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.

Wichita Cops Arrested in FBI Bust of Kansas Underground Poker Game

Wichita Cops Arrested in FBI Bust of Kansas Underground Poker Game

Daniel Smyth - January 19th, 2018

Two Wichita, Kansas, police officers and a state highway patrol trooper have been charged with obstructing an FBI investigation following an illegal poker game. According to an indictment unsealed Thursday, […]

France and Spain Begin Sharing Player Pools on PokerStars

France and Spain Begin Sharing Player Pools on PokerStars

Jon Sofen - January 16th, 2018

PokerStars has become the first poker site licensed to share player pools between France and Spain, as of Tuesday, Jan. 16. Poker players in these countries on the world’s largest […]

Wichita Poker Players Charged with Illegal Gambling Ops After FBI Phone Tap

Wichita Poker Players Charged with Illegal Gambling Ops After FBI Phone Tap

Daniel Smyth - January 15th, 2018

Two Wichita, Kansas poker players charged with illegal gambling have offered guilty pleas, following a federal investigation that involved their phones being tapped back in 2015. Danny Chapman, 67, has […]

Report: Up to 30 States Could Be in Play for Legal Sports Betting in 2018

Report: Up to 30 States Could Be in Play for Legal Sports Betting in 2018

Jon Sofen - January 14th, 2018

Late in 2017, Pennsylvania passed a law that gave its land-based casinos the right to offer online gambling within state borders. Poker sites and internet casino operations are expected to […]

Admitted Texas Poker Robbers Indicted for Small-Time Heist

Admitted Texas Poker Robbers Indicted for Small-Time Heist

Jon Sofen - January 13th, 2018

They’re lucky no one got hurt. A grand jury in Taylor County, Texas, indicted four men from Abilene Thursday on charges related to armed robbery of a local poker game […]

Poker Sports League to be Broadcast Across India in TV Deal with DSport

Poker Sports League to be Broadcast Across India in TV Deal with DSport

Daniel Smyth - January 8th, 2018

The Poker Sports League (PSL) has partnered with the Discovery Channel’s parent company to broadcast the first ever poker event on Indian TV. Now into its second season, the PSL […]

Kentucky Joins Growing List of States with Bills to Legalize Sports Betting

Kentucky Joins Growing List of States with Bills to Legalize Sports Betting

Daniel Smyth - January 7th, 2018

Kentucky sports betting could become a reality if the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is repealed and senator Julian Carroll’s latest bill gains political support. Carroll (D-Frankfort) submitted […]

Borgata Poker Champ Thomas Dougher Arrested for Atlantic City Bank Robberies

Borgata Poker Champ Thomas Dougher Arrested for Atlantic City Bank Robberies

Chad Holloway - January 2nd, 2018

Police arrested Thomas Dougher, who won the 2015 Borgata Poker Poker Summer Open for nearly $150k, over the holidays on suspicion of bank robbery. The FBI described Dougher, 41, as […]

How Supreme Court in 2017 Is Already Changing Future of Legal US Sports Betting

How Supreme Court in 2017 Is Already Changing Future of Legal US Sports Betting

Ed Scimia - December 27th, 2017

For the past few years, New Jersey’s bid to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and regulate sports betting within its borders may have seemed like a […]

Bitcoins and Hackers and Ransoms, Oh My! Dark Forces That Afflicted Poker in 2017

Bitcoins and Hackers and Ransoms, Oh My! Dark Forces That Afflicted Poker in 2017

Davida Mintz - December 26th, 2017

Poker’s issues this year have mirrored those of the world at large. While society felt the impact of digital hacking, the threat of ransomware, and couldn’t help but notice the […]

Best and Worst of Poker 2017: Who Made Us Proud, Who Made Us Murmur, and Who Broke Our Hearts

Best and Worst of Poker 2017: Who Made Us Proud, Who Made Us Murmur, and Who Broke Our Hearts

Chad Holloway - December 25th, 2017

Poker speaks to humans because, at the end of the day, it has everything: hope, despair, heroes, demons, and luck (or lack thereof). And 2017 certainly didn’t disappoint in any […]