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.

New York Lawmaker Writes Op-Ed Against RAWA

New York Lawmaker Writes Op-Ed Against RAWA

Ed Scimia - July 27th, 2015

As the Restoration of Wire Act continues to wait for potential action in Congress, it has become clear that state lawmakers are pretty much on one side of the issue. Nearly every time we hear of a state-level politician weighing in on RAWA or other federal bans on Internet gambling, the state officials are clearly […]

Phil Ivey Countersuing Borgata Over Disputed Baccarat Winnings

Phil Ivey Countersuing Borgata Over Disputed Baccarat Winnings

Ed Scimia - July 24th, 2015

Phil Ivey and the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City are locked in a battle over $9.6 million in baccarat winnings, one that is far more dramatic than the high-stakes table game itself. We still don’t know how a court will ultimately rule on the Borgata’s lawsuit that seeks to recover those controversial winnings, but Ivey […]

Senior Center Slammed by Indiana Regulator over Micro-stakes Games

Senior Center Slammed by Indiana Regulator over Micro-stakes Games

Philip Conneller - July 22nd, 2015

The Indiana Gaming Commission has ordered a Senior Citizens Center to shut down its micro-stakes card games, where prizes range from toilet paper to tinned peaches to bottles of hand soap, because they amount to illegal gambling. The regulator contacted the Delaware County Senior Citizens Center in Muncie last week, warning director Judy Elton to […]

GVC Could Be Plotting Solo Bwin.Party Takeover, Insiders Say 

GVC Could Be Plotting Solo Bwin.Party Takeover, Insiders Say 

Philip Conneller - July 21st, 2015

GVC Holdings is considering one last throw of the dice in its battle to acquire bwin.party, this time without the financial assistance of Amaya Inc. Insiders report that rumors have been circulating in London’s financial district that GVC has been talking to institutions about the possibility of a large fund raise for an enormous leveraged […]

Poker Players Can Sue Iowa Cops for Bankroll Confiscation at Traffic Stop

Poker Players Can Sue Iowa Cops for Bankroll Confiscation at Traffic Stop

Philip Conneller - July 17th, 2015

Some Iowa cops may be in hot water after a judge’s ruling. Two poker players are free to sue the Iowa police officers after the players’ bankrolls were confiscated during a warrantless search, per US District Judge James Gritzner. Gritzner refused to dismiss the lawsuit against state troopers Justin Simmons and Eric VanderWiel, who, claims the […]

Online Poker in New Jersey Hits All-Time Low, While Online Casino Gaming Thrives

Online Poker in New Jersey Hits All-Time Low, While Online Casino Gaming Thrives

Philip Conneller - July 16th, 2015

The New Jersey online poker market is at a low ebb. According to figures released this week by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), in June the state raked in its lowest revenues since regulation began in November 2013: $1.83 million. That’s down from a January 2014 all-time high of $3.44 million. While […]

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott Adding Lobbying Power to Sheldon Adelson-Backed RAWA

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott Adding Lobbying Power to Sheldon Adelson-Backed RAWA

Devin O'Connor - July 16th, 2015

Former lobbyist and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) will be lending some legislative know-how to help push through the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) in Congress. RAWA super-backer Sheldon Adelson has a new weapon in his crusade against legalized online gambling in the US with the former lobbying giant in Lott. The Coalition to Stop […]

Published Search Warrant Throws New Light On Amaya Trading Probe

Published Search Warrant Throws New Light On Amaya Trading Probe

Philip Conneller - July 15th, 2015

New details of the Amaya Inc stock trading investigation have emerged with the publication of a search warrant that was used by the Quebec financial regulator to seize computers, e-mails, and phone records from three Amaya officials, including its chief executive officer David Baazov. The court lifted a publication ban on the warrant last week, […]

GBGA Strikes Blow Against UK Tax Regime

GBGA Strikes Blow Against UK Tax Regime

Philip Conneller - July 15th, 2015

The UK point of consumption tax, which has had a trickle down effect on the country’s online poker players, forcing up rakes and curtailing VIP schemes, is about to be challenged in Europe’s highest court. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA), which has long railed against the new UK licensing regime, received a boost […]

Quebec Determined To Block Poker Sites, Despite Critics

Quebec Determined To Block Poker Sites, Despite Critics

Philip Conneller - July 13th, 2015

The provincial government of Quebec will forge ahead with its controversial plan to block unlicensed online poker and gambling sites, despite protests that the move would be impractical and potentially illegal. “We will follow-up on the measures announced in the budget,” said the finance minister’s press attaché, Andrée-Lyne Hallé told CJAD radio this week. It’s […]

GBGC Says Gray Gaming Markets Still More Profitable Than Strictly Regulated Ones, But Future Trends May Change That

GBGC Says Gray Gaming Markets Still More Profitable Than Strictly Regulated Ones, But Future Trends May Change That

Philip Conneller - July 12th, 2015

Global Betting and Gaming Consultancy (GBGC) CEO Warwick Bartlett says that gray gaming markets are still the most profitable for operators, at least based on the numbers from the last five years. The GBGC leader says that these are the conclusions that can be drawn from his company’s recently published index of iGaming companies, listing […]


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