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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 […]

Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One

Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One

Ed Scimia - November 15th, 2014

Delaware’s online poker market is now one year old, and all three of the racinos in the state that launched Internet gambling sites a year ago are still in business. But while the state’s poker sites are operating, there has been little to celebrate in the way of growth or participation when it comes to […]

Ultimate Poker Shuts Down Online Poker Site in Nevada

Ultimate Poker Shuts Down Online Poker Site in Nevada

Ed Scimia - November 14th, 2014

Ultimate Gaming has decided to leave the Nevada online poker market, a move some saw coming, but which the company had earlier denied was in the offing. The move must cast a kind of foreboding over US online poker operations, given that Ultimate was the very first to jump on board the regulated Internet bandwagon. […]

PokerStars Rake Protests Have Doubtful Impact

PokerStars Rake Protests Have Doubtful Impact

Ed Scimia - November 13th, 2014

PokerStars rake restructuring has received a lot of heat from players over the recent increases in many of the site’s games. Perhaps, then, it was inevitable that a backlash in the form of protests from regulars would inundate the site. At least three such protests have been organized so far in November, though their results […]

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

Sean Gibson - November 13th, 2014

California online poker got a shot in the arm this week,  as the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians completed an accord with Amaya Gaming Group to extend an existing business agreement. The original agreement was between Amaya, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and California’s three largest poker rooms: the Commerce Club, Hawaiian Gardens […]

Amaya bwin.party Acquisition Rumors Abound

Amaya bwin.party Acquisition Rumors Abound

Philip Conneller - November 12th, 2014

“Market chatter” suggests that Amaya Gaming is preparing a $1.2 billion takeover of party.bwin, as reported in the Markets Live section of the Financial Times website. According to FT Alphaville Editor Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder from the FT’s London markets team, the information is being regarded as a “Raw Alert,” ie, information that, in […]

Howard Lederer Appearance at Negreanu PHOF Induction Causes Stir

Howard Lederer Appearance at Negreanu PHOF Induction Causes Stir

Philip Conneller - November 11th, 2014

Howard Lederer’s appearance at Daniel Negreanu’s Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) induction ceremony earlier this week was sort of reminiscent of Maleficent’s showing at Sleeping Beauty’s christening: startling, slightly disturbing, and curious. Negreanu and Jack McClelland were inducted into the PHOF ceremony at Binions Horseshoe on Monday night, but while they winked for the cameras […]

Second Everleaf Gaming Exec Jean Pavili Arrested in Malta, as Players Hope for Payment

Second Everleaf Gaming Exec Jean Pavili Arrested in Malta, as Players Hope for Payment

Philip Conneller - November 10th, 2014

A second director of Everleaf Gaming, Jean Pavili, has been arrested and charged in connection with the rogue poker network that closed in 2012 , taking with it hundreds of thousands of dollars in US players’ funds. Austrian national Pavili was seized by police in Malta at the end of last week. Pavili was charged […]