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Phua Case Prosecutors Press for Conviction with Added Conspiracy Charge

Phua Case Prosecutors Press for Conviction with Added Conspiracy Charge

Philip Conneller - May 14th, 2015

Paul Phua is in the poker match of his life, and against what is possibly his most formidable opponent: the United States federal government. As the ongoing saga of the Malaysian whale poker pro’s alleged illegal sports betting operation continues to unfold, his poker skills, or rather those of his attorneys, will certainly be put […]

Online Poker Continues Decline in France

Online Poker Continues Decline in France

Philip Conneller - May 8th, 2015

French online gambling regulator ARJEL released its Q1 gross gaming revenue figures this week, and the picture remains bleak for poker. While online poker continues to attract the most players and generate a higher level of turnover than other forms of online gambling, it also yields the lowest level of gross gaming revenue. France’s cash […]

Defense Lawyers Request Dismissal of Paul Phua Case

Defense Lawyers Request Dismissal of Paul Phua Case

Ed Scimia - April 29th, 2015

Paul Phua may be just one more ruling away from winning his freedom. Defense lawyers for Phua have made a request to the judge presiding over his case that the charges against him be tossed, a move that comes in response to a previous ruling that tossed much of the evidence that was to be […]

William Hill or Amaya Bwin.party Takeover Still Rumored to Be Possibilities

William Hill or Amaya Bwin.party Takeover Still Rumored to Be Possibilities

Ed Scimia - February 17th, 2015

Consider bwin.party to be like that girl in high school who everybody talks about: lots of speculation, and who knows how much validity. Among the possible suitors rumored to be bedding bwin are gambling conglomerates William Hill and Amaya Gaming, and the gossip keeps on coming. In the latest round of speculation, it seems that […]

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Gets Bluffed

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Gets Bluffed

Elbert Pruitt - February 1st, 2015

Boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao can truthfully say that only a handful of people have gotten the best of him in the ring, but when it comes to high stakes no-limit holdem ring games, the 36 year old boxing sensation from the Philippines is somewhat more likely to meet his match. According to high stakes […]

Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says

Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says

Philip Conneller - January 29th, 2015

SB 40, the latest Nevada gambling bill that poker players feared could be used to attack tournament staking culture and do untold damage to the World Series of Poker (WSOP), relates only to sports betting, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has clarified. At first glance, the bill, which is essentially about reducing the possibility of […]

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 […]

Daniel Negreanu Joins Las Vegas NHL Expansion Team Ownership Group

Daniel Negreanu Joins Las Vegas NHL Expansion Team Ownership Group

Elbert Pruitt - January 21st, 2015

Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu is betting that a new NHL franchise will one day arrive in Sin City, and he recently set social media ablaze with an enthusiastic tweet on the prospect of ice hockey making the Las Vegas Strip an even cooler place to be. “Very excited about tonight, meeting with the […]

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 […]

Paul Phua and Son to Plead Not Guilty in World Cup Betting Case; Feds to Seize Assets

Paul Phua and Son to Plead Not Guilty in World Cup Betting Case; Feds to Seize Assets

Philip Conneller - December 8th, 2014

Malaysian high-stakes poker player Paul Phua and his son Darren are pleading not guilty to charges of operating an illegal World Cup betting ring from a luxury villa inside Caesars Palace this past July. Meanwhile, five other members of the group are all pleading guilty and will stand trial and receive sentencing next week. Among […]

PokerStars Global Casino and Sports Betting Unfurled

PokerStars Global Casino and Sports Betting Unfurled

Devin O'Connor - November 21st, 2014

PokerStars global casino and sports betting options will be the latest offerings for the largest online poker brand on the planet. The Amaya Gaming-owned operator announced Friday that it’s launching sports betting and casino table games around the world through its PokerStars.com domain. The company says blackjack and roulette will be the first offerings, and […]


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