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UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Sean Gibson - January 25th, 2015

The United Kingdom (UK) is raising concerns over the new European Union (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Directive and may be considering a legal challenge against it. Last month the Council of Ministers and European Parliament came to a consensus on anti-money laundering issues and with it the new Directive is in the final stages of being […]

Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor

Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor

Sean Gibson - January 24th, 2015

Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, has announced the appointment of former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis as an advisor to its Board of Directors. Though the news suggests Amaya may be on the rebound after last month’s raid, Lewis’ appointment along with a second one suggest the company may be […]

Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players

Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players

Ed Scimia - January 23rd, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced late last week that state and local police will no longer be able to seize property without warrants or criminal charges, ending a program that had in the past taken cash and other items from drug dealers, unsuspecting criminals, and sometimes poker players. In 2008, the Justice Department started […]

Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars

Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars

Devin O'Connor - January 23rd, 2015

A new California online poker bill, introduced by State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-59th District) finally addresses two of the largest roadblocks in bringing Internet cardrooms to the country’s most populous state. AB 167, the second online poker bill proposed in as many months, removes the so-called “bad actor” language featured in previous efforts, including Assemblyman […]

Full Tilt Licensing Gaff Message Creates Optimism in New Jersey Nonetheless

Full Tilt Licensing Gaff Message Creates Optimism in New Jersey Nonetheless

Devin O'Connor - January 22nd, 2015

Full Tilt PR man Eric Hollreiser is having a very busy day, it seems. The head of corporate communications for FT’s parent company Rational Group had this to say about a surprising mobile pop-up message that got a lot of New Jersey online poker players pretty excited: “Full Tilt has identified and corrected the cause of […]

GPI’s World Cup Announces “Interesting” Roster Changes

GPI’s World Cup Announces “Interesting” Roster Changes

Ed Scimia - January 22nd, 2015

The Global Poker Index (GPI) has made another round of announcements about the Global Poker Masters (GPM), coming closer to finalizing the rosters for each nation and clearing up exactly how the final spots will be filled. Each of the eight countries participating now has a four-player lineup that is set in stone, with only […]

Noah Schwartz WPT Alpha8 Win Sets Record as First Double Title Holder

Noah Schwartz WPT Alpha8 Win Sets Record as First Double Title Holder

Elbert Pruitt - January 21st, 2015

Noah Schwartz is all smiles after capturing a WPT Alpha8 title and $585,000 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida over the weekend. Schwartz also earned some serious bragging rights with a WPT poker tournament first. The two-day $100,000 entry Super High Roller tournament featured six of poker’s most formidable card sharks, including Schwartz. Fellow […]

State Senator Tyson Larson Pushes to Legalize Poker in Nebraska

State Senator Tyson Larson Pushes to Legalize Poker in Nebraska

Philip Conneller - January 20th, 2015

A Nebraska poker bill that seeks to legalize the game by declaring it a game of skill will be introduced to the state legislature this week by State Senator Tyson Larson. Nebraska’s Constitution currently prohibits games of chance in the Cornhusker state, but Senator Larson proposes to sidestep this issue by having certain poker variants […]

Gus Hansen Invests Millions into Bridge Shuffler Over Troubled Water

Gus Hansen Invests Millions into Bridge Shuffler Over Troubled Water

Sean Gibson - January 20th, 2015

Poker pro Gus Hansen is investing millions of dollars into a bridge-shuffling device, as the player who was recently dropped by Full Tilt continues to diversify his career. The new firm Hansen is investing in is called Bridge Company, and it’s coincidentally developing a new device that shuffles cards for the game. The news first […]

WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic

WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic

Philip Conneller - January 19th, 2015

WSOP.com has leapfrogged party/Borgata as the top poker room in New Jersey in terms of cash game traffic, barely a week after its decision to share liquidity with 888poker. Just days after the merging of player pools, WSOP.com’s traffic has shot up by 49 percent over the seven-day moving average, while 888poker’s has risen even […]

Darren Woods Jailed and Fined as Poker Cheat in UK

Darren Woods Jailed and Fined as Poker Cheat in UK

Philip Conneller - January 19th, 2015

Darren Woods, a former World Series of Poker bracelet winner, has been jailed by a UK court for 15 months for fraud for cheating online poker players out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and claiming bogus commissions from his former sponsors, 888.com. Woods, AKA  “Dooshcom” online, has been ordered to pay back £1 million […]