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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 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 […]

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 Judiciary Committee (SJC) for confirmation hearings starting today, and the American Gaming Association wants to know her views on illegal betting. In a letter sent on Tuesday to SJC Chairman Charles Grassley, and […]

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 […]

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 liquidity with 888poker. Just days after the merging of player pools, WSOP.com’s traffic has shot up by 49 percent over the seven-day moving average, while 888poker’s has risen even […]

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 poker, it would be easy for PokerStars to rest on its laurels supported by the countless customers across the world. Yet the popular online poker room […]

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 unbeatable. The developers behind the new computer software program stated to multiple scientific journals and news outlets that they have “solved” Fixed-limit heads-up Texas Hold’em. Perfect Program Making Perfect Moves for […]

PokerStars Signs Sponsored Pros from India, Japan

PokerStars Signs Sponsored Pros from India, Japan

Ed Scimia - January 7th, 2015

PokerStars has announced the signing of two new poker pros hailing from India and Japan, highlighting the brand’s efforts to expand into new markets where poker’s popularity is still in its early stages. The two players are Aditya Agarwal, who becomes the first Indian Team Pro, and Kosei Ichinose, the first Japanese Team Pro. “The […]

New Jersey to Have Gambling Credit Card Code by Early Spring

New Jersey to Have Gambling Credit Card Code by Early Spring

Philip Conneller - January 6th, 2015

New Jersey will introduce a gambling credit card code by spring, according to the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Credit card acceptance rates have been one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the growth of the New Jersey online poker and casino gaming market since its inception in November 2013, with many credit card […]

He Said, She Said: The Most Outspoken Poker Players of 2014

He Said, She Said: The Most Outspoken Poker Players of 2014

Philip Conneller - December 28th, 2014

When compiling a list of the most outspoken poker players and incendiary comments of the year we tend to head straight over to Daniel Negreanu’s blog. Never short of an inflammatory opinion or two, Negreanu is always good value, and this year proved no exception. Highlights included his criticism of the Poker Hall of Fame […]

The 5 Biggest Poker Wins in 2014

The 5 Biggest Poker Wins in 2014

Devin O'Connor - December 24th, 2014

Poker wins can be classed by the most total victories, and of course the most total money. For the professionals, it’s the latter they crave. Over the past 12 months live poker has seen gigantic pots taken by everyone from household names to near-Moneymaker ranks. No limit hold’em has truly lived up to its name […]

Biggest Poker Scandals of 2014

Biggest Poker Scandals of 2014

Elbert Pruitt - December 24th, 2014

We like to think that this game of ours has come a long way since the days when players were terrorized by cheaters and robbers in smoky back room gambling dens. Yet 2014 had its fair share of shady happenings taking place. In fact, the amount of scandals that hit this year was nothing short […]