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The American Gaming Association has partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to combat illegal gambling.
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New York AG deems DFS illegal gambling, CIE posts record revenues again, and a sentence is handed down in Nevada’s first prosecution of an illegal online poker site.

In India, the Supreme Court has upheld a ban on an online lottery in the state of Kerala. The ruling does not affect online poker which is treated as a game of skill.
Regulation Insight

India, Italy, Portugal, France and more.

Bryan Micon, founder of the Bitcoin-only online poker room SealsWithClubs, avoided jail time and was sentenced to two years of probation on Tuesday in Nevada.
Illegal Online Poker Operator Sentenced to Two Years Probation

Judge accepts a plea deal that allows Bryan Micon to avoid jail time.

Regulators do not face the constraints that face commercial operators, which may explain why many are only now producing their annual reports almost half way through the year.
Regulation Insight

California hearings expose the difficulties in getting agreement on internet poker legislation.

Bryan Micon has agreed to plead guilty to operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system in Nevada. The charges were raised in connection with the Bitcoin-only online poker room SealswithClubs.
Bryan Micon Agrees Plea Bargain in Nevada

A $25,000 fine and a period of probation could see SealswithClubs founder Bryan Micon keep out of jail.

Italy's new gambling laws could be delayed substantially if regional and central government cannot reach an agreement.
Regulation Insight

Italy’s new gambling laws could be delayed substantially if regional and central government cannot reach an agreement.

SealswithClubs (SwC) Chairman Bryan Micon is scheduled to return to Las Vegas next week when he will be formally charged with operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system in the state of Nevada.
Bryan Micon Returns the US to be Charged with Running an Unlicensed Online Poker Room

Micon’s return suggests that his lawyers have offered to cut a deal with Nevada prosecutors.

The departure of PKR from the French market reduces yet again the options available to French players.
Poker Room Insight

PokerStars Spain introduces CAP games and sports betting.

This week’s 3.4% fall in global cash game traffic means that the market has lost almost 10% of its total traffic in just over two weeks.
Traffic Insight

The New World and the Old World had completely different weeks, as US players headed for the tables and European players left the room.

At a press conference yesterday, the Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Bryan Micon, the “Chairman” of Seals with Clubs. He will be charged with "one count of operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system."
Nevada Authorities Begin Enforcement Action Against Seals with Clubs’ Bryan Micon

Micon has launched an appeal for funds to help fight the case.

Adjarabet is revealed as the mystery operator first to join Microgaming after implementing Babelfish technology.
Poker Room Insight

SealsWithClubs has re-launched and is encountering teething troubles while ZyngaPlusPoker’s troubles are at an end as the poker room is closing down.

The new domain and website abandon the full SealswithClubs name to continue in abbreviated form as SwCPoker.
Bitcoin Only Online Poker Room SealswithClubs Re-Opens as SwCPoker

Lower rake and new software with new games including OFC Pineapple are now on offer at the “wild,wild, west” of poker.

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