Acting Attorney General Tells Congress He Was Not Involved in Wire Act Opinion

Acting Attorney General Tells Congress He Was Not Involved in Wire Act Opinion Thumbnail

During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the special counsel investigation last week, Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was surprisingly asked a question about his involvement in January’s new opinion on the Wire Act issued by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). Whitaker denied any involvement. The opinion, as has… Read more »

FeaturedPoker Legislation

Connecticut Tribes Eager to Build New Casino

Connecticut Tribes Eager to Build New Casino Thumbnail

Two tribes with competing casinos have set aside their differences to team up on a new gaming property, but the future of the project may be out of their hands. The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, which operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos in Connecticut, are ready to break ground on a joint venture,… Read more »

FeaturedOther Poker News

2019 Aussie Millions Main Event Day 3: Final 38 Players Determined, 2018 Final Tablist Mike Del Vecchio Making Another Run

2019 Aussie Millions Main Event Day 3:  Final 38 Players Determined, 2018 Final Tablist Mike Del Vecchio Making Another Run Thumbnail

They’re coming down to the final days of the 2019 Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne and it is delivering on the promised excitement. Day 3 is in the books, with 38 players remaining and one of last year’s final table players, Mike Del Vecchio, holding the lead and making another run for… Read more »

FeaturedPoker Tournaments

Denys Shafikov Wins WPT Russia Main Event

Denys Shafikov Wins WPT Russia Main Event Thumbnail

He didn’t eliminate everyone at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Russia Main Event final table – he missed the first knockout – but Denys Shafikov began with the chip lead and cruised all the way to heads-up en route to winning the title and $255,258. Shafikov had 5.335 million chips to start the six-handed final… Read more »

FeaturedPoker TournamentsWPT

Responses to Reversal of DOJ Online Gaming Decision: “Unfortunate,” Planning for Next Steps

Responses to Reversal of DOJ Online Gaming Decision: “Unfortunate,” Planning for Next Steps Thumbnail

Since the U. S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a reversal last Monday of the 2011 decision by the Obama Administration’s decision regarding online sports betting, gaming and poker, there have been a flurry of opinions on the issue. Some entities have called the new opinion “unfortunate,” while other organizations are tempering… Read more »

FeaturedPoker Legislation

DoJ Reverses 2011 OLC Wire Act Opinion, Decides Wire Act Applies to All Interstate Online Gambling

DoJ Reverses 2011 OLC Wire Act Opinion, Decides Wire Act Applies to All Interstate Online Gambling Thumbnail

Around Christmas of 2011, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an opinion on the Wire Act, saying that it online made interstate online sports betting illegal, not all interstate online gambling. This paved the way for states to begin legalizing online gambling and so far, four – Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey,… Read more »

FeaturedPoker Legislation

2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event: Two Day Ones in the Books, Day 1A Leader Alexander Kharkov Holds Overall Lead

2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event:  Two Day Ones in the Books, Day 1A Leader Alexander Kharkov Holds Overall Lead Thumbnail

As if being at the Atlantis Resort Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas wasn’t enough for the denizens of poker, Friday and Saturday saw the start of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. After two days of competition (and, for the first time ever, one reentry allowed per player), 842 entries have been received… Read more »

FeaturedPoker Tournaments

2019 PokerStars Players’ Championship (PSPC) Day 2: Prize Pool Eclipses $26 Million

2019 PokerStars Players’ Championship (PSPC) Day 2: Prize Pool Eclipses $26 Million Thumbnail

As my colleague Earl Burton so dutifully told you the other day, the $25,000 PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em Players Championship (PSPC), the most anticipated part of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), smashed the record for the largest live $25,000 poker tournament of all time, eclipsing the 1,000 entry mark. Another 26 players signed up before… Read more »

FeaturedPoker Tournaments

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to Begin Saturday

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to Begin Saturday Thumbnail

As most of the States of America and Europe shiver their way through another winter, there are hundreds of players (and perhaps their loved ones) heading to more pleasant climes. If it is the start of January, it is time for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which begins on Saturday. Kicking it Off with a Bang… Read more »

FeaturedPoker Tournaments