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.

Looking Ahead in the New Jersey Online Poker Market: Exclusive Skrill USA Interview, Part Two

Looking Ahead in the New Jersey Online Poker Market: Exclusive Skrill USA Interview, Part Two

Hannah Elisabeth - December 19th, 2014

Today, we bring you Part Two of our exclusive interview with Skrill USA Vice President Joseph Hall (JH). CardsChat News Editor-in-Chief Hannah Elisabeth (HE) spoke with Hall by phone in his Manhattan offices earlier this week. Skrill was recently approved as a digital wallet provider for the New Jersey online poker and gambling market, so […]

PokerStars Coalition to Meet with Mike Gatto on California Online Poker Bill

PokerStars Coalition to Meet with Mike Gatto on California Online Poker Bill

Elbert Pruitt - December 18th, 2014

PokerStars and their California allies will meet with Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to talk about his online poker bill (AB 9) and their respective visions for Internet poker in the state. Gatto’s bill is similar to a proposed plan for online poker regulation that was recommended by a coalition of tribal gaming interests in California […]

US Online Poker, New Jersey, and Skrill USA : What’s in Store for 2015?

US Online Poker, New Jersey, and Skrill USA : What’s in Store for 2015?

Hannah Elisabeth - December 18th, 2014

New Jersey’s first year of online poker has been quite a roller coaster ride, and bank processing issues for players have continued to be problematic, to say the least. With banks afraid another reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act by the Department of Justice (DoJ) could hit them hard, they’ve been wary of accepting online gambling payments, even […]

Danish Online Poker Market Hit by Accusations of Fraud

Danish Online Poker Market Hit by Accusations of Fraud

Sean Gibson - December 16th, 2014

The Danish online poker market is suffering a serious blow after a poker player in Denmark was accused of committing online fraud. A group of Denmark’s high-stakes online cash game players notified the country’s Economic Crime Department centered in Copenhagen of the suspected fraudulent activity. The group of players named a fellow high-stakes player they […]

Harry Reid Wants Poker Carve Out, But Online Gambling Ban in 2015 

Harry Reid Wants Poker Carve Out, But Online Gambling Ban in 2015 

Philip Conneller - December 16th, 2014

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada believes that Congress will renew efforts to prohibit online gaming and “get rid of the Wire Act” next year, while carving out an exception for online poker. The incumbent Senate Majority Leader, who is a former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, has long supported the idea of legalizing online […]

Andorra Getting Close to Adding Online Poker

Andorra Getting Close to Adding Online Poker

Elbert Pruitt - December 14th, 2014

The Principality of Andorra, a small country in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains between France in Spain, is closer to offering regulated online poker thanks to the final draft of a bill introducing new laws for live and online gambling. The bill was first proposed in June of 2013, and went before the legislative committee of […]

Congress Leaves Online Gaming Ban Out of Spending Bill

Congress Leaves Online Gaming Ban Out of Spending Bill

Elbert Pruitt - December 13th, 2014

Congress has made the decision to not include a ban on legalized online gambling in its spending bill. The online gambling ban news is likely to come as quite the blow to Las Vegas Sands CEO and billionaire Sheldon Adelson who lobbied Congress to reinstate bills making online gambling illegal. Instead the spending bill included […]

Amaya Gaming Canadian Offices Raided in Securities Trading Probe

Amaya Gaming Canadian Offices Raided in Securities Trading Probe

Philip Conneller - December 12th, 2014

Amaya Gaming’s Quebec offices were raided by Federal Canadian police and provincial financial market regulators on Wednesday as part of an investigation into trading activity in the lead up to the company’s $4.9 billion June acquisition of the Oldford Group, parent company of the Rational Group, which owns PokerStars. Authorities also showed up at Canadian […]

Playboy Dan Bilzerian Arrested on Bomb-Making Charge

Playboy Dan Bilzerian Arrested on Bomb-Making Charge

Ed Scimia - December 11th, 2014

Dan Bilzerian, the poker player, actor, and Instagram star known for his outrageous lifestyle, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday on charges related to the possession of an “explosive or incendiary device.” The arrest was based on a warrant from Clark County, Nevada, which had been filed on November 13. Bilzerian was […]

California Santa Ysabel PrivateTable.com Close to Real Money Online Poker

California Santa Ysabel PrivateTable.com Close to Real Money Online Poker

Ed Scimia - December 10th, 2014

PrivateTable.com, the online poker site launched by the California Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, appears to be all but ready for real money play. Recent changes at the site suggest that real money games could be up and running at virtually any time now, while play money and freeroll tournaments with gift card prizes are […]

Trump Entertainment Resorts to Settle with Betfair and Ultimate Poker

Trump Entertainment Resorts to Settle with Betfair and Ultimate Poker

Sean Gibson - December 9th, 2014

Trump Entertainment Resorts (TER) will settle with former New Jersey business partners Betfair and Ultimate Gaming. The now bankrupt casino operator had a hearing delayed to this week to find out the fate of the ill-fated Trump Taj Mahal, its last remaining Atlantic City property. The agreements with Trump’s online business associates determined which party […]