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.

PayPal in Talks with New Jersey Online Regulators

PayPal in Talks with New Jersey Online Regulators

Sean Gibson - August 26th, 2014

PayPal and New Jersey regulators are currently in talks to bring the popular payment processor to the Garden State. The news comes on the heels of a report published just weeks ago that PayPal was looking to secure agreements in New Jersey and Nevada. Both states have legalized forms of online gaming, but have been […]

PokerStars Reentry to New Jersey “An Insult,” Says Caputo

PokerStars Reentry to New Jersey “An Insult,” Says Caputo

Philip Conneller - August 26th, 2014

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo has slammed PokerStars in an article for NJ.com, arguing that the ease with which the company may be allowed to reenter the market makes a mockery of the state’s stringent gaming regulations. PokerStars is a “disgraced” and “questionable” company, he says, and its attempt to brand itself with new […]

Gibraltar Group GBGA Challenges UK Gambling Laws in Court

Gibraltar Group GBGA Challenges UK Gambling Laws in Court

Jennifer Newell - August 22nd, 2014

The GBGA, as promised, filed a legal challenge with regard to the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act of 2014. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association has expressed sincere concerns with regard to the new laws since the proposals were made public. Earlier this year, the organization vowed to take their concerns to a high […]

California Real Money Online Poker To Launch This Month

California Real Money Online Poker To Launch This Month

Jennifer Newell - August 20th, 2014

PrivateTable will be launched for real-money online poker later this month, according to Chairman of the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission Dave Vialpando. After a month of justifying its existence to the Internet gaming industry at large, the site is ready to go live for residents of California over the age of 18 by the last […]

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

Sean Gibson - August 18th, 2014

PayPal might be coming back to the United States, if certain industry reports are to be believed. As most know, PayPal is a trusted brand across the world as one of the largest Internet payment processors. Those who spend their time making purchases on the net, transferring money, or just managing their funds, understand that […]

PokerStars and Full Tilt Could Return to New Jersey in October

PokerStars and Full Tilt Could Return to New Jersey in October

Sean Gibson - August 13th, 2014

PokerStars and Full Tilt were once the two biggest names in American online poker. That all changed after Black Friday, of course, and since then, regulators have proven unwilling to work with those brands because of how long they stayed in the USA. Now, a change in ownership could be triggering the return of these […]

Phil Ivey Accomplice Sues Foxwoods for Over $3 Million

Phil Ivey Accomplice Sues Foxwoods for Over $3 Million

Philip Conneller - August 13th, 2014

Phil Ivey’s edge-sorting accomplice Cheng Yin Sun is one of three gamblers now suing Foxwoods Casino Resort for over $3 million in withheld winnings. Sun is  the woman who was named as Phil Ivey’s accomplice in the now-infamous Borgata alleged “edge-sorting” cheating case. While there’s no mention of Ivey in the case filed against Foxwoods, […]

California Online Poker Bills Won’t See Daylight in 2014

California Online Poker Bills Won’t See Daylight in 2014

Sean Gibson - August 8th, 2014

It looks like it’s a no-go for California online poker in 2014. Mind you, online poker for California was always a long shot this year. In an election year, many politicians were uncertain that Internet gambling was something they wanted to support, and getting all the important parties in the state’s gaming industry on the […]

Amaya Rational Group Acquisition Now Complete

Amaya Rational Group Acquisition Now Complete

Jennifer Newell - August 5th, 2014

Rational Group is now part of Amaya. The deal became official late last week when Amaya announced that the acquisition of Rational companies PokerStars and Full Tilt had been completed. The $4.9 billion business move was the most talked-about in recent gaming history, and it signifies a new chapter for Rational Group companies. Not only […]

Svenska Spel: Good for Swedish Consumers, Bad for Profits

Svenska Spel: Good for Swedish Consumers, Bad for Profits

Jennifer Newell - August 3rd, 2014

In some countries, there is no online gaming competition. Sweden is one of them, allowing Svenska Spel to be the only licensed online gaming operator in the country. While that may seem to be a choice based solely on profit, Svenska Spel made a move that surprised many in the global gaming world. The company […]

Dutch Online Gaming Moves Forward but Finds Pushback

Dutch Online Gaming Moves Forward but Finds Pushback

Jennifer Newell - August 1st, 2014

The Netherlands has been working to gather information to update its gaming laws, which will include all of the provisions necessary to fully regulate online gambling. The bill has now moved forward, with language approved by the Dutch Council of Ministers, and the plan is to create the law in 2014. The implementation date is […]