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California Online Poker Shelved For 2015 According To Tribal Lobbyist
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California Online Poker Shelved For 2015 According To Tribal Lobbyist

June 10th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
California online poker has the potential to provide a drastic and much-needed boost to the overall health of online poker, but one tribal lobbyist in opposition of such legislation says 2015 won’t be the year. According to...
WSOP Heads Up Championship Marred by Valeriu Coca Cheating Accusations
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WSOP Heads Up Championship Marred by Valeriu Coca Cheating Accusations

June 5th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Valeriu Coca made a deep run in this year’s World Series of Poker $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Championship, ultimately losing to eventual champion Keith Lehr in the quarterfinals. But Coca’s run seemed a little too...
Beating the Odds, Paul Phua, David Baazov Still Flying High
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Beating the Odds, Paul Phua, David Baazov Still Flying High

June 3rd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua and David Baazov are proof that if you never let the naysayers get you down, you can sometimes beat them at their own game. Of course, it helps if you have arguably the world’s best defense attorney and/or run a...
California Online Poker Bill AB 431 Passes Second Committee
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California Online Poker Bill AB 431 Passes Second Committee

May 30th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
California online poker bill AB 431 cleared its second hurdle this week as the state’s Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously passed the measure with 14 votes in favor, zero in opposition, and three members choosing...
Paul Phua FBI Evidence Bungle May Clear Poker Player Entirely
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Paul Phua FBI Evidence Bungle May Clear Poker Player Entirely

May 28th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Paul Phua’s legal team of David Chesnoff and company may have played its trump card this week, as the judge presiding over the case has dismissed yet another round of the FBI’s evidence against the high roller. But to...
Fourth Pennsylvania Online Poker Bill Coming To State Legislature
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Fourth Pennsylvania Online Poker Bill Coming To State Legislature

May 27th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Pennsylvania already has three bills waiting in the wings that would potentially regulate online poker in the state. If that wasn’t enough, a fourth bill is apparently coming soon, this time from a state senator who wishes to...
California Online Poker Hearing Mostly A Dud
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California Online Poker Hearing Mostly A Dud

May 22nd, 2015 | by Kaycee James
If California is to regulate online poker, it will take a number of hearings, votes, and debates before it will finally happen. And while there may be some exciting moments along the way, we shouldn’t expect fireworks at every...
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...