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Victoria Coren Mitchell Leaves Team PokerStars Over Casino Games

Victoria Coren Mitchell Leaves Team PokerStars Over Casino Games

Ed Scimia - November 27th, 2014

Victoria Coren Mitchell has announced that she has ended her relationship with PokerStars, citing the announcement on Friday that the company would be including casino games alongside their poker offerings as the reasoning behind her decision. Coren had been a member of the PokerStars Team Pro roster since 2007, and was one of the major […]

Liquidity Sharing in New Jersey Will Have to Wait, Says DGE

Liquidity Sharing in New Jersey Will Have to Wait, Says DGE

Philip Conneller - November 26th, 2014

David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, has played down hopes of imminent player pool-sharing in New Jersey, although it is a goal for the state’s fledgling online poker industry in 2015, he says. In an interview with the Associated Press, Rebuck also said that PokerStars’ application is still being considered […]

Amaya Completes Sale of Ongame Network to NYX Gaming

Amaya Completes Sale of Ongame Network to NYX Gaming

Philip Conneller - November 26th, 2014

Amaya Gaming’s $4.9 billion takeover of PokerStars rendered its existing poker network somewhat superfluous, and thus it duly completed the sale of the Ongame Network to Swedish gaming solutions provider NYX Gaming Group this week. The buying price will be the equivalent of eight times Ongame’s 2015 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, minus […]

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 […]

Neteller to Return to New Jersey to Solve Payment Woes

Neteller to Return to New Jersey to Solve Payment Woes

Sean Gibson - November 24th, 2014

Neteller, who was once synonymous with online poker in the United States, is set to return to New Jersey thanks to a new partnership deal. Pala Interactive announced a deal with Optimal Payments which provides Neteller branded payment processing to online poker and gambling customers in the regulated New Jersey market. It is the hope […]

Big One Year Promotions Offered at WSOP and Borgata Sites

Big One Year Promotions Offered at WSOP and Borgata Sites

Sean Gibson - November 24th, 2014

To celebrate their mutual one year anniversaries operating in the regulated state of New Jersey in the United States, both WSOP and Borgata’s Poker sites have announced promotions for players. Borgata is offering a $100 bonus to all registered players and does not require a deposit, which can be cleared off in increments of $10. […]

WSOP Streaming Coverage Boosts Online Numbers

WSOP Streaming Coverage Boosts Online Numbers

Elbert Pruitt - November 22nd, 2014

The WSOP Main Event Final Table coverage last week appears to have triggered a healthy spike in online play at WSOP.com, as more players in both Nevada and New Jersey gathered on the virtual felt during live poker’s yearly crowning moment. Sweden’s Martin Jacobson was poker’s biggest winner for the week of course, but cash […]

PokerStars Global Casino and Sports Betting Unfurled

PokerStars Global Casino and Sports Betting Unfurled

Devin O'Connor - November 21st, 2014

PokerStars global casino and sports betting options will be the latest offerings for the largest online poker brand on the planet. The Amaya Gaming-owned operator announced Friday that it’s launching sports betting and casino table games around the world through its PokerStars.com domain. The company says blackjack and roulette will be the first offerings, and […]

UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites

UKGC to Enforce Player Protection Tiers for Member Sites

Elbert Pruitt - November 20th, 2014

The UKGC (UK Gambling Commission) has created a three-tiered standard by which operators must inform consumers on the safety of their funds, if the gaming company were to go bankrupt. A consultation on player fund protection was opened by the UKGC in September of 2013 and, unlike the French gaming regulator ARJEL, the UK commission […]

PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot

PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot

Ed Scimia - November 20th, 2014

PokerStars has confirmed that players globally experienced issues due to an unexpected network outage on Tuesday, making the market leader the latest poker site to experience connectivity issues in recent weeks. The issues began early in the day and affected several PokerStars sites, including several country-specific versions of the software. Reports about the outages began […]

Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race

Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race

Sean Gibson - November 18th, 2014

Daniel Colman has been dominating at the tables to the point where he has a ridiculous lead on the current 2014 Player of the Year Global Poker Index. This system is often referred to as the definitive source for poker player rankings and is updated every week. It takes into account a player’s tournament results […]