Politics

When poker meets politics, it’s bound to be controversial. Whether election issues, debates, or political stances, we bring you the whole story.

Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

CardsChat News - January 15th, 2019
The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel has released a new opinion on the Wire Act, one that reverses the 2011 opinion that suggested the law only applied to […]
AUDIO: Daniel Negreanu Praises Fedor Holz, Bashes Donald Trump on Domenick Nati Show

AUDIO: Daniel Negreanu Praises Fedor Holz, Bashes Donald Trump on Domenick Nati Show

Jon Sofen - December 7th, 2018
Canadian immigrant Daniel Negreanu referred to American President Donald Trump as “repulsive,” but heaped praise on German Fedor Holz’s poker skills in an interview on the Domenick Nati Show, which […]
New York Lawmaker Willing to Give Up on Online Poker in Exchange for Sports Betting

New York Lawmaker Willing to Give Up on Online Poker in Exchange for Sports Betting

CardsChat News - December 5th, 2018
Some New York legislators have long shown interest in bringing online poker to their state, even if the votes or the political will hasn’t been there to make it happen […]
Royal Hangout Hurlingham Club Slammed for Hosting Teen Poker Night

Royal Hangout Hurlingham Club Slammed for Hosting Teen Poker Night

Daniel Smyth - November 26th, 2018
A poker night hosted by the uber-elite Hurlingham Club in London has been called “staggeringly ill-conceived” by anti-gambling advocates for allowing teenagers to enter. Part of the private members club’s […]
Tony G on CNN: Amazon Should Stop Selling Soviet-Themed Merchandise

Tony G on CNN: Amazon Should Stop Selling Soviet-Themed Merchandise

Jon Sofen - November 26th, 2018
Lithuanian politician Antanas Guoga, known to the poker community as “Tony G,” said in an interview on CNN that Amazon should discontinue selling Soviet-themed products. If the multi-billion-dollar company refuses, […]
Prahlad Friedman Claims Poker Players are ‘Mostly’ Republican Yet the ‘Best Ones’ Aren’t

Prahlad Friedman Claims Poker Players are ‘Mostly’ Republican Yet the ‘Best Ones’ Aren’t

Jon Sofen - November 17th, 2018
Prahlad Friedman is no longer concerned with Jeff Lisandro paying his ante. These days, he’s fighting for social justice. And more recently, the liberal-leaning poker pro made an insulting claim […]
Miriam Adelson, Sheldon’s Wife, Among Trump’s Picks for Presidential Medal of Freedom

Miriam Adelson, Sheldon’s Wife, Among Trump’s Picks for Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jon Sofen - November 13th, 2018
President Donald Trump announced that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s wife, Miriam Adelson, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is awarded to those who make an […]
2018 Midterm Elections: Poker Players React to Mixed Results

2018 Midterm Elections: Poker Players React to Mixed Results

Jon Sofen - November 7th, 2018
The 2018 midterm elections in the US took place on Tuesday. Each side – Republicans and Democrats – were both enthusiastic and disappointed with the mixed results. That includes some […]
Poker Alliance Urges Floridians to Protect Gambling by Voting No on Amendment 3

Poker Alliance Urges Floridians to Protect Gambling by Voting No on Amendment 3

CardsChat News - October 26th, 2018
The political voice for poker players in America is speaking out and encouraging its members — as well as all voters in Florida — to vote no on Amendment 3,  […]
Poker Alliance Voices Support for State-Regulated Sports Betting in Filing with Congress

Poker Alliance Voices Support for State-Regulated Sports Betting in Filing with Congress

Jon Sofen - October 1st, 2018
Last week’s Congressional hearing on the future of US sports betting was filled with misinformation, according to the Poker Alliance, a political organization formerly known as the PPA and now […]
Who’s Bluffing? Poker Players Question Credibility of Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Ford in Senate Hearing

Who’s Bluffing? Poker Players Question Credibility of Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Ford in Senate Hearing

Jon Sofen - September 28th, 2018
To conservative-leaning poker players and Trumpian sycophants alike, US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a credible man at the suffering end of a Democratic hit job. Liberal grinders, by […]