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.

March Madness Betting Guide: Where You Can Legally Wager on NCAA Tournament Games in US

March Madness Betting Guide: Where You Can Legally Wager on NCAA Tournament Games in US

Jon Sofen - March 20th, 2019
For the first time ever, Americans can legally wager on the NCAA Tournament from outside Nevada. Not that laws ever stopped anyone from getting action before. But legal sports betting […]
Bellagio Poker Room Robbery Suspect a ‘Brazen Criminal,’ Committed Same Crime in 2017, Police Say

Bellagio Poker Room Robbery Suspect a ‘Brazen Criminal,’ Committed Same Crime in 2017, Police Say

Jon Sofen - March 19th, 2019
Las Vegas Metro police on Tuesday confirmed that Friday’s Bellagio poker room robbery suspect committed the same crime at the same place in November 2017, closing the books on a […]
Bellagio Poker Room Robbed (Again), LVMPD Officer Shot During Gunfight at Valet

Bellagio Poker Room Robbed (Again), LVMPD Officer Shot During Gunfight at Valet

Jon Sofen - March 16th, 2019
For the second time in 16 months, the Bellagio poker room was robbed on Friday night. This time, however, the suspect, who allegedly shot at a bulletproof vest-wearing police officer […]
Doug Polk Illegal Bet Costs Philly Casino $30K Fine

Doug Polk Illegal Bet Costs Philly Casino $30K Fine

Jon Sofen - March 10th, 2019
A $42,000 coin flip at SugarHouse Casino in 2017 between Doug Polk and commercial real estate manager Jeremy Kaufman was deemed illegal by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. As a […]
Department of Justice Delays Enforcement of Revised Wire Act Opinion by 60 Days

Department of Justice Delays Enforcement of Revised Wire Act Opinion by 60 Days

CardsChat News - March 4th, 2019
Online poker rooms and other internet gambling operators will have more time to adjust to the new Wire Act interpretation, as the Department of Justice has announced that it will […]
Paul Phua Found Not Guilty of Running Illegal Betting Ring in Macau

Paul Phua Found Not Guilty of Running Illegal Betting Ring in Macau

CardsChat News - February 28th, 2019
High-stakes poker player, business man, and noted whale Paul Phua has been acquitted of illegal sports betting charges in a Macau courtroom, the second time he’s managed to shake such […]
Third Lawsuit Challenges DOJ Wire Act Interpretation … Online Poker Awaits

Third Lawsuit Challenges DOJ Wire Act Interpretation … Online Poker Awaits

CardsChat News - February 27th, 2019
A pro-gaming trade group is the latest body to legally dispute a the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent reinterpretation of the Wire Act. The iDepevelopment and Economic Association (iDEA), whose […]
Former Poker Pro Luong Bui Accused of Running Major Cannabis Operation in Northern Ireland

Former Poker Pro Luong Bui Accused of Running Major Cannabis Operation in Northern Ireland

CardsChat News - February 25th, 2019
Former professional poker player Luong Bui may have won plenty of money on the felt, but now he’s in hot water for raking in an entirely different kind of pot. […]
Mobile Poker Apps Outplay Apple by Getting Illicit Games Into the App Store

Mobile Poker Apps Outplay Apple by Getting Illicit Games Into the App Store

CardsChat News - February 14th, 2019
Mobile poker apps which would normally never see the light of day have managed to bypass Apple’s stringent screening process, opening them up to public consumption, at least temporarily. According […]
Online Poker Takes off in India as Shane Warne Wonders Why Government Hasn’t Legalized Gambling

Online Poker Takes off in India as Shane Warne Wonders Why Government Hasn’t Legalized Gambling

CardsChat Tournament News - February 13th, 2019
Cricketing legend Shane Warne has never been one to mince words, and the part-time poker player has a question for the Indian government when it comes to legalized gambling — […]
New Hampshire Officials Prepared to Sue if Wire Act Threatens Online Lottery Sales

New Hampshire Officials Prepared to Sue if Wire Act Threatens Online Lottery Sales

CardsChat News - February 11th, 2019
The recent guidance issued by the US Department of Justice which reversed a previous 2011 opinion may most obviously affect interstate online poker, but states like New Hampshire have concerns […]