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Poker Business News From Europe

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Mar 01, 2010

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Poker No Longer a Sport in Ukraine Ukraine’s Justice Ministry has changed its decision to include poker on the list of sports recognised in Ukraine as the game is said to conflict with Ukraine law which prohibits gambling business and participation in gambling. A similar decision was made in Russia in July when, after all the card rooms and casinos were closed, the Russian Ministry of Sports and Tourism officially excluded poker from its list of sports. With this upheaval, the PokerStar.com European Poker Tour was moved from Moscow in Russia to Kiev in Ukraine. Ukrainian poker tournaments had just begun to flourish, so this decision could leave poker’s future there very unclear. Montel Williams Sued Over Poker League Deal Guardian Gaming, a Malta-based online gaming operator, is suing U.S. talk show star Montel Williams. In July 2008, Guardian Gaming took a 25 percent stake in International Poker League, which ...


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