Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Comedian George Wallace Sues Bellagio for Negligence, Wins $1.3 Million

Friday, 11th April 2014

A Las Vegas jury awarded comedian George Wallace $1.3 million in his lawsuit against the Bellagio this last Tuesday. George Wallace had sued Bellagio for negligence, claiming they had caused his on-stage injury back on December 8, 2007. In that incident, Wallace ruptured his Achilles tendon after stumbling over loose

Borgata Casino Using New Security Measures at Spring Open Tournament

Thursday, 10th April 2014

Following a scandal at its last Winter Open event, Borgata Casino in Atlantic City is instituting a new chip policy for its Spring Open poker tournament. The Spring Open, which has the biggest prize pool for a poker tournament this year, begins this week. During the previous Winter Open, a

Sheldon Adelson Gains National Media Attention for Political Activism

Thursday, 10th April 2014

The CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation is beginning to receive attention from mainstream media for his ties to the Republican political candidates. After four days in which Sheldon Adelson hosted several GOP candidates for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, The New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, CBS

NASPL Latest to Speak Out against Anti-Online Gambling Lesiglation

Tuesday, 08th April 2014

The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries spoke out today against the anti-online gambling bill known as the Restoration of the Wire Act. The legislation was introduced to both houses of the U.S. Congress a couple of weeks ago. In the U.S. Senate, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham

New Jersey Woman Stole $1.8 Million to Gamble as Sands Resort Casino

Sunday, 06th April 2014

A New Jersey woman is charged with stealing nearly $2 million from her employer in Allentown to fund her gaming habits at the Sands Casino. Over a 6 year period, Nelann Quigley of Watchung, New Jersey stole $1.8 million. Records obtained from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem indicate Nelann Quigley’s

Texas School District Security Director Steals $2.5 Million to Fund His Gambling

Friday, 04th April 2014

Kris Gentz, the Security Director for a prominent Texas school district, stole $2.5 million from his employer to fund his gambling habits. Gentz stole the money from the Plano School District in the Dallas Metroplex by creating two fake companies. Though it is amazing to believe, the scheme worked for

Illegal Florida Sports Gambling and Money Laundering Ring Receives Sentencing

Thursday, 03rd April 2014

Michele Lasso, a 30 year old Panamanian who had been living in Florida, was given probation for money laundering for an illegal sports betting operation which covered multiple states. In all, Ms. Lasso is thought to have laundered $8 million in cash for the sports gambling ring. After being caught,

Alabama Law Enforcement Seizes 1,000 Illegal Gaming Machines

Wednesday, 02nd April 2014

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange held a news conference on Monday to announce that state law enforcement officials have seen over a thousand gaming machines from casinos operating illegally in Greene County. Strange said the seizures happened after law enforcement agents served search warrants at four unlicensed casinos in Greene

Illinois and Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bills Could Receive Votes in 2014

Tuesday, 01st April 2014

While “Restoration of the Wire Act” is being discussed in both houses of the U.S. Congress, state legilatures continue to consider legalizing online gambling. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and Illinois are discussing bills which would make intra-state online gaming legal, while one Pennsylvania politician wants to put people who gamble on

Nevada Casino Gambling Revenues Fall Almost 14% in February 2014

Sunday, 30th March 2014

Nevada casinos showed a combined drop of 13.7% in February 2014, compared to the same month last year. The decline is cause for concern in some circles, though the lower numbers were anticipated by the Nevada casinos as part of the standard business cycle. The consensus believes the drop-off is