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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Full Tilt PokerU.S. Full Tilt Poker player's bank accounts undergo testing for repayment by Garden City Group

The U.S. government appointed firm that is overseeing the repayment of money owed to Full Tilt Poker players, the Garden City Group (GCG), posted a new announcement on its website in regards to the remission process. A February 13th update stated...

Chan PeltonTournament chips allegedly removed after win by three-time WSOP Circuit Ring Winner

As we shake our heads in dismay and pose the question to the universe -- "When does it end?" -- we must report one more time that poker has received another black eye, this time from a three-time WSOP Circuit Ring Winner. As if the counterfeit...

Chad Elie courtesy of PokerNews.comLawsuit filed by convicted payment processor Chad Elie dismissed

A United States District court judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chad Elie's attorney, Jeff Ifrah, this week. Elie was convicted and served five months in a California prison for online poker payment processing in the 'catch-and-convict' net...

Christian Lusardi - courtesy of PokerNews.comChristian Lusardi of Borgata chip shame incident now charged with Bootlegging DVDs from China

The dark side of the life of Christian Lusardi appears to be getting darker. First it was the introduction of counterfeit chips into the Borgata Winter Poker Open, (which, to date remains unresolved as to what will happen to the funds still held...

Player sues after losing €1,000,000 in online casino in Austria

A player, whose identity has not been revealed, is suing an online casino for his losses of over €1,000,000 in online roulette games. The player's position is that the casino was operating in conflict with Austria's monopoly on gambling...

New Updates from Garden City Group on Full Tilt Poker Repayments

Two new announcements were published late last week by the company that is handling the repayment of money owed to U.S. Full Tilt Poker players. The Garden City Group (GCG) was named as the payment processor by the Southern District of New York...

John PappasThe PPA shoving all-in against Sheldon Adelson's anti-online poker campaign

Las Vegas Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson has made it clear that he will fight online gambling with his last dime. Adelson is pushing for a letter of support from the attorney generals of each state that will ban online poker -- 10 have...

Edwin Ting - courtesy of PokerNews.comEdwin Ting to serve Five Months in Prison and forfeit $2M

Poker player Edwin Ting went before a federal judge in Manhattan for sentencing according to the Associated Press. On Tuesday, January 25th, Ting was sentenced to five months in prison and ordered to forfeit $2 million. U.S. Attorney Preet...

Justin Smith courtesy of PokerNews.comJustin "BoostedJ" Smith Sentenced in Illegal Gambling Case

Poker pro Justin "BoostedJ" Smith faced charges in a major FBI Gambling bust from back in April of 2013 when a total of 34 individuals were indicted in an illegal gambling ring that had ties to Russian organized crime. In August of 2013 Smith had...

Malaysian Internet gambling raid leaves 48 Suspects in custody

Reports surfaced on Friday, January 3rd, 2014, that New Year's Eve in Malaysia had more than a friendly bottle of bubbly and fireworks in the air where an online gambling raid ended with 48 suspects in custody. Illegal online gambling dens in...

MMA fighters collect poker debts for Kirill Rapoport

Kirill Rapoport took the art of collecting on a poker debt to extreme levels when he sent mixed martial arts fighters to collect in New York City. On Thursday, December 19th, Rapoport was sentenced to six months in jail. Back in April Rapoport...

Breaking NewsPokerStars Application Review suspended for two years by New Jersey DGE

Nathan Vardi of Forbes ran an article today with the news that PokerStars' application for an online gambling license in New Jersey has been suspended for two years by the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). “The Division of...

P-S-S-S-S-T! US players have one day left to file for Full Tilt Poker Repayment

U.S. poker players are reaching the end of the filing window to submit a petition for the repayment of their Full Tilt Poker account balance. The filing period -- set by claims administrator Garden City Group (GCG) -- has been open for two...

iGaming licenses list updated in New Jersey - PokerStars waits

New Jersey is set to launch real-money gambling on November 26th and the latest round of iGaming approvals was announced on Friday, November 15th, 2013. A list of Internet gaming companies was released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

Sandoval and MarkellPossible online gaming compact between Nevada and Delaware

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell have been discussing the possibility of an online gaming compact according to Cy Ryan of the Las Vegas Sun. “Delaware is the only one that has gone live that would be a...

Art dealer Helly Nahmad pleads guilty in illegal gambling case

In April the FBI executed federal search warrants and indicted 34 men in connection with an illegal gambling ring that was busted across the United States -- Helly Nahmad, a famous art dealer and owner of a prominent art gallery in New York City...

Billy Jordanou$70 Million Ponzi Scheme Links to Australian Poker Player Billy Jordanou

A $70 million Ponzi scheme hit the headlines in a report from PokerNetwork that links to Australian poker player Billy Jordanou. The allegations state that accessing loans from the Commonwealth Bank were obtained using fraudulent documents...

Tim GiardinaIowa Counterfeit Poker Chip Debacle finds No. 2 Nuke Commander Relieved of Duty

A high-ranking Navy official using counterfeit chips in a poker game at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs casino in Iowa came to light at the end of September. PokerWorks ran the news of Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the No. 2 officer at the military...

Tim GiardinaNo. 2 Nuke Commander escapes being charged in counterfeit poker chip scandal

Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces, hit our news reports earlier this week. Iowa authorities have decided not to prosecute Giardina -- in Iowa the use of fake...

UPDATE: Full Tilt Poker Claims Administration on Email Notification

The Garden City Group (GCG) released an update on their dedicated website -- FullTiltPokerClaims.com -- on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013. The GCG is the group named by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York to oversee the...

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