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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.

Hialeah Park Poker Tournament Controversy Has Players in an Uproar

Hialeah Park Poker Tournament Controversy Has Players in an Uproar

Philip Conneller - September 3rd, 2015

Controversy at a recent Hialeah Park Casino poker tournament in Miami, Florida has led players to cry foul. Discrepancies between prize pool figures and the total number of chips in play, as displayed by the tournament clocks, gave some players enough pause to question what the heck was going on. The math at the casino’s […]

Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts

Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts

Ed Scimia - September 1st, 2015

The California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) has lost one of its members, one who’s been a vital player in the fight for online poker in the Golden State. Commissioner Richard Schuetz has taken off for the balmy island of Bermuda, leaving his allies to carry on the battle for legal Internet poker without him. Online […]

Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions

Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions

Ed Scimia - August 29th, 2015

Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by gaining an unfair advantage. Now Ivey has fired back, saying it’s the casino that took steps to make sure it could gain an edge over him, albeit […]

Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React

Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React

Ed Scimia - August 27th, 2015

Brazilian online poker players can probably relax if they were worried about the possibility of facing punishment for playing Internet poker while out in public. Despite a rash of stories earlier in the month about a change to Brazilian law, it seems as though an amendment to an existing statute shouldn’t have any impact on […]

Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues

Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues

Ed Scimia - August 25th, 2015

Neymar Jr has a bright career in the world of soccer ahead of him, in large part because he’s accomplished so much already at the tender age of 23, meaning he still has plenty of prime years to come. But his young age isn’t always a blessing, as PokerStars recently found out. The poker site […]

Poker Unlikely to be Impacted by Indian Supreme Court Ruling

Poker Unlikely to be Impacted by Indian Supreme Court Ruling

Ed Scimia - August 22nd, 2015

Online poker’s next big growth market could very well be India. Many companies in the industry are certainly looking at that possibility, with PokerStars even signing their first Indian team pro, Aditya Agarwal, earlier this year. But the blossoming poker industry in India didn’t get any help from the Indian Supreme Court this week, as […]

Political Monitor Judicial Watch Announces DOJ Lawsuit Over Wire Act Review

Political Monitor Judicial Watch Announces DOJ Lawsuit Over Wire Act Review

Ed Scimia - August 21st, 2015

The Department of Justice’s 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act, which found that the legislation only applies to sports betting and not to other forms of online gambling, has been controversial ever since. Now, a right-wing political group is suing the DOJ in the hopes of obtaining documents related to that decision. Judicial Watch issued […]

Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones

Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones

Daniel Smyth - August 21st, 2015

A Sheldon Adelson undercover video expose made by a US poker player in the Sands CEO’s Venetian and Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas shows that security and the potential for underage play may be more of an issue on land than online. The expose by Tim James is particularly accusatory in that Adelson’s primary argument […]

New York State Senator John Bonacic Online Poker Bill Gets September Hearing Date

New York State Senator John Bonacic Online Poker Bill Gets September Hearing Date

Philip Conneller - August 18th, 2015

New York State Senator John Bonacic (R-42nd District) says his online poker bill S05302, which was introduced to the Senate this past May, will receive a hearing next month. Bonacic told Gaming Compliance this week that New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee will meet to discuss the viability of online poker regulation in […]

Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision

Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision

Ed Scimia - August 17th, 2015

The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth legal drama between the two sides. The battle is over the $9.6 million Ivey won during four baccarat sessions at the Borgata in 2012, in which he used a technique known as […]

Brazil Outlaws Public Displays of Online Poker

Brazil Outlaws Public Displays of Online Poker

Daniel Smyth - August 16th, 2015

August 19, 2015  Editor’s Note: This story was based on a possible interpretation of a law written in 1941, which referred to playing poker at an actual table. We would advise our readers that the legal standing of this particular law is a subject for attorneys, and in no way should this article be construed […]