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Washington D.C.’s Sports Betting Push Could Lead to Online Poker Regulation
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Washington D.C.’s Sports Betting Push Could Lead to Online Poker Regulation

October 19th, 2018 | by Dan Smyth
Online poker could find its way into the Washington D.C. if ongoing discussions around sports betting prove productive. Following a public hearing between city council members and lawmakers, local news outlet WTOP has reported on...
PASPA Repeal Brings Out Anti-Online Poker Provocateurs
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PASPA Repeal Brings Out Anti-Online Poker Provocateurs

September 28th, 2018 | by Greg Shaun
The repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) might have opened the door to some unexpected problems for the online poker industry. When the US Supreme Court repealed the 1992 act outlawing sports...
Bad Beat: Poker Player Has to Repay First Place Winnings Six Months Later
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Bad Beat: Poker Player Has to Repay First Place Winnings Six Months Later

August 17th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Credit Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs with the slow roll of the year so far. The British tax authority told Adam Lulat that he must repay all £68,930 ($95,404) he took home after winning the Main Event of the second leg...
David Baazov Avoids Insider Trading Charges After Judge Tosses Case
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David Baazov Avoids Insider Trading Charges After Judge Tosses Case

June 8th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov will avoid charges of insider trading linked to the $4.9 billion sale of PokerStars thanks to a major error by the Autorite des marches financiers (AMF). Following a May 21 call for a stay of...
Poker Players Alliance Positive After PASPA is Struck Down
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Poker Players Alliance Positive After PASPA is Struck Down

May 16th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) believes striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) could be a chance for US states to embrace regulated online poker. Commenting on the US Supreme Court’s ruling...
SCOOP Winner Gordon Vayo Takes PokerStars to Court Over $692K Debt
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SCOOP Winner Gordon Vayo Takes PokerStars to Court Over $692K Debt

May 9th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Poker pro Gordon Vayo is suing PokerStars for what he sees fraud, deceit and false advertising following his 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) win. The 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up made the headlines almost 12...
Application Process for Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licenses to Open in April, Operations on Track for Year-End Launch
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Application Process for Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licenses to Open in April, Operations on Track for Year-End Launch

March 12th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Ever since Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf put his signature to legal online casinos five months ago, players have wondered when they’ll be able to log on and play. A launch of online operations is on track for years end, while...
All Japan Poker Championship Tour Following Trends to China, with Stops Planned for Macau and Taiwan
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All Japan Poker Championship Tour Following Trends to China, with Stops Planned for Macau and Taiwan

January 29th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
While it won’t be the first time that the All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC) has ventured outside of the Land of the Rising Sun, it will be the tour’s biggest geographic leap yet. The fledgling organization revealed...
Portugal and Italy Inching Towards Poker Liquidity Sharing Reality
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Portugal and Italy Inching Towards Poker Liquidity Sharing Reality

January 26th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Poker liquidity sharing in Europe will move another step forward very soon according to politicians and industry insiders. Speaking to local media outlet GiocoNews, Italy’s Under Secretary of State at the Finance Ministry, Pier...
Hope on the Horizon Despite Drop in New Jersey’s Poker Performance
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Hope on the Horizon Despite Drop in New Jersey’s Poker Performance

December 15th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
New Jersey’s online poker economy took a hit in November with year-on-year revenue dropping by 13.1 percent. The latest figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) have shown that online casino gaming is...