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.

Aussie Senator Gives Online Poker Players Hope in Face of New Internet Gambling Ban

Aussie Senator Gives Online Poker Players Hope in Face of New Internet Gambling Ban

Daniel Smyth - September 17th, 2017

Australia’s recently passed ban on online gambling began taking effect earlier this month. But online poker players were dealt a piece of potentially good news last week when a few […]

Pro Players in India Make Case Before Judge That Poker Is Game of Skill

Pro Players in India Make Case Before Judge That Poker Is Game of Skill

Daniel Smyth - September 11th, 2017

Two poker pros from India had to defend the game on which they make a living in a case that didn’t directly involve them. Abhishek Goindi and Aditya Wadhwani were […]

Spanish Pro Dragan Kostic Headed to Prison as Court Upholds Tax-Dodging Conviction

Spanish Pro Dragan Kostic Headed to Prison as Court Upholds Tax-Dodging Conviction

Jon Sofen - September 9th, 2017

Memo to poker pros: pay taxes on your winnings or suffer the consequences. Dragan Kostic, a Serbian-born player residing in Spain for the past 25 years, this week lost his […]

NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say

NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say

John Reger - September 8th, 2017

Four members of a Brighton Beach and Coney Island organized crime family were named for their connections to a May 2016 arson on a building that was hosting a rival […]

WPN CEO Suspects Competitors May Have Launched Labor Day Cyberattack against ACR

WPN CEO Suspects Competitors May Have Launched Labor Day Cyberattack against ACR

Jon Sofen - September 6th, 2017

Winning Poker Network CEO Philip Nagy is attacking those who he believes attacked his poker site. The outspoken executive of one of the largest online poker sites currently accepting US […]

New Jersey Formally (and Finally) Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports

New Jersey Formally (and Finally) Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports

Daniel Smyth - August 28th, 2017

With the stroke of a gubernatorial pen, daily fantasy sports has a regulatory framework in New Jersey now, meaning sports fans can legally put up money to play the games […]

Catholic Priest Who Blamed Poker for Child Porn Viewing Habit Sentenced

Catholic Priest Who Blamed Poker for Child Porn Viewing Habit Sentenced

Jon Sofen - August 26th, 2017

Every poker player reacts differently to bad beats. Some throw a hissy fit. Others download child pornography, you know, to “get revenge on God.” At least that was the claim […]

Uruguay Moves to Ban Online Poker and Gambling, Limit Sports Betting

Uruguay Moves to Ban Online Poker and Gambling, Limit Sports Betting

John Reger - August 25th, 2017

PokerStars will be heading to the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este in just a few weeks for an annual live tournament series at the luxurious Conrad Punta del […]

Another Pro Accuses King’s Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik of Not Paying Millions in Poker Debts

Another Pro Accuses King’s Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik of Not Paying Millions in Poker Debts

John Reger - August 23rd, 2017

The winner of October’s Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza is now the second player to publicly accuse the owner of King’s Casino in the Czech Republic of not being good for […]

Wait Over, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Players Finally to Receive Payouts

Wait Over, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Players Finally to Receive Payouts

Jon Sofen - August 22nd, 2017

Better late than never. Cliché or not, up to 7,400 former players on the defunct Cereus Poker Network, which included Black Friday-busted sites Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet, will receive […]

Poker Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell vs. ‘Demon’ FOBTs

Poker Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell vs. ‘Demon’ FOBTs

Daniel Smyth - August 21st, 2017

British poker pro Victoria Coren Mitchell has hit out at her government’s handling of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Coren Mitchell has been around professional gambling for more than 20 […]