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San Diego Casino Raids: Money Laundering, Prostitution, and Mafia Links
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San Diego Casino Raids: Money Laundering, Prostitution, and Mafia Links

December 11th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Two San Diego card rooms and 25 players are under investigation by the FBI following a surprise raid earlier this week. The Seven Mile Casino on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista and the Black Jack Palomar Casino, both in San Diego...
Tenth Amendment Overshadows Gambling Concerns During RAWA Testimony
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Tenth Amendment Overshadows Gambling Concerns During RAWA Testimony

December 10th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The Tenth Amendment delegates powers not identified by the US Constitution to the States. On Wednesday, numerous members of the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee conveyed concerns they had in regards to how...
Pennsylvania Online Poker Included in House Budget, Senate Unlikely to Approve
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Pennsylvania Online Poker Included in House Budget, Senate Unlikely to Approve

December 9th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Pennsylvania online poker and the expansion of Internet gambling has been included in the most recent version of a $30.3 billion budget bill presented by the state’s House of Representatives. On Monday, the House...
PPA Joins Lawsuit Against PokerStars to Help Kentucky Grinders
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PPA Joins Lawsuit Against PokerStars to Help Kentucky Grinders

December 8th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is joining a lawsuit filed against PokerStars in a bid to support the online poker community and, surprisingly, the operator itself. Announced late last week, the PPA’s decision to join the...
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...