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PokerStars Edges Closer to Pennsylvania Launch

PokerStars Edges Closer to Pennsylvania Launch

PokerStars will arrive in Pennsylvania as soon as card rooms are given the green light to launch in the state. According to the latest available information, this is most likely to happen in 2019. PokerStars and its US Push Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have been edging closer to legalizing online casino websites, which is an earth-shattering […]

Israeli Knesset Receives Bill for Poker Legalization

Israeli Knesset Receives Bill for Poker Legalization

Operating any form of poker in Israel is still illegal. The game is popular, but not allowed legally. That’s why Sharren Haskel from the Likud party now wants to change this by introducing a new bill in the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body. The Legal Status of Poker in Israel It’s not difficult to play poker […]

AOPA Calls for Scrutiny of Illegal Poker Sites in Australia

AOPA Calls for Scrutiny of Illegal Poker Sites in Australia

Australia has actively sought to contain poker and even uproot the online version of the game. However, the efforts of the government may be coming to an unsuccessful end. Online Poker in Australia Lives On Following months of trying, the Australian government has been unsuccessful in trying to limit access to online poker. With the […]

Indian Player Withdraws Poker Petition

Indian Player Withdraws Poker Petition

Poker in India has been developing, though at a somewhat moderate pace. Still, there have been a number of events to exemplify this growth and give hopes to all interested parties that the future of the game is indeed bright. However, a petition to recognize the game as a skill-based undertaking has just been withdrawn. […]

Pokerfuse Helps Partypoker Fix Player Fund Protection

Pokerfuse Helps Partypoker Fix Player Fund Protection

Partypoker has decided to step up its game and bring more security to its offer. According to the latest news, the company’s parent entity, GVC Holdings, has brushed up on their player fund protection status, taking it all the way to ‘Medium’ and hinting at a possible sponsorship on the cards. Partypoker’s History of Player […]

Jon Kyl Back in Senate in Arizona

Jon Kyl Back in Senate in Arizona

One of the darkest days in the world of poker has been the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIEGA). The piece of legislation that quickly dismantled hopes that the game can develop at a rapid pace and become a favorite American past-time. And now, the man behind the bill, Jon […]

Ukraine Legalizes Poker, Accepts It as a Sport

Ukraine Legalizes Poker, Accepts It as a Sport

We have mostly been focusing on the United States and the poker action that takes place here. However, there’s more to that. Following the coverage of the Triton Series in Jeju, South Korea and Sochi, Russia, we are now fixating our eye on a different jurisdiction – Ukraine. The country has just made a significant […]

Ensan, PokerStars EPT Barcelona, and Spain’s Tax Authorities

Ensan, PokerStars EPT Barcelona, and Spain’s Tax Authorities

Poker in Europe has not exactly been the dearie of the authorities. Quite the opposite in fact. It took some significant power brokering and promises to pool the French and Spanish players. PokerStars and PartyPoker, two flagship platforms, had done significant efforts to make this happen. And while local regulation changed in favor of players, […]

Pennsylvania Gives the Go Ahead to Online Poker

Pennsylvania Gives the Go Ahead to Online Poker

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has become the latest body in the United States to authorize online poker. The institution issued interactive gaming licenses for three specific properties which have been eager to get a taste of the online poker action and bring Pennsylvania in the fold of the gambling states out there. The […]

New York Police Arrests 32 in Poker Room Bust

New York Police Arrests 32 in Poker Room Bust

Amid the talk of poker events and players dropping one career path to join poker, we have passed up on some of the routine stuff. Well, no more! On Friday, New York City authorities announced that they had arrested a number of individuals that were running private and all in all – illegal poker meet-ups. […]