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.

Phil Ivey Going to Pot with Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Phil Ivey Going to Pot with Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Philip Conneller - October 31st, 2014

Phil Ivey, Pot Purveyor: that shingle could be getting whipped up, even as we speak. Yup, Ivey has received a license to dispense medical marijuana in Nevada. Maybe it’s because he hasn’t been in the news much lately and so he figured he’d just go out and do something crazy, because Ivey was one of […]

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

Sean Gibson - October 31st, 2014

South Africa’s online gaming market could be facing a devastating blow as the country’s Department of Trade and Industry is looking to ban online gambling. With a constantly fluctuating market, countries that regulate Internet gaming often adjust the policies surrounding it. Whether a new restriction is imposed to help increase tax revenue or to better […]

Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos

Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos

Philip Conneller - October 29th, 2014

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is getting into the midterm election spirit. The organization, which fights for the rights of US poker players, has published a rogue’s gallery of politicians who oppose legalizing Internet poker. The PPA has named and shamed 22 “political jokers” on its website, a list that includes two governors (Nikki Haley […]

Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team

Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team

Ed Scimia - October 29th, 2014

Lawyers for defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that federal agents impersonated repair technicians after turning off Internet access to three Caesars Palace villas in order to collect evidence. The legal team for four of the eight defendants have filed a motion in federal court to dismiss evidence by challenging that practice. […]

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Sean Gibson - October 27th, 2014

Real Gaming is set to launch the real version of its poker site, as the company run under the auspices of Las Vegas’ South Point Casino is finally ready to take the training wheels off and move full steam ahead into the Nevada online poker market. For online gaming sites getting a start in the […]

Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit to Hit Atlantic City

Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit to Hit Atlantic City

Elbert Pruitt - October 26th, 2014

The 2014 Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit (MTGS) is set to kick off on Monday, October 27th at Bally’s in Atlantic City, and offers online operators and land-based casino owners a chance to engage with iGaming industry leaders to discuss the challenges facing the rising mobile gambling industry. With global gaming revenue predicted to soar […]

Italian Poker Pros Not Taxed in EU Justice Court Decision

Italian Poker Pros Not Taxed in EU Justice Court Decision

Ed Scimia - October 24th, 2014

Two Italian poker pros will have a less taxing year ahead, following a key EU ruling in their favor. The European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled against the Italian government in a case that concerned whether the nation could seek to collect income tax on winnings from poker tournaments in other EU countries. The […]

EuroPoker Files for Bankruptcy in French Court

EuroPoker Files for Bankruptcy in French Court

Elbert Pruitt - October 19th, 2014

EuroPoker parent company EPMEDIA has filed for bankruptcy, and was scheduled to meet in the Bobigny court to discuss the matter earlier this week. The news was reported by ARJEL, the regulating authority for online gambling in France, on its website. EuroPoker recently attempted a migration from the Ongame France network to iPoker France, in […]

Cercle Cadet Poker Club in Paris Is Second Police Raid This Month

Cercle Cadet Poker Club in Paris Is Second Police Raid This Month

Philip Conneller - October 15th, 2014

The Cercle Cadet poker club in Paris, formerly the Concorde Club, was raided by the French National Judicial Police this week. Fourteen people were taken into custody in the wee hours of Tuesday, including Cercle Cadet’s president, Serge Kasparian, and other members of the club’s management. In seems that while France’s online poker market spirals […]

Armed California Casino Raid Leads to Court-Ordered Shutdown

Armed California Casino Raid Leads to Court-Ordered Shutdown

Philip Conneller - October 14th, 2014

An armed California casino raid in the central part of the state led to a shutdown of the tribal casino by a federal judge this week. But this wasn’t your typical casino robbery situation by any means. The closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California occurred following a bizarre armed standoff […]

PPA Views Cause Confusion over Federal Online Ban Policy

PPA Views Cause Confusion over Federal Online Ban Policy

Philip Conneller - October 13th, 2014

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), has caused confusion by stating that his organization would oppose a federal bill that sought to ban online gambling, even if it made a dispensation for online poker. Pappas was responding to rumors, rife at the recent G2E gambling expo in Las Vegas, that lawmakers […]