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Poker Players Alliance Takes Aim at Anti-Online Political “Jokers”
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Poker Players Alliance Takes Aim at Anti-Online Political “Jokers”

October 30th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has poked a bit of a political hornet’s nest with its rundown of US politicians running in the impending mid-term elections who are against legalized iGaming in general, and regulated iPoker...
Paul Phua Sports Betting Bust FBI Tactics Could Be Inadmissable, Lawyers Say
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Paul Phua Sports Betting Bust FBI Tactics Could Be Inadmissable, Lawyers Say

October 29th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Lawyers for several defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that FBI agents used illegal tactics to obtain evidence against their clients. That accusation came from legal counsel representing four of the eight...
Final Full Tilt Poker Refunds at Risk, Says Garden City Group
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Final Full Tilt Poker Refunds at Risk, Says Garden City Group

October 28th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Some players waiting for Full Tilt Poker refunds may risk not receiving those funds at all if they do not fix errors or finish incomplete petitions by an upcoming deadline. More than 2,200 petitioners were recently contacted by...
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...