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Poker in India Dealt Blow as Bombay Judges Declare it ‘Pure Chance’

Daniel Smyth - April 1st, 2018

Poker in India has taken a step backwards after two High Court judges ruled that Hold’em is nothing more than a game of chance. In reviewing a case against Nasir […]

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Card Maker Gemaco Found Liable in $10.1 Million Phil Ivey-Borgata Case, for $27

Jon Sofen - March 30th, 2018

The maker of the cards Phil Ivey used to help win $10 million in a series of baccarat sessions in 2012 at Borgata in Atlantic City is only liable for […]

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Spanish Chess Champ Francisco Vallejo Pons Hit with Huge Tax Bill over Old Poker Winnings

Daniel Smyth - March 28th, 2018

Chess Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons has told Spanish news outlet El Mundo how a €500,000/$617,000 tax bill has put his career in jeopardy. Faced with stresses he claims were brought […]

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CardsChat Exclusive: FreeRolls Poker Club Addresses Legality of Upcoming WPT DeepStacks Houston

Chad Holloway - March 23rd, 2018

Last week, the WPT DeepStacks announced five additional stops on their Season 5 schedule. One was in Houston, which seemed something of a head-scratcher, as no mid-major poker tour had […]

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New York Senate Proposes Budget that Includes Legal Online Poker, Sports Betting

Jon Sofen - March 15th, 2018

Poker players in New York received a glimmer of hope about a future world that doesn’t require them to drive to New Jersey, thanks to a proposed state Senate budget […]

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Updated WPT DeepStacks Schedule Includes Controversial Texas Stop

Chad Holloway - March 14th, 2018

The WPT DeepStacks launched Season 5 with eight events on their schedule, and now they’ve added five additional events in 2018. That includes a stop in a state that’s traditionally […]

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Pennsylvania to Begin Processing Online Poker License Applications in April

Jon Sofen - March 12th, 2018

It’s no longer a matter of if Pennsylvanians will get to legally play poker online. Now it’s just a question of when, and according to gaming regulators that day could […]

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Australia’s Crown Casino Faces Sanctions after Investigation Finds Slot Tampering

Daniel Smyth - March 5th, 2018

Crown Casino, home of the Aussie Millions poker festival, is facing disciplinary action following allegations that it removed buttons from more than 2,000 slot machines. According to a statement by […]

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Police Raid Five Norwegian Poker Clubs in Massive Gambling Crackdown

Daniel Smyth - March 4th, 2018

Five Norwegian poker clubs felt the force of 100 police officers on March 1 as the government stepped up its crackdown on illegal gambling. News of the country’s biggest ever […]

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Poker Players Alliance Begs Supporters for Funding to Stay Afloat Even One More Month, as Lobbying Organization Determines Its Direction

Cort Smith - March 3rd, 2018

At the height of its lobbying push back in 2007, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) spent in the $2 million range annually to fight for online poker in the US. […]

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Beth Shak’s Bad Blind Date: Jilted Lawyer Claims She Owes Him $135K

Jon Sofen - February 26th, 2018

Save your date from hell stories, Beth Shak has you beat. The reality-star poker player and shoe addict claims she went on a blind date with lawyer Mark Krum, who […]