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.

Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant

Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant

Jon Sofen - November 17th, 2017

Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was the latest person you […]

Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims

Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims

Jon Sofen - November 16th, 2017

With people recently empowered to share their stories about being victims of sexual misconduct, it should come as no surprise that the poker world isn’t immune from revelations about disgraceful […]

Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den

Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den

Chad Holloway - November 15th, 2017

Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a high-stake gambling den […]

Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details

Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details

Daniel Smyth - November 13th, 2017

Leon Tsoukernik’s lawsuits against poker pro Matt Kirk and the Aria Casino in Las Vegas have sparked a negative reaction from some of the game’s top pros. Ever since Tsoukernik […]

Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit

Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit

Daniel Smyth - November 12th, 2017

After being hit with a lawsuit in Clark County court over alleged non-payment of a $3 million poker debt, casino owner Leon Tsoukernik is countersuing high stakes poker pro Matt […]

OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus

OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus

Jon Sofen - November 10th, 2017

In news that might come as a surprise to exactly no one, OJ Simpson found himself in trouble Wednesday evening. The former football star and accused double-murderer, barely a month […]

Paradise Papers Reveal Retired General Wesley Clark’s Links to Amaya Gaming

Paradise Papers Reveal Retired General Wesley Clark’s Links to Amaya Gaming

Chad Holloway - November 8th, 2017

The “Paradise Papers,” a leaked set of 13.4 million confidential documents, exposed offshore investment for more than 120,000 people and companies including Queen Elizabeth II, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur […]

Israel Tax Authority Targets Poker Pros Using Sites that Track Player Winnings

Israel Tax Authority Targets Poker Pros Using Sites that Track Player Winnings

Daniel Smyth - November 3rd, 2017

The Israel Tax Authority is in pursuit of poker players and their earnings, as the nation wrestles with how poker winnings (and expenses) should be taxed. In a bid to […]

Entrepreneur Navkiran Singh Working to Reshape Image of Online Poker in India

Entrepreneur Navkiran Singh Working to Reshape Image of Online Poker in India

Daniel Smyth - October 31st, 2017

Online poker in India is evolving, but social stigmas surrounding the game still need to be erased, according to Navkiran Singh, a poker player with designs on helping build acceptance […]

Pennsylvania Becomes Fourth State to Legalize Online Poker as Governor Signs Gaming Act

Pennsylvania Becomes Fourth State to Legalize Online Poker as Governor Signs Gaming Act

Jon Sofen - October 30th, 2017

On a big news day around the country, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill that legalizes online gambling, making it official that his state will soon become the fourth […]

UK Court Ruling That Bridge Is Not a Sport Could Affect Poker’s Status

UK Court Ruling That Bridge Is Not a Sport Could Affect Poker’s Status

Daniel Smyth - October 28th, 2017

The European Court of Justice has ruled the game of bridge can’t be defined as a sport for tax relief purposes, which could go some way to defining how the […]