialpando, who is due to address iGaming conference GIGse in San Francisco next month, is locked in a bitter legal dispute with the State […]