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Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US
Sean Gibson - January 31st, 2015

Paul Phua is currently on trial in the US for running an illegal sports betting operation in Las Vegas during the world cup. Though the former Macau junket operator had the support of professional players like Phil Ivey, Andrew Robl and Tom Dwan during his initial arrest last year, it turns out he has been […]

The Aussie Millions Main Event Roundup

The Aussie Millions Main Event Roundup

Ed Scimia - January 30th, 2015

The Aussie Millions Main Event is underway, but much of the action at the hottest poker festival Down Under has already wrapped up. Early events have been underway since January 14, providing plenty of drama and big wins in the run-up to Australia’s largest poker tournament. Gill Finally Scores a Win One of the most […]

Lindsey Graham 2016 Presidential Bid Could Impact Online Poker

Lindsey Graham 2016 Presidential Bid Could Impact Online Poker

Devin O'Connor - January 30th, 2015

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to examine his chances at securing the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election. Graham’s organization, officially known as “Security Through Strength,” will test the waters to see whether the 59-year-old senator has the popularity and fundraising ability to challenge the […]

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 […]

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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 ...
Lindsey Graham 2016 Presidential Bid Could Impact Online Poker Lindsey Graham 2016 Presidential Bid Could Impact Online Poker
Devin O'Connor January 30th, 2015
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to examine his chances at securing the Republican nominatio...
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...
Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US
Sean Gibson January 31st, 2015
Paul Phua is currently on trial in the US for running an illegal sports betting operation in Las Vegas during the world cup. Though the former Macau junket...
The Aussie Millions Main Event Roundup The Aussie Millions Main Event Roundup
Ed Scimia January 30th, 2015
The Aussie Millions Main Event is underway, but much of the action at the hottest poker festival Down Under has already wrapped up. Early events have been ...
Lindsey Graham 2016 Presidential Bid Could Impact Online Poker Lindsey Graham 2016 Presidential Bid Could Impact Online Poker
Devin O'Connor January 30th, 2015
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to examine his chances at securing the Republican nominatio...
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 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,”...
The Aussie Millions Main Event Roundup The Aussie Millions Main Event Roundup
Ed Scimia January 30th, 2015
The Aussie Millions Main Event is underway, but much of the action at the hottest poker festival Down Under has already wrapped up. Early events have been ...
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...
Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US
Sean Gibson January 31st, 2015
Paul Phua is currently on trial in the US for running an illegal sports betting operation in Las Vegas during the world cup. Though the former Macau junket...
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...
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