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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Consolidation in the wake of the UIGEA?

Reports continue to fly around the internet about who's marrying who. No, I'm not talking about Britney and K-Fed, I'm talking about the flurry of merger talks and business plan updates in the online poker world since the passage of the Unlawful...

International Panel meets in the Aftermath of the UIGEA

Thirty-two countries gathered round the table of regulation this week while US internet poker players and gamblers wallowed in the wake of the UIGEA. Tessa Jowell, UK Culture Secretary, is heading up the panel working to develop a set of principles...

David vs. Goliath IIDavid v. Goliath II – The fight for online gambling equality

There's a great story about a kid with a slingshot and big mean bully taking a rock right between the eyes. You've heard it forever and it's become part of our popular culture to describe every great underdog story as a David & Goliath match. The...

Online Gambling Ban may be bad for GOP

While online poker players are rushing to the voting booth on November 7th, conservative columnists George Will and Charles Murray are sharing the opinion that the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act may backfire on the Republican Party this...

WSOP and the Unlawful Gaming Act

The field has multiplied tenfold, from 839 to 8,773 since 2003 when Chris Moneymaker rode a $40 PokerStars qualifier to the World Series of Poker Main Event Championship and a $2.5 million prize. This year, PokerStars alone sent more qualifiers to...

Neteller is Singing a New Tune!

I am beginning to hate the word FLUID. Everything is too fluid and some it is starting to run through the cracks. It is fluid in the forums, in the newgroups, in the commentary. We are all expressing our fears and frustrations. Too much surprise or...

Worlds Collapse in the face of UIGEA Signing

In the ongoing "should I stay or should I go" saga of online poker in the US, the first casualty has been reported. World Gaming, owner of BetonUSA.com and Sportsbetting.com, has had trading of its shares suspended on the London Alternative...

FirePay to Stop Funding Gambling Sites for US customers

FirePay, one of the leading e-wallet services used to fund poker accounts, announced Tuesday, October 10, that it will no longer allow US customers to use FirePay to fund online gambling accounts as a result of the pending legislation criminalizing...

Some Poker Sites not Changing Course due to New Legislation

In the wake of news from Party Poker, Boss Media and CryptoLogic that US customers would no longer be allowed to make wagers on their sites, cries of "the sky is falling!" are still echoing through the online poker community. While several companies...

Unlawful Online Gaming Bill Analyzed

With the Unlawful Online Gaming Bill passed, many online poker rooms have turned to their lawyers to explain the impact this legislation will have on their revenues and policies. Several of those, most notably Party Poker and Pacific Poker, have...

Online Poker Rooms React To Online Gambling Law

After the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act on September 30th, the majority of online poker sites providing services to US residents were forced to revise their policies toward American players. As some rooms, including such...

The State of New York Poker Revisited

A year ago, I reported on the troubled state of New York City's underground poker scene. At the time, the widely-reported visit by Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez to the Broadway Club, a small poker room in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, led to...

Peter Dicks Released

In more heartening news on the online gaming front, former SportingBet CEO Peter Dicks was released to return to Great Britain from custody in New York after NY Governor George Pataki found no legal right to extradite Dicks to Louisiana to face...

Online Poker Legislation

The recently passed online gaming legislation, known formerly as the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, resulted in an outrageous reaction from poker lobbyists and their support groups. The legislation was strangely merged with the absolutely...

Bill Frist Rivers Internet Gamblers

"'Unlawful internet gambling' means to place, receive or otherwise knowingly transmit a bet or wager by any means which involves the use, at least in part, of the Internet where such bet or wager is unlawful under any applicable Federal or State law...

Poker, Gambling, the Internet, and THE LAW

Another gambling executive was detained by U.S. Authorities and was scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 7, 06, to face arraignment on charges that stated his U.K. company had contravened U.S. gambling laws. Peter Dicks, sixty-four year old...

The Internet – and Enlightened Self-Interest

I read Michael Craig's post with interest. And, it does posit views with some passion. I too have political leanings. I am libertarian in principle. That isn't with a capital ‘L'. And neither do I go for the capital ‘D' or the capital ‘R'. I have...

Internet Gambling Prohibition Act

The following information is taken from an email sent to me by The Poker Player's Alliance. Please do NOT delay in contacting your representative and letting them know that you play poker on the Internet and that you find it unbelievable that...

Legislation and Online Gambling

DUDE! You’re busted! Well not quite. Online gambling is technically illegal in the United States. Internet gambling sites host offshore and the U.S. has no jurisdiction over them since the Internet cannot be nailed down to specific sections with...

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The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

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