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Partypoker Curbs Table Hogging Issues Via Software Update

Partypoker Curbs Table Hogging Issues Via Software Update

Sean Gibson - September 30th, 2014

Partypoker updated its software to stop table hogging at its poker tables and made a number of improvements to the lobby to improve the overall player experience. The popular poker site, which has seen its concurrency dip in recent months, took steps to address one of the biggest criticisms of its lobby, particularly the cluttered […]

Ultimate Gaming CMO Todd Kobrin Out with Shake Up

Ultimate Gaming CMO Todd Kobrin Out with Shake Up

Sean Gibson - September 29th, 2014

Ultimate Gaming Chief Marketing Officer Todd Kobrin has left the company after just four months on the job. Kobrin’s exit comes after a management shuffle following the decision to completely withdraw from the New Jersey regulated market. Kobrin had been recruited away from 888 where he had spent the last nine years. Now, Ultimate Gaming […]

Real Gaming Adds 7-Eleven, Family Dollar Deposit Options

Real Gaming Adds 7-Eleven, Family Dollar Deposit Options

Sean Gibson - September 28th, 2014

Real Gaming, the South Point Casino-run Nevada online poker site, is set to expand its services by providing new deposit options in the Silver State. For any online poker room or operator, the market in the US hasn’t exactly been the easiest one in which to establish a base of operations. The hope of expanding […]

California Racetracks Call for Stake in Online Poker Market

California Racetracks Call for Stake in Online Poker Market

Philip Conneller - September 26th, 2014

The California racetrack industry wants to be included in the Golden State’s future online poker market and is prepared to go to court to see that become a reality. That’s the word from California Thoroughbred Breeders Association lobbyist Robyn Black, who believes that poker will be legalized in the state in 2015 and wants to […]

UK Auto Top-Up Ban Fought by Online Poker Players

UK Auto Top-Up Ban Fought by Online Poker Players

Philip Conneller - September 26th, 2014

A recently instituted UK auto top-up ban has native players up in arms and now preparing to petition the UK Gambling Commission about the new rule.  The scuffle is over the introduction of a new regulation that scraps the auto top-up feature from online poker, putting UK players at a distinct disadvantage over their opponents. […]

UK Gambling Act Delayed as More Online Poker Sites Exit

UK Gambling Act Delayed as More Online Poker Sites Exit

Ed Scimia - September 25th, 2014

The impending UK Gambling Act has been pushed back until November, as online poker in the UK is going to be changed for good when the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act goes into effect there. Companies will have to decide whether they want to stick around in the UK or focus their efforts elsewhere, […]

Ladbrokes Poker Out of Canada by October

Ladbrokes Poker Out of Canada by October

Ed Scimia - September 24th, 2014

Ladbrokes Poker has enjoyed a good run in Canada. But with the United Kingdom’s new gambling regulations going into effect next month, it appears that Ladbrokes may simply not be comfortable staying in a nation where they aren’t licensed, even if it isn’t exactly clear that they’re unwanted there. Ladbrokes Poker has announced that they […]

Garden State Super Series in New Jersey Ends with a Bang

Garden State Super Series in New Jersey Ends with a Bang

Philip Conneller - September 24th, 2014

Partypoker.com’s Garden State Super Series (GSSS), New Jersey’s most ambitious ever online poker series, overcame a technical disaster to end triumphantly this past weekend with a record field on the final day. With PokerStars breathing down partypoker’s neck and its entry to the market imminent, the pressure was on the GSSS to deliver a series […]

PokerStars Reveals Site Migration Plans for UK Players

PokerStars Reveals Site Migration Plans for UK Players

Sean Gibson - September 23rd, 2014

PokerStars has revealed its migrations plans for UK players. The largest poker site in the world provided details about what players based in the UK can expect when new regulations come into effect. As with any country, laws and regulations evolve over time. The UK isn’t immune from change that could benefit or strengthen its […]

French PokerStars and Winamax Exit UK Online Market

French PokerStars and Winamax Exit UK Online Market

Sean Gibson - September 23rd, 2014

French poker sites Winamax and PokerStars.fr are pulling out of the United Kingdom. While each has a separate, but highly related reason, the changes could be seen as soon as October 1 for players. Winamax did not file an application for a license under the UK’s new laws, while the French-facing PokerStars site simply does […]

Everleaf Director Charged with Misappropriating Funds

Everleaf Director Charged with Misappropriating Funds

Sean Gibson - September 22nd, 2014

Everleaf Gaming Director Michael Zwi Oros has been arrested and charged with misappropriating player funds in a Maltese court. The Everleaf Network, although no longer in operation, was based out of Malta, and was plagued with issues surrounding player funds, as many poker players claimed to have waited up to six months for funds, if they […]