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Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership

Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership

Philip Conneller - March 23rd, 2015

Bwin.party let slip that it’s struck a deal with a land-based casino in Pennsylvania in anticipation of online poker regulation in the state, but refuses to say who. The revelation prompted a flurry of speculation as to the identity of the mystery party, which led to one operator, Parx Casino, to categorically deny involvement after […]

Ivey’s Bid To Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit Rejected

Ivey’s Bid To Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit Rejected

Philip Conneller - March 23rd, 2015

Phil Ivey’s attempt to have the Borgata’s lawsuit against him dropped has been rejected by a US District Judge. The case relates to four sessions of baccarat that Ivey and fellow defendant Cheng Yin Sun played at the Borgata in 2012, during which they won $9.6 million. The casino claims that the edge-sorting technique the […]

Yuguang Li Wins Two Majors In Under 24 Hours

Yuguang Li Wins Two Majors In Under 24 Hours

Philip Conneller - March 16th, 2015

Yuguang Li just experienced the best two days of poker in his life, and possibly anyone’s life for that matter. Back-to-back tournament wins are an extremely rare event, but back-back tournament wins within 24 hours of one another are unheard of. And yet Li, a 36-year-old Chinese businessman, who had previously cashed in just three […]

GPI European Poker Awards Nominees Announced

GPI European Poker Awards Nominees Announced

Philip Conneller - March 9th, 2015

The nominations have been announced for the European Poker Awards, which, for the first time in its history, will be held outside France. The 14th European Poker Awards, newly acquired by Alex Dreyfus and the Global Poker Index, will be held on March 25 at the Hilton Hotel in St Julian’s, Malta. Dreyfus bought the […]

RAWA Supporter Sen. Graham Has Never Sent An Email

RAWA Supporter Sen. Graham Has Never Sent An Email

Daniel Smyth - March 9th, 2015

The more information about the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) and its supporters that comes to light, the more ridiculous the Sheldon Adelson-backed bill becomes. For many in the poker industry the legitimacy of an anti-igaming bill backed by a billionaire casino owner is shaky at best, but now it’s emerged that one of […]

Zynga Winds Down Real Money Gaming In The UK

Zynga Winds Down Real Money Gaming In The UK

Philip Conneller - March 7th, 2015

Zynga Poker, it was once hoped, might single-handedly spawn a second poker boom. Around 2013 the social gaming giant seemed poised to enter the real money market, as poker players licked their lips at its 32 million registered play-money users (or, to put it another way, 0.5 percent of human life on Planet Earth). The […]

Negreanu And Colman Top Inaugural GPI American Poker Awards

Negreanu And Colman Top Inaugural GPI American Poker Awards

Philip Conneller - March 2nd, 2015

The first-ever American Poker Awards took place on Friday night following a glittering reception at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Kara Scott, the awards were the culmination of a day of seminars and forums, as Global Poker Index CEO Alex Dreyfus, the awards’ brainchild, implemented his masterplan to unite and fortify the industry […]

PokerStars May Join US Online Poker Scene Thanks To Pennsylvania

PokerStars May Join US Online Poker Scene Thanks To Pennsylvania

Daniel Smyth - March 1st, 2015

The US online poker scene could welcome another major player in the coming months thanks to a new igaming bill by Pennsylvania’s Rep. John Payne. When the news broke earlier this week that HB649 had been submitted to the House Gaming Oversight Committee, the industry was keen to learn more about what would be allowed […]

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 […]