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South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

Sean Gibson - October 31st, 2014

South Africa’s online gaming market could be facing a devastating blow as the country’s Department of Trade and Industry is looking to ban online gambling. With a constantly fluctuating market, countries that regulate Internet gaming often adjust the policies surrounding it. Whether a new restriction is imposed to help increase tax revenue or to better […]

Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos

Poker Players Alliance Outs “Joker”Anti-Poker Politicos

Philip Conneller - October 29th, 2014

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is getting into the midterm election spirit. The organization, which fights for the rights of US poker players, has published a rogue’s gallery of politicians who oppose legalizing Internet poker. The PPA has named and shamed 22 “political jokers” on its website, a list that includes two governors (Nikki Haley […]

Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team

Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team

Ed Scimia - October 29th, 2014

Lawyers for defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that federal agents impersonated repair technicians after turning off Internet access to three Caesars Palace villas in order to collect evidence. The legal team for four of the eight defendants have filed a motion in federal court to dismiss evidence by challenging that practice. […]

Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign

Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign

Sean Gibson - October 28th, 2014

Full Tilt is on the path to making dramatic changes to its brand imaging and how it will market itself to players in the future. Rebranding isn’t always the easiest thing for a poker site, of course. Ultimately, players might not think that simply stripping the “poker” away from what used to be known as […]

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Sean Gibson - October 27th, 2014

Real Gaming is set to launch the real version of its poker site, as the company run under the auspices of Las Vegas’ South Point Casino is finally ready to take the training wheels off and move full steam ahead into the Nevada online poker market. For online gaming sites getting a start in the […]

Full Tilt Founder Ray Bitar Near Death and Broke, Says Allen Cunningham

Full Tilt Founder Ray Bitar Near Death and Broke, Says Allen Cunningham

Philip Conneller - October 27th, 2014

Ray Bitar, the disgraced former CEO of Full Tilt, is dying and almost broke, according to Allen Cunningham, a former Red Pro player under the old Full Tilt regime. Posting on the TwoPlusTwo forums this week, Cunningham said that Bitar’s heart condition has worsened, meaning that he is “unlikely” to live more than two years. […]

Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit to Hit Atlantic City

Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit to Hit Atlantic City

Elbert Pruitt - October 26th, 2014

The 2014 Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit (MTGS) is set to kick off on Monday, October 27th at Bally’s in Atlantic City, and offers online operators and land-based casino owners a chance to engage with iGaming industry leaders to discuss the challenges facing the rising mobile gambling industry. With global gaming revenue predicted to soar […]

Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout

Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout

Sean Gibson - October 25th, 2014

An unaudited analysis of Amaya’s financials demonstrates a strong cash and overall fiscal position. Back in 2012, it was noted by many industry sources that when Amaya purchased Ongame (from bwin.party), that the financial outlook of Ongame’s cash position was only 31 percent of player deposit liabilities. Now, with Amaya having successfully acquired Rational Group […]

Winamax Dominating PokerStars France in Cash Games

Winamax Dominating PokerStars France in Cash Games

Elbert Pruitt - October 24th, 2014

Winamax dominating PokerStars France is the headline from this week’s new online data report. It was only three short months ago that PokerStars France was challenging Winamax for the title of leading cash games provider. However, according to PokerScout, Winamax has opened up a 35 percent margin over its rival, its largest lead since the […]

Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

Ed Scimia - October 23rd, 2014

Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland have been announced as the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2014 winners. The two inductees will officially be inducted on Sunday, November 9 at Binion’s Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, the original home of the World Series of Poker in downtown Sin City, as part of the celebrations surrounding […]

Scott Davies and Mike Leah Win Big at WSOP APAC

Scott Davies and Mike Leah Win Big at WSOP APAC

Elbert Pruitt - October 23rd, 2014

The World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) tournament series in Melbourne, Australia saw North American players Scott Davies and Mike Leah capture their first gold WSOP bracelets at Crown Melbourne Casino last weekend, along with enviable cash prizes to boost their bankrolls. While this year’s ten-event APAC series was largely dominated by Aussie poker […]