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.

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 […]

PokerStars Acquisition in 2014 May Have Involved Insider Trading

PokerStars Acquisition in 2014 May Have Involved Insider Trading

Jon Sofen - April 13th, 2017

PokerStars doesn’t need more bad publicity. But the online poker giant just got some. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has alleged investors from two financial firms were illegally tipped off […]

Gambling in China On the Slide According to Hong Kong Survey

Gambling in China On the Slide According to Hong Kong Survey

Daniel Smyth - April 10th, 2017

Gambling in China is on the decline according to a recent study carried out by the Ping Wo Fund. As outlined by an official press release published on April 5, […]

Canadian Poker Player Fights for Civil Forfeiture “Bankroll” Confiscated at Traffic Stop

Canadian Poker Player Fights for Civil Forfeiture “Bankroll” Confiscated at Traffic Stop

John Reger - April 8th, 2017

The Canadian province of New Brunswick is suing poker player Ha Van Nguyen to recover nearly $8,000 found during a traffic stop. Authorities now contend the money was used for […]

L.A.’s Bicycle Casino Reoopens Following Dramatic Tuesday Raid, ‘Criminal Fraud’ Investigation Underway

L.A.’s Bicycle Casino Reoopens Following Dramatic Tuesday Raid, ‘Criminal Fraud’ Investigation Underway

Jon Sofen - April 5th, 2017

No, Martin Scorsese wasn’t at the Bicycle Club on Tuesday directing Casino II. Federal agents raided the legendary Southern California card room over an apparent criminal fraud investigation. Sam Rothstein […]

Yevgeniy Timoshenko’s $90k Lawsuit Against Roommate that Didn’t Pay for Basketball Tickets

Yevgeniy Timoshenko’s $90k Lawsuit Against Roommate that Didn’t Pay for Basketball Tickets

Daniel Smyth - April 3rd, 2017

Poker pro Yevgeniy Timoshenko has become the latest player to take legal action against one of his peers for an unpaid debt. Poker players with outstanding debts is nothing new, […]

Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under

Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under

Jon Sofen - March 22nd, 2017

Online poker and live sports betting have officially been banned in Australia. Huffington Post Australia, one of the leading political news websites in the country, reported the Senate passed an […]

Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up

Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up

Daniel Smyth - March 20th, 2017

Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood was arrested for reportedly being drunk and disorderly inside Miami’s Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s poker room according to TMZ. The 34-year-old, who played Jaguar Paw in […]