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South Point Real Gaming Online Poker Gets Nevada Control Board OK
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South Point Real Gaming Online Poker Gets Nevada Control Board OK

October 27th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
South Point Casino’s Real Gaming has officially become Nevada’s third full-fledged online poker operator. After eight full months in the “soft-launch” phase, during which time it has been rigorously tested by...
Lock Poker Owes Players More Than $3 Million, Report Says
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Lock Poker Owes Players More Than $3 Million, Report Says

October 26th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
The scale of the Lock Poker cash-out scandal may be more alarming than had been previously suspected, according to a new report compiled by TwoPlusTwo poster “IHasTehNutz,” suggesting that players are owed almost $3.2...
888 CEO Brian Mattingley Sees EU Impact for Online Poker 
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888 CEO Brian Mattingley Sees EU Impact for Online Poker 

October 25th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
888 Holdings CEO Brian Mattingley says that there’s potential for online poker and the wider Internet gambling market to suffer some down times before achieving the growth that seems inevitable in the industry, and he...
Italian Poker Players Win EU Ruling on Taxing Winnings
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Italian Poker Players Win EU Ruling on Taxing Winnings

October 24th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Two Italian poker players can breathe a little easier today, now that Italy’s poker tax laws have been clarified by the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU). While Italy’s poker laws have always been a thorny issue...
GBGA Targets Tax Hikes in Latest UK Gambling Act Challenge
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GBGA Targets Tax Hikes in Latest UK Gambling Act Challenge

October 23rd, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) may have failed in its first attempt to challenge the UK’s Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act, but that doesn’t mean the group is done trying to undo the law...
Sweden Sued by European Union Over Online Gambling Monopoly
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Sweden Sued by European Union Over Online Gambling Monopoly

October 18th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Sweden has become the first country to be sued by the European Union over its online gambling policy. In a case that could hold startling ramifications for all EU member states that monopolize online gaming within their borders,...
Ireland Tax Laws Could Raise €25M from Online Poker
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Ireland Tax Laws Could Raise €25M from Online Poker

October 17th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Online poker in the Republic of Ireland will soon have to obtain a license and pay a new gambling tax, according to the Irish Examiner. Since online poker in Ireland became big business, politicians have been looking for a way to...
PPA Takes Confusing Stance on Federal Gambling Bill Ban
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PPA Takes Confusing Stance on Federal Gambling Bill Ban

October 13th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) Executive Director John Pappas says that it plans to fight any bill that seeks to ban online gambling that might be discussed during the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, even if that bill...
UK Gambling Act Gibraltar Challenge Rejected by High Court
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UK Gambling Act Gibraltar Challenge Rejected by High Court

October 11th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The UK Gambling Act will go into effect on November 1, despite a challenge to its legality from the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA).A High Court judge in London has rejected the GBGA legal challenge to the new UK...
Bodog Exec Calvin Ayre Wanted on Wire Act Charges
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Bodog Exec Calvin Ayre Wanted on Wire Act Charges

October 10th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Bodog exec Calvin Ayre is a wanted man, it seems. And so are some of Ayre’s colleagues, according to the feds. Federal prosecutors in Maryland are renewing their ambitions to have the owners of Bodog (Bovada) extradited to...