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.

Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under

Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under

Jon Sofen - March 22nd, 2017

Online poker and live sports betting have officially been banned in Australia. Huffington Post Australia, one of the leading political news websites in the country, reported the Senate passed an […]

Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up

Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up

Daniel Smyth - March 20th, 2017

Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood was arrested for reportedly being drunk and disorderly inside Miami’s Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s poker room according to TMZ. The 34-year-old, who played Jaguar Paw in […]

WSOPC Player Jeremy Drewery, Charged with Extorting Drug Dealer, Gets Hit with Additional Charges

WSOPC Player Jeremy Drewery, Charged with Extorting Drug Dealer, Gets Hit with Additional Charges

Daniel Smyth - March 13th, 2017

Jeremy Drewery, a WSOPC player with over $300,000 in live tournament earnings and a former Shelby County, Tennessee sheriff’s deputy, has been hit with more charges in an extortion case […]

Black Friday Prosecutor Preet Bharara Ousted as US Attorney, Defies Call to Resign

Black Friday Prosecutor Preet Bharara Ousted as US Attorney, Defies Call to Resign

John Reger - March 13th, 2017

US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the man responsible for the prosecutions of the 13 Black Friday poker figures, as well as  several other high-profile […]

Amaya Ex-CEO David Baazov Sells Off Multimillions in Company Stock, Causing Some to Wonder “Why Now?”

Amaya Ex-CEO David Baazov Sells Off Multimillions in Company Stock, Causing Some to Wonder “Why Now?”

Jon Sofen - March 9th, 2017

David Baazov’s stake in PokerStars’ parent company has been substantially cut down. The former Amaya Inc. CEO has sold off CAD$133 million (US$98.43 million) worth of stocks in the business […]

Former Stockton, California Mayor Anthony Silva, Known for Teenage Strip Poker Scandal, Arrested Again 

Former Stockton, California Mayor Anthony Silva, Known for Teenage Strip Poker Scandal, Arrested Again 

Daniel Smyth - March 6th, 2017

Anthony Silva, the former mayor of Stockton, California, has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and theft just months after he was accused of playing strip poker with minors. Silva was […]

Game Show Network Forces Doug Polk to Take Down ‘High Stakes Poker’ Videos on YouTube

Game Show Network Forces Doug Polk to Take Down ‘High Stakes Poker’ Videos on YouTube

Jon Sofen - March 6th, 2017

The Game Show Network (GSN) has threatened legal action on Doug Polk, forcing the poker pro to delete many of his YouTube videos. The cable channel took time away from […]

UK Supreme Court to Hear Phil Ivey Baccarat Edge-Sorting Case

UK Supreme Court to Hear Phil Ivey Baccarat Edge-Sorting Case

John Reger - March 2nd, 2017

Phil Ivey’s four-year legal battle against London’s Crockford Casino might be finally headed towards a conclusion. The American poker pro was granted permission by the UK Supreme Court to appeal to […]

November Court Date Set in Quebec for Amaya Founder David Baazov, Regulator Has Charged Ex-CEO with Insider Trading Violations

November Court Date Set in Quebec for Amaya Founder David Baazov, Regulator Has Charged Ex-CEO with Insider Trading Violations

Jon Sofen - March 1st, 2017

Former Amaya Inc. CEO David Baazov will likely no longer be able to avoid stepping into a courtroom. The founder of the company that owns PokerStars, the world’s largest online […]

Pechanga Poker Room Helps Local Pantry Feed the Homeless

Pechanga Poker Room Helps Local Pantry Feed the Homeless

Jon Sofen - February 28th, 2017

There are millions of homeless people around the country starving. The Pechanga poker room in Temecula, California has played a small, yet significant, role in helping fix this problem. Poker […]

Mob Boss Nicola Femia Sentenced for Running $65 Million Illegal Poker Network

Mob Boss Nicola Femia Sentenced for Running $65 Million Illegal Poker Network

Daniel Smyth - February 26th, 2017

Mafia boss Nicola Femia has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of running an illegal online poker and casino operation. Back in 2013 […]