Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Phil Hellmuth Releases Statement After UB Audio Tapes Come to Light

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

An additional chapter is unfolding in the saga of the Ultimate Bet scandal, with new recordings surfacing that leave little doubt that the owners of the site perpetrated a major fraud against their customers. The recordings were posted online by a former employee of 1994 WSOP champ and one of

More Details Emerge in Phil Ivey Casino Case

Tuesday, 14th May 2013

More details are beginning to emerge with regard to Phil Ivey’s battle with a London, UK casino to recover a $12 million payout he says is rightfully his, but has been withheld by Crockfords Casino, the oldest gambling club in operation in Europe. Last week we brought you the story

Time Expires for Texas Poker Bills

Monday, 13th May 2013

With a number of initiatives aimed at bringing legal live poker and regulated online poker to the state of Texas, poker players were hoping to see at least a modicum of legislative progress on their pet issue during the current State Assembly session. But those hopes remain just that, as

Slow Week for Online Poker Legislation

Sunday, 12th May 2013

After a flurry of activity to usher in the spring season, the last week brought little but a lull for online poker regulation watchers in the United States. Let’s start with Pennsylvania. After weeks – actually, months – of “will she or won’t she” guessing games, Rep. Tina Davis finally

Nevada Gaming Revenue Up 3% Over 2012 Figures

Saturday, 11th May 2013

So far 2013 has been a very good year for Nevada. Just last week it made history when it became the first state in the nation to introduce regulated, real money online poker with the launch of Ultimate Poker. New construction projects abound, and now it is being reported that

Phil Ivey Files Lawsuit Over Withheld Casino Payout

Tuesday, 07th May 2013

In a new twist on a story that hasn’t been heard from in quite some time, poker superstar Phil Ivey has filed a lawsuit against UK’s Crockfords Casino in London’s tony Mayfair District. Last summer, Ivey, arguably poker’s most famous face and unquestionably one of its greatest-ever players, made headlines

PokerStars Sues to Preserve Atlantic City Casino Deal

Monday, 06th May 2013

When last week was wrapping up, the latest news in PokerStars’ quest to purchase the land-based Atlantic Club Casino Hotel was only that PokerStars was apparently blindsided by the deal’s expiration and that the company was still hoping to be able to complete it. Eric Hollreiser, who serves as director

Future Uncertain for PokerStars Atlantic City Casino Deal

Friday, 03rd May 2013

This week news broke that a purchase contract between the parent company of mammoth online poker room PokerStars, the Rational Group, and a land-based casino in New Jersey called the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, had expired, effectively ending PokerStars’ campaign to take over the struggling property. After days of silence from PokerStars,

Casino Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate

Thursday, 02nd May 2013

A casino expansion bill that has been a hot topic in Illinois in recent months has passed the state Senate, though whether or not the state’s governor, Democrat Pat Quinn, will sign the legislation into law remains to be seen. Governor Quinn has not been a supporter of gambling expansion

Ultimate Poker to go Live in Nevada

Tuesday, 30th April 2013

Ending months of speculation as to when real money online poker would go live in the state of Nevada, not to mention conjecture about just who would be the first to deal a hand, Ultimate Poker has announced that it will open up its site to Nevadans at 9 a.m. PST on