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UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Sean Gibson - January 25th, 2015

The United Kingdom (UK) is raising concerns over the new European Union (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Directive and may be considering a legal challenge against it. Last month the Council of Ministers and European Parliament came to a consensus on anti-money laundering issues and with it the new Directive is in the final stages of being […]

Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor

Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor

Sean Gibson - January 24th, 2015

Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, has announced the appointment of former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis as an advisor to its Board of Directors. Though the news suggests Amaya may be on the rebound after last month’s raid, Lewis’ appointment along with a second one suggest the company may be […]

Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players

Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players

Ed Scimia - January 23rd, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced late last week that state and local police will no longer be able to seize property without warrants or criminal charges, ending a program that had in the past taken cash and other items from drug dealers, unsuspecting criminals, and sometimes poker players. In 2008, the Justice Department started […]

Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars

Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars

Devin O'Connor - January 23rd, 2015

A new California online poker bill, introduced by State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-59th District) finally addresses two of the largest roadblocks in bringing Internet cardrooms to the country’s most populous state. AB 167, the second online poker bill proposed in as many months, removes the so-called “bad actor” language featured in previous efforts, including Assemblyman […]

Full Tilt Licensing Gaff Message Creates Optimism in New Jersey Nonetheless

Full Tilt Licensing Gaff Message Creates Optimism in New Jersey Nonetheless

Devin O'Connor - January 22nd, 2015

Full Tilt PR man Eric Hollreiser is having a very busy day, it seems. The head of corporate communications for FT’s parent company Rational Group had this to say about a surprising mobile pop-up message that got a lot of New Jersey online poker players pretty excited: “Full Tilt has identified and corrected the cause of […]

