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California Racetracks Push for Inclusion at Online Poker Summit

California Racetracks Push for Inclusion at Online Poker Summit

Philip Conneller - May 21st, 2015

California held a joint informational hearing on gambling regulation on Wednesday, but little headway was made to further the cause of online poker in the state. In fact, Senator Isadore Hall, Government Organization (GO) Committee chairman and sponsor of one the four online poker bills introduced this year, was not even present at the meeting. […]

New York Senator Pushes For Online Poker Regulation

New York Senator Pushes For Online Poker Regulation

Daniel Smyth - May 19th, 2015

New York Senator, John Bonacic, has renewed his push for regulated online poker in the Empire State with a bill entitled S5302-2015. Having previously made a bid to have online poker regulated in New York back in 2013 with bill S6913-A, Bonacic resumed his campaign late last week with a more inclusive legislative proposal. Riding […]

World Series of Poker Colossus Living Up to Its Namesake with Massive Pre-Registrations

World Series of Poker Colossus Living Up to Its Namesake with Massive Pre-Registrations

Ed Scimia - May 13th, 2015

The ancient Greek statue of the Colossus of Rhodes represented the gods in all their power and glory, and this year’s first-ever homonymous WSOP event is looking like it may live up to its namesake. In a media conference call with World Series of Poker executives earlier this week, the event’s promoters said all records […]

WSOP 2015 Online and Live Play to Coexist in New Twist

WSOP 2015 Online and Live Play to Coexist in New Twist

Ed Scimia - May 12th, 2015

Get ready, WSOP 2015 players, for a brave new world where online and live play meet up and hopefully don’t collide. Because this year, you’ll be able to play one tournament on your tablet and another on the felt, simultaneously, with a few caveats. Online poker in Nevada may not be big business at the […]

Online Poker Continues Decline in France

Online Poker Continues Decline in France

Philip Conneller - May 8th, 2015

French online gambling regulator ARJEL released its Q1 gross gaming revenue figures this week, and the picture remains bleak for poker. While online poker continues to attract the most players and generate a higher level of turnover than other forms of online gambling, it also yields the lowest level of gross gaming revenue. France’s cash […]

Following Trend, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Just Says No to C Notes

Following Trend, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Just Says No to C Notes

Daniel Smyth - May 5th, 2015

If you’re headed to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this summer, thinking you may impress your poker table mates with wads of real live $100 bills, think again. The Caesars flagship property is following suit with other major Sin City casinos’ poker rooms, and forbidding the use of real money in poker cash games. The […]

New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech

New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech

Daniel Smyth - April 25th, 2015

European gaming operator, bwin.party, can now roam free in at least one part of the US thanks to New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Following a successful tenure within the Garden State since 2013, the operator has exchanged its Transactional Waiver for a full Casino Service Industry Enterprise License. Having provided the virtual backbone […]

PokerStars New Jersey Almost Ready to Launch

PokerStars New Jersey Almost Ready to Launch

Daniel Smyth - April 18th, 2015

The world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars, took another step towards reintegration into the US last night after the owner of Resorts Hotel & Casino, AC, Morris Bailey suggest a deal was close to be finalized. After months of speculation and anticipation, the man in charge of Resorts, PokerStars live casino partner in New Jersey, […]

Full Tilt Makes Major Changes to Game Selection

Full Tilt Makes Major Changes to Game Selection

Ed Scimia - April 16th, 2015

Full Tilt has always been among the leaders in offering variety when it comes to the number of different forms of cash games players could choose from in online poker. That has been a selling point for some over the years, but it may also come with a cost: new players can be overwhelmed by […]

Borgata Chip Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Borgata Chip Counterfeiter Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Daniel Smyth - April 8th, 2015

Christian Lusardi, the man caught trying to stuff counterfeit casino chips down the toilet at a New Jersey casino, will now be flushing commodes somewhere slightly less glamorous: Lusardi  has been sentenced to five years in prison for his crimes, and hit with a $1.1 million fine. The 43-year-old, who came to the attention of […]

Morgan Stanley Drastically Downgrades Value of US Online Gaming Market, as Nevada Land-Based Poker Also Slides

Morgan Stanley Drastically Downgrades Value of US Online Gaming Market, as Nevada Land-Based Poker Also Slides

Philip Conneller - April 1st, 2015

We wish it was an April Fools joke, but alas, no such luck. Financial services analysts at Morgan Stanley have cut their valuation of the potential of the US online gaming market by almost half. The revised forecast values the market at $2.7 billion by 2020, down from the $5 billion it predicted in late September […]


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