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.

Regulated US Sports Betting Creates New Opportunities for William Hill   

Regulated US Sports Betting Creates New Opportunities for William Hill  

Daniel Smyth - June 15th, 2018

The start of legal US sports betting outside of selected states has helped at least one overseas bookmaker. In the wake of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) […]

Oregon Lottery Declares Portland Poker Room Illegal, Oregon Racing Vows Fight to Stay Open

Oregon Lottery Declares Portland Poker Room Illegal, Oregon Racing Vows Fight to Stay Open

CardsChat News - June 15th, 2018

Just in case it wasn’t already crystal clear, the Oregon Lottery is clarifying its stance on a particular poker room in Portland. The gaming body released a ruling this week […]

Case Dismissed: Ousted Amaya CEO David Baazov Escapes Insider Trading Charges Due to Legal Blunder

Case Dismissed: Ousted Amaya CEO David Baazov Escapes Insider Trading Charges Due to Legal Blunder

Jon Sofen - June 7th, 2018

In what was being billed as the biggest insider trading scandal in Canadian history, a judge dealt a crushing blow on Wednesday to Quebec’s securities regulator, l’Autorite des marches financiers […]

Could a Legal Blunder Keep Former PokerStars Chief David Baazov Out of Jail?

Could a Legal Blunder Keep Former PokerStars Chief David Baazov Out of Jail?

Jon Sofen - May 25th, 2018

David Baazov may have just had an OJ Simpson tight-fitting glove moment that could lead to his freedom. The former Amaya CEO facing insider trading charges related to his company’s […]

Poll: Half of All Americans Support Legal Sports Betting

Poll: Half of All Americans Support Legal Sports Betting

CardsChat News - May 19th, 2018

“People are already betting illegally anyway.” That is the reaction of the majority of Americans who say they’re in support the idea of legalized sports betting. According to a new […]

Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible

Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible

Jon Sofen - May 18th, 2018

Florida Poker pro Bradley Ruben was charged in Broward County with failure to remain at the scene of a crash and resisting arrest after allegedly crashing into and killing a […]

Phil Hellmuth Sees Opportunity for Online Poker in SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision, Mark Cuban Partly Concurs

Phil Hellmuth Sees Opportunity for Online Poker in SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision, Mark Cuban Partly Concurs

CardsChat News - May 16th, 2018

Phil Hellmuth craves the return of online poker in the US and thinks the time to make it happen is now. Meanwhile, billionaire businessman Mark Cuban sees online gambling ready […]

WPT Owner Confirms Arrest of Employees in Wake of China’s Social Poker App Ban

WPT Owner Confirms Arrest of Employees in Wake of China’s Social Poker App Ban

Daniel Smyth - May 14th, 2018

The China-based parent company of the World Poker Tour has confirmed that six employees were arrested shortly after the government in Beijing announced a position that freeplay apps constituted illegal gambling. […]

Supreme Court Overturns PASPA, Paving Way for States to Determine Sports Betting Legality

Supreme Court Overturns PASPA, Paving Way for States to Determine Sports Betting Legality

Jon Sofen - May 14th, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 will forever be known as one of the most important days in US sports betting history. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court pulled the plug on […]

Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive

Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive

Jon Sofen - May 13th, 2018

The Texas-based Post Oak Poker Club (POPC) in Houston is one of many new card rooms in the Lone Star State that some perceive to be operating illegally. But club […]

Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting

Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting

Jon Sofen - May 10th, 2018

Houston City Councilman Greg Travis told a talk radio host he believes Texas poker clubs are “illegal under Texas law,” but card room operators disagree. On April 30, Tom “3betpanda” […]