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Retroactive Tax Bill May Foil Spanish Online Players

In just three weeks, the first licenses for the newly regulated online poker industry in Spain will be issued. However, the government has put forth new demands that threatens the availability of service providers in the country. When the new Gaming Act was passed back in February... Read more

Canada’s Provinces Opening More Online Casinos

Manitoba is making plans to have its own online casino, offering poker and other games, that will be scheduled to be up and running by early next year. The site will be run in conjunction with the British Columbia government, which opened its own online casino in 2010. Ontario... Read more

Blow To US Federal Online Regulation

Last week, rumours began to arise that Senator Harry Reid would attach legislation for legalizing online poker in the US to the upcoming payroll tax bill. However, Reid has recently told the Las Vegas Review Journal that it will not be happening at this time. Poker forums... Read more

PokerStars Announces New Euro License Benefiting Scandinavia

Players in Sweden and Finland have traditionally had issues playing on PokerStars since both countries enforced huge tax rates on gross winnings from any site outside of the European Union. Well, that has finally changed as PokerStars announced the addition of www.pokerstars.eu under a newly obtained Malta... Read more

PokerStars Receives First Online Poker License In Belgium

Back in 2011, the Belgian Gaming Commission allowed PokerStars the use of the domain www.pokerstars.be for a trial period. PokerStars announced today that the test phase is now complete and they have become the first online poker site to receive a full A+ online poker license for Belgium issued... Read more

Belgium To Block Illegal Gambling Sites In 2012

Despite facing opposition from the European Commission, Belgium has passed a new Gaming Act that will effectively block all gambling sites deemed “illegal.” Essentially, all online poker sites will be divided into two lists – either the black list or the white list. All sites that have... Read more

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Controversy During $50k Poker Player Championship

The $50k Poker Player Championship is considered one of the more prestigious events at the World Series of Poker, so there is no surprise that... Read more

2012 WSOP: Rule 88 Causes ‘Tweet’ Controversy

Every year, the WSOP goes through several rule changes that they put into place to try an enhance play. Many of these rules are necessary... Read more