Insights

When not advocating on behalf of clients, Mr. VerStandig pens the legal column for PokerNews.com

Daily Fantasy Sports — Understanding a Patchwork of Misunderstood Laws

One interested in tracing the origins of the current spat between daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators and various state attorneys general needs to...

Phil Ivey & Borgata Spar Over Destroyed Edge-Sorting Evidence

Long before Hilary Clinton allegedly took to scrubbing an email server, Richard Nixon's army of henchmen made fashionable the process of...

The Asset Forfeiture Boogie Monster

Alongside high-stakes casino bettors — the increasingly-scarce innocent members of this oft-crooked fraternity — may be found the likes of drug dealers, hit men, underworld gaming…

A Poker Player's Guide to Divorce

Marriage — a notoriously volatile institution to begin with — often grows downright incendiary when confronted with the lifestyle of a professional bettor.

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, All In

Mark Johnston claims that he had 10 drinks before walking into the Downtown Grand in Las Vegas on the eve of the 2014 Super Bowl, and then downed another…

Foxwoods Survives Edge Sorting Lawsuit from Phil Ivey's "Queen of Sorts" Accomplice

In a significant — if not procedurally unusual — victory for Foxwoods, a federal court in Connecticut has entered judgment against a group of…

The Risks of Investing in Other Players' Action

The long-thriving underground futures market of poker is on the cusp of going mainstream with operations like YouStake.com now promising delivery of a…

How Gaming Wins and Losses Can Impact Your Tax Obligations

“Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.” Except, of course, for those things you lost to Caesar in his Las Vegas palace or Atlantic City…

Christian Lusardi Prepares to Face Sentencing in Counterfeiting Charges

Christian Lusardi — the man best known for allegedly smuggling counterfeit chips into a Borgata poker tournament in early 2014 — is now on the cusp of facing...

Breaking Down the Legality of Cheung Yin Sun's Edge-Sorting Lawsuit Against Foxwoods

Cheung Yin Sun, the Nevada-based card maven recently noted for her trips to Atlantic City’s Borgata with Phil Ivey, is once again in the news for taking...

Just How Much Demand Does Atlantic City Still Possess?

Though unlikely a cognizant act of casino martyrdom, the Showboat, the geographically penultimate gaming hub on Atlantic City’s famed…

About That Dotted Line...Attorney Maurice "Mac" VerStandig on Horrell vs. Attack Poker

In a saga of apparent deceit begetting apparent deceit, it is as easy to root for Kenneth Horrell — the satellite-dominating Hawaiian who earned a coveted...

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinber, et.al. (Ferguson, Chris) Lawsuit

Good news has come for the tattered remains of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, as both brands seek to regain some modicum of goodwill whilst…

Congress Has Been Dealt a New Online Poker Hand

As Rep. Joe Barton floats legislation aimed at bringing a regulatory framework to online poker in the United States, the ante-paying public is well…

Maurice "Mac" VerStandig on the Cumbersome Weight of a WSOP Bracelet

As the roster of Main Event champions becomes increasingly littered with relative unknowns thrust into a heavily-sponsored spotlight, the awkwardly…

Attorney Maurice VerStandig on Significance of Ruling That Poker is a Game of Skill

In a landmark 120 page opinion, one of the country’s most noted courts has ruled that poker is a game of skill, as opposed to one of chance, and accordingly falls…

The Atlantic Club Lawsuit: PokerStars Busts Preflop

The Rational Group US Holdings, Inc. — better known by the moniker of its affiliated entity, PokerStars — has all but lost its bid to claim the Atlantic Club…

The Atlantic Club Lawsuit: PokerStars Risks More than Monopoly Money

At the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Park Place, Monopoly’s Atlantic City roots still shine through. A block to the northeast quietly sits Indiana...

Attorney Maurice VerStandig's Legal Theories Behind the Tokhtakhounov Indictment

Long before Teddy KGB lit up the silver screen with a loosely fictitious underworld wit, George Devol penned his 1887 memoire Forty Years a Gambler on the…

Attorney Maurice VerStandig's Analysis of PokerStar's Aquisition of Full Tilt Poker

As news of the fire-sale acquisition of Full Tilt Poker — and the government’s generous hand in facilitating that purchase — spreads beyond niche poker…

Address

9812 Falls Road
#114-160
Potomac, MD 20854

Address

p: 301-444-4600
f: 301-576-6885

Top of Page