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Washington State Unveils Legal Online Poker Bill, Doing a Complete Turnaround
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Washington State Unveils Legal Online Poker Bill, Doing a Complete Turnaround

January 12th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Washington State poker players have, perhaps surprisingly to many, faced some of the strictest laws in the country against the online form of their favorite game. In most of America, it’s often explained that while...
New Romanian Regulations Lower Taxes for Poker Players
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New Romanian Regulations Lower Taxes for Poker Players

January 11th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Romanian poker players may be in for an unusual treat, as new amendments in the country will regulate online poker but also lower the rate of taxation poker players and other gamblers will face on their winnings. As the new...
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Motion to Dismiss California AG Lawsuit, Claiming Sovereignty
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Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Motion to Dismiss California AG Lawsuit, Claiming Sovereignty

January 8th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit launched by the State of California via the Attorney General’s office, that seeks to pull a plug on its online gambling aspirations. The tribe,...
New Jersey Online Poker to Keep Improving in 2015, Says DGE
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New Jersey Online Poker to Keep Improving in 2015, Says DGE

January 5th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The New Jersey online poker market has plenty of room for improvement heading into 2015, according the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). In a letter posted to the department’s website, DGE Director David...
Svenska Spel Trumps Offshore Operators Among Swedish Online Gamblers
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Svenska Spel Trumps Offshore Operators Among Swedish Online Gamblers

January 4th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Svenska Spel is the site of preference for the vast majority of Swedish gamblers, according to a survey of the country’s online gambling habits published by Lotteriinspektionen, the Swedish regulator. The study found that 59...
Paul Phua Not Associated with 14K Triad, Claims Malaysian Official
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Paul Phua Not Associated with 14K Triad, Claims Malaysian Official

January 1st, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua, the Malaysian high-stakes poker player, is not a member of, and nor is he associated with, the notorious 14K Triad Hong Kong organized crime group, says one of Malaysia’s top politicians. The statement, from the...
2014 Poker Legislation Battles: Winners and Losers
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2014 Poker Legislation Battles: Winners and Losers

December 26th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Poker legislation is moving at a pace nearly as fast as the flop. States around the country are debating whether the legalization of online gaming is beneficial to its specific economy, and of course its residents. Like most...
Feuds, Face-Offs and Factions: Best Poker Battles of 2014
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Feuds, Face-Offs and Factions: Best Poker Battles of 2014

December 24th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Poker feuds are nothing new. Wild Bill Hickock was murdered holding two aces and two eights, the namesake “dead man’s hand.” Although not quite as violent today, at least not most of the time, bad blood still...
Mike Gatto Defends Online Poker Bill in Op-Ed
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Mike Gatto Defends Online Poker Bill in Op-Ed

December 22nd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
A California online poker bill proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has received its fair share of criticism since he introduced it earlier this month. But Gatto believes in his legislation, and took to writing an...
WSOP Owner Caesars Defaults on $225 million Debt Payment 
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WSOP Owner Caesars Defaults on $225 million Debt Payment 

December 19th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
World Series of Poker owner Caesars Entertainment has defaulted on a $225 million bond payment and is rumored to be close to signing a bankruptcy deal. It’s no secret that Caesars’ debt is monumental, and currently stands, as...