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Sonnenberg Poker Case Comes to a Close

The Sonnenberg case has come to a close based on a decision from Illinois court Judge David Herndon involving PokerStars and Full Tilt going back to 2012. Kelly Sonnenberg and Judy Fahrner, of Illinois, filed the case based on the Illinois Loss Recovery Act, which allowed people to recover &...

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GeoComply Testifies at RAWA Hearing

A prime supporter for American online poker players and geo-location services provider, GeoComply, recently testified at a presentation in Washington D.C. with CEO, Anna Sainsbury. The company is licensed b...

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Nevada and Delaware Soft Launch Shared Poker Pools

The idea of shared player pools in Nevada and Delaware has finally been realized as of Tuesday. The implementation comes after months of interstate negotiations and discussions. Online poker has been legal in both states for over a year now and legislators hope that increased player pools will draw in more players. Bill Rini, the head of online poker at C...

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Amaya Gaming Companies Receive UK Licensing

Amaya Gaming Inc. has been granted licensing by the UK Gambling Commission for and Full Tilt to operate online poker and other games. "We continue to build upon PokerStars’ leadership in poker in the UK and intend to leverage our scale and expertise to become market leaders in casino and sports betting,” said Eric Hollreiser, head of corporate...

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Italian Players Blocked from Winimax Poker

French online poker site, Winamax, allowed Italian punters without ever being licensed but now it has advised players that it will block them. Winamax sent players the following notification: "Because of the Italian legislation on gaming, we can not allow you to access our platform. The funds in your account have been paid into...

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Another Batch of FTP Payments Approved by DOJ

The US Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has given approval for additional payments to be made to Petitioners who have disputed their Full Tilt Poker (FTP) balances. Administrators Garden City Group (GCG) said “Petitioners who have confirmed their FTP Account Balances and recently cured deficiencies” will also be paid. This...

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Tax Case Affects Amaya Share Price

Italian financial police revealed this week that it is investigating the possibility of a Euro 300 million tax evasion case involving Amaya Gaming, which has driven down Amaya share prices. PokerStars and Amaya have quickly responded with statements noting that the alleged offences took place before it Amaya took ownership and that the company has been cooper...

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Bitcoin Casino Closes Up Shop - Update

Seal With announced it was shutting down with a promise that Bryan Micon would be launching a new site from Antigua. The new bitcoin focused poker site,, went live this weekend and some have already indicated that its an improvement compared to its predecessor with a larger selection of poker games including Dealer's Choice, Badacey and...

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Poker Players Alliance Launches “All In For Liberty” Petition

American online poker fans have been given the opportunity to speak their mind against Sheldon Adelson and the campaigns to federally ban online gambling. The Poker Players Alliance has introduced a petition where US players can express their disapproval for a ban. The petition is avai...

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Nevada and Delaware Shared Players Pools Imminent

Nevada and Delaware contracted to share player pools last year but this has not yet went into effect. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, we may see them make a move soon. During an interview with Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, he revealed that player pools could become shared within the next four to six weeks. Technical issues have delayed plans b...

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Erick Lindgren Sued by Rational Group

Last week, Nevada District Court received a lawsuit from Rational FT Enterprises Limited (Rational), represented by Craig Denney of Snell & Wilmer law firm opposed formerly sponsored Full Tilt poker pro Erick Lindgren. Allegedly Lindgren owes the company an amazing amount of $2 million which were falsely deposited to his account in 2011 also with a loan consi...

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Iveriabet Expanding on NYX OGS and NYX Poker

The Georgian market has welcomed a new NYX POKER product with the newly introduced NYX OGS from the NYX Gaming Group who was joined with Iveriabet. Last week, NYX OGS games went public now combined with NYX Poker by Iveriabet, a member of the continental Casino Iveria. The strategic gravity of the deals which grant the company access into a new geographic m...

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Return of DevilFish Poker

Crowdfunding-based platform Funding Tree is conducting fund raising in order to relaunch DevilFish Poker, scheduled for a return in March this year. DevilFish Poker, fronted by Dave ‘DevilFish’ Ulliott, British professional poker player, was a powerhouse in its day, with revenues as high as GBP 783 355 and gross profit of GBP 525 115 in 2010. The Weather...

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NYX Gaming Group’s New Poker Deal

Las Vegas-based Nyx Gaming Group, formerly known as Ongame Network, was proud to announce the signing of a new poker deal with White Hat Gaming in addition to their existing cooperation. The two already had a long standing relationship with White Hat Gaming using its OGS online gaming content, now they will add NYX Poker products to the package. David Flynn, E...

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PokerStars Supports California Online Poker Bill

PokerStars and local tribes have embraced the re-introduction of Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer's AB167 Internet Consumer Protection Act of 2015 for the licensing and regulation of online poker in California. The support comes from PokerStars and Full Tilt, the San Manuel and Morongo tribes, and the Commerce, Hawaiian Gardens and Bicycle cardrooms. The gr...

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Wisconsin Poker Players Fight for Legalization

Poker players in the state of Wisconsin are seeking the help of Professor Robert C. Hannum, a Professor of Risk Analysis and Gaming at the University of Denver and an expert member of the Gaming Studies Research Center, University of Nevada Las Vegas, to deem poker a game of skill. The Poker Players Alliance supports the actions. A Plaintiffs' Expert Witness...

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New California Poker Bill Introduced

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has presented a new online poker bill, AB 167, to the Californian House. Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer announced the launch of AB 167 Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015 during a press release on Thursday. “The reintroduction of this legislation comes on the heels of a very thoughtful and collaborative disc...

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The Hendon Mob Database to File Case Against Polish Government

Global Poker Index, the owners of The Hendon Mob database, is taking action against the Polish government for going using a bot in search of information, a violation of the site’s terms and conditions. The case will be aimed at Poland’s Ministry of Finance according to GPI chief exec Alexandre Dreyfus. Dreyfus revealed that GPI had been monitoring Polish...

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Online Poker on the Decline in Italy

The Italian online poker market has been on the decline and the latest stats from Agimeg indicate that this ring-fenced market continues to struggle. Operators had high hopes of increasing activity but instead, Italy’s cash game market declined further generating revenues of Euro 8.5 million compared to revenue in December 2013 at Euro 14.8 million. PokerS...

Gambling Law & Society News Shoots to Top NJ Online Poker List

Nearly one week after combining its player pool with 888Poker, has shot up to the top of the New Jersey operator list. The site reportedly surpassed Bo...

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