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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Bryon Micon courtesy of PokerNews.comBryan Micon Charged by Nevada Attorney General in Bitcoin Poker Operation

Online poker -- always present, always traumatized by the fire and branding irons that seek out and continue to try and destroy it and mark it is a tainted, evil beat -- is right back in the headlines. And this time it's in the state of Nevada...

Christian LusardiChristian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

In January of last year the Borgata Winter Poker Open $2 Million Guarantee was suspended and then cancelled. The poker community was in shock when an investigation found that counterfeit chips had been brought into play in the tournament by...

Phil IveyLawsuit Against Phil Ivey by Borgata to Proceed by Judge's Orders

Phil Ivey is back in the news but it is safe to assume that it is not for the reason he would prefer. Anyone that has kept up with news centered around the 10-time WSOP gold bracelet winner is aware that Ivey lost the court battle with Crockfords...

Christan LusardiPoker Chip Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Sentencing Pushed to March 30th

The 42-year old poker chip counterfeiter, Christian Lusardi, who was responsible for introducing fake chips into the Borgata Winter Poker Open Event #1 $500 No-Limit Hold’em last year was set for sentencing on bootlegging charges but the court...

Aviation Club de FranceParis Police Raid Aviation Club de France

One of Europe's most famous gambling clubs was the scene of a police raid where about 12 people were taking into custody at Paris' Aviation Club de France (ACF). The Races and Games Division (SCCJ) of the French National Judicial Police (DCPJ) was...

Cheng Yin Sun courtesy of PokerNews.comLawsuit Against Foxwoods Filed by Ivey's Edge-Sorting Accomplice, Cheng Yin Sun

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa filed a lawsuit against Phil Ivey back in April that accused the world's top rated poker pro of cheating with a technique known as “edge sorting” in baccarat. The casino claims that in 2012 Ivey used that...

BorgataPhil Ivey Files Reply Brief in Borgata Lawsuit

According to blog.northjersey.com a Reply Brief in "further support" of a previously filed motion by Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun, Ivey's partner, was filed on July 29th, 2014. Known as the world's greatest poker player and certainly one that...

Paul Phua courtesy of PokerNews.comIllegal World Cup Betting Raid Nets High-Stakes Poker Player Paul Phua

An illegal betting operating at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas led to the arrest of a number of people over the weekend including Paul Phua and Sen Chen (Richard) Yong, wealthy Chinese businessmen and regulars at Macau’s high-stakes poker cash...

Ali TekintamgacGermany's Ali Tekintamgac Gets 3 Years in Prison for Cheating

German poker player Ali Tekintamgac went before the Augsburg District Court on July 11th to face the court’s decision on his role in repeatedly cheating at the poker table. Tekintamgac was arrested on suspicion of fraud in September. The...

Daniel TzvetkoffDaniel Tzvetkoff Avoids Prison Time for Role in Black Friday Payment Processing

Daniel Tzvetkoff managed to avoid additional jail time after being sentenced to time served and forfeiting $13 million after sentencing by a U.S. federal judge on Wednesday. If you're wondering who Tzvetkoff is, he processed more than $1 billion...

San Jose's Casino M8trix Card Room license could be in jeopardy

according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News San Jose's Casino M8trix card room has purportedly hidden profits from regulators. The consequences of that action could be extreme because the establishment's gambling license could be lost and...

Vadim TrencherPrison sentences given to Vadim Trencher and Hillel Nahmad

Pro poker players, art dealers, movie stars, and others, beware -- if you mess with the bull, you get the shaft horn. That's how it must feel to Vadim Trincher, winner of the 2009 World Poker Tour Foxwoods Poker Classic ($731,079). Trincher was...

Phil Ivey - Aussie Millions$9.6 Million Lawsuit filed by Borgata against Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is known for being the best poker player in the world. Ivey is now known for being sued in two different countries for alleged cheating in baccarat. Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is suing Ivey for $9.6 million in winnings...

CaliforniaSen. Feinstein's support of online gambling ban creates major ripple in CA

In a move that shook the foundation of the energy and efforts put into bringing online gaming to California residents by Indian tribes and gaming concerns, Sen. Dianne Feinstein jumped on the bandwagon to co-sponsor a federal ban on internet...

Federal online poker ban opposed by American lotteries

Sheldon Adelson has been on a massive campaign to ban online poker through the federal government and bring back the Wire Act to stop online gaming. Many organizations and poker players in the United States are fighting to legalize, regulate, and...

The Bear StateStatement addressing California opponents released by PokerStars

California is the next state that is most likely to enter the legalize Internet gaming platform. And PokerStars is hard at work to be included in the future of the online poker market in the state. As a feared competitor in the online poker market...

Adelson's Anti-Web Gambling Bill drawing lines in the Democratic camp

The legislation to ban Internet gambling backed by Sheldon Adelson is expected to be introduced Wednesday in both chambers of Congress by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Both Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South...

Counterfeit Chips surface at Maryland Live Casino from husband and wife team

Counterfeit chips do play, but only if you don't get caught and that was the flaw in the plan of a husband-and-wife couple that were caught passing fake chips at Maryland Live! Casino. Maryland State Police released news that officers were...

Borgata Counterfeit Chip fiasco breeds class-action lawsuit

Jennifer Bogdan of the The Press of Atlantic City reported over the weekend that the counterfeit chip scandal in Event #1: $560 No-Limit Hold’em at the Borgata Winter Poker Open initiated a class-action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of more...

Supreme CourtLawrence DiCristina case declined by U.S. Supreme Court

A two-year court battle by Lawrence DiCristina to prove that poker is a game of skill just hit the end of the road. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear DiCristina's case which was wrapped around defining whether or not the main...

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