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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Escapes Felony Charge from Alleged Strip Poker Game
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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Escapes Felony Charge from Alleged Strip Poker Game

October 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva has had his felony charges linked to an alleged game of strip poker reduced to a misdemeanor. Back in August, Silva was booked into jail after local police learned that he may have been involved in a...
Did David Baazov Receive Kickbacks for Inside Info on Amaya?
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Did David Baazov Receive Kickbacks for Inside Info on Amaya?

September 9th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya’s former CEO David Baazov may have been receiving financial rewards in return for passing on sensitive company information to his friends, family and traders. The allegations made by the L’Autorite des marches...
Ted Forrest Charged with Defrauding Wynn for $270,000
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Ted Forrest Charged with Defrauding Wynn for $270,000

September 5th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Ted Forrest, a six-time WSOP bracelet winner, has been accused of trying to defraud the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas by using checks he wasn’t able to cash. According to a criminal complaint filed with the Las Vegas Justice...
California Online Poker Bill Flatlines for 2016, Despite Revival Efforts
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California Online Poker Bill Flatlines for 2016, Despite Revival Efforts

August 24th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
California online poker is now on life support until 2017, at least. The latest measure that could have legalized the game in the Golden State is still in a coma and unlikely to come out of it before the end of this year. The...
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...