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.

Convicted Thief Wins GUKPT Manchester Main Event, Tax Authorities Want His Entire $95,000 Payout

Convicted Thief Wins GUKPT Manchester Main Event, Tax Authorities Want His Entire $95,000 Payout

CardsChat News - August 14th, 2018

A 26-year old poker player from England ran rather good in March, winning the 2018 Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour Manchester main event for more than $95,000. But last week, his variance […]

New York Police Bust $1/3 Poker Cash Game With Ties to Drug Distribution Network

New York Police Bust $1/3 Poker Cash Game With Ties to Drug Distribution Network

Cort Smith - August 9th, 2018

Police in New York have broken up an underground poker game that they say was part of a front for a major drug distribution ring. Officers executed 19 search warrants […]

DraftKings Officially Launches Mobile Sports Betting in New Jersey

DraftKings Officially Launches Mobile Sports Betting in New Jersey

CardsChat News - August 7th, 2018

Following a short soft launch period, DraftKings has officially started offering online sports betting in New Jersey through an app available on mobile devices. The official launch came Monday morning, […]

Former NBA’er Charles Oakley Banned from Vegas Casino for Cheating at Ultimate Texas Hold’em Game

Former NBA’er Charles Oakley Banned from Vegas Casino for Cheating at Ultimate Texas Hold’em Game

Jon Sofen - August 6th, 2018

Charles Oakley has joined OJ Simpson on the list of former athletes banned from the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The long-time New York Knicks forward was caught […]

Former Triad Wan Kuok-koi to Fund Chinese Poker Event with Crypto Capital   

Former Triad Wan Kuok-koi to Fund Chinese Poker Event with Crypto Capital  

Daniel Smyth - July 16th, 2018

Former Macau gangster Wan Kuok-koi has pledged to spend some of his $750 million windfall on a special poker event in China. First reported by the South China Morning Post […]

Texas Card Rooms Play on After Attorney General Declines to Opine on Their Legality

Texas Card Rooms Play on After Attorney General Declines to Opine on Their Legality

CardsChat News - July 13th, 2018

Poker players can keep buying in to action at private clubs in the state of Texas, at least for the time being. Dozens of private poker clubs will be allowed […]

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Sports Ticket Resale Scam

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Sports Ticket Resale Scam

CardsChat News - July 10th, 2018

Poker pro Ali Fazeli pleaded guilty to wire fraud last month, admitting to his role in a sports ticket resale scam that counted famous professional players like Erik Seidel and […]

Law Commission Recommends Regulated Gambling and Sports Betting in India to Combat Black Market Forces

Law Commission Recommends Regulated Gambling and Sports Betting in India to Combat Black Market Forces

Daniel Smyth - July 9th, 2018

Gambling and sports betting in India could soon be regulated if the federal government decides to take the recommendation of the country’s Law Commission. Following the continued growth of poker […]

Italy Moves to Ban All Gambling Advertising, Sports Leagues Protest

Italy Moves to Ban All Gambling Advertising, Sports Leagues Protest

CardsChat News - July 5th, 2018

Gambling companies in Italy have mere months left to promote their product on Italian airwaves. After that, a blanket ban takes effect, as the country’s populist government cracks down on […]

Aussie Poker Pro Billy Jordanou Pleads Guilty for Role in $53 Million Ponzi Scheme

Aussie Poker Pro Billy Jordanou Pleads Guilty for Role in $53 Million Ponzi Scheme

CardsChat News - June 27th, 2018

Australian poker professional William “Billy” Jordanou has admitted to his part in a massive Ponzi scheme that robbed victims of A$72 million (USD$53.1 million). The Melbourne resident has spent the last […]

Legal Skirmish in India Between Spartan Poker and PokerGuru Nears Resolution

Legal Skirmish in India Between Spartan Poker and PokerGuru Nears Resolution

Daniel Smyth - June 25th, 2018

A legal battle between Spartan Poker founder Rajat Agarwal and other members of the management team could be coming to an end. According to Jay Sayta of Gambling Laws in India, […]