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PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma
Jennifer Newell - July 24th, 2014

Poker players are known for being averse to change unless it benefits them directly. So when PokerStars decided to change its Frequent Player Points (FPPs) policy regarding tournament satellites, players were not shy about expressing their dismay. In addition, the implementation of the new system that kept players from unregistering from an event entered with FPPs […]

Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss

Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss

Philip Conneller - July 24th, 2014

In the latest chapter in the courtroom drama that is Phil Ivey v Borgata, the Atlantic City casino has filed a countering brief to Ivey’s recent motion to dismiss the case. In layman’s terms, we think that means the Borgata has dismissed Ivey’s dismissal, or something like that. The case, for those of you tuning […]

Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners

Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners

Jennifer Newell - July 23rd, 2014

When the World Series of Poker is in Las Vegas, poker players from around the world travel to Nevada to participate. Without access to global online poker sites from the US, companies like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker see a decline in tournament registration numbers and cash game players during that time. This year, various […]

WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops

WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops

Jennifer Newell - July 23rd, 2014

Just as the World Poker Tour wrapped its very successful inaugural WPT500 tournament at the Aria in Las Vegas, it put forth an announcement about its Alpha8 series for the super high roller crowd. Executives called the first season of WPT Alpha8 a success. With buy-ins of $100,000 (and even £100,000 in London) for each […]

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

Jennifer Newell - July 22nd, 2014

Quite a few entities have been vocal in the fight to legalize online poker in California. Many of the larger tribes, especially, have had a hand in creating and wording the two online poker bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. The only card rooms that have been a part of the discussion […]

