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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 […]

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 mill dance. The film, which premiered at the legendary Indy film festival over the weekend, has echoes of Robert Altman’s poker road movie California Split, and stars Reynolds and Mendelsohn as two […]

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 lowest in 13 underwhelming months since the state began its online poker operations. Interstate liquidity sharing cannot come soon enough, it seems. Operations began brightly enough in November 2013, […]

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 $16.6 million bruising at the hands of Phil Ivey, has returned to Las Vegas. Beal was spotted at Bobby’s Room, the legendary high-stakes poker room at the […]

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 to profit as an affiliate to unauthorized online sites. Anyone affiliated with a gambling site not holding a vetted Nevada license, if the amendment is added, could be prosecuted […]

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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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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,”...
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...
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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