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PASPA Gets Overturned in 2018, as Online Poker Players and Pols React
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PASPA Gets Overturned in 2018, as Online Poker Players and Pols React

December 24th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
When the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was overturned in May by the US Supreme Court, it opened up new vistas for state-by-state sports betting legalization. It also caused the pot to boil among poker...
GreySnowPoker Goes Live as Isle of Man’s First Tribal Gaming Site
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GreySnowPoker Goes Live as Isle of Man’s First Tribal Gaming Site

November 12th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has launched GreySnowPoker just six months after pulling the plug on PokerTribe.com. According to the operator’s LinkedIn page, GreySnowPoker.com was founded in 2017 and currently has its headquarters...
Macau Casino Revenue Hits Four-Year High Despite Government Gambling Crackdown
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Macau Casino Revenue Hits Four-Year High Despite Government Gambling Crackdown

November 2nd, 2018 | by Greg Shaun
Casino revenue in Macau hit a four-year high in October, despite continued efforts by the Chinese government to crackdown on gambling. According to the latest figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau,...
China Targets Online Poker Again with Latest Crackdown
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China Targets Online Poker Again with Latest Crackdown

October 31st, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
China’s recent war against online poker took another step forward this week after two popular apps were taken offline. As part of the Chinese government’s drive to clean-up online content deemed “inappropriate,” Poker...
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 Brian Corlisse
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...