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Swedish Authorities Scour Social Media for Poker Tax Evaders
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Swedish Authorities Scour Social Media for Poker Tax Evaders

October 10th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
If you’re a poker tax evader in Sweden, listen up: you could be on a Wanted List in the Skandie country. The Swedish tax authority, known as Skatteverket, is searching for information on poker players who have collected big...
Phil Ivey Loses Advantage Over Crockfords in Court Case
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Phil Ivey Loses Advantage Over Crockfords in Court Case

October 8th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Phil Ivey suffered a major loss in court on Tuesday, as a London judge ruled that his use of edge sorting techniques to win at baccarat constituted cheating. The case involved whether Ivey, who sought to force Crockfords Casino...
Betfair Signs with Caesars to Stay in New Jersey for Now
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Betfair Signs with Caesars to Stay in New Jersey for Now

October 7th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Betfair and Caesars Entertainment have reached an agreement that will keep the online gambling company in New Jersey for at least another six months. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has signed off on the...
Belgium to Super Tax Top Professional Poker Players
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Belgium to Super Tax Top Professional Poker Players

October 6th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Belgium’s professional poker players may soon face some rather harsh taxes, with rates of up to 75 percent being levied against their winnings for top-tier players. According to a report from tijd.be, an online financial...
Iowa Police Seize $100,000 from California Poker Players
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Iowa Police Seize $100,000 from California Poker Players

October 6th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Two poker players from California are fighting a legal battle against Iowa police, saying that troopers with the Iowa State Patrol illegally took over $100,000 from them after a routine traffic stop. The case is similar to others...
Phil Ivey Tells Crockfords Casino: “It’s a Crock”
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Phil Ivey Tells Crockfords Casino: “It’s a Crock”

October 5th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
It’s Phil Ivey versus Crockfords Casino, Round One. The long-awaited lawsuit brought by Phil Ivey against Crockfords got underway on Friday in the High Court in London. Ivey is suing the upmarket casino after it withheld...
Dan Shak Faces Lifetime Trading Ban
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Dan Shak Faces Lifetime Trading Ban

October 4th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Dan Shak, the poker player, hedge fund manager and commodities trader, is facing a lifetime trading ban from the commodities regulator (CTFC). Shak, 55, from Las Vegas, landed himself in hot water after ignoring a previous ban...
Steve Wynn at G2E Shares Concerns About Online Poker
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Steve Wynn at G2E Shares Concerns About Online Poker

October 3rd, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Steve Wynn used the keynote address at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) this week to reiterate his position against online gambling, including online poker. In the Tuesday address, Wynn once again shared an opinion that, while not as...
PokerStars and Full Tilt Retreat from Gray Market Countries
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PokerStars and Full Tilt Retreat from Gray Market Countries

October 1st, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars and Full Tilt have announced that they will no longer be offering real money poker games in a number of gray market jurisdictions, including many countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The move comes at a time...
Matt Savage Receives Epic Poker League Settlement
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Matt Savage Receives Epic Poker League Settlement

September 30th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Matt Savage, the acclaimed poker tournament director who has played an important role in most major poker tours and festivals at one time or another, announced on Twitter last week that he had received a settlement check from the...