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SwCPoker Revives Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Online Poker

SwCPoker Revives Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Online Poker

Devin O'Connor - March 3rd, 2015

SwCPoker, the successor to the world’s largest and most used Bitcoin poker network, has relaunched less than three weeks after its predecessor was forced offline by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Seals with Clubs (SWC) unexpectedly went dark on February 11th, the same day founder Bryan Micon would later reveal he was arrested at gunpoint from […]

PPA Launches Anti-RAWA Petition Aimed At Adelson

PPA Launches Anti-RAWA Petition Aimed At Adelson

Philip Conneller - March 3rd, 2015

The Poker Players Alliance, the grassroots non-profit advocacy group devoted to championing the rights of poker players in the United States, has launched a petition against the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). The Sheldon Adelson-backed bill that seeks to prohibit all online gaming on a federal level, with the exception of horseracing and fantasy […]

New Poker Headset Claims To Read Player’s Minds

New Poker Headset Claims To Read Player’s Minds

Daniel Smyth - March 2nd, 2015

Serious invention or a crazy marketing ploy? That’s the question poker players across the community are asking after reports of a new poker headset capable of reading brainwaves was revealed. Reviewed and reported on by British newspaper, The Daily Star, the mind reading device, known as Emotiv, could potentially help poker players refine their skills and […]

Twitch Bets On Online Poker, PokerStars Launches Channel

Twitch Bets On Online Poker, PokerStars Launches Channel

Devin O'Connor - March 2nd, 2015

Twitch is buying into the online poker industry by expanding its live streaming broadcasts of Internet tournaments and events featuring many of the game’s top professionals. Following its acquisition by Amazon last fall for $970 million, Twitch, whose primary focus has been video games, added poker to its repertoire of content in November and has […]

Negreanu And Colman Top Inaugural GPI American Poker Awards

Negreanu And Colman Top Inaugural GPI American Poker Awards

Philip Conneller - March 2nd, 2015

The first-ever American Poker Awards took place on Friday night following a glittering reception at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Kara Scott, the awards were the culmination of a day of seminars and forums, as Global Poker Index CEO Alex Dreyfus, the awards’ brainchild, implemented his masterplan to unite and fortify the industry […]

PokerStars May Join US Online Poker Scene Thanks To Pennsylvania

PokerStars May Join US Online Poker Scene Thanks To Pennsylvania

Daniel Smyth - March 1st, 2015

The US online poker scene could welcome another major player in the coming months thanks to a new igaming bill by Pennsylvania’s Rep. John Payne. When the news broke earlier this week that HB649 had been submitted to the House Gaming Oversight Committee, the industry was keen to learn more about what would be allowed […]

Legal Poker Home Games Coming to Maryland?

Legal Poker Home Games Coming to Maryland?

Daniel Smyth - February 28th, 2015

A two-pronged attack to get poker home games legalized in Maryland is currently underway thanks to two Democrats. Senator Nancy King and Delegate Kirill Reznik have each submitted bills that would give Maryland residents the freedom to run poker games from the confines of their home. Senate Bill 184 (King) and House Bill 59 (Reznik) […]

High-Stakes Player Finds Skill Wins Out In Spin And Go Tournaments

High-Stakes Player Finds Skill Wins Out In Spin And Go Tournaments

Ed Scimia - February 27th, 2015

Spin & Go tournaments have proven to be a controversial addition to the PokerStars lineup. While they’re certainly made plenty of money for owner Amaya Gaming, professionals and regular players bemoaned the fact that recreational players flocked to the lottery-style tournaments in huge numbers, taking them out of their preferred stomping grounds. Worse still, these […]

WSOP Global Circuit Coming To A Country Near You

WSOP Global Circuit Coming To A Country Near You

Devin O'Connor - February 27th, 2015

The WSOP Circuit has been confined to the United States in previous years, but the most prestigious poker series is branching out by announcing three international stops for the 2015-2016 season. In an attempt to get a bit more worldly, the Vegas-based tournament operator has reached agreements with casinos in Italy, Mexico, and Morocco. “It’s time […]

French Online Poker Eyeing Player Liquidity to Save Its Derriere

French Online Poker Eyeing Player Liquidity to Save Its Derriere

Devin O'Connor - February 26th, 2015

The French online poker universe has been folding faster than deuce-nine offsuit out of position. But now a new legal measure may pull that hand right out of the muck for a surprise win. Since France isolated its poker networks in 2010, operators have struggled to maintain active tables due to deteriorating player pools. Following […]

PokerStars Sunday Million Ninth Anniversary Gets Moved to Accommodate International Women’s Day

PokerStars Sunday Million Ninth Anniversary Gets Moved to Accommodate International Women’s Day

Devin O'Connor - February 26th, 2015

The PokerStars Sunday Million 9th Anniversary and its $9 million guaranteed jackpot is being delayed a week for International Women’s Day, a celebration that takes place annually on March 8th. After receiving plenty of feedback from players in Ukraine and Russia, PokerStars announced the schedule change saying the holiday is “an important cultural event in […]