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.

UK Regulators Investigating 888 for Responsible Gaming Violations

UK Regulators Investigating 888 for Responsible Gaming Violations

Daniel Smyth - May 15th, 2017

The stock price for 888 Holdings (LON: 888) took its biggest hit in almost a year on Monday, after an announcement that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) was investigating one […]

Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership

Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership

Daniel Smyth - May 12th, 2017

Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s what’s spurred the announcement of an impending corporate […]

Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room

Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room

Jon Sofen - May 12th, 2017

Police raided a thrice-weekly poker game being run out of a Candlewood Suites hotel room in Smyrna, Tennessee, a small town outside of Nashville. The operation, according to police, was […]

India High Court Wants to Know: Is Poker a Game of Skill or Luck?

India High Court Wants to Know: Is Poker a Game of Skill or Luck?

Jon Sofen - May 11th, 2017

Poker players have long known the answer to the age-old question of whether poker is a game of skill or luck. But now a court in India wants more proof […]

Baazov Allegedly Made Illegal Contributions to New York Governor’s 2014 Campaign

Baazov Allegedly Made Illegal Contributions to New York Governor’s 2014 Campaign

Jon Sofen - May 9th, 2017

Former Amaya Inc. CEO David Baazov has some more explaining to do. Already facing what is considered the biggest insider trading scandal in Canadian history, the businessman now could have […]

Feds Seize Property Worth $6 Million from Texas Family Pegged for Running Illegal Sports Betting Biz

Feds Seize Property Worth $6 Million from Texas Family Pegged for Running Illegal Sports Betting Biz

John Reger - May 3rd, 2017

Federal authorities have accused the owner of a used car dealership in Beaumont, Texas, of running a multimillion-dollar illegal sports betting enterprise. Attorneys for the IRS and Department of Homeland […]

Seniors in Canada Can’t Play Micro-Stakes Poker Game at Seniors’ Center, Deemed Unlawful

Seniors in Canada Can’t Play Micro-Stakes Poker Game at Seniors’ Center, Deemed Unlawful

Jon Sofen - April 25th, 2017

A micro-stakes poker game involving seniors in a Canadian town has been shut down. The City of Richmond deems the game “unlawful.” No, you haven’t unknowingly stumbled upon The Onion. […]

Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam

Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam

John Reger - April 21st, 2017

It’s been a long and winding legal road for Travell Thomas, the poker pro with over a half-million in live tournament winnings. On Thursday, Thomas finally learned his fate, as […]

Casino Ban by Goan Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Could Hurt Poker in India

Casino Ban by Goan Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Could Hurt Poker in India

Daniel Smyth - April 17th, 2017

Poker in India may be in trouble in at least one state after an influential minister claimed that gambling is “not good.” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told Indian news […]

Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts

Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts

Daniel Smyth - April 17th, 2017

Bryan Patrick Oulton, co-founder of the Players Poker Championship (PPC) Poker Tour, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring debts totaling $891,701. Problems for Oulton and the PPC began last […]

Vegas Dave Indicted for Misuse of Social Security Numbers

Vegas Dave Indicted for Misuse of Social Security Numbers

John Reger - April 14th, 2017

“Vegas Dave” David Oancea, who has built a reputation for betting and winning on underdogs, might be facing his toughest long shot yet, beating a federal indictment. He was charged […]