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A Kentuckyjudge has ordered that PokerStarspay a minimum of $250 million in damages to the state for offering online poker in the Commonwealth after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was put into effect. The state's action was ostensibly brought on behalf of Kentucky poker players who lost money on the site between 2006 and 2011, yet it doesn't stand to benefit those players in any way. The suit is predicated on an arcane law that allows third parties to recover up to three times the amount of money lost through illegal gambling. "If the loser or his creditor d
Regulated online poker in the US made some leaps in 2019, and if the market can have a similar legislative year in 2020 as it did in 2019, things will be moving along quite nicely. In 2019, Pennsylvania online poker went live, West Virginia entered the regulated arena, and Michigan redeemed itself. Pennsylvania Goes Live As the saying goes, it’s better late than never. Following up on Pennsylvania’s regulation of online poker in late 2017, Kevin O’Toole, executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, announced in April of 2019 that that PA online poker would go live on July 15.