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Brian Lemke Triumphs in Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event Brian Lemke Triumphs in Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event
Ed Scimia - April 27th, 2015

The Borgata in Atlantic City hosts some of the biggest poker tournaments in the northeastern United States every year, and spring is the time when some of the most notable take place. This coming week will see the World Poker Tour’s World Championship come to the casino, but before that could begin, the Borgata Spring […]

Anthony Zinno Wins WPT Player of the Year Award

Anthony Zinno Wins WPT Player of the Year Award

Ed Scimia - April 27th, 2015

Anthony Zinno has had quite the season on the World Poker Tour. While he won an event on tour last season, this year he far surpassed that by winning back-to-back titles at the 2015 Fallsview Poker Classic and the 2015 LA Poker Classic, showing himself to be one of the top tournament players on the […]

Dan Bilzerian and Sen. Rand Paul Trade Bluffs

Dan Bilzerian and Sen. Rand Paul Trade Bluffs

Daniel Smyth - April 27th, 2015

Dan Bilzerian, the man often reviled by many members of the poker community, could turn out to be an unexpected hero thanks to an affinity with presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul. While the two public figures may be worlds apart in their roles in life, they seem to share an affinity with poker as evidenced by […]

New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 

New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 

Philip Conneller - April 26th, 2015

A bill that seeks to impose a blanket ban on online poker, and online gambling in general, in Pennsylvania has been introduced to the legislature, as State Representative Thomas Murt issues a challenge to the ongoing effort to legalize and regulate. House Bill 1013, which has been signed by seven sponsors, including Murt, would prohibit […]

New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech

New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech

Daniel Smyth - April 25th, 2015

European gaming operator, bwin.party, can now roam free in at least one part of the US thanks to New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Following a successful tenure within the Garden State since 2013, the operator has exchanged its Transactional Waiver for a full Casino Service Industry Enterprise License. Having provided the virtual backbone […]

