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Phil Ivey Going to Pot with Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Phil Ivey Going to Pot with Medical Marijuana Dispensary License
Philip Conneller - October 31st, 2014

Phil Ivey, Pot Purveyor: that shingle could be getting whipped up, even as we speak. Yup, Ivey has received a license to dispense medical marijuana in Nevada. Maybe it’s because he hasn’t been in the news much lately and so he figured he’d just go out and do something crazy, because Ivey was one of […]

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

Sean Gibson - October 31st, 2014

South Africa’s online gaming market could be facing a devastating blow as the country’s Department of Trade and Industry is looking to ban online gambling. With a constantly fluctuating market, countries that regulate Internet gaming often adjust the policies surrounding it. Whether a new restriction is imposed to help increase tax revenue or to better […]

PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo

PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo

Ed Scimia - October 30th, 2014

PokerStars, once considered the most-beloved poker site in the world, isn’t doing much to make friends and influence people these days. A flurry of changes at the poker site this week have drawn sharp criticisms from players. Most recently, PokerStars announced the end of the Battle of the Planets promotion, while simultaneously raising the rake […]

PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal

PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal

Philip Conneller - October 30th, 2014

PokerStars shut down the Paris leg of the France Poker Series, due to the closure by French police of the prominent Cercle Cadet poker club. The club was stormed by police two weeks ago, following a 14-month investigation into alleged extortion, embezzlement, money laundering and criminal conspiracy. Fourteen people were arrested, including a former police […]

Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos

Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos

Philip Conneller - October 29th, 2014

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is getting into the midterm election spirit. The organization, which fights for the rights of US poker players, has published a rogue’s gallery of politicians who oppose legalizing Internet poker. The PPA has named and shamed 22 “political jokers” on its website, a list that includes two governors (Nikki Haley […]

