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2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced 2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced
Sean Gibson - January 29th, 2015

The Global Poker Index (GPI) has announced the nominees for their first-ever GPI American Poker Awards. A nomination panel of approximately 60 poker industry insiders were tasked with submitting two selections in each of the nine categories. Four finalists were then tabulated from the voting results with a jury panel deciding the winners. The GPI American […]

Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says

Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says

Philip Conneller - January 29th, 2015

SB 40, the latest Nevada gambling bill that poker players feared could be used to attack tournament staking culture and do untold damage to the World Series of Poker (WSOP), relates only to sports betting, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has clarified. At first glance, the bill, which is essentially about reducing the possibility of […]

AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views

AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views

Elbert Pruitt - January 28th, 2015

US Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s choice to replace outgoing AG Eric Holder, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) for confirmation hearings starting today, and the American Gaming Association wants to know her views on illegal betting. In a letter sent on Tuesday to SJC Chairman Charles Grassley, and […]

World Series of Poker Backs Off of $10 Million Guarantee

World Series of Poker Backs Off of $10 Million Guarantee

Ed Scimia - January 28th, 2015

The World Series of Poker has gone through numerous changes since it began in 1970. Those changes have happened more rapidly since the poker boom, as organizers have tried to constantly adjust the series to meet the wants and needs of players at the year’s most important tournament festival. Last year’s changes included a $10 […]

German Online Gambling Sites Plan Exodus Amid Concerns Over Recent Clamp Downs

German Online Gambling Sites Plan Exodus Amid Concerns Over Recent Clamp Downs

Ed Scimia - January 28th, 2015

German online gambling laws are among the most restrictive in Europe, as the federal government does not license poker or casino sites or expressly allow them to operate there. The country has even clamped down on its own citizens playing on unlicensed sites. That may be why several online casino sites are now leaving the […]

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2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced 2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced
Sean Gibson January 29th, 2015
The Global Poker Index (GPI) has announced the nominees for their first-ever GPI American Poker Awards. A nomination panel of approximately 60 poker indust...
AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views
Elbert Pruitt January 28th, 2015
US Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s choice to replace outgoing AG Eric Holder, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judi...
German Online Gambling Sites Plan Exodus Amid Concerns Over Recent Clamp Downs German Online Gambling Sites Plan Exodus Amid Concerns Over Recent Clamp Downs
Ed Scimia January 28th, 2015
German online gambling laws are among the most restrictive in Europe, as the federal government does not license poker or casino sites or expressly allow t...
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...
Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says
Philip Conneller January 29th, 2015
SB 40, the latest Nevada gambling bill that poker players feared could be used to attack tournament staking culture and do untold damage to the World Serie...
AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views
Elbert Pruitt January 28th, 2015
US Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s choice to replace outgoing AG Eric Holder, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judi...
Delaware Online Poker Plunges 77 Percent Year-on-Year Delaware Online Poker Plunges 77 Percent Year-on-Year
Philip Conneller January 27th, 2015
Delaware has reported a 77 percent year-on-year decrease in its online poker revenues for December 2014, a yield of just $28,589. That makes last month the...
Todd Brunson Whips Texas Banker Andy Beal for $5M in Bellagio Cash Game Todd Brunson Whips Texas Banker Andy Beal for $5M in Bellagio Cash Game
Philip Conneller January 26th, 2015
Andy Beal is back. The billionaire Texas banker, who was last seen scuttling from the Wynn in 2006 vowing that he was “done” with poker having taken a ...
Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says
Philip Conneller January 29th, 2015
SB 40, the latest Nevada gambling bill that poker players feared could be used to attack tournament staking culture and do untold damage to the World Serie...
AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views AGA Wants AG Nominee Questioned on Illegal Betting Views
Elbert Pruitt January 28th, 2015
US Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s choice to replace outgoing AG Eric Holder, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judi...
German Online Gambling Sites Plan Exodus Amid Concerns Over Recent Clamp Downs German Online Gambling Sites Plan Exodus Amid Concerns Over Recent Clamp Downs
Ed Scimia January 28th, 2015
German online gambling laws are among the most restrictive in Europe, as the federal government does not license poker or casino sites or expressly allow t...
Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates
Sean Gibson January 26th, 2015
Nevada, which is one of three states to allow online gambling activities, has proposed an amendment to its gambling legislation that would make it a felony...
2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced 2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced
Sean Gibson January 29th, 2015
The Global Poker Index (GPI) has announced the nominees for their first-ever GPI American Poker Awards. A nomination panel of approximately 60 poker indust...
Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says
Philip Conneller January 29th, 2015
SB 40, the latest Nevada gambling bill that poker players feared could be used to attack tournament staking culture and do untold damage to the World Serie...
World Series of Poker Backs Off of $10 Million Guarantee World Series of Poker Backs Off of $10 Million Guarantee
Ed Scimia January 28th, 2015
The World Series of Poker has gone through numerous changes since it began in 1970. Those changes have happened more rapidly since the poker boom, as organ...
Mississippi Grind and Star Ryan Reynolds Take Sundance by Storm Mississippi Grind and Star Ryan Reynolds Take Sundance by Storm
Philip Conneller January 27th, 2015
Mississippi Grind made its Sundance Film Festival debut this week, and stars Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn were there to do the inevitable publicity mi...
Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates
Sean Gibson January 26th, 2015
Nevada, which is one of three states to allow online gambling activities, has proposed an amendment to its gambling legislation that would make it a felony...
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...
Delaware Online Poker Plunges 77 Percent Year-on-Year Delaware Online Poker Plunges 77 Percent Year-on-Year
Philip Conneller January 27th, 2015
Delaware has reported a 77 percent year-on-year decrease in its online poker revenues for December 2014, a yield of just $28,589. That makes last month the...
Todd Brunson Whips Texas Banker Andy Beal for $5M in Bellagio Cash Game Todd Brunson Whips Texas Banker Andy Beal for $5M in Bellagio Cash Game
Philip Conneller January 26th, 2015
Andy Beal is back. The billionaire Texas banker, who was last seen scuttling from the Wynn in 2006 vowing that he was “done” with poker having taken a ...
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,”...
2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced 2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced
Sean Gibson January 29th, 2015
The Global Poker Index (GPI) has announced the nominees for their first-ever GPI American Poker Awards. A nomination panel of approximately 60 poker indust...
Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says
Philip Conneller January 29th, 2015
SB 40, the latest Nevada gambling bill that poker players feared could be used to attack tournament staking culture and do untold damage to the World Serie...
World Series of Poker Backs Off of $10 Million Guarantee World Series of Poker Backs Off of $10 Million Guarantee
Ed Scimia January 28th, 2015
The World Series of Poker has gone through numerous changes since it began in 1970. Those changes have happened more rapidly since the poker boom, as organ...
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...
Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates
Sean Gibson January 26th, 2015
Nevada, which is one of three states to allow online gambling activities, has proposed an amendment to its gambling legislation that would make it a felony...
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...
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