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888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues

888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues

Ed Scimia - March 29th, 2015

888 Holdings may not have seen explosive growth in their poker sector, but holding steady was enough for the company to establish itself as the second-largest poker operator in the world (albeit by a very wide margin behind Amaya). According to the company’s annual financial results that were released on Tuesday, 888’s poker revenues were […]

PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot

PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot

Philip Conneller - March 28th, 2015

The biggest ever pot in the history of online poker, standing at a world-beating $6.47 billion, has just been won on PokerStars, but before you spit that sip of coffee back out through your nose and all over the curtains, please be advised this was a play-money pot. Yes, welcome to the curious, twilight world […]

Martin Jacobson, Liv Boeree Among European Poker Award Winners

Martin Jacobson, Liv Boeree Among European Poker Award Winners

Ed Scimia - March 27th, 2015

The European Poker Awards were held on Wednesday at the Portomaso Marina Hilton Hotel in St. Julians, Malta, honoring the top performances by European poker players in 2014. The ceremony drew hundreds of individuals who were part of Europe’s vibrant poker community, and were sponsored by the Global Poker Index (GPI). Schemion, Boeree Named Players […]

WSOP 2015 Makes 888poker Official Home for Event Satellites

WSOP 2015 Makes 888poker Official Home for Event Satellites

Daniel Smyth - March 27th, 2015

WSOP 2015 has entered into an exclusive branding deal with online operator 888poker. The new deal will see the Internet site’s logo given exposure during the summer series, both inside the Rio and on ESPN broadcasts of the event. Additionally, 888poker will become the only platform officially allowed to offer World Series of Poker and […]

PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case

PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case

Ed Scimia - March 26th, 2015

PokerStars won a long-running legal battle in Illinois on Tuesday, as a judge granted a motion to dismiss a complaint against the company that was filed by Kelly and Casey Sonnenberg. The decision by Judge David Herndon was welcome but expected after a similar decision he made last March to dismiss Kelly Sonnenberg’s class action […]

RAWA Subcommittee Hearing Full of Dire Warnings of Evils of Online Gambling

RAWA Subcommittee Hearing Full of Dire Warnings of Evils of Online Gambling

Ed Scimia - March 26th, 2015

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) received its first true hearing in Congress on Wednesday, as the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations listened to testimony from five witnesses with some rather different opinions on what should be done about online gambling in the United States. In the original witness […]

Nevada and Delaware Dip Their Toes into Multistate Poker Player Pool-Sharing

Nevada and Delaware Dip Their Toes into Multistate Poker Player Pool-Sharing

Philip Conneller - March 25th, 2015

Poker player pool-sharing kicks in between Nevada and Delaware Already seeing improved online figures for Delaware peak numbers More states may join player pool in the future Nevada and Delaware have begun the first phase of their liquidity-sharing experiment, marking the first-ever legal interstate gambling transactions in the history of the US. Bill Rini, head […]

GVC Eyes Up Bwin.party

GVC Eyes Up Bwin.party

Philip Conneller - March 25th, 2015

GVC Holdings, the owner of Sportingbet, has emerged as a possible suitor to bwin.party. The latter has been engaged in complex takeover talks with a number of mystery parties in recent months, and as GVC this week reports unstoppable growth since its acquisition of Sportingbet in 2012, it seems that further expansion may be in […]

D-Day for RAWA as Poker Players Alliance Fights Back

D-Day for RAWA as Poker Players Alliance Fights Back

Philip Conneller - March 25th, 2015

This is it: today’s the day RAWA comes in front of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to discuss whether or not the Restoration of America’s Wire Act should be adopted or dismissed. And the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is doing its part to fight back, just in the nick of time. […]

Amaya Granted Licenses For UK Operations

Amaya Granted Licenses For UK Operations

Ed Scimia - March 24th, 2015

Amaya Inc. has announced that the company has received their official licenses from the UK Gambling Commission for both PokerStars and Full Tilt, guaranteeing that those brands will be able to continue operating and offering online poker and casino games in the country. The Rational Group brands, which were purchased by Amaya last year, were […]

Race Tracks Want To Be Part Of California Online Poker

Race Tracks Want To Be Part Of California Online Poker

Ed Scimia - March 24th, 2015

California online poker has been a contentious issue, and not just between supporters and opponents. Even those who want to see Internet poker come to the state have failed time and time again to get on the same page, as they argue over just who should be allowed to offer the games to state residents. […]