Legal

Amaya Vindicated by Federal Court in Illinois “Loss Recovery” Case
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Amaya Vindicated by Federal Court in Illinois “Loss Recovery” Case

January 22nd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya has dodged a bullet in Illinois, where a federal appeals court ruled last week that the company will not have to repay money lost by state residents at PokerStars and Full Tilt. And crucially, the court made the important...
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Predicts Online Gambling Will Be Legal by July
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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Predicts Online Gambling Will Be Legal by July

January 20th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Pennsylvania lawmaker John Payne believes the odds for online gambling coming to the state are in his favor. State Rep. Payne (R-District 106) recently announced he will retire at the end of his seventh two-year term in November...
World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music
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World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music

January 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Haden Ware, one of the founders of the pioneering World Sports Exchange (WSEX) website, appeared in a federal court this week to plead guilty to violating the Wire Act. Ware, an American citizen, has been a fugitive from the...
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Still Possible, as Proponent John Payne Announces Retirement
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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Still Possible, as Proponent John Payne Announces Retirement

January 13th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Pennsylvania online gambling is still up for consideration, as Governor Tom Wolf (D) makes his way through the submitted state budget and line-item vetoes for the Commonwealth. Writing in an opinion piece this week for...
California Online Poker Bill Overlooked in Favor of DFS
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California Online Poker Bill Overlooked in Favor of DFS

January 7th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
California online poker remains a distant dream for millions, after a scheduled hearing was unexpectedly canceled earlier this week. After months of hoping and lobbying, AB 167 (an online poker bill sponsored by Assemblyman...
Amaya Smacked with $870 Million Kentucky Court Fine
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Amaya Smacked with $870 Million Kentucky Court Fine

January 5th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya is mad as hell and it’s not going to take it anymore. That’s the company’s feedback on the latest in a dramatic case in Kentucky that’s been more riveting to watch than a telenovela. The most recent...
Poker Business Scandals in 2015: Crime, Controversy, and Crooks
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Poker Business Scandals in 2015: Crime, Controversy, and Crooks

December 28th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Poker business scandals go hand-in-hand with America’s favorite casino card game, the allure of striking it rich often too tempting for the immoral to resist. Similar to any other industry where great stacks of money are...
State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015
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State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015

December 25th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Poker in America is complicated and complex, and considering it’s both a state and federal topic, that’s no big surprise. “Politician” is defined as “someone who is active in government,” and...
How Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal Acquisition Could Impact 2016
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How Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal Acquisition Could Impact 2016

December 23rd, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Sheldon Adelson paid $140 million for the Las Vegas Review-Journal (R-J) on December 10, but he didn’t reveal his involvement in the acquisition from New Media Investment Group, the paper’s former owners, until a week...
Delaware Online Poker Posts Strong November Earnings, Revenues Soar 20.6 Percent
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Delaware Online Poker Posts Strong November Earnings, Revenues Soar 20.6 Percent

December 22nd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Delaware online poker rebounded in November, poker rake and fee totaling $28,985 for the month, a 20.6 percent increase compared to October. Internet poker in The First State went on life support last month after the market...