World Series of Poker players could face tax problems

International players attending the World Series of Poker could have their profits withheld to satisfy tax legislation. As CalvinAyre observed, one of the things professional poker players hailing from the UK have going for them is that they don’t have to pay tax. However according to tax professional Russell Fox, tax laws in the United […]

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Super High Roller Bowl holds selection lottery

The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl was so oversubscribed that Poker Central held a lottery to determine the 35 entrants. Fifty-four players had paid the $30,000 registration fee to compete in the $300,000 buy-in tournament at the Aria Las Vegas. As reported by, last year’s fifth place finisher Matt Berkey had been the first to […]

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Partypoker brings MILLIONS tour to Russia

Russia will provide the first stop on partypoker’s new MILLIONS National tour. The global tour is set to arrive in the resort city of Sochi in the spring. Indeed, the inaugural MILLIONS National event is scheduled to take place between the 12th and 27th March. With a $1,100 buy-in, competitors will vie for a $200,000 […]

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Are Gambling Laws Generating More Fees for Poker Players?

Popular online poker room PokerStars has recently edited its terms of service to include a new currency fee. Any financial transactions made with currencies unsupported by the website will be subject to a 2.5 percent charge. Supported currencies (British pounds, euros, U.S. dollars and Canadian dollars) remain unaffected. Eric Hollreiser, PokerStars head of corporate communications, […]

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EU Court Makes Poker Less “Taxing” for Italian Players

The European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled earlier this week that Italian professional poker players will no longer have to pay income tax on winnings earned at tournaments in other EU countries. Professional players Pier Paolo Fabretti and Cristiano Blanco were both targeted by the Italian government for their inter-EU winnings. Under current Italian […]

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