WPT owner Ourgame confirmed that six of its employees were arrested in China following the country’s recently announced ban on poker apps.According to reports, the arrests were made on the basis that free-play poker apps where being used to facilitate real money gambling.
The Asian Poker Tour has committed to holding their upcoming events in Macau this year.The tournaments are set to be held at the Macau Billionaire Poker Room at the Babylon Casino, the only poker room in the city that still regularly holds tournaments.
Reports suggest poker apps and any advertisements on Chinese social media platforms such as WeChat will be illegal starting June 1.cn)Although the government has yet to make an official statement, Inside Asian Gaming is reporting that all social poker apps will become illegal after June 1.
In Washington State, class action lawsuits have been filed against four social gaming sites in which the operators are alleged to have violated state law by charging customers to compete in play money casino games.Double Down Casino is among the social casinos facing class action lawsuits for offering play money casino games in Washington that have now been deemed to be illegal by an appellate court decision.
A US Court of Appeals judge ruled on Wednesday that Big Fish Casino constituted illegal online gambling under the Washington state gambling law.Developed by Seattle-based casual gaming company Big Fish Games, Big Fish Casino offers free-to-play versions of popular casino games, including slots, roulette, and blackjack.
” Now, the undefeated 11-time boxing world champ is throwing his support behind Playtrex’s social media app Wild Poker.However, unlike that game, Wild Poker has one of the biggest names in sports supporting it.