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.

Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government

Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government

John Reger - February 24th, 2017

Scott Tom ended his long run from the law on Thursday, walking into a Manhattan courtroom to face charges levied against him back in 2011. The former fugitive, who is […]

Brandon Steven, Kansas’ Top-Rated Tournament Poker Player, Subject of FBI Inquiry

Brandon Steven, Kansas’ Top-Rated Tournament Poker Player, Subject of FBI Inquiry

Jon Sofen - February 15th, 2017

Brandon Steven, who in 2010 just missed making the World Series of Poker Main Event final table by one, is the subject of an FBI inquiry, the Wichita Eagle reports. […]

Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal

Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal

John Reger - February 15th, 2017

Florida politicians may be opening up some new channels when it comes to non-profit poker. If a bill produced on Monday in the state’s House of Representatives is passed, philanthropic […]

Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims

Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims

Jon Sofen - February 14th, 2017

Numerous celebrities have allegedly been caught up in the Genovese crime family chronicles, according to Radar Online, an entertainment gossip website. Big Hollywood stars, including Regis Philbin, James Caan, Tony […]

Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State

Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State

John Reger - February 13th, 2017

Another person who thought they could get one past a casino was arrested recently for allegedly switching cards during a Pai Gow poker session at several different facilities in the Washington […]

India Court to Determine Whether Poker Is Legal, as ‘Skill vs Luck’ Battle Rages On Around the Globe

India Court to Determine Whether Poker Is Legal, as ‘Skill vs Luck’ Battle Rages On Around the Globe

John Reger - February 8th, 2017

A poker club that was denied permission to operate in India will have its case heard by the Gujarat High Court later this month. AAA Gaming Pvt. Ltd. applied for […]

Fantasy Aces Site Busts, Leaving Players Out $1.3 Million

Fantasy Aces Site Busts, Leaving Players Out $1.3 Million

Philip Conneller - February 3rd, 2017

Customers experienced a nightmare this week, when Fantasy Aces filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, freezing accounts amid an uncertain future. The site is the largest daily fantasy sports behind […]

Math Teacher Lectures Washington State Lawmakers on Online Poker

Math Teacher Lectures Washington State Lawmakers on Online Poker

Philip Conneller - January 24th, 2017

Washington State’s hearing on online poker last week featured an unusual star witness: high-school math teacher David Shick. Shick, who describes himself as a “math stud rather than a math […]

New York State Readies Online Poker Bill, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Behind Push Once More

New York State Readies Online Poker Bill, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Behind Push Once More

Philip Conneller - January 23rd, 2017

New York State is getting ready to resume its legislative push to regulate online poker, according to Gambling Compliance (GC). Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-89th) told the site this week that […]

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, […]