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Dog’s Life No More for Jilli Dog the Poker Playing Yorkie

Dog’s Life No More for Jilli Dog the Poker Playing Yorkie

Elbert Pruitt - October 2nd, 2014

Jilli Dog, a Yorkshire Terrier known as the “World’s Only Poker-Playing Dog,” recently passed away by her owner Rick Caran’s side. “Her last two days she couldn’t stand well,” Caran said, and after a veterinarian determined Jilli’s condition wasn’t painful, Rick took the beloved canine home, where she died the next morning of natural causes. […]

PokerStars Cuts Affiliates, Issues Statement

PokerStars Cuts Affiliates, Issues Statement

Sean Gibson - October 1st, 2014

PokerStars has cut a select amount of affiliates by its own admission, based on the fact that these affiliates were not performing up to satisfaction. It was widely reported on various affiliate-themed forums that PokerStars was terminating affiliate agreements, raising concerns that the most popular poker site was going to cut ties with many, if […]

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 […]

Black Friday Architect Preet Bharara Possible New US AG

Black Friday Architect Preet Bharara Possible New US AG

Philip Conneller - September 30th, 2014

Will Preet Bharara join the race for US Attorney General following Eric Holder’s recently announced resignation? Bharara, the current US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was the infamous mastermind behind poker’s Black Friday and the decision to aggressively prosecute the online poker industry in America in 2011. It was Bharara who said […]

European Union Rules in Favor of  Online Gambling Tax Breaks

European Union Rules in Favor of Online Gambling Tax Breaks

Philip Conneller - September 29th, 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in favor of differentiated tax rates for online gambling. While this news may not sound earth-shattering, its far-reaching implications for the online gambling industry are actually quite substantial. The CJEU was asked to examine a challenge by various land-based licensees who were unsatisfied with […]

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 […]

Chris Moneymaker to Be Hollywood Poker Open Ambassador

Chris Moneymaker to Be Hollywood Poker Open Ambassador

Sean Gibson - September 27th, 2014

Chris Moneymaker is the new Tour Ambassador for the Hollywood Poker Open. The former World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, who is often credited for being the catalyst behind the “poker boom,” will serve as the ambassador for the Hollywood Poker Open brand and compete in various regional tournaments starting in November. Moneymaker can […]

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, […]