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The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Stars Group (TSG), reversing the three-year-old judgment amounting to $870 million.
Why a Kentucky Court of Appeals Ruled in Favor of The Stars Group in $870 Million Lawsuit

In a massive victory for PokerStars, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned the pending $870 million lawsuit against the global online giant.

This first round of payments totals nearly $33.5 million and will be distributed to the approximately 7400 petitioners.
Petitioners Submit Banking Information for Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet Claims

Following an announcement earlier this month that the US Department of Justice has approved the first round of payments…

888 has revealed more stops on its 2017 live tour. Partypoker has switched all its MTTs to 8-handed..
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The DGE specified that as part of the agreement, popular online gaming site Bovada will no longer serve customers in the US through the data center on the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake.
New Jersey and Kahnawake Regulator Agree on Terms to Limit Unauthorized US iGaming

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has entered into an agreement with the Kahnawake Gaming Commission…

Players have discovered that PayPal is sharing personal information with Iovation and they are protesting at the relationship with a company founded by executives implicated in the UB/AP cheating scandal.
Poker Players Protest PayPal Information Share with Iovation

Iovation founder Greg Pierson was directly implicated in the UltimateBet cheating scandal.

The PPA has held a conference call with the DOJ. The PPA received advice that pushing for fraud charges against AP/UP could help players get reimbursed.
PPA Meets DOJ to Discuss Full Tilt Remissions Process, UltimateBet and Absolute Poker Cases

First Full Tilt remission checks should go out at the end of the first quarter of 2014. 80% of the 35,000 claims had been accepted by players.

The PPA's Rich Muny has found a legal basis for players to submit claims to the Garden City Group for funds lost at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker.
PPA Suggests Remission May be Possible for Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker Victims

Chances are slim, but according to Rich Muny there is a legal precedent that could bring relief to victims of AP/UB.

Kentucky “fully and finally dismisses its claims” to assets associated with Full Tilt Poker. In satisfaction of Kentucky’s claims against Absolute Poker’s domains, the US has agreed to pay the Commonwealth $6m.
Kentucky Releases Its Claim to Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker Domains

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has reached a settlement with the federal government resulting in the dismissal of its…

Nevada's "bad actor" clause may have consequences for Amaya and its partners
Amaya’s Hiring of Paul Leggett Under Review by Nevada Gaming Board

The Nevada State Gaming Control Board has confirmed in a statement to pokerfuse that it is “currently reviewing” the…

Bertilsson was the former Managing Director of Ongame Services, and Leggett will now head up Amaya's online division.
Amaya Hires Former Absolute Poker Frontman as Online Gaming Head

Paul Leggett, ex-COO of Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker, to head Amaya’s online strategy, including Ongame.

"Straight Flush" tells the "larger than life" story of a group of American college buddies building a "billion dollar poker colossus."
“Rags to Riches” Absolute Poker Book to be Released Next Month

Straight Flush, a new book about the rise and fall of Absolute Poker that has drawn criticism from the poker community…

PokerStars connected to questionable advertorial content
PokerStars Marketing Gaffe Causes Placement, Removal of Cereus-themed Story

Piece placed by third-party marketing firm excerpts controversial August 2012 KGC presser regarding Cereus Network claims.

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Backers Sue Poker Pro James Hopkins Over Failed Staking Deal, Other Backers Ask “You Can Do That?”
Poker pro James Hopkins is being sued by his backers over a failed staking deal. The suit has caused other backers to ask "you can do that?" — read more »
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