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New Jersey Online Poker Figures Threaten Legalization Everywhere In US

New Jersey Online Poker Figures Threaten Legalization Everywhere In US

Philip Conneller - February 23rd, 2015

Online casino revenues are leaving online poker in the dust in New Jersey, as highlighted by a new report from gaming research group GamblingCompliance this week. The report, entitled US Internet Gambling In Focus: 2014 and 2015, starkly illustrates the growth disparity between casino, which has seen monthly revenue rise by 93 percent since launch of […]

Aviation Club De France Goes Into Judicial Liquidation

Aviation Club De France Goes Into Judicial Liquidation

Daniel Smyth - February 23rd, 2015

The Aviation Club de France (AFC), one of Europe’s most iconic poker venues, has dealt its last hand after the local authorities decided not to renew the 107 year old club’s gambling license. Despite displaced workers holding out hope that the club would reopen following its closure in September 2014, the Grand Instance Court confirmed […]

RAWA to Receive March 5 Hearing in Congress, Reports Say

RAWA to Receive March 5 Hearing in Congress, Reports Say

Ed Scimia - February 21st, 2015

A federal online poker ban still seems unlikely this year, as there’s plenty of opposition (and even more indifference) lined up against the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). However, it does appear that some in Congress will at least be talking about the bill, as reports are circulating that RAWA will get a hearing […]

Resorts Casino Enters New Jersey Online Poker Market

Resorts Casino Enters New Jersey Online Poker Market

Ed Scimia - February 20th, 2015

Update Feb. 20, 2015: With the impending countdown to opening of the Resorts site deleted, as well as removal from the New Jersey Division of Gaming (NJDGE) official list of sanctioned Garden State entities, it appears that the Resorts online casino site is now on hold. No word on what has caused the delays as […]

PokerStars and Caesars Partnering to Push for Online Poker in America

PokerStars and Caesars Partnering to Push for Online Poker in America

Ed Scimia - February 19th, 2015

Caesars Entertainment and PokerStars have announced that they will be working together to help promote online poker throughout the United States, a move that puts two of the largest companies in gaming on the same page in the online poker debate. The announcement came just after Caesars noted that they were willing to let go […]

PokerStars Pulls The Plug On EPT Deauville

PokerStars Pulls The Plug On EPT Deauville

Daniel Smyth - February 18th, 2015

The French poker community was dealt another bad hand this month after PokerStars and the European Poker Tour (EPT) announced that the annual Deauville stop is no more. Although the company’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, Rebecca McAdam, stated that the contract to hold EPT events in Deauville had come to a “natural conclusion”; however, […]

World Poker Tour Partners with Europe-Bet for Georgia Events

World Poker Tour Partners with Europe-Bet for Georgia Events

Devin O'Connor - February 16th, 2015

The World Poker Tour has signed a new partnership with Europe-Bet.com to exclusively license the WPT brand in the Euro-Asian country of Georgia. Through the deal, the online gambling site will host three World Poker Tour events at its Europe-Bet.com Poker Club, the country’s only brick-and-mortar poker establishment located in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. […]

Marcel Luske Goes All-In to Combat Poker Fraud 

Marcel Luske Goes All-In to Combat Poker Fraud 

Devin O'Connor - February 13th, 2015

Marcel Luske is stepping away from the poker table to tackle a bet he deems more favorable in that of security and fraud prevention. The former PokerStars pro announced this week his new company Fortified-ID Holdings has developed the world’s first and only personal identification card system that features a unique fingerprint that is impossible […]

American Conservative Union Denounces RAWA

American Conservative Union Denounces RAWA

Philip Conneller - February 11th, 2015

The American Conservative Union ACU has dealt a blow to Representative Jason Chaffetz’ hopes of gaining a hearing on Capitol Hill for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). A week after Chaffetz reintroduced RAWA for the 2015 legislative session, the ACU stated its opposition to the anti-online gambling bill. RAWA wants to overturn the […]

French Businessman and Playboy Arnaud Mimran Arrested for Fraud

French Businessman and Playboy Arnaud Mimran Arrested for Fraud

Devin O'Connor - February 11th, 2015

Arnaud Mimran has long enjoyed the good life, but it took a dramatic turn in January after France’s National Judicial Customs Department (SNDJ) arrested the 43-year-old on suspicion of tax fraud, and possibly even murder. Aside from his romantic escapades with Paraguayan showgirl and model Claudia Galanti, one of Mimran’s favorite activities is playing cash […]

Online Poker Bill Dies in Mississippi Legislature

Online Poker Bill Dies in Mississippi Legislature

Ed Scimia - February 5th, 2015

Mississippi online poker was always a long shot, but in 2015, a bill to regulate the game in the state never even got close to being considered. The Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act of 2015 is officially dead, having failed to advance past the committee level by a Tuesday deadline. The bill, introduced by State […]