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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 […]

Shot Clock Proves Popular At Dusk Till Dawn

Shot Clock Proves Popular At Dusk Till Dawn

Ed Scimia - March 21st, 2015

Poker shot clocks have been a controversial topic over the last few years. While few think they should be in every single event, many in the poker community have argued that having a set time limit for players would both speed up the sometimes glacial pace of play that occurs as players start to spend […]

888poker To Inject Whale With $500,000 In Cash

888poker To Inject Whale With $500,000 In Cash

Daniel Smyth - March 15th, 2015

A change of pace will take place at 888poker this month thanks to a new commitment to providing more value for online tournament players. A recent announcement by the operator has signaled that the monthly “Whale” event, which commonly offers a prize pool of $200,000, will be increased to $500,000 on March 29. More Money, […]

RAWA Hearing Rescheduled For March 26

RAWA Hearing Rescheduled For March 26

Devin O'Connor - March 13th, 2015

RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, is finally going to have its day in Washington, DC. After its original hearing was postponed earlier this month due to a significant snowstorm, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will take on RAWA Thursday, March 26th. The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) […]

PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share 

PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share 

Devin O'Connor - March 11th, 2015

PokerDom entered the online poker market in 2014 with little fanfare or press, but in less than 18 months it has acquired cash games traffic that rivals any regulated room in the US. PokerDom launched last summer under its license issued by Curacao and immediately targeted players in CIS countries, mainly that of Russia. Since […]

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 […]

Morongo and Rincon Bands Talk Compromise over California Online Poker Bill

Morongo and Rincon Bands Talk Compromise over California Online Poker Bill

Philip Conneller - February 16th, 2015

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has spoken of its willingness to compromise in order to bring online poker to California. Speaking at an online poker panel at the Western Indian Gaming Conference in Southern California this week, Robert Martin, the tribal operator’s chairman, said that all the tribes needed to unite for the good […]