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Gatto Keeps Open Mind on Bad Actor Question
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Gatto Keeps Open Mind on Bad Actor Question

December 18th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Assemblyman Mike Gatto, sponsor of the newly-tabled Bill AB9 which aims to establish a regulatory framework to legalize online poker in California in 2015, has professed to have an open mind about the inclusion of bad actors in a...
Swedish Political Woes Could Threaten Regulation Process
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Swedish Political Woes Could Threaten Regulation Process

December 14th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Sweden’s proposed changes to its gambling laws could be derailed following the collapse of its center-left government after just two months in power. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was forced to call a sudden March general...
Amaya Montreal Headquarters Raided by Securities Regulators
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Amaya Montreal Headquarters Raided by Securities Regulators

December 12th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya Gaming Group confirmed this week that its Montreal headquarters were raided by Quebec financial regulators seeking information related to its $4.9 billion acquisition of Rational Group in June of 2014. The PokerStars and...
Dan Bilzerian Bad Boy Streak Continues with Bomb Making Arrest
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Dan Bilzerian Bad Boy Streak Continues with Bomb Making Arrest

December 11th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Bad boy poker player Dan Bilzerian was arrested by police at LAX on Tuesday night, charged with the possession bomb-making equipment. According to the criminal complaint, it seems Bilzerian had been illegally dabbling with...
Sheldon Adelson RAWA Bill Stalled During Lame Duck Congress
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Sheldon Adelson RAWA Bill Stalled During Lame Duck Congress

December 10th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, nicknamed RAWA, has been a threat for a number of months. But now, online poker players across the US are celebrating after Sheldon Adelson’s latest attempt to kill the virtual...
Andorra Online Poker Nears Approval
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Andorra Online Poker Nears Approval

December 9th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Andorra, the small nation sandwiched between the borders of Spain and France, is close to approving online poker and other gaming options. The Legislative Committee has produced the final version of a bill that would update...
Ralph Caputo New Jersey Bill Would Require Strict Licensing for Online Gambling
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Ralph Caputo New Jersey Bill Would Require Strict Licensing for Online Gambling

December 8th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo’s bill would impose much stricter regulatory requirements on Internet gaming companies, and it has already passed through the State Assembly’s Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee,...
Feds Go After $13 Million as Paul Phua Pleads Not Guilty in Sports Betting Bust
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Feds Go After $13 Million as Paul Phua Pleads Not Guilty in Sports Betting Bust

December 8th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Paul Phua and his son Darren will plead not guilty to charges that they operated an illegal sports betting ring out of a Caesars Palace villa this summer, a decision that will send the case to trial. The two Phuas are the only...
Poker Players Alliance Slams New Mike Gatto California Online Poker Bill
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Poker Players Alliance Slams New Mike Gatto California Online Poker Bill

December 5th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has criticized the new Mike Gatto-generated California online poker bill, branding it as a “misguided” piece of legislation that is too exclusive and will prevent a regulated market from...
California Assemblyman Mike Gatto Pushing Online Poker Bill for 2015
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California Assemblyman Mike Gatto Pushing Online Poker Bill for 2015

December 3rd, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
If Assemblyman Mike Gatto has any say in the matter, California online poker will be a hot topic again in 2015, as a bill to regulate the industry in the state has already been introduced to the State Assembly. Gatto (D-Glendale)...