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Tribe believes that the provisions qualify as constitutionally prohibited bills of attainder, defined as a stipulation that "legislatively determines guilt and inflicts punishment upon an identifiable individual without provision of the protections of a judicial trial."
Harvard Law Professor Believes California “Bad Actor” Clauses Violate US Constitution

Proposed legislation “would not survive federal constitutional attack,” opines Harvard Prof. Tribe.


The proposed bill contains so-called “bad actor” language that would exclude global operators like PokerStars from entering the market.
PokerStars’ California Alliance Fires Back at “Bad Actor” Bill

Bill with tribal consensus is “a blatant attempt to provide certain interests with an unfair competitive advantage.”


Online poker in California may have taken one step closer to legalization Tuesday thanks to an agreement by 13 tribes on language to be included in pending legislation.
California Tribes Reach Consensus on Online Poker Bill

“Bad Actors” language would lock out PokerStars.


A recent update of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) FAQ on the new UK laws demands that licensed operators justify the legality of their operations in countries where they do not hold a gaming license.
UKGC Intolerant of Bad Actors

A requirement to justify the legality of gray market operations puts major operators on the spot.


PokerStars has entered an agreement with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and three card clubs to supply its online poker platform to the joint venture when online gaming legislation is passed in California.
Rational Group Reveals Plan to Bring PokerStars Brand to California

A deal with three casinos and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians will oppose “bad actor” clauses in proposed California legislation.


New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope) introduced a bill last week that would legalize online poker in the state.
New York Proposes Internet Poker

A “bad actor” clause and shared liquidity provision headline the features in the proposed legislation.


PokerStars has released a statement explaining its position on a potential “bad actor” clause in proposed Californian legislation.
PokerStars: California Gambling Control Commission is “More Than Qualified” to Determine Suitability

Calls for a bad actor clause in Californian legislation are rebutted in a statement arguing that they are unnecessary and anti-competitive.


A group of twelve California tribes have come together to oppose the removal of a “bad actor” clause from proposed online poker legislation in California.
Tribal Interests Band Together to Oppose PokerStars’ Entry Into California Online Poker Market

Twelve tribes denounce removal of a “bad actor” clause from any online poker legislation in the state.


California Tribal Business Alliance (CTBA) includes strong opposition to any California gaming law that would allow PokerStars to receive a license to operate.
California Tribal Business Alliance Demands Bad Actor Clause to Exclude PokerStars

Balancing tribal interests will be key to California internet poker legislation.


Rumors abound that PokerStars and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California are working together to oppose any new law which includes a “bad actor” clause that might exclude PokerStars from a state regulated market.
PokerStars, Tribes and Bad Actors in California

Recent rumors hint the PokerStars and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians are working together to ensure that California law contains no “bad actor” clauses.


Sources indicate that Rational Group faced significant hurdles with regard to its suitability, a factor that may determine if it will pursue other casino purchase opportunities.
Stiff Suitability Requirements Dissuade New Jersey Hopefuls

Despite lack of bad actor clause, European poker rooms face tough hurdles if partnerships are formed.


The latest amendment now requires operators and vendors to have "been convicted of accepting" wagers in violation of US law.
Illinois Amendment to Gambling Expansion Bill Softens Bad Actor Clause

A recent amendment to the latest gambling expansion bill being considered by Illinois politicians includes modifications…


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