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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Claims Innocence in Strip Poker Trial
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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Claims Innocence in Strip Poker Trial

August 22nd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Stockton, California Mayor Anthony Silva has pleaded not guilty to charges of playing strip poker with a group of minors. Back at the start of August Silva was hit with a string of charges relating to an alleged game of strip...
Marcel Luske Sues PokerStars Over Tournament Rule Infraction
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Marcel Luske Sues PokerStars Over Tournament Rule Infraction

August 12th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Marcel Luske and PokerStars could be set to clash in court over an apparent infringement of copyright laws. According to Luske, PokerStars reneged on a deal that allowed it to use the International Poker Rules as outlined by the...
Jason Somerville Drops Logic Bombs During CNBC Debate
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Jason Somerville Drops Logic Bombs During CNBC Debate

August 10th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Jason Somerville has taken the fight for regulated poker in the US to CNBC with an appearance on the network’s Power Lunch program. Appearing on the show alongside anti-online poker advocate Rev. James Butler, Somerville...
Wisconsin Expanded Gambling On the Agenda for Upcoming Town Hall
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Wisconsin Expanded Gambling On the Agenda for Upcoming Town Hall

July 23rd, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
Expanded gambling in Wisconsin has been a topic of discussion among lawmakers and citizens in the Badger State recently. Those who oppose the potential change are taking to a Town Hall conference to stop additional casinos from...
Irish Authorities Blacklist Ray Bitar for Ten Years
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Irish Authorities Blacklist Ray Bitar for Ten Years

July 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Ray Bitar, the man who helped start Full Tilt, won’t be able to start any new companies in Ireland for the next decade according to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE). Detailed in the ODCE’s...
Soccer Star Neymar Isn’t Bluffing the Tax Man
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Soccer Star Neymar Isn’t Bluffing the Tax Man

July 5th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Neymar isn’t bluffing the tax man and he’s not a criminal, that’s what the soccer star and poker enthusiast told Brazilian media outlet Isto E on July 4th, 2016. Soon after the Brazilian became a PokerStars pro...
Marco Rubio, RAWA Sponsor, Does About Face on Seeking Reelection to US Senate
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Marco Rubio, RAWA Sponsor, Does About Face on Seeking Reelection to US Senate

June 23rd, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
Florida Senator and RAWA supporter Marco Rubio has changed his mind about seeking another bid to the US Senate. After previously adamantly insisting his Senate career was over and done, it turns out that’s not the case,...
GVC Holdings Gets Important Approval Status in New Jersey
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GVC Holdings Gets Important Approval Status in New Jersey

June 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
GVC Holdings, the gaming company that took control of bwin.party back in February, has been given the OK to continue operating in the Garden State by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). Prior to the GVC...
Reporter Exposes Mafia-Style Chinese Poker Den
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Reporter Exposes Mafia-Style Chinese Poker Den

June 7th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
A Chinese poker den reportedly taking thousands of dollars in illegal bets has been exposed by an undercover reporter. According to local newspaper The Beijing News, a reporter was able to infiltrate an unlicensed high stakes...
Poland Online Poker Legislation Drafted by Country’s Ministry of Finance
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Poland Online Poker Legislation Drafted by Country’s Ministry of Finance

May 31st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poland online poker could soon become free of exclusion after the Polish Ministry of Finance (MF) revealed numerous amendments to the country’s current Gambling Act, one of which would liberalize interactive poker in the...