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UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites
Elbert Pruitt - November 20th, 2014

The UKGC (UK Gambling Commission) has created a three-tiered standard by which operators must inform consumers on the safety of their funds, if the gaming company were to go bankrupt. A consultation on player fund protection was opened by the UKGC in September of 2013 and, unlike the French gaming regulator ARJEL, the UK commission […]

PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot

PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot

Ed Scimia - November 20th, 2014

PokerStars has confirmed that players globally experienced issues due to an unexpected network outage on Tuesday, making the market leader the latest poker site to experience connectivity issues in recent weeks. The issues began early in the day and affected several PokerStars sites, including several country-specific versions of the software. Reports about the outages began […]

Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”

Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”

Philip Conneller - November 19th, 2014

Ron Paul has launched a stinging attack on Sheldon Adelson and his Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Writing an op-ed for Eurasia Review, the former presidential candidate and US Representative from Texas condemned RAWA as a “blatantly unconstitutional infringement on our liberties that will likely expand the surveillance state,” which “worst of all … […]

Felix Stephensen WSOP Runner-Up Faces Norway $2,594,547 Tax Bill

Felix Stephensen WSOP Runner-Up Faces Norway $2,594,547 Tax Bill

Philip Conneller - November 19th, 2014

Felix Stephensen, who took second in this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event earlier this month, may soon discover that his Viking heritage still stands strong. Famous for their marauding ways, it appears that Norway’s government has now integrated this Viking ethos into its modern government, and now takes others’ money the easy […]

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Sean Gibson - November 18th, 2014

Molly Bloom’s book about her glamorous underground Hollywood high-stakes poker games is being adapted for film by Oscar-winning script writer Aaron Sorkin, himself famous for movies such as “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” and “Malice,” to name but a few of his prestigious credits for film and TV. Sorkin is adapting the saga […]

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Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger
Philip Conneller November 17th, 2014
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Devin O'Connor November 16th, 2014
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Ed Scimia November 14th, 2014
Ultimate Gaming has decided to leave the Nevada online poker market, a move some saw coming, but which the company had earlier denied was in the offing. Th...
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Philip Conneller November 4th, 2014
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UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites
Elbert Pruitt November 20th, 2014
The UKGC (UK Gambling Commission) has created a three-tiered standard by which operators must inform consumers on the safety of their funds, if the gaming ...
Felix Stephensen WSOP Runner-Up Faces Norway $2,594,547 Tax Bill Felix Stephensen WSOP Runner-Up Faces Norway $2,594,547 Tax Bill
Philip Conneller November 19th, 2014
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Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One
Ed Scimia November 15th, 2014
Delaware’s online poker market is now one year old, and all three of the racinos in the state that launched Internet gambling sites a year ago are st...
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Philip Conneller November 12th, 2014
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UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites
Elbert Pruitt November 20th, 2014
The UKGC (UK Gambling Commission) has created a three-tiered standard by which operators must inform consumers on the safety of their funds, if the gaming ...
Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional” Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”
Philip Conneller November 19th, 2014
Ron Paul has launched a stinging attack on Sheldon Adelson and his Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Writing an op-ed for Eurasia Review, the for...
Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment
Sean Gibson November 18th, 2014
Molly Bloom’s book about her glamorous underground Hollywood high-stakes poker games is being adapted for film by Oscar-winning script writer Aaron S...
Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking
Devin O'Connor November 16th, 2014
Archie Karas, one of Las Vegas’ most legendary winners and losers, has beaten the system yet again. Card Marking Scandal Back in July 2013, the 63-ye...
PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot
Ed Scimia November 20th, 2014
PokerStars has confirmed that players globally experienced issues due to an unexpected network outage on Tuesday, making the market leader the latest poker...
Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional” Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”
Philip Conneller November 19th, 2014
Ron Paul has launched a stinging attack on Sheldon Adelson and his Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Writing an op-ed for Eurasia Review, the for...
Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment
Sean Gibson November 18th, 2014
Molly Bloom’s book about her glamorous underground Hollywood high-stakes poker games is being adapted for film by Oscar-winning script writer Aaron S...
Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger
Philip Conneller November 17th, 2014
For Jose Canseco, it was probably as bad a hand as he’s ever had at a poker table this week, considering it cost him a finger. No, he didn’t re...
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...
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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...
UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites
Elbert Pruitt November 20th, 2014
The UKGC (UK Gambling Commission) has created a three-tiered standard by which operators must inform consumers on the safety of their funds, if the gaming ...
PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot
Ed Scimia November 20th, 2014
PokerStars has confirmed that players globally experienced issues due to an unexpected network outage on Tuesday, making the market leader the latest poker...
Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race
Sean Gibson November 18th, 2014
Daniel Colman has been dominating at the tables to the point where he has a ridiculous lead on the current 2014 Player of the Year Global Poker Index. This...
Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One
Ed Scimia November 15th, 2014
Delaware’s online poker market is now one year old, and all three of the racinos in the state that launched Internet gambling sites a year ago are st...
Felix Stephensen WSOP Runner-Up Faces Norway $2,594,547 Tax Bill Felix Stephensen WSOP Runner-Up Faces Norway $2,594,547 Tax Bill
Philip Conneller November 19th, 2014
Felix Stephensen, who took second in this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event earlier this month, may soon discover that his Viking herita...
Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race
Sean Gibson November 18th, 2014
Daniel Colman has been dominating at the tables to the point where he has a ridiculous lead on the current 2014 Player of the Year Global Poker Index. This...
WSOPC Lake Tahoe Event Swept by Jesse Wilke WSOPC Lake Tahoe Event Swept by Jesse Wilke
Sean Gibson November 14th, 2014
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Meet Martin Jacobson, Poker’s Newest Champion Meet Martin Jacobson, Poker’s Newest Champion
Devin O'Connor November 12th, 2014
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Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment
Sean Gibson November 18th, 2014
Molly Bloom’s book about her glamorous underground Hollywood high-stakes poker games is being adapted for film by Oscar-winning script writer Aaron S...
Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger
Philip Conneller November 17th, 2014
For Jose Canseco, it was probably as bad a hand as he’s ever had at a poker table this week, considering it cost him a finger. No, he didn’t re...
Daniel Colman Retracts Phil Hellmuth Rant, Sort Of Daniel Colman Retracts Phil Hellmuth Rant, Sort Of
Philip Conneller November 17th, 2014
If only Daniel Colman’s social graces were as good as his poker skills. As it is, it seems Colman is pretty hot-headed, but apparently he’s had...
Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking
Devin O'Connor November 16th, 2014
Archie Karas, one of Las Vegas’ most legendary winners and losers, has beaten the system yet again. Card Marking Scandal Back in July 2013, the 63-ye...
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