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Sheldon Adelson Beware, Pennsylvanians Want Legalized Online Gambling
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Sheldon Adelson Beware, Pennsylvanians Want Legalized Online Gambling

May 21st, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Sheldon Adelson isn’t your typical 81-year-old. Though he could easily retire, the man worth $30 billion is on a crusade to make Internet betting illegal, but a new poll claims the overwhelming majority of residents, at...
Mississippi Unlikely To See Online Poker Anytime Soon
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Mississippi Unlikely To See Online Poker Anytime Soon

May 20th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Mississippi online poker was never something that supporters had really hoped to push through the state legislature this year, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when a bill to regulate the game died quickly earlier this year....
Alix Tichelman Pleads Guilty In Death Of Forrest Timothy Hayes
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Alix Tichelman Pleads Guilty In Death Of Forrest Timothy Hayes

May 19th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Alix Tichelman has been near the scene of at least two heroin overdose deaths in the past two years. Now, she will be facing consequences for one of those deaths. Tichelman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to felony charges of...
PokerStars to Push California Regulators this Week
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PokerStars to Push California Regulators this Week

May 19th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The push for regulated online poker in California received a boost this week thanks to PokerStars and two of its leading pros, Daniel Negreanu and Jason Somerville. Intent on contributing to the recent wave of positive momentum...
New York Online Poker Bill Omits Bad Actor Language 
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New York Online Poker Bill Omits Bad Actor Language 

May 18th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
New York online poker, previously thought to be a longshot for passage in 2015, just received a much-needed boost by way of a new bill. Authored by State Senator John Bonacic (R-District 42), bill S05302 would allow certain...
New York State Dems Tell Congress to Shut Down RAWA Approval
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New York State Dems Tell Congress to Shut Down RAWA Approval

May 15th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, is a polarizing bill that is seeking to restore the Wire Act to its pre-2011 interpretation and effectively ban all forms of Internet wagering. The measure has largely divided...
Prosecutors Indict Phua On Conspiracy Charge
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Prosecutors Indict Phua On Conspiracy Charge

May 15th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua may have thought he was in the clear after a judge tossed out the majority of the evidence federal prosecutors had against him on charges that he helped run an illegal sports betting ring in Las Vegas. But things might...
Betclic Players Targeted by Belgian Gaming Commission
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Betclic Players Targeted by Belgian Gaming Commission

May 11th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Online gambling operator Betclic is being accused by the Belgian Public Prosecution Office of running an illegal iPoker and gambling network, with the country’s gaming commission also seizing player account balances and...
WSOP Won’t Budge on Player Tax Headache 
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WSOP Won’t Budge on Player Tax Headache 

May 11th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The WSOP has confirmed that it will not allow tax on winnings to be declared to the IRS via 5754 forms, creating a potential fiscal headache for players and their backers. 5754 forms are provided in instances in which there are...
Full Tilt Says Next Round of Payments Coming in August 
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Full Tilt Says Next Round of Payments Coming in August 

May 9th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Full Tilt says it has reimbursed more than 80 percent of all petitions filed stemming from the network’s sudden closure on April 15, 2011, also known as poker’s Black Friday, and by the end of August another 2,000...