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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Tim GiardinaFake gambling chips used by No. 2 Nuke Commander in Iowa Poker Game

Navy Vice Admiral Tim Giardina -- the No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces -- is accused of passing fake gambling chips at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in a poker...

Archie KarasLas Vegas high roller Archie Karas arrested

Las Vegas resident Anargyros Karabourniotis, better known in gambling circles around the world as Archie Karas, has been arrested at his home in Las Vegas for an incident that took place in July. Karabourniotis was arrested on suspicion of...

Abe MosseriNYC Gambling Case: Abe Mosseri and Justin Smith Playing Poker While Out on Bail

Back in April a major FBI Gambling Bust netted some of poker's finest, like Abe Mosseri, Bill Edler, Peter Feldman, Justin "Boosted J" Smith, Edwin Ting, and others. Some of those players have pled guilty to conducting an illegal gambling business...

Rich MunyPPA’s VP of Player Relations Rich Muny Reports on FTP Remissions

The remission process for Full Tilt Poker's U.S. players fits into the category of 'being hopeful with intent to make you wait' with a bit of uncertainty thrown into the mix as to who will receive what. Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations at the...

Justin Smith and Edwin TingIllegal NYC Gambling Case finds Justin Smith and Edwin Ting Pleading Guilty

William Barbalat and Kirill Rapoport both entered pleas of guilty for conducting an illegal gambling business and aiding in unlawful activity in New York City -- which included high-stakes poker games. The The New York Daily News has reported...

Garden City Group Full Tilt Poker Claims Administration Update

News has been circulating about the repayment of Full Tilt Poker players by Garden City Group (GCG), appointed by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York as the claims administrator, with the latest update released on August...

April FBI Gambling Bust finds Two Indictees Pleading Guilty

Back in April, the FBI indicted 34 individuals for their connection with an illegal high-stakes gambling ring that had ties to Russian organized crime. Two of those indictees -- William Barbalat and Kirill Rapoport -- entered guilty pleas this...

bwin.party Settles Kentucky Civil Suit for $15M

According to Calvinayre.com, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has reached a financial settlement with bwin.party digital entertainment to the tune of $15,000,000, stemming from a lawsuit filed by Kentucky against the company back in August 2010...

PokerStars' Parent Company Appeals Atlantic Club Casino Ruling

Rational Group, parent company of the world’s biggest online poker website (PokerStars), has filed an appeal of the ruling by the New Jersey Superior Court that ended the company's right to buy the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City. An...

New Jersey to publish draft of Online Gambling Regulations

A draft of proposed Internet gambling regulations is expected to be published by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on June 3rd in the New Jersey Register. A public comment period will be open for a 60-day period. The draft...

Atlantic Club CasinoPokerStars fires a legal volley at Atlantic Club Casino

News was reported on April 27th that Rational Group, owner of PokerStars.com, had received a termination letter informing the company of the missed deadline in the deal to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino. The Rational Group filed a lawsuit in...

PokerStars - Full Tilt PokerPokerStars' deal to purchase Atlantic City Casino has expired

The deadline to purchase the struggling Atlantic Club Casino by PokerStars.com's parent company, Rational Group, has expired according to a report by the Wall Street Journal that cited anonymous sources. News of the expired deal between Rational...

Ongoing Black FridayRay Bitar sentenced to 'Time Served' in Guilty Plea

Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar reached a deal to plead guilty to criminal charges last week. Bitar is faced with a medical condition that was affecting the Black Friday criminal case against him and on the two-year anniversary of Black...

Abe Mosseri, Bill Edler, Peter Feldman34 Indicted in Major FBI Gambling Bust include Abe Mosseri, Bill Edler, Peter Feldman, and more

News reports today from NBC 4 and the New York Times: The FBI's Eurasian Organized Crime Squad executed federal search warrants in connection with an illegal gambling ring that has ties to Russian organized crime. The search warrants went out in...

Ray Bitar Pleads Guilty as Medical Condition Revealed

During the first week of March we reported that Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar appeared to have a "medical condition" http://pokerworks.com/poker-news/2013/03/06/the-inside-shuffle-the-road-to-100-billion-bitar-s-medical-c.html that was...

Nevada Gaming Commission asks for Comments on Interstate Agreements

A Request for Comment has been filed by the Nevada Gaming Commission from all licensees and interested parties about “regulations concerning interstate agreements for interactive gaming.” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill...

PokerStars - Full Tilt PokerClaims Administrator for Repayment of Full Tilt Poker Players Named

Remember when a brief statement was released on the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York's website in November -- a Victim Update? November 20, 2012—Victim Update. The United States Attorney’s Office for...

PokerStars - Full Tilt PokerPokerStars Seeks to Block AGA's Interference

The American Gaming Association (AGA) filed a brief On Monday, March 5, with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and the Casino Control Commission in opposition to PokerStars’ intention to purchase The Atlantic Club in Atlantic...

PokerStars - Full Tilt PokerPokerStars Purchase of New Jersey Casino Opposed by American Gaming Association

The nation’s leading casino trade association, the American Gaming Association (AGA), filed a brief on Monday with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Casino Control Commission opposing the PokerStars’ plan to purchase a...

Breaking NewsNew Jersey is IN - the third state to legalize online poker!

Gov. Chris Christie picked up THE pen and signed the bill that would license and regulate online poker in New Jersey on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. This coming on the heels of a two-year wait while similar legislation hit Christie's desk two...

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