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.

Gordon Vayo Won’t Have to Pay PokerStars $280k as Both Sides Drop VPN Lawsuits

Gordon Vayo Won’t Have to Pay PokerStars $280k as Both Sides Drop VPN Lawsuits

CardsChat News - December 6th, 2018
The simmering dispute between the world’s biggest poker site and professional player Gordon Vayo appears to be nearing a resolution. PokerStars has apparently retracted its countersuit demanding that he pay […]
Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

CardsChat News - November 29th, 2018
A Minnesota man has been accused of posing as a hedge fund manager and scamming at least one victim out of $155,000 to fund his part-time poker career. Semin Topalovic, […]
Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

CardsChat News - November 21st, 2018
A poker player thought he was buying a rubdown at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, but he ended up in a $66,000 shakedown instead. The man, who was […]
Garden City Group Promises Another Round of Absolute Poker Payments

Garden City Group Promises Another Round of Absolute Poker Payments

CardsChat News - October 31st, 2018
The company charged with the task of paying back players ripped off by fraudulent activity at Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet have announced that another wave of users will finally […]
Chinese Government Blocks Popular Mobile Poker Apps in Online Gambling Crackdown

Chinese Government Blocks Popular Mobile Poker Apps in Online Gambling Crackdown

CardsChat News - October 30th, 2018
Several popular Texas hold’em apps have been blocked by Chinese authorities this week as part of a widening government crackdown against illegal online activities, including gambling and other content deemed […]
Asian Poker Tour to Host Event in Japan, But No Cash Prizes to Winners

Asian Poker Tour to Host Event in Japan, But No Cash Prizes to Winners

CardsChat Tournament News - October 22nd, 2018
The Asian Poker Tour is planning to make its first ever stop in Japan next year, as APT Tokyo will be held from Feb. 1 to Feb. 11 at the […]
New Jersey Gaming Regulators Warn Offshore Affiliates about Promoting Illegal Sites

New Jersey Gaming Regulators Warn Offshore Affiliates about Promoting Illegal Sites

CardsChat News - October 17th, 2018
New Jersey gaming regulators are sounding the alarm on what they see as a threat to regulated gambling operations in the state — the continued operation and promotion of illegal, […]
Unable to Find Money in New Jersey, Borgata Wants Approval to Go After Phil Ivey’s Nevada Assets

Unable to Find Money in New Jersey, Borgata Wants Approval to Go After Phil Ivey’s Nevada Assets

CardsChat News - October 16th, 2018
The Borgata might have won a $10.1 million judgement against Phil Ivey in their edge sorting case with the famous poker pro, but according to a report by CardPlayer.com, the […]
Poker Pro Micah Raskin Charged with Running Massive Marijuana Distribution Operation

Poker Pro Micah Raskin Charged with Running Massive Marijuana Distribution Operation

CardsChat News - October 10th, 2018
Poker pro Micah Raskin was busted earlier this year in a major Long Island marijuana raid, and now he faces additional federal charges for distributing more than 100 kilograms of […]
Indianapolis Charity Poker Game Under Investigation for Gaming Infractions

Indianapolis Charity Poker Game Under Investigation for Gaming Infractions

CardsChat News - October 10th, 2018
A twice-weekly poker game at a Knights of Columbus hall in Indianapolis that rakes in millions for local non-profits is under investigation for potential gaming license violations. Indiana gaming officials […]
Trial Begins in Case of 2014 Murder at Private Poker Game Near Houston

Trial Begins in Case of 2014 Murder at Private Poker Game Near Houston

CardsChat News - October 9th, 2018
Jurors heard opening statements on Monday in the trial for a 2014 murder that took place during a poker game near Houston. Defendant Eric Norris appeared in Fort Bend County […]