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Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss
Philip Conneller July 24th, 2014
In the latest chapter in the courtroom drama that is Phil Ivey v Borgata, the Atlantic City casino has filed a countering brief to Ivey’s recent moti...
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Boasts $10 Million Guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Boasts $10 Million Guarantee
Sean Gibson June 16th, 2014
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino Poker Open (SHRCPO)  for 2014 has revised its schedule, allowing players to potentially play in both the EPT Barcelona Main ...
NCLGS Proposes Unified Nationwide Online Gaming Standards NCLGS Proposes Unified Nationwide Online Gaming Standards
Philip Conneller May 21st, 2014
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has published the first draft of a new policy framework that seeks to establish a nationwide...
Study Shows Less Support for Online Gambling than Marijuana Study Shows Less Support for Online Gambling than Marijuana
Sean Gibson May 20th, 2014
As the lines are drawn in the battle for online gambling regulation in the United States, both sides constantly rally support. Casinos, politicians and wea...
PokerStars Parent Amaya Gaming Considers Stocking Up PokerStars Parent Amaya Gaming Considers Stocking Up
Philip Conneller July 9th, 2014
Following his company’s $4.9 billion takeover of PokerStars last month, Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov now finds himself at the helm of the world̵...
Delaware iPoker Revenues Continue to Spiral Downward Delaware iPoker Revenues Continue to Spiral Downward
Sean Gibson July 3rd, 2014
The gaming industry has been looking with an interested eye to the American states that have legalized Internet gaming and poker to see how well received t...
PokerStars Parent Snapped Up by Amaya for $4.9 Billion PokerStars Parent Snapped Up by Amaya for $4.9 Billion
Philip Conneller June 13th, 2014
In a move that has created the largest publicly traded online gambling company in the world, the Amaya Gaming Group has agreed to the purchase of the Ratio...
PokerStars Buyout by Amaya Gaming; Stock Trades Stop PokerStars Buyout by Amaya Gaming; Stock Trades Stop
Sean Gibson June 12th, 2014
Amaya Gaming’s stock trading came to a halt today, following a 28.7 percent two-day jump that followed the rumored news of a major buyout of Rational...
California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice
Jennifer Newell July 22nd, 2014
Quite a few entities have been vocal in the fight to legalize online poker in California. Many of the larger tribes, especially, have had a hand in creatin...
888 to Create Pool-Sharing Poker Network in Nevada 888 to Create Pool-Sharing Poker Network in Nevada
Philip Conneller July 14th, 2014
Nevada received a much-needed boost to its online poker traffic this month, and it may just have something to do with the thousands of poker players that h...
PokerStars Begins Quebec Licensing Talks PokerStars Begins Quebec Licensing Talks
Sean Gibson June 25th, 2014
Canadian Amaya Gaming’s recent takeover of online giant PokerStars for $4.9 billion is already causing some quakes in the Internet poker universe ...
888′s Mattingley Would Welcome PokerStars US Return 888′s Mattingley Would Welcome PokerStars US Return
Philip Conneller June 23rd, 2014
888 Holdings CEO Brian Mattingley has said he would welcome PokerStars into a regulated US market and that the involvement of the world’s largest pok...
PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma
Jennifer Newell July 24th, 2014
Poker players are known for being averse to change unless it benefits them directly. So when PokerStars decided to change its Frequent Player Points (FPPs...
Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners
Jennifer Newell July 23rd, 2014
When the World Series of Poker is in Las Vegas, poker players from around the world travel to Nevada to participate. Without access to global online poker ...
WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops
Jennifer Newell July 23rd, 2014
Just as the World Poker Tour wrapped its very successful inaugural WPT500 tournament at the Aria in Las Vegas, it put forth an announcement about its Alpha...
California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice
Jennifer Newell July 22nd, 2014
Quite a few entities have been vocal in the fight to legalize online poker in California. Many of the larger tribes, especially, have had a hand in creatin...
Winning Poker Network No Longer Charging Rake for “The Beast” Winning Poker Network No Longer Charging Rake for “The Beast”
Sean Gibson March 22nd, 2014
In today’s online poker climate, players are looking to get any edge possible. While a player might be break-even, that same player is actually ̶...
Full Tilt Poker Launches Fast-Paced Flipout Tournaments Full Tilt Poker Launches Fast-Paced Flipout Tournaments
Sean Gibson March 22nd, 2014
At Full Tilt Poker, waiting has never been the hardest part for players who want to get into the action as soon as possible. The online poker room’s ...
Full Tilt Wants Players in the Money Full Tilt Wants Players in the Money
Jennifer Newell February 1st, 2014
Full Tilt Poker has offered numerous promotions since the beginning of 2014. With the launch of Adrenaline Rush fast-fold poker and the introduction of dou...
Play for a Share of $60,000 at Full Tilt’s New Adrenaline Rush Tables Play for a Share of $60,000 at Full Tilt’s New Adrenaline Rush Tables
Sean Gibson January 24th, 2014
Full Tilt Poker’s Rush format was designed for players who wanted to game fast. Rush Poker brought high-speed stakes to those who wanted to quick challen...
PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma
Jennifer Newell July 24th, 2014
Poker players are known for being averse to change unless it benefits them directly. So when PokerStars decided to change its Frequent Player Points (FPPs...
PokerStars Pros To Mentor Players in WCOOP 2014 PokerStars Pros To Mentor Players in WCOOP 2014
Sean Gibson July 22nd, 2014
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) held at PokerStars is the most anticipated online tournament series in the industry. Every year, thousands c...
Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama
Sean Gibson July 21st, 2014
The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) is extremely popular with players that like to follow various poker tours; after all, the locales offer not just the c...
Full Tilt Poker Announces FTOPS XXVI Schedule Full Tilt Poker Announces FTOPS XXVI Schedule
Sean Gibson July 17th, 2014
One of the most popular online tournament series returns at Full Tilt Poker in the form of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series, commonly referred to as the F...
Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners
Jennifer Newell July 23rd, 2014
When the World Series of Poker is in Las Vegas, poker players from around the world travel to Nevada to participate. Without access to global online poker ...
WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops
Jennifer Newell July 23rd, 2014
Just as the World Poker Tour wrapped its very successful inaugural WPT500 tournament at the Aria in Las Vegas, it put forth an announcement about its Alpha...
PokerStars Pros To Mentor Players in WCOOP 2014 PokerStars Pros To Mentor Players in WCOOP 2014
Sean Gibson July 22nd, 2014
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) held at PokerStars is the most anticipated online tournament series in the industry. Every year, thousands c...
Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama
Sean Gibson July 21st, 2014
The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) is extremely popular with players that like to follow various poker tours; after all, the locales offer not just the c...
Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss
Philip Conneller July 24th, 2014
In the latest chapter in the courtroom drama that is Phil Ivey v Borgata, the Atlantic City casino has filed a countering brief to Ivey’s recent moti...
Black Friday Bribery Alleged in Two Utah AG Arrests Black Friday Bribery Alleged in Two Utah AG Arrests
Philip Conneller July 20th, 2014
Two former Utah attorneys general have been arrested by the FBI on 21 counts of corruption, some of which relate to the payment processing company at the h...
Bart Tichelman Daughter Charged in Google Exec Overdose Bart Tichelman Daughter Charged in Google Exec Overdose
Sean Gibson July 18th, 2014
As everyone knows who’s ever played or watched a tournament on TV, the world of poker is full of knuckle-biting drama. One only has to look at the up...
It’s the Pokey Now for Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac It’s the Pokey Now for Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac
Philip Conneller July 17th, 2014
A German court has sentenced poker cheat and former WPT winner Ali Tekintamgac to three years and five months in prison for five counts of fraud. The Germa...