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Californian Tribe Served Federal Lawsuit Over Online Gambling Site
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, November 21st, 2014

On Tuesday, 18th November, the state of California brought a federal lawsuit against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel after it launched a real-money online bingo site at the beginning of the month. While the Tribe continues to maintain it is breaking no laws and... 

Caesars Fined For Soliciting Self-Excluded Gamblers
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

WSOP.com operator Caesars Interactive Entertainment has been fined $10,000 by New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) after the company emailed marketing materials to more than 250 self-excluded gamblers between February 16th and May 28th. New Jersey’s... 

Californian Tribe Launches iGambling Site, Defying State Law
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Almost four months after the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabela announced the imminent launch of its real money online poker site in California, the Indian tribe has finally made good on its promise. Well, almost, as it has gone online with a real money bingo site,... 

South Africa Considering A Ban On Internet Gambling
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, November 3rd, 2014

A recent study revealed South Africa has one of the highest percentages of problem gamblers in the world, and in response to its dramatic findings the government is now proposing a ban on a wide range of gambling activities inside the country, including internet... 

CJEU Rules Poker Money Won Outside Country Not Taxable
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

According to a latest ruling by the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU), poker players are not required to pay income tax on the winnings they have earned whilst playing poker tournaments in other EU countries outside their own state. The case came to the attention... 

PPA Says Online Poker Needs Casino Style Games To Survive
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

During the upcoming lame duck session taking place between November 9th and 26th, Congress is expected to debate the ‘Restoration of America´s Wire Act’ (RAWA) which if eventually passed into law will outlaw all forms of online gambling, except betting... 

iGaming Operators Continue Exodus From International Grey Markets
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, October 10th, 2014

A new UK law requiring online operators to all but withdraw from grey markets, as well as the lure of the USA’s newly regulated online gambling industry, is starting to have a profound effect on the policies of a number of major companies in the business.... 

Sweden’s Tax Agency Finds Players With Undeclared Poker Winnings
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

In Sweden, poker players are not taxed on winnings from sites licensed inside the European Economic Area, but those players gambling at poker rooms not part of the EU are required to declare their winnings and pay regular taxes on them. Since 2012, Sweden’s... 

Belgium Broadens Clampdown On Online Gaming Sites
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 6th, 2014

Belgium appears set to broaden its clampdown on online gambling after the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) requested that sites offering free gaming apps for mobile devices should be included in a proposed social gaming operator blacklist. The Western European country... 

Black Tuesday For PokerStars Players In Grey Markets
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Three years on from Black Friday, online poker players from across the globe are experiencing their own version of the event, dubbed “Black Tuesday,” after PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker pulled their products from more than 30 countries worldwide. Amongst...