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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.

Sword of Damocles Hangs Over US Gaming as DOJ Files Wire Act Appeal

Sword of Damocles Hangs Over US Gaming as DOJ Files Wire Act Appeal

Daniel Smyth - August 19th, 2019
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially filed its objection to the latest wrinkle in the Wire Act saga. Filed on August 16, the notice of appeal will formally challenge […]
Poker Player Michael Borovetz Arrested Again on Fraud Charges at Detroit Airport

Poker Player Michael Borovetz Arrested Again on Fraud Charges at Detroit Airport

CardsChat News - August 13th, 2019
Michael Borovetz has allegedly continued his history of committing fraud at airports by scamming unsuspecting travelers, as police arrested the poker player on fraud charges at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on […]
Houston Poker Clubs Win Again, Civil Nuisance Lawsuits Dropped

Houston Poker Clubs Win Again, Civil Nuisance Lawsuits Dropped

Daniel Smyth - August 9th, 2019
Two Houston poker clubs have claimed a legal victory after local officials decided not to pursue civil lawsuits against them. According to Harris County Attorney’s Office, nuisance lawsuits against Prime […]
Nick Marchington on Defense Following WSOP Main Event Backer Scamming Accusations

Nick Marchington on Defense Following WSOP Main Event Backer Scamming Accusations

Jon Sofen - August 5th, 2019
Nick Marchington marched on over to Twitter to defend his actions following accusations that he scammed investors out of their share of his WSOP Main Event winnings. The seventh place […]
District Attorney Consultant Denies Scamming Houston Poker Club Out of $250K Over City Ordinance

District Attorney Consultant Denies Scamming Houston Poker Club Out of $250K Over City Ordinance

CardsChat News - July 30th, 2019
The consultant who represented a potential conflict of interest that caused money laundering charges to be dropped against the owners and operators of two Houston area poker clubs is denying […]
WSOP ‘Naked Man’ Ken Strauss Arrested for Hinting at Shooting Up Las Vegas Casinos

WSOP ‘Naked Man’ Ken Strauss Arrested for Hinting at Shooting Up Las Vegas Casinos

Jon Sofen - July 28th, 2019
As if exposing his genitalia during an all-in bet and then subsequently being disqualified from the 2019 WSOP Main Event wasn’t problematic for Ken Strauss, he’s in even more hot […]
Pay Up or Else: Borgata Wants 2019 WSOP Winnings from Phil Ivey

Pay Up or Else: Borgata Wants 2019 WSOP Winnings from Phil Ivey

Jon Sofen - July 25th, 2019
Phil Ivey didn’t have a banner 2019 WSOP, at least not by his standards. And it may have just gotten even worse. Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino, the property he owes […]
Poker in India Dealt Another Blow as Kerala Court Delays Appeal Hearing

Poker in India Dealt Another Blow as Kerala Court Delays Appeal Hearing

Daniel Smyth - July 22nd, 2019
Poker in India may be expanding a healthy rate but at least one state is still lagging behind following another legal delay. Much like the US, India’s poker and gaming […]
Houston Poker Room Money Laundering Cases Referred to FBI Due to Potential Conflict of Interest

Houston Poker Room Money Laundering Cases Referred to FBI Due to Potential Conflict of Interest

CardsChat News - July 17th, 2019
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg dismissed money laundering charges against nine defendants tied to Houston poker rooms on Tuesday, saying that the cases would be referred to the FBI […]
WSOP Parking Lot Robbery Story Raises Rio Security Concerns

WSOP Parking Lot Robbery Story Raises Rio Security Concerns

Jon Sofen - July 2nd, 2019
The WSOP isn’t commenting on an alleged armed robbery that took place in the Rio parking lot Monday morning before sunrise. Las Vegas police are investigating, and poker players are […]
PokerStars Leaves Swiss Online Poker Market, But Plans Return Under New Regulations

PokerStars Leaves Swiss Online Poker Market, But Plans Return Under New Regulations

CardsChat News - July 2nd, 2019
PokerStars shut down its online poker operations in Switzerland on Monday, but the company says that it plans to return to the country as soon as possible under the nation’s […]