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New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker  New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 
Philip Conneller April 26th, 2015
A bill that seeks to impose a blanket ban on online poker, and online gambling in general, in Pennsylvania has been introduced to the legislature, as State...
iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General
Daniel Smyth April 24th, 2015
  The seemingly online poker-friendly Loretta Lynch has just been confirmed as the new Attorney General by the Senate. Despite her confirmation being ...
Sheldon Adelson Rep Drowned Out at Pennsylvania Online Gaming Committee Hearing Sheldon Adelson Rep Drowned Out at Pennsylvania Online Gaming Committee Hearing
Philip Conneller April 17th, 2015
Pennsylvania’s committee hearing on Thursday was perhaps everything that last month’s RAWA hearing in Washington DC should have been: an opportunity fo...
Eighty Percent Of All Full Tilt Claimants Paid, Says GCG  Eighty Percent Of All Full Tilt Claimants Paid, Says GCG 
Philip Conneller April 13th, 2015
The Full Tilt Remissions process is now 80 percent complete, according to the Garden City Group (GCG), the claims administrator appointed by the US governm...
PokerStars Partners with SafeCharge in UK PokerStars Partners with SafeCharge in UK
Ed Scimia April 24th, 2015
PokerStars has partnered with payment processing company SafeCharge to create a prepaid MasterCard that is branded with the PokerStars logo, known as the S...
Guy Laliberte Sells Cirque Du Soleil Guy Laliberte Sells Cirque Du Soleil
Ed Scimia April 22nd, 2015
Guy Laliberte has sold a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil, one of the most famous entertainment groups in the world, to TPG Capital, a private equity fir...
New Banking Merchant Category Codes No Miracle Solution to Online Gambling SNAFUs, Says Expert New Banking Merchant Category Codes No Miracle Solution to Online Gambling SNAFUs, Says Expert
Philip Conneller April 22nd, 2015
Last week’s launch of new Merchant Category Codes (MCC) for online poker card transactions brought with them hopes of a new boost for US regulated market...
Lock Poker Throws Away the Key on Millions Owed with Apparent Site Shutdown Lock Poker Throws Away the Key on Millions Owed with Apparent Site Shutdown
Philip Conneller April 20th, 2015
Lock Poker has been offline for three days, leading to speculation that the pariah poker site has shut down permanently. Lock has been suspected of insolve...
New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker  New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 
Philip Conneller April 26th, 2015
A bill that seeks to impose a blanket ban on online poker, and online gambling in general, in Pennsylvania has been introduced to the legislature, as State...
New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech
Daniel Smyth April 25th, 2015
European gaming operator, bwin.party, can now roam free in at least one part of the US thanks to New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). F...
iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General
Daniel Smyth April 24th, 2015
  The seemingly online poker-friendly Loretta Lynch has just been confirmed as the new Attorney General by the Senate. Despite her confirmation being ...
Confusion Surrounds China Nanjing Millions Shut Down as Local Authorities Declare Event “Criminal” Confusion Surrounds China Nanjing Millions Shut Down as Local Authorities Declare Event “Criminal”
Ed Scimia April 22nd, 2015
The APPT Nanjing Millions was shut down last week before the second day of the reportedly PokerStars-backed tournament festival’s main event: that much e...
Brian Lemke Triumphs in Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event Brian Lemke Triumphs in Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event
Ed Scimia April 27th, 2015
The Borgata in Atlantic City hosts some of the biggest poker tournaments in the northeastern United States every year, and spring is the time when some of ...
Anthony Zinno Wins WPT Player of the Year Award Anthony Zinno Wins WPT Player of the Year Award
Ed Scimia April 27th, 2015
Anthony Zinno has had quite the season on the World Poker Tour. While he won an event on tour last season, this year he far surpassed that by winning back-...
Dan Bilzerian and Sen. Rand Paul Trade Bluffs Dan Bilzerian and Sen. Rand Paul Trade Bluffs
Daniel Smyth April 27th, 2015
Dan Bilzerian, the man often reviled by many members of the poker community, could turn out to be an unexpected hero thanks to an affinity with presidentia...
New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker  New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 
Philip Conneller April 26th, 2015
A bill that seeks to impose a blanket ban on online poker, and online gambling in general, in Pennsylvania has been introduced to the legislature, as State...
PokerStars Partners with SafeCharge in UK PokerStars Partners with SafeCharge in UK
Ed Scimia April 24th, 2015
PokerStars has partnered with payment processing company SafeCharge to create a prepaid MasterCard that is branded with the PokerStars logo, known as the S...
Martin Jacobson Documentary Trailer Released Martin Jacobson Documentary Trailer Released
Philip Conneller April 21st, 2015
10 for 10, a documentary chronicling Martin Jacobson and his road to victory at the 2014 World Series of Poker, is to be released shortly, just in time for...
Dan Bilzerian Helps Raise Money for Charity Using a Giraffe Dan Bilzerian Helps Raise Money for Charity Using a Giraffe
Daniel Smyth April 20th, 2015
To many members of the poker community he’s the rich kid with too much money and lax morals, but Dan Bilzerian defied his public persona on Saturday ...
Dan Bilzerian to Host Poker Event Featuring Giraffes  Dan Bilzerian to Host Poker Event Featuring Giraffes 
Daniel Smyth April 10th, 2015
Poker bad boy Dan Bilzerian who’s recent BLM public service announcement effort seemed to come across as underwhelming for audiences everywhere is ...
New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech
Daniel Smyth April 25th, 2015
European gaming operator, bwin.party, can now roam free in at least one part of the US thanks to New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). F...
PokerStars New Jersey Almost Ready to Launch PokerStars New Jersey Almost Ready to Launch
Daniel Smyth April 18th, 2015
The world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars, took another step towards reintegration into the US last night after the owner of Resorts Hotel &a...
Full Tilt Makes Major Changes to Game Selection Full Tilt Makes Major Changes to Game Selection
Ed Scimia April 16th, 2015
Full Tilt has always been among the leaders in offering variety when it comes to the number of different forms of cash games players could choose from in o...
Borgata Chip Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison Borgata Chip Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Daniel Smyth April 8th, 2015
Christian Lusardi, the man caught trying to stuff counterfeit casino chips down the toilet at a New Jersey casino, will now be flushing commodes somewhere ...
Brian Lemke Triumphs in Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event Brian Lemke Triumphs in Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event
Ed Scimia April 27th, 2015
The Borgata in Atlantic City hosts some of the biggest poker tournaments in the northeastern United States every year, and spring is the time when some of ...
Anthony Zinno Wins WPT Player of the Year Award Anthony Zinno Wins WPT Player of the Year Award
Ed Scimia April 27th, 2015
Anthony Zinno has had quite the season on the World Poker Tour. While he won an event on tour last season, this year he far surpassed that by winning back-...
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Announces Changes for 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Announces Changes for 2015
Ed Scimia April 23rd, 2015
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open has becoming one of the premier events on the poker calendar over the past two years, in no small part because of the $10...
German Bank Unikredit Refuses Payment to Poker Player German Bank Unikredit Refuses Payment to Poker Player
Ed Scimia April 23rd, 2015
A big online poker score is a thrilling moment for anyone, especially if it comes in a major event. That’s why a 29-year-old Italian player known as “R...
Confusion Surrounds China Nanjing Millions Shut Down as Local Authorities Declare Event “Criminal” Confusion Surrounds China Nanjing Millions Shut Down as Local Authorities Declare Event “Criminal”
Ed Scimia April 22nd, 2015
The APPT Nanjing Millions was shut down last week before the second day of the reportedly PokerStars-backed tournament festival’s main event: that much e...
Paul Phua FBI Charges Could Be Tossed in Sports Betting Case, as Judge Says Ruse Went Too Far Paul Phua FBI Charges Could Be Tossed in Sports Betting Case, as Judge Says Ruse Went Too Far
Daniel Smyth April 20th, 2015
Paul Phua’s legal team has played its trump card and, according to reports, the gamble has paid off, as the bulk of the evidence obtained by the FBI ...
Lock Poker Throws Away the Key on Millions Owed with Apparent Site Shutdown Lock Poker Throws Away the Key on Millions Owed with Apparent Site Shutdown
Philip Conneller April 20th, 2015
Lock Poker has been offline for three days, leading to speculation that the pariah poker site has shut down permanently. Lock has been suspected of insolve...
British Poker Enthusiast Guilty of International Drug Smuggling British Poker Enthusiast Guilty of International Drug Smuggling
Daniel Smyth April 19th, 2015
A poker playing “drug lord” from the UK has just been sentenced to 11 years in prison after being found guilty of international drug smuggling....