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.

Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

CardsChat News - January 15th, 2019
The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel has released a new opinion on the Wire Act, one that reverses the 2011 opinion that suggested the law only applied to […]
Dutch Poker Players Off Hook for 29 Percent Tax on PokerStars Winnings, According to Court Ruling

Dutch Poker Players Off Hook for 29 Percent Tax on PokerStars Winnings, According to Court Ruling

Cort Smith - January 9th, 2019
Dutch poker players are celebrating a victory over local tax authorities after a court in Holland ruled that winnings on PokerStars.eu are not subject to taxation. The dispute between the […]
What PASPA Repeal in Supreme Court Meant for Poker Players, Poker Industry

What PASPA Repeal in Supreme Court Meant for Poker Players, Poker Industry

CardsChat News - December 23rd, 2018
The May Supreme Court decision that struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) had the direct effect of allowing states to regulate sports betting. But while the […]
Gordon Vayo Won’t Have to Pay PokerStars $280k as Both Sides Drop VPN Lawsuits

Gordon Vayo Won’t Have to Pay PokerStars $280k as Both Sides Drop VPN Lawsuits

CardsChat News - December 6th, 2018
The simmering dispute between the world’s biggest poker site and professional player Gordon Vayo appears to be nearing a resolution. PokerStars has apparently retracted its countersuit demanding that he pay […]
Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

CardsChat News - November 29th, 2018
A Minnesota man has been accused of posing as a hedge fund manager and scamming at least one victim out of $155,000 to fund his part-time poker career. Semin Topalovic, […]
Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

CardsChat News - November 21st, 2018
A poker player thought he was buying a rubdown at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, but he ended up in a $66,000 shakedown instead. The man, who was […]
Garden City Group Promises Another Round of Absolute Poker Payments

Garden City Group Promises Another Round of Absolute Poker Payments

CardsChat News - October 31st, 2018
The company charged with the task of paying back players ripped off by fraudulent activity at Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet have announced that another wave of users will finally […]
Chinese Government Blocks Popular Mobile Poker Apps in Online Gambling Crackdown

Chinese Government Blocks Popular Mobile Poker Apps in Online Gambling Crackdown

CardsChat News - October 30th, 2018
Several popular Texas hold’em apps have been blocked by Chinese authorities this week as part of a widening government crackdown against illegal online activities, including gambling and other content deemed […]
Asian Poker Tour to Host Event in Japan, But No Cash Prizes to Winners

Asian Poker Tour to Host Event in Japan, But No Cash Prizes to Winners

CardsChat Tournament News - October 22nd, 2018
The Asian Poker Tour is planning to make its first ever stop in Japan next year, as APT Tokyo will be held from Feb. 1 to Feb. 11 at the […]
New Jersey Gaming Regulators Warn Offshore Affiliates about Promoting Illegal Sites

New Jersey Gaming Regulators Warn Offshore Affiliates about Promoting Illegal Sites

CardsChat News - October 17th, 2018
New Jersey gaming regulators are sounding the alarm on what they see as a threat to regulated gambling operations in the state — the continued operation and promotion of illegal, […]
Unable to Find Money in New Jersey, Borgata Wants Approval to Go After Phil Ivey’s Nevada Assets

Unable to Find Money in New Jersey, Borgata Wants Approval to Go After Phil Ivey’s Nevada Assets

CardsChat News - October 16th, 2018
The Borgata might have won a $10.1 million judgement against Phil Ivey in their edge sorting case with the famous poker pro, but according to a report by CardPlayer.com, the […]