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.

Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal

Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal

Jon Sofen - January 16th, 2017

The infamous Borgata chip fraudster, Christian Lusardi, only spent six months behind bars for his crimes against the poker community. Lusardi hit the headlines back in 2014 when he tried […]

888poker Backs Out of Australian Market, as Inhospitable Legislation Hovers

888poker Backs Out of Australian Market, as Inhospitable Legislation Hovers

Jon Sofen - January 13th, 2017

Poker players in Australia will no longer be able to access the 888poker site after January 16. The world’s second most popular poker site is exiting the Down Under market, […]

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Wire Act Could Be Up for Re-Review Under His Auspices

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Wire Act Could Be Up for Re-Review Under His Auspices

Daniel Smyth - January 11th, 2017

Donald Trump’s Attorney General (AG) nominee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) says he may be willing to revisit the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) interpretation of the Wire Act. Although the Alabama […]

Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack

Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack

Philip Conneller - January 10th, 2017

The operator of unlicensed bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, which had links to a massive cyberattack on financial services giant JPMorgan, pled guilty to charges including bank fraud conspiracy in a federal […]

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against PPC Poker Tour

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against PPC Poker Tour

Chad Holloway - January 5th, 2017

In another new court filing obtained by CardsChat, a judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour), one that freezes its assets for […]

PPC Poker Tour Hit with Player Suit Following Failure to Pay Out Full Prize Pool

PPC Poker Tour Hit with Player Suit Following Failure to Pay Out Full Prize Pool

Chad Holloway - January 3rd, 2017

A new court filing obtained today by CardsChat reveals four players are going after the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour). The complaint, which was filed by noted poker attorney […]

The Poker-DFS Connection: How It Played Out in 2016

The Poker-DFS Connection: How It Played Out in 2016

Philip Conneller - January 1st, 2017

Poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS) were hot topics in 2016, with the “are they skill or luck” game arguments being bandied about in many US state legislatures. The DFS […]

Most Scandalous International Poker Player Crimes of 2016: A Tale of Three Cities

Most Scandalous International Poker Player Crimes of 2016: A Tale of Three Cities

Philip Conneller - December 30th, 2016

In 2016, poker player crimes around the world peppered the industry across several fronts. For all that poker has done to improve its public perception over the past decade, each […]

California Online Poker, Here We (Don’t) Come Again: A Year in the Life of a Reporter Covering Legislation that Never, Ever Happens

California Online Poker, Here We (Don’t) Come Again: A Year in the Life of a Reporter Covering Legislation that Never, Ever Happens

Philip Conneller - December 29th, 2016

Ah, California online poker, in 2016, we came so close, and yet no closer, to seeing you become legal. But covering this nearly not-quite-there story almost drove me to drink. […]

Bitcoin Gets (More) Respect in 2016: What’s Changed?

Bitcoin Gets (More) Respect in 2016: What’s Changed?

Philip Conneller - December 28th, 2016

Cryptocurrency bitcoin moved a few paces forward towards mainstream respectability in 2016, but its use as a payment method for online poker in the regulated markets remains fraught with complexity. […]

Carl Icahn Likely to Be Named Regulatory Advisor, as AGA Urges President-Elect Donald Trump to Help US Gambling Industry

Carl Icahn Likely to Be Named Regulatory Advisor, as AGA Urges President-Elect Donald Trump to Help US Gambling Industry

Daniel Smyth - December 21st, 2016

Carl Icahn, the man who’s been in a bit of hot water in New Jersey over his handling of his reopening plans for the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, […]