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.

One Year Later, PASPA Repeal Hasn’t Offered Much Help for Online Poker

One Year Later, PASPA Repeal Hasn’t Offered Much Help for Online Poker

CardsChat News - May 14th, 2019
It was exactly one year ago today that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – or PASPA – was struck down by the Supreme Court, a decision that opened […]
New Jersey AG Suing Department of Justice Over Adelson’s Role in Wire Act Interpretation

New Jersey AG Suing Department of Justice Over Adelson’s Role in Wire Act Interpretation

CardsChat News - May 8th, 2019
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday after the DOJ failed to provide answers about Sheldon Adelson’s lobbying efforts […]
Texas Poker Clubs Raided, Nine Arrested on Charges of Laundering $10M in Illegal Games

Texas Poker Clubs Raided, Nine Arrested on Charges of Laundering $10M in Illegal Games

Daniel Smyth - May 3rd, 2019
The home of Hold’em is cracking down on illegal poker games following a two-year investigation into a suspected multi-million-dollar money laundering operation. As reported by local news outlet the Houston […]
Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

CardsChat News - April 17th, 2019
Former Wichita police officer Michael Zajkowski pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of concealing a felony related to his participation in an illegal poker game. Zajkowski’s participation in the […]
Online Poker Coming to West Virginia: Mountain State Legalizes Internet Gambling

Online Poker Coming to West Virginia: Mountain State Legalizes Internet Gambling

Jon Sofen - March 27th, 2019
West Virginia residents can break out the champagne bottles because online poker is coming to the Mountain State. Governor Jim Justice failed to sign or veto HB 2934 – the […]
David Baazov Fires Back at Quebec Securities Regulator with $2 Million Lawsuit

David Baazov Fires Back at Quebec Securities Regulator with $2 Million Lawsuit

CardsChat News - March 27th, 2019
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov has opened a $2 million lawsuit against Quebec’s securities regulator in response to the insider trading lawsuit those authorities pursued unsuccessfully against him beginning in […]
Poker Player Shannon Soroka Robs Home of WPT G.O.A.T. Darren Elias, Police Say

Poker Player Shannon Soroka Robs Home of WPT G.O.A.T. Darren Elias, Police Say

Jon Sofen - March 23rd, 2019
Police say poker player Shannon Soroka robbed the New Jersey home of WPT champion Darren Elias on Thursday. No one was physically harmed during the incident and the alleged perpetrator […]
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 […]