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New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Keep Dipping in November

New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Keep Dipping in November

Elbert Pruitt - December 19th, 2014

New Jersey online poker revenue numbers are in for November, and they unfortunately leave little to cheer about in hindsight as we enter “the season of good cheer”. A report released by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) showed that for the second consecutive month, the Garden State’s online poker revenue came in below […]

PokerStars Coalition to Meet with Mike Gatto on California Online Poker Bill

PokerStars Coalition to Meet with Mike Gatto on California Online Poker Bill

Elbert Pruitt - December 18th, 2014

PokerStars and their California allies will meet with Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to talk about his online poker bill (AB 9) and their respective visions for Internet poker in the state. Gatto’s bill is similar to a proposed plan for online poker regulation that was recommended by a coalition of tribal gaming interests in California […]

Andorra Getting Close to Adding Online Poker

Andorra Getting Close to Adding Online Poker

Elbert Pruitt - December 14th, 2014

The Principality of Andorra, a small country in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains between France in Spain, is closer to offering regulated online poker thanks to the final draft of a bill introducing new laws for live and online gambling. The bill was first proposed in June of 2013, and went before the legislative committee of […]

Congress Leaves Online Gaming Ban Out of Spending Bill

Congress Leaves Online Gaming Ban Out of Spending Bill

Elbert Pruitt - December 13th, 2014

Congress has made the decision to not include a ban on legalized online gambling in its spending bill. The online gambling ban news is likely to come as quite the blow to Las Vegas Sands CEO and billionaire Sheldon Adelson who lobbied Congress to reinstate bills making online gambling illegal. Instead the spending bill included […]

Beijing Millions Could Signify New Chinese Gambling Attitudes

Beijing Millions Could Signify New Chinese Gambling Attitudes

Elbert Pruitt - December 7th, 2014

The first ever Beijing Millions poker series, held at the Beijing Star Poker Club back in July, could lead to an increasingly positive outlook on poker among the leadership in the People’s Republic of China. Wagering is illegal in China except in state-run lotteries, and in the regulated jurisdictions of Hong Kong and Macau. Although the […]

888 Poker Recovers From Connectivity Issues

888 Poker Recovers From Connectivity Issues

Elbert Pruitt - December 4th, 2014

888 Poker appears to have recovered from a six week stretch of intermittent connectivity problems that kept their technical team working “around the clock”, while players took to the major poker forums, including CardsChat, to air numerous frustrations over the matter. Support personnel from 888 were on hand to reassure players that resolving the site-wide […]

Real Gaming Makes Play for Ultimate Customers

Real Gaming Makes Play for Ultimate Customers

Philip Conneller - November 25th, 2014

Real Gaming is hoping to vacuum up recent Nevada departee Ultimate Poker’s customers with a bold promotional gambit. The online poker site, launched by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, which only recently left soft-testing phase after eight months under the cosh from Nevada regulators, is offering to match the balances of Ultimate Poker’s […]

Poker Scandal Nuclear Commander Had DNA Link to Fake Chips

Poker Scandal Nuclear Commander Had DNA Link to Fake Chips

Philip Conneller - November 25th, 2014

Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina, who was fired from his position as number-two commander of US nuclear forces after he became embroiled in a poker cheating scandal, may have constructed the offending counterfeit chips, according to new revelations. Giardina, as we reported at the time, was sacked in October 2013 for his questionable gambling habits, although […]

Phil Ivey Nets Big Wins During Recent Online Sessions

Phil Ivey Nets Big Wins During Recent Online Sessions

Sean Gibson - November 23rd, 2014

Phil Ivey, who now plays under the screen name “Polarizing” has had a rough 2014 off the tables, but a hot streak at Full Tilt saw him win more than $690,000 in just a week’s time. While he might have lost out on millions thanks to a lost court case in the United Kingdom, Ivey’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 renege on a mob loan; Canseco had reportedly blown the offending digit off last month when his handgun accidentally discharged as he was cleaning it at his […]

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-year-old who 20+ years ago beat Sin City out of millions only to quickly lose it all back again sat down at a blackjack table at the Barona Casino in […]