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PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal
Philip Conneller October 30th, 2014
PokerStars shut down the Paris leg of the France Poker Series, due to the closure by French police of the prominent Cercle Cadet poker club. The club was s...
Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team
Ed Scimia October 29th, 2014
Lawyers for defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that federal agents impersonated repair technicians after turning off Internet access to th...
Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room
Sean Gibson October 22nd, 2014
The Philadelphia SugarHouse Casino is about to become the premium destination for poker players in the City of Brotherly Love. While many states in the US ...
Cercle Cadet Poker Club in Paris Is Second Police Raid This Month Cercle Cadet Poker Club in Paris Is Second Police Raid This Month
Philip Conneller October 15th, 2014
The Cercle Cadet poker club in Paris, formerly the Concorde Club, was raided by the French National Judicial Police this week. Fourteen people were taken i...
PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo
Ed Scimia October 30th, 2014
PokerStars, once considered the most-beloved poker site in the world, isn’t doing much to make friends and influence people these days. A flurry of c...
Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline
Philip Conneller October 28th, 2014
The final phases of the Full Tilt remissions process due US players who have applied for remuneration could see hundreds of thousands of dollars potentiall...
Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout
Sean Gibson October 25th, 2014
An unaudited analysis of Amaya’s financials demonstrates a strong cash and overall fiscal position. Back in 2012, it was noted by many industry sourc...
Italian Poker Pros Not Taxed in EU Justice Court Decision Italian Poker Pros Not Taxed in EU Justice Court Decision
Ed Scimia October 24th, 2014
Two Italian poker pros will have a less taxing year ahead, following a key EU ruling in their favor. The European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled again...
Phil Ivey Going to Pot with Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Phil Ivey Going to Pot with Medical Marijuana Dispensary License
Philip Conneller October 31st, 2014
Phil Ivey, Pot Purveyor: that shingle could be getting whipped up, even as we speak. Yup, Ivey has received a license to dispense medical marijuana in Neva...
South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling
Sean Gibson October 31st, 2014
South Africa’s online gaming market could be facing a devastating blow as the country’s Department of Trade and Industry is looking to ban onli...
Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos
Philip Conneller October 29th, 2014
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is getting into the midterm election spirit. The organization, which fights for the rights of US poker players, has publis...
Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team
Ed Scimia October 29th, 2014
Lawyers for defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that federal agents impersonated repair technicians after turning off Internet access to th...
South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling
Sean Gibson October 31st, 2014
South Africa’s online gaming market could be facing a devastating blow as the country’s Department of Trade and Industry is looking to ban onli...
Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos
Philip Conneller October 29th, 2014
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is getting into the midterm election spirit. The organization, which fights for the rights of US poker players, has publis...
Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team
Ed Scimia October 29th, 2014
Lawyers for defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that federal agents impersonated repair technicians after turning off Internet access to th...
Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign
Sean Gibson October 28th, 2014
Full Tilt is on the path to making dramatic changes to its brand imaging and how it will market itself to players in the future. Rebranding isn’t alw...
PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo
Ed Scimia October 30th, 2014
PokerStars, once considered the most-beloved poker site in the world, isn’t doing much to make friends and influence people these days. A flurry of c...
PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015 PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015
Sean Gibson October 20th, 2014
The PokerStars SuperNova Elite VIP program will lose approximately $5,200 of its overall value next year. The details were given to players by the most pop...
PokerStars Japan Autumn Festival Offers October Freerolls PokerStars Japan Autumn Festival Offers October Freerolls
Sean Gibson October 12th, 2014
PokerStars’ Japan Autumn Festival is a promotion, but also a bit of a toe in the water in the Japanese gambling market for the online poker site. Jap...
PokerStars Spin & Go Joins CardsChat for Qualified Freeroll PokerStars Spin & Go Joins CardsChat for Qualified Freeroll
Sean Gibson October 11th, 2014
PokerStars has launched a new form of tournament poker game called the Spin & Go, and this week launched a new promotional week to celebrate. The new g...
PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo
Ed Scimia October 30th, 2014
PokerStars, once considered the most-beloved poker site in the world, isn’t doing much to make friends and influence people these days. A flurry of c...
PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal
Philip Conneller October 30th, 2014
PokerStars shut down the Paris leg of the France Poker Series, due to the closure by French police of the prominent Cercle Cadet poker club. The club was s...
Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline
Philip Conneller October 28th, 2014
The final phases of the Full Tilt remissions process due US players who have applied for remuneration could see hundreds of thousands of dollars potentiall...
Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign
Sean Gibson October 28th, 2014
Full Tilt is on the path to making dramatic changes to its brand imaging and how it will market itself to players in the future. Rebranding isn’t alw...
Winamax Dominating PokerStars France in Cash Games Winamax Dominating PokerStars France in Cash Games
Elbert Pruitt October 24th, 2014
Winamax dominating PokerStars France is the headline from this week’s new online data report. It was only three short months ago that PokerStars Fran...
Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame
Ed Scimia October 23rd, 2014
Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland have been announced as the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2014 winners. The two inductees will officially be inducted on S...
Scott Davies and Mike Leah Win Big at WSOP APAC Scott Davies and Mike Leah Win Big at WSOP APAC
Elbert Pruitt October 23rd, 2014
The World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) tournament series in Melbourne, Australia saw North American players Scott Davies and Mike Leah capture ...
Sebastien Pauli Conquers PokerStars EPT London Sebastien Pauli Conquers PokerStars EPT London
Philip Conneller October 20th, 2014
PokerStars EPT London has a happy winner in Sebastien Pauli. The German has become the second champion from his country of the European Poker Tour’s Seas...
PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal
Philip Conneller October 30th, 2014
PokerStars shut down the Paris leg of the France Poker Series, due to the closure by French police of the prominent Cercle Cadet poker club. The club was s...
Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team
Ed Scimia October 29th, 2014
Lawyers for defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that federal agents impersonated repair technicians after turning off Internet access to th...
Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline
Philip Conneller October 28th, 2014
The final phases of the Full Tilt remissions process due US players who have applied for remuneration could see hundreds of thousands of dollars potentiall...
Full Tilt Founder Ray Bitar Near Death and Broke, Says Allen Cunningham Full Tilt Founder Ray Bitar Near Death and Broke, Says Allen Cunningham
Philip Conneller October 27th, 2014
Ray Bitar, the disgraced former CEO of Full Tilt, is dying and almost broke, according to Allen Cunningham, a former Red Pro player under the old Full Tilt...
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