Gambling Law

Are You Playing Poker Next to a Cardroom Employee?

The California Gambling Control Commission (“Commission”) acts as the regulatory body over: Gambling establishments (cardrooms), and over all persons or things having to do with the operations of gambling establishments, Proposition Players, and Tribal casinos, pursuant to the Commission’s authority under the Tribal-State Gaming Compacts. The Commission is responsible for Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago

Online Poker’s Bad Beat

Many Americans have nightmares around April 15th, which is of course our unforgiving tax deadline.  For US-based online poker players, April 15th, 2011, also known as “Black Friday,” was dreadful for a different reason. Without warning, US players woke up to find themselves barred from logging on to any of Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago