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.

State Attorneys General Petition Trump and Pence for Federal Online Gambling Ban Legislation

State Attorneys General Petition Trump and Pence for Federal Online Gambling Ban Legislation

Philip Conneller - December 5th, 2016

And they’re back. Across the US, 10 state attorneys general have written to petition the incoming Trump administration, asking that the President- elect and his VP consider imposing a federal […]

Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun Push Back Against Borgata $15.5 Million Claim

Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun Push Back Against Borgata $15.5 Million Claim

Philip Conneller - December 2nd, 2016

Phil Ivey and “Kelly” Cheng Yin Sun have fired back a salvo in their ongoing $9.6 million legal battle with the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. The pair won the […]

David Baazov Pushes Forward with Amaya Buyout Bid, Despite Being Down Two “Investors”

David Baazov Pushes Forward with Amaya Buyout Bid, Despite Being Down Two “Investors”

Philip Conneller - November 28th, 2016

You have to give David Baazov props for never giving up. Despite having been outed by a Dubai firm he’d included on his original Amaya buyout bid as having incorrectly […]

PokerStars Pro Neymar Facing Two Years in Spanish Prison for Alleged Role in Corruption Case

PokerStars Pro Neymar Facing Two Years in Spanish Prison for Alleged Role in Corruption Case

Jon Sofen - November 23rd, 2016

A Spanish prosecutor wants to put soccer superstar and PokerStars TeamSports Pro Neymar behind bars for his alleged role in a 2013 corruption case involving his transfer from Santos to […]

David Baazov’s Supposed Backer on Private Bid “Never Heard of Amaya”

David Baazov’s Supposed Backer on Private Bid “Never Heard of Amaya”

Philip Conneller - November 22nd, 2016

UPDATE – Wednesday, November 23 – Former Amaya CEO David Baazov today admitted that KBC Aldini Capital Ltd, the Dubai firm he had claimed was part of his capital funding […]

Alleged Russian Mafia Member in Teddy KGB-Style Poker Threats

Alleged Russian Mafia Member in Teddy KGB-Style Poker Threats

Daniel Smyth - November 21st, 2016

A suspected gang member with possible links to the Russian mafia reportedly referred to guns as sex toys when discussing an issue with his high stakes poker game. Earlier in […]

Will Lame-Duck Congressional Session Give Online Poker Ban New Life?

Will Lame-Duck Congressional Session Give Online Poker Ban New Life?

Daniel Smyth - November 14th, 2016

A federal online poker ban in the US could become the subject of the current lame-duck congressional session talks, according to NevadaWatchdog.org. With Donald Trump poised to succeed Barack Obama […]

Ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov Makes $2.56 Billion Private Bid for Gaming Company

Ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov Makes $2.56 Billion Private Bid for Gaming Company

Philip Conneller - November 14th, 2016

David Baazov, who once led the very company he is now trying to buy out, has made a formal offer to buy the PokerStars parent for CAD$3.48 billion (US$2.56 billion). […]

Phil Ivey Gets $15.5 Million Pay Up Directive from Borgata Over Edge-Sorting Case

Phil Ivey Gets $15.5 Million Pay Up Directive from Borgata Over Edge-Sorting Case

Philip Conneller - November 11th, 2016

Phil Ivey could be facing a $15.5 million bill from the Borgata in Atlantic City, if the courts swallow the argument that the casino should be paid “expectation” damages. The […]

Suspected Russian Mobsters Accused of Running Illegal Poker Den in Brooklyn

Suspected Russian Mobsters Accused of Running Illegal Poker Den in Brooklyn

Daniel Smyth - November 10th, 2016

Russian mobsters in charge of an underground poker network in Brooklyn have been busted by the cops in a series of surprise raids. The nine men arrested by federal agents […]

WikiLeaks Alleges Clinton Foundation Poker Events Used to Boost Chelsea Clinton Husband’s Hedge Fund Accounts

WikiLeaks Alleges Clinton Foundation Poker Events Used to Boost Chelsea Clinton Husband’s Hedge Fund Accounts

Daniel Smyth - November 7th, 2016

In the latest chapter of the WikiLeaks email leak scandal, the Clinton Foundation and poker may have been used to further the financial aspirations of Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton’s husband. […]