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Poker Pro Achilleas Kallakis Faces $5.3M Fine or Imprisonment
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Poker Pro Achilleas Kallakis Faces $5.3M Fine or Imprisonment

September 28th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Achilleas Kallakis, the convicted poker player imprisoned for perpetrating a $760 million property fraud, has been ordered to repay just £3.25 million ($5.3 million) of his ill-gotten gains. Kallakis, a familiar face on UK...
PokerStars UK Players to Lose Auto Top-Up Function
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PokerStars UK Players to Lose Auto Top-Up Function

September 26th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStars UK poker players are reacting angrily to news that the automatic top-up and rebuy functions will be removed from the new PokerStars UK client, in accordance with Gambling Commission regulations, thus putting them at a...
New UK Gambling Laws Send More Online Sites Packing
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New UK Gambling Laws Send More Online Sites Packing

September 26th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
The new UK gambling laws continue to claim casualties in the online gaming industry, as yet more operators have decided to leave the market. Despite the UK’s High Court postponing the introduction of the new laws until...
Ladbrokes Bails from Canadian Market as Bad Bet
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Ladbrokes Bails from Canadian Market as Bad Bet

September 25th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Ladbrokes is best known for its sports book, but the UK-based bookmaker also runs a fairly large poker room that’s a part of the iPoker Network. That site has been available in a number of countries around the world, even...
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier Affected by New UK Gambling Laws
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Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier Affected by New UK Gambling Laws

September 23rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is one of many poker pros whose entire lives will be impacted when the new UK gambling laws come into effect on October 1. And players aren’t the only ones who will have some...
Everleaf Director Charged with Misappropriating Player Funds
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Everleaf Director Charged with Misappropriating Player Funds

September 23rd, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Everleaf Poker hasn’t been in business for over a year now, but there’s still some punishment to be dealt out to those in charge of the failed online gambling firm. And now, one of the directors of Everleaf Gaming has...
Aviation Club de France Raided by Cops, Owner Arrested
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Aviation Club de France Raided by Cops, Owner Arrested

September 19th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
The Aviation Club de France (ACF) in Paris has been raided by police, and its owner Marcel Francisci arrested along with 11 others, the French press has reported. Officers of the Races and Games Division of the National Judicial...
NY Mortician Joseph Fumando Guilty of Illegal Poker Ops
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NY Mortician Joseph Fumando Guilty of Illegal Poker Ops

September 16th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Staten Island mortician Joseph Fumando was convicted last week of running illegal Texas Hold’em games on Staten Island. The conviction came in Brooklyn Federal Court. The verdict came down after just 20 minutes of...
PokerStars Meetings Point to Imminent New Jersey Return
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PokerStars Meetings Point to Imminent New Jersey Return

September 10th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya wants PokerStars back in New Jersey, and has since the moment they purchased the Rational Group earlier this summer. There were even signs from state regulators that they were open to having the world’s largest and...
Mansion Poker Quitting UK in Tax Hike Huff
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Mansion Poker Quitting UK in Tax Hike Huff

September 9th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Mansion Poker, along with its accompanying casino and sports book, will leave the regulated UK market on September 15th, the first operator to reject the country’s new gambling legislation and introduction of a...