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Poker runs are finally legal in Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law the Poker Run law, which ended a two-year crusade to make it easier to use poker runs to raise money for charities....more

$76 Million Distributed in Full Tilt Poker Restitution

We have previously reported on the arrangements being made by the Garden City Group for remittance of money to the former customers of Full Tilt Poker. Since that time, there has been a lengthy process for the submission of...more

South Australia introduces new casino and poker machine licencee restrictions to promote responsible gambling

The Parliament of South Australia has passed the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Bill 2013 (SA) which contains reforms to gaming machine (“pokies” in Australian slang) laws under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (SA) and...more

No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug

In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable “Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200? card. By the next turn, the proceeds are usually invested in properties and houses,...more

Taking Advantage of a Video Poker Glitch Can Land you in Jail in Nevada

Imagine a poker player who played an extraordinary amount of video poker and in doing so discovered a software bug that would allow him to achieve significant payouts through a series of unusual moves. These moves would...more

Second Circuit Reverses Judge Weinstein’s Decision in DiCristina, Authorizing Poker Prosecutions Under IGBA

In a case that poker businesses all over the world have been watching, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 16, 2013 reversed Judge Jack Weinstein’s decision in United States v. DiCristina, and held that poker could be...more

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