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partypoker GSSS Tournament Series Crashes with Tech Issues

partypoker GSSS Tournament Series Crashes with Tech Issues

Philip Conneller - September 17th, 2014

The partypoker GSSS Main Event, part of the online operator’s extensive Garden State Super Series, had to be abandoned on Sunday due to serious technical difficulties. It had been billed as the most ambitious online poker tournament New Jersey had ever staged, with 20 events and 60 individual tournaments held over two weeks and $1 million […]

New Jersey Devils Ken Daneyko New Team partypoker Pro

New Jersey Devils Ken Daneyko New Team partypoker Pro

Philip Conneller - September 16th, 2014

Ken Daneyko, the retired New Jersey Devils hockey legend, is the newest sponsored member of Team partypoker, joining current party faithfuls Mike Sexton, Kara Scott, Jamie Kerstetter and Scott Baumstein. Three-time Stanley Cup winner Daneyko is a natural fit for the company and its ambitions in New Jersey; he’s an avid poker player, who in […]

iPhone6 the Prize for William Hill Poker Tournament Series

iPhone6 the Prize for William Hill Poker Tournament Series

Sean Gibson - September 16th, 2014

iPhone6 is the most buzzed-about mobile device to hit the market in a while and now HighStakesDatabase is teaming up with William Hill Poker for a chance to win one. Both companies are not missing out on the opportunity to involve poker with the massive buzz behind Apple’s newest product announcement. The ease and interactivity […]

PokerStars in New Jersey Around the Corner, Per Ray Lesniak

PokerStars in New Jersey Around the Corner, Per Ray Lesniak

Philip Conneller - September 16th, 2014

PokerStars’ return to New Jersey is imminent and international player pool-sharing will follow close behind, State Senator Raymond Lesniak has hinted via Twitter. It was clear that the senator was just bursting to tell us something towards the end of last week when he took to the micro-blogging site to announce: “@PokerStars launch will spark […]

California Online Poker Closed Door Policy Problematic

California Online Poker Closed Door Policy Problematic

Sean Gibson - September 15th, 2014

California online poker has certainly had its ups and downs in the battle to make it legal over the course of the past five years. California has been slowly inching towards establishing an online gaming market. Yet across the world, online poker and many other forms of gambling have turned into a valuable market for […]

Daniel Negreanu Among Poker Hall of Fame Finalists

Daniel Negreanu Among Poker Hall of Fame Finalists

Elbert Pruitt - September 14th, 2014

Daniel Negreanu has final-tabled the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) after reaching the minimum age requirement of 40 in July. In a press release sent out earlier this week, the WSOP revealed the names of ten players being considered for the honor, and the inclusion of “Kid Poker” was largely expected, given his stellar […]

Lock Poker Traffic Up, Even After Warnings of Insolvency

Lock Poker Traffic Up, Even After Warnings of Insolvency

Philip Conneller - September 13th, 2014

Lock Poker’s cash game traffic rose 14 percent over the past month, according to industry observer PokerScout.com, despite warnings that the increasingly mistrusted site should be avoided. While the regulated American markets seem to be slowly recovering from a summer slump, the offshore market appears to be enjoying a mini-resurgence too, which could be concerning […]

Idaho Coeur d’Alene Tribe Banned from Poker Offerings

Idaho Coeur d’Alene Tribe Banned from Poker Offerings

Philip Conneller - September 12th, 2014

An Idaho Coeur d’Alene tribal casino must cease and desist from offering poker, as Texas Hold’em poker tournaments are against the law in Idaho, a federal judge ruled this week. In a case that could have ramifications for the California-based Santa Ysabel tribe and its ambitions to the launch PrivateTable.com online poker room as well, the […]

PokerStars Files Trademarks to Ready for US Return

PokerStars Files Trademarks to Ready for US Return

Sean Gibson - September 12th, 2014

PokerStars has filed trademarks, presumably in anticipation for a return to the United States. The company has become a name synonymous within the world of online poker and their US return is hotly anticipated. But for American players, the popular online poker room has somewhat of a murky past. Most gamblers likely remember “Black Friday” […]

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Could Impact NJ Online Poker

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Could Impact NJ Online Poker

Sean Gibson - September 11th, 2014

With the Trump Taj Mahal facing a possible mid-November closing, yet another Atlantic City casino joins the ranks of so many that have been closing left and right this year. With four already shut down or scheduled to close by the end of September, it’s been a bleak year by anyone’s standards. But if you […]

NJ Governor Chris Christie Talks Interstate Poker with NV

NJ Governor Chris Christie Talks Interstate Poker with NV

Sean Gibson - September 11th, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has generated plenty of coverage in the world of gambling in recent days. There’s the closure of Atlantic City casinos and his declaration that both casinos and racetracks in his state could start offering sports betting, both of which are certainly big stories. But they’ve also overshadowed a comment made […]