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.

Las Vegas Pot Smoking Tour Bus Struggles to Get Green Light in Nevada

Las Vegas Pot Smoking Tour Bus Struggles to Get Green Light in Nevada

Jon Sofen - July 27th, 2017

The state of Nevada legalized recreational marijuana effective July 1, and it’s high time for local entrepreneurs seeing green. One company, Greenrush Transportation, believes its weed tour bus idea is […]

DraftKings Balks at Massachusetts’ Classification of DFS as ‘Online Gaming’

DraftKings Balks at Massachusetts’ Classification of DFS as ‘Online Gaming’

John Reger - July 26th, 2017

Boston-based DraftKings is finding they have no home-field advantage when taking on the state of Massachusetts. The popular daily fantasy sports provider is pushing back on a report from the […]

WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K

WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K

Jon Sofen - July 25th, 2017

It’s not the first time a prominent poker pro has ended up in a financial disagreement with a backer, but it is the first time that arguably the most successful […]

Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases

Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases

John Reger - July 19th, 2017

Scott Tom, former Absolute Poker president and Black Friday defendant, apparently has reached a plea deal with US prosecutors that will see him facing minimal jail time, if any at […]

Paul Senat, Charged with Manslaughter in Death of FSU Star’s Dad, Wins $101,444 in WSOP Main Event

Paul Senat, Charged with Manslaughter in Death of FSU Star’s Dad, Wins $101,444 in WSOP Main Event

Chad Holloway - July 18th, 2017

The 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event is down to the final table of nine, but one man who won’t be seated there is 37-year-old Paul Senat. Nonetheless, […]

FTC Pushback Puts the Kaibosh on DraftKings FanDuel Partnership

FTC Pushback Puts the Kaibosh on DraftKings FanDuel Partnership

John Reger - July 14th, 2017

Rather than fight the government, DraftKings and FanDuel have called off plans for a merger between the two titans of the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry. A statement jointly announced […]

Jeff Sessions Recused from Online Gambling Matters after Hiring Adelson Lobbyist as Personal Attorney in Russia Probe

Jeff Sessions Recused from Online Gambling Matters after Hiring Adelson Lobbyist as Personal Attorney in Russia Probe

John Reger - July 3rd, 2017

Advocates for reinterpreting a 2011 Department of Justice opinion that allowed for intrastate online poker in the US just lost an influential ally. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself […]

Operation Toker Poker: Players Linked to Major Underground Marijuana Network in Colorado

Operation Toker Poker: Players Linked to Major Underground Marijuana Network in Colorado

Daniel Smyth - June 30th, 2017

What started out as a friendly poker game among high school buds grew into a major black market marijuana distribution ring that resulted in the largest pot bust in Colorado […]

Illinois House (Briefly) Gives Hope to Online Poker

Illinois House (Briefly) Gives Hope to Online Poker

John Reger - June 28th, 2017

Illinois lawmakers discussed an online casino gaming bill this week that would legalize online casinos, online poker, and daily fantasy sports. Testimony before the House Executive Committee on Wednesday briefly […]

‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan

‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan

Jon Sofen - June 27th, 2017

Matt Kirk, known in the high-stakes poker community as “Aussie Matt,” has filed a lawsuit against King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik for $2 million over an unpaid loan. The poker […]

PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight

PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight

Daniel Smyth - June 26th, 2017

PokerStars wants to become part of India’s booming poker market and it’s already making moves to gain a foothold as soon as possible. Since Nagaland became the first state in […]