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.

Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed

Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed

Jon Sofen - April 17th, 2018

A Canadian court has again temporarily delayed the trial of David Baazov, the former CEO of Amaya Inc., now The Stars Group, while the judge considers defense arguments that procedural […]

Interstate Online Poker Liquidity Sharing Set to Become Reality for Caesars Sites in May

Interstate Online Poker Liquidity Sharing Set to Become Reality for Caesars Sites in May

Daniel Smyth - April 16th, 2018

Caesars Interactive Entertainment is ready to begin player pool sharing across online poker sites in different states, with May 1 set as a target launch date. Following former Gov. Chris […]

Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam

Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam

Jon Sofen - April 14th, 2018

Erik Seidel and John Juanda have filed lawsuits against fellow poker player Ali Fazeli, who is accused of running a multimillion-dollar sports ticket scam. Poker Pros File Lawsuit Fazeli — […]

Four More Washington State Play Money Sites Slapped with Class Action Suits, Following Big Fish Casino Appellate Court Decision

Four More Washington State Play Money Sites Slapped with Class Action Suits, Following Big Fish Casino Appellate Court Decision

Jon Sofen - April 11th, 2018

In Washington State, class action lawsuits have been filed against four social gaming sites in which the operators are alleged to have violated state law by charging customers to compete […]

Grinder Michael Borovetz Arrested in New Jersey Over $200 Airport Scam, Player Admits Not His First Rodeo

Grinder Michael Borovetz Arrested in New Jersey Over $200 Airport Scam, Player Admits Not His First Rodeo

Daniel Smyth - April 9th, 2018

Sometime poker pro Michael Borovetz — whose Hendon Mob tally shows a long series of modest wins that total up to almost $600K in live tournament cashes — has been busted […]

PokerStars Avoids Potential Charges by Closing Free Play Service in Washington State

PokerStars Avoids Potential Charges by Closing Free Play Service in Washington State

Daniel Smyth - April 9th, 2018

PokerStars has withdrawn from Washington State following a federal court ruling against Big Fish Games and its social casino product, Big Fish Casino. According to a press release from the […]

Retired NFL Rusher Clinton Portis Agrees to Pay Back Borgata $190K Gambling Debt

Retired NFL Rusher Clinton Portis Agrees to Pay Back Borgata $190K Gambling Debt

Jon Sofen - April 7th, 2018

A former all-pro running back can’t run from a gambling debt. After more than seven years of legal wrangling, NFL star Clinton Portis has agreed to a payment plan with […]

Poker in India Dealt Blow as Bombay Judges Declare it ‘Pure Chance’

Poker in India Dealt Blow as Bombay Judges Declare it ‘Pure Chance’

Daniel Smyth - April 1st, 2018

Poker in India has taken a step backwards after two High Court judges ruled that Hold’em is nothing more than a game of chance. In reviewing a case against Nasir […]

Card Maker Gemaco Found Liable in $10.1 Million Phil Ivey-Borgata Case, for $27

Card Maker Gemaco Found Liable in $10.1 Million Phil Ivey-Borgata Case, for $27

Jon Sofen - March 30th, 2018

The maker of the cards Phil Ivey used to help win $10 million in a series of baccarat sessions in 2012 at Borgata in Atlantic City is only liable for […]

Spanish Chess Champ Francisco Vallejo Pons Hit with Huge Tax Bill over Old Poker Winnings

Spanish Chess Champ Francisco Vallejo Pons Hit with Huge Tax Bill over Old Poker Winnings

Daniel Smyth - March 28th, 2018

Chess Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons has told Spanish news outlet El Mundo how a €500,000/$617,000 tax bill has put his career in jeopardy. Faced with stresses he claims were brought […]

CardsChat Exclusive: FreeRolls Poker Club Addresses Legality of Upcoming WPT DeepStacks Houston

CardsChat Exclusive: FreeRolls Poker Club Addresses Legality of Upcoming WPT DeepStacks Houston

Chad Holloway - March 23rd, 2018

Last week, the WPT DeepStacks announced five additional stops on their Season 5 schedule. One was in Houston, which seemed something of a head-scratcher, as no mid-major poker tour had […]