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.

California Online Poker Closed Door Policy Problematic

California Online Poker Closed Door Policy Problematic

Sean Gibson - September 15th, 2014

California online poker has certainly had its ups and downs in the battle to make it legal over the course of the past five years. California has been slowly inching towards establishing an online gaming market. Yet across the world, online poker and many other forms of gambling have turned into a valuable market for […]

Idaho Coeur d’Alene Tribe Banned from Poker Offerings

Idaho Coeur d’Alene Tribe Banned from Poker Offerings

Philip Conneller - September 12th, 2014

An Idaho Coeur d’Alene tribal casino must cease and desist from offering poker, as Texas Hold’em poker tournaments are against the law in Idaho, a federal judge ruled this week. In a case that could have ramifications for the California-based Santa Ysabel tribe and its ambitions to the launch PrivateTable.com online poker room as well, the […]

PokerStars Files Trademarks to Ready for US Return

PokerStars Files Trademarks to Ready for US Return

Sean Gibson - September 12th, 2014

PokerStars has filed trademarks, presumably in anticipation for a return to the United States. The company has become a name synonymous within the world of online poker and their US return is hotly anticipated. But for American players, the popular online poker room has somewhat of a murky past. Most gamblers likely remember “Black Friday” […]

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Could Impact NJ Online Poker

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Could Impact NJ Online Poker

Sean Gibson - September 11th, 2014

With the Trump Taj Mahal facing a possible mid-November closing, yet another Atlantic City casino joins the ranks of so many that have been closing left and right this year. With four already shut down or scheduled to close by the end of September, it’s been a bleak year by anyone’s standards. But if you […]

NJ Governor Chris Christie Talks Interstate Poker with NV

NJ Governor Chris Christie Talks Interstate Poker with NV

Sean Gibson - September 11th, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has generated plenty of coverage in the world of gambling in recent days. There’s the closure of Atlantic City casinos and his declaration that both casinos and racetracks in his state could start offering sports betting, both of which are certainly big stories. But they’ve also overshadowed a comment made […]

South Korea Blocks New Zynga Poker App & Facebook Games

South Korea Blocks New Zynga Poker App & Facebook Games

Sean Gibson - September 10th, 2014

South Korea is making things quite difficult for its Facebook games aficionados, especially those who want to experience Zynga’s new poker app. Each country usually has its own individual way of controlling how gambling is handled within its borders. The same also applies to video games or anything else that can be rated. If there’s […]

Betfair Still OK in New Jersey with Trump Plaza Shutdown

Betfair Still OK in New Jersey with Trump Plaza Shutdown

Jennifer Newell - September 9th, 2014

Betfair can continue to operate even after its current partner Trump Plaza closes, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). The online gaming company is partnered with Trump, a land-based casino in Atlantic City, per the regulations required to enter the New Jersey online gaming market. Trump Plaza is the latest of […]

Full Tilt Poker Wraps up US Refunds Claims Process

Full Tilt Poker Wraps up US Refunds Claims Process

Sean Gibson - September 7th, 2014

Full Tilt Poker players’ long journey towards reimbursement has finally come to its last stop. Online poker rooms are meant to be havens where players can engage in their favorite card games for fun or hopefully for a bit of cash. In a worst-case scenario, sites will shut down, disappear without a trace and leave […]

Mexico Online Poker Regulation Could Spell Trouble for Players

Mexico Online Poker Regulation Could Spell Trouble for Players

Philip Conneller - September 5th, 2014

Mexico is seeking to regulate online gaming and Mexico online poker with a new gambling bill due to be presented to the House of Representatives next week. However, while draft bills north of the border have been welcomed with tears of joy by poker players recently, this one might just send a chill down your […]

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 […]