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New Jersey Online Poker Sites Offered Celebrity Lifeline
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New Jersey Online Poker Sites Offered Celebrity Lifeline

December 7th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
New Jersey’s online poker community could soon see a lot more celebrities confessing their love for the game if the Division of Gaming Enforcement’s (DGE) recent proposals are given the green light. As part of a new...
Tony G Gets a “No Thank You, Mate” for Lithuanian Parliament Push
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Tony G Gets a “No Thank You, Mate” for Lithuanian Parliament Push

December 3rd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Tony G, the player who once ran riot at the poker tables with his kamikaze moves and cutting jibes, has recently been dealt a blow by the Lithuanian government. Since largely leaving poker behind for a career in politics, G...
Phil Ivey Gets Chance to Overturn Crockfords Ruling
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Phil Ivey Gets Chance to Overturn Crockfords Ruling

November 30th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Phil Ivey, the master poker player and high stakes gambler, has been given another shot at £7.8 million ($11.7 million) in cash thanks to a London judge. Despite being case that stretches back to August 2012, Ivey could still...
Poker Players Alliance Steps Up Lobbying Efforts in Pennsylvania
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Poker Players Alliance Steps Up Lobbying Efforts in Pennsylvania

November 25th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is rallying the troops in Pennsylvania after lawmakers in the House Gaming Oversight Committee voted in favor of moving State Rep. John Payne’s (R-District 106) online poker bill to the...
Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene
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Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene

November 24th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
An Oklahoma poker home game shooting terrified neighbors in the tiny town of fewer than 5,000 residents over the weekend. The small town of Sulphur in the Sooner State is eponymously named for its sulpher springs, for which it...
Travell Thomas Alleged $31 Million Fraudulent Debt Collection Agency Wire Charges Could Land Poker Player 20 Years
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Travell Thomas Alleged $31 Million Fraudulent Debt Collection Agency Wire Charges Could Land Poker Player 20 Years

November 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Travell Thomas, a New York poker player who holds two WSOPC rings, has been indicted by the US Attorney’s Manhattan office on charges of wire fraud, and is accused of being the head of the “largest fraudulent...
Quebec Lawmakers Push for ISP Blocking Mandate for Unauthorized Online Gambling Sites
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Quebec Lawmakers Push for ISP Blocking Mandate for Unauthorized Online Gambling Sites

November 19th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao in Canada is calling on the province’s National Assembly to enact his proposed legislation that would force Internet service providers (ISP) into blocking customers from accessing...
PPA Leaders Form Daily Fantasy Sports Players Alliance
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PPA Leaders Form Daily Fantasy Sports Players Alliance

November 14th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The Daily Fantasy Sports Platers Alliance is a new group, formed by two leaders of The Poker Players Alliance, to fight for the interests of DFS players. Steve Miller, the current PPA California State Director, and Drew Lesofski,...
$10 Million in WSOP 2015 Taxes Goes to IRS and State and Local Outfits
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$10 Million in WSOP 2015 Taxes Goes to IRS and State and Local Outfits

November 13th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The IRS, also known as the Internal Revenue Service to every tax-paying American citizen, is watching you. Especially if you just took down millions in the recently wrapped up 2015 World Series of Poker. Sadly for this...
Attorney Generals Distribute Letter to Colleagues Advocating RAWA
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Attorney Generals Distribute Letter to Colleagues Advocating RAWA

November 8th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The attorney generals from Missouri and South Carolina have come together in support of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), the anti-online gambling measure that has been introduced in both the Senate and House of...