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.

Houston Poker Room Money Laundering Cases Referred to FBI Due to Potential Conflict of Interest

Houston Poker Room Money Laundering Cases Referred to FBI Due to Potential Conflict of Interest

CardsChat News - July 17th, 2019
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg dismissed money laundering charges against nine defendants tied to Houston poker rooms on Tuesday, saying that the cases would be referred to the FBI […]
WSOP Parking Lot Robbery Story Raises Rio Security Concerns

WSOP Parking Lot Robbery Story Raises Rio Security Concerns

Jon Sofen - July 2nd, 2019
The WSOP isn’t commenting on an alleged armed robbery that took place in the Rio parking lot Monday morning before sunrise. Las Vegas police are investigating, and poker players are […]
PokerStars Leaves Swiss Online Poker Market, But Plans Return Under New Regulations

PokerStars Leaves Swiss Online Poker Market, But Plans Return Under New Regulations

CardsChat News - July 2nd, 2019
PokerStars shut down its online poker operations in Switzerland on Monday, but the company says that it plans to return to the country as soon as possible under the nation’s […]
Several Houston Poker Clubs Remain in Operation Two Months After Police Raids

Several Houston Poker Clubs Remain in Operation Two Months After Police Raids

CardsChat News - June 26th, 2019
When the Houston Police Department raided two area poker clubs in May, the hope was that the crackdown would send a message to other operators. But nearly two months later, […]
Wire Act Deadline Extension Gives US Online Poker Breathing Space

Wire Act Deadline Extension Gives US Online Poker Breathing Space

Daniel Smyth - June 14th, 2019
Online poker in the US appears to be safe until at least 2020 following a Wire Act update from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Although nothing is certain when it […]
Federal Judge Says Wire Act Confined to Sports Betting, Doesn’t Apply to Online Poker, Lotteries

Federal Judge Says Wire Act Confined to Sports Betting, Doesn’t Apply to Online Poker, Lotteries

CardsChat News - June 4th, 2019
A federal judge ruled Monday that the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 applies only to sports betting, granting a summary judgement to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission in its lawsuit […]
Alleged Insurance Fraudster Wyatt Green Spotted on Poker Live Stream

Alleged Insurance Fraudster Wyatt Green Spotted on Poker Live Stream

Jon Sofen - May 23rd, 2019
Wyatt Green, an alleged insurance fraudster in Jacksonville, was caught on a live stream playing mid-stakes poker while out on bail by a local news investigation team. The poker player […]
One Year Later, PASPA Repeal Hasn’t Offered Much Help for Online Poker

One Year Later, PASPA Repeal Hasn’t Offered Much Help for Online Poker

CardsChat News - May 14th, 2019
It was exactly one year ago today that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – or PASPA – was struck down by the Supreme Court, a decision that opened […]
New Jersey AG Suing Department of Justice Over Adelson’s Role in Wire Act Interpretation

New Jersey AG Suing Department of Justice Over Adelson’s Role in Wire Act Interpretation

CardsChat News - May 8th, 2019
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday after the DOJ failed to provide answers about Sheldon Adelson’s lobbying efforts […]
Texas Poker Clubs Raided, Nine Arrested on Charges of Laundering $10M in Illegal Games

Texas Poker Clubs Raided, Nine Arrested on Charges of Laundering $10M in Illegal Games

Daniel Smyth - May 3rd, 2019
The home of Hold’em is cracking down on illegal poker games following a two-year investigation into a suspected multi-million-dollar money laundering operation. As reported by local news outlet the Houston […]
Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

CardsChat News - April 17th, 2019
Former Wichita police officer Michael Zajkowski pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of concealing a felony related to his participation in an illegal poker game. Zajkowski’s participation in the […]