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WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic
Philip Conneller January 19th, 2015
WSOP.com has leapfrogged party/Borgata as the top poker room in New Jersey in terms of cash game traffic, barely a week after its decision to share liquidi...
PokerStars Teams with Jones and Sons to Launch Restaurant PokerStars Teams with Jones and Sons to Launch Restaurant
Sean Gibson January 18th, 2015
PokerStars has introduced a novel way for poker players to combine their love of the game and the need for quality food. As one of the biggest names in pok...
Scientists Claim Poker-Perfect Computer Program Built Scientists Claim Poker-Perfect Computer Program Built
Sean Gibson January 10th, 2015
Scientists and researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada are claiming they have built a computer program that plays perfect poker that is unbeat...
PokerStars Signs Sponsored Pros from India, Japan PokerStars Signs Sponsored Pros from India, Japan
Ed Scimia January 7th, 2015
PokerStars has announced the signing of two new poker pros hailing from India and Japan, highlighting the brand’s efforts to expand into new markets ...
UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Sean Gibson January 25th, 2015
The United Kingdom (UK) is raising concerns over the new European Union (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Directive and may be considering a legal challenge again...
State Senator Tyson Larson Pushes to Legalize Poker in Nebraska State Senator Tyson Larson Pushes to Legalize Poker in Nebraska
Philip Conneller January 20th, 2015
A Nebraska poker bill that seeks to legalize the game by declaring it a game of skill will be introduced to the state legislature this week by State Senato...
Gus Hansen Invests Millions into Bridge Shuffler Over Troubled Water Gus Hansen Invests Millions into Bridge Shuffler Over Troubled Water
Sean Gibson January 20th, 2015
Poker pro Gus Hansen is investing millions of dollars into a bridge-shuffling device, as the player who was recently dropped by Full Tilt continues to dive...
Darren Woods Jailed and Fined as Poker Cheat in UK Darren Woods Jailed and Fined as Poker Cheat in UK
Philip Conneller January 19th, 2015
Darren Woods, a former World Series of Poker bracelet winner, has been jailed by a UK court for 15 months for fraud for cheating online poker players out o...
UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Sean Gibson January 25th, 2015
The United Kingdom (UK) is raising concerns over the new European Union (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Directive and may be considering a legal challenge again...
Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor
Sean Gibson January 24th, 2015
Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, has announced the appointment of former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis as an ...
Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players
Ed Scimia January 23rd, 2015
Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced late last week that state and local police will no longer be able to seize property without warrants or criminal...
Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars
Devin O'Connor January 23rd, 2015
A new California online poker bill, introduced by State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-59th District) finally addresses two of the largest roadblocks i...
UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Sean Gibson January 25th, 2015
The United Kingdom (UK) is raising concerns over the new European Union (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Directive and may be considering a legal challenge again...
Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor
Sean Gibson January 24th, 2015
Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, has announced the appointment of former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis as an ...
Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players Attorney General Eric Holder Restricts Seizures That Have Targeted Poker Players
Ed Scimia January 23rd, 2015
Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced late last week that state and local police will no longer be able to seize property without warrants or criminal...
Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars Reggie Jones-Sawyer California Online Poker Bill More Accepting of PokerStars
Devin O'Connor January 23rd, 2015
A new California online poker bill, introduced by State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-59th District) finally addresses two of the largest roadblocks i...
Griffin Benger Survives PokerStars Shark Cage TV Coinflip for $1 Million Win Griffin Benger Survives PokerStars Shark Cage TV Coinflip for $1 Million Win
Philip Conneller January 5th, 2015
Griffin Benger has been crowned the first-ever champion of PokerStars’ innovative Shark Cage TV show (not to be confused with the American TV show Shark ...
PokerStars Milestone Hands Boost Cash Game Traffic PokerStars Milestone Hands Boost Cash Game Traffic
Elbert Pruitt December 11th, 2014
The PokerStars Milestone Hands promotion is driving global cash game traffic to seasonal heights, with a $1,000,000 giveaway during its December Festival. ...
PokerStars Leaderboards Changing in 2015 PokerStars Leaderboards Changing in 2015
Devin O'Connor December 6th, 2014
PokerStars leaderboards are the latest component of the world’s largest card room to undergo changes since being bought out in June by Amaya Gaming G...
PokerStars December Festival Sees Six Major Promotions PokerStars December Festival Sees Six Major Promotions
Sean Gibson December 5th, 2014
Already underway, the PokerStars December Festival will dish out a minimum of $15 million to players during its month-long celebration. During the festive ...
WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic
Philip Conneller January 19th, 2015
WSOP.com has leapfrogged party/Borgata as the top poker room in New Jersey in terms of cash game traffic, barely a week after its decision to share liquidi...
PokerStars $1 Million Spin & Go Won by Russian Player PokerStars $1 Million Spin & Go Won by Russian Player
Devin O'Connor January 16th, 2015
A Russian turned a $5 Spin & Go into $1 million dollars after the prize pool landed on the jackpot. Competing under the moniker “sss66666,”...
PCA Main Event Down to Six PCA Main Event Down to Six
Devin O'Connor January 14th, 2015
The 12th annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event is down to the final six after 18 players busted on Day 5. The nearly 12-hour session ended...
WSOP.com and 888poker.com to Merge Massive Player Pools WSOP.com and 888poker.com to Merge Massive Player Pools
Philip Conneller January 12th, 2015
WSOP.com and 888poker.com have announced that they will share some player liquidity in the New Jersey market. It’s a move that will allow for more a wide...
GPI’s World Cup Announces “Interesting” Roster Changes GPI’s World Cup Announces “Interesting” Roster Changes
Ed Scimia January 22nd, 2015
The Global Poker Index (GPI) has made another round of announcements about the Global Poker Masters (GPM), coming closer to finalizing the rosters for each...
Noah Schwartz WPT Alpha8 Win Sets Record as First Double Title Holder Noah Schwartz WPT Alpha8 Win Sets Record as First Double Title Holder
Elbert Pruitt January 21st, 2015
Noah Schwartz is all smiles after capturing a WPT Alpha8 title and $585,000 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida over the weekend. Schwartz also earned som...
PokerStars $1 Million Spin & Go Won by Russian Player PokerStars $1 Million Spin & Go Won by Russian Player
Devin O'Connor January 16th, 2015
A Russian turned a $5 Spin & Go into $1 million dollars after the prize pool landed on the jackpot. Competing under the moniker “sss66666,”...
American Kevin Schulz Scoops PCA Main Event 2015 American Kevin Schulz Scoops PCA Main Event 2015
Ed Scimia January 15th, 2015
Kevin Schulz has done America proud, sweeping the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event championship last night with a brave final call. The PCA...
Full Tilt Licensing Gaff Message Creates Optimism in New Jersey Nonetheless Full Tilt Licensing Gaff Message Creates Optimism in New Jersey Nonetheless
Devin O'Connor January 22nd, 2015
Full Tilt PR man Eric Hollreiser is having a very busy day, it seems. The head of corporate communications for FT’s parent company Rational Group ha...
Darren Woods Jailed and Fined as Poker Cheat in UK Darren Woods Jailed and Fined as Poker Cheat in UK
Philip Conneller January 19th, 2015
Darren Woods, a former World Series of Poker bracelet winner, has been jailed by a UK court for 15 months for fraud for cheating online poker players out o...
Little League Coach Avoids Jail in Illegal Poker Game Case Little League Coach Avoids Jail in Illegal Poker Game Case
Sean Gibson January 17th, 2015
Justin Doyle was one of 15 men arrested in 2011 for taking part in a series of high-stakes illegal poker games in Staten Island, New York. And while the id...
Paul Phua Says, “Let Me Play Poker!” As Trial Looms Paul Phua Says, “Let Me Play Poker!” As Trial Looms
Ed Scimia January 9th, 2015
Paul Phua and his son Darren are attempting to have a ban that prohibits them from playing poker in casinos lifted ahead of their trial on illegal gambling...
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