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PokerStars Rolls Out Equity Display to Controversy

PokerStars Rolls Out Equity Display to Controversy

Elbert Pruitt - December 21st, 2014

PokerStars has added an equity display to its software versions 6 and 7, in which the percentage-to-win of each all-in player is shown next to their hole cards. The feature replicates a similar display seen on televised poker broadcasts that adds excitement to the game, where viewers see the fates of all-in players change with […]

Twitch Streams May Be Driving Traffic to Bovada and Other Poker Sites

Twitch Streams May Be Driving Traffic to Bovada and Other Poker Sites

Philip Conneller - December 20th, 2014

Online poker streaming may just be the next big leap for the popularity of the game. With thousands regularly flocking to watch professional and amateur players alike play real money poker on Twitch.tv, it seems as though live poker broadcasts may be drawing in even non-poker players, and there’s some evidence that the streams may […]

Looking Ahead in the New Jersey Online Poker Market: Exclusive Skrill USA Interview, Part Two

Looking Ahead in the New Jersey Online Poker Market: Exclusive Skrill USA Interview, Part Two

Hannah Elisabeth - December 19th, 2014

Today, we bring you Part Two of our exclusive interview with Skrill USA Vice President Joseph Hall (JH). CardsChat News Editor-in-Chief Hannah Elisabeth (HE) spoke with Hall by phone in his Manhattan offices earlier this week. Skrill was recently approved as a digital wallet provider for the New Jersey online poker and gambling market, so […]

New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Keep Dipping in November

New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Keep Dipping in November

Elbert Pruitt - December 19th, 2014

New Jersey online poker revenue numbers are in for November, and they unfortunately leave little to cheer about in hindsight as we enter “the season of good cheer”. A report released by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) showed that for the second consecutive month, the Garden State’s online poker revenue came in below […]

PokerStars Coalition to Meet with Mike Gatto on California Online Poker Bill

PokerStars Coalition to Meet with Mike Gatto on California Online Poker Bill

Elbert Pruitt - December 18th, 2014

PokerStars and their California allies will meet with Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to talk about his online poker bill (AB 9) and their respective visions for Internet poker in the state. Gatto’s bill is similar to a proposed plan for online poker regulation that was recommended by a coalition of tribal gaming interests in California […]

US Online Poker, New Jersey, and Skrill USA : What’s in Store for 2015?

US Online Poker, New Jersey, and Skrill USA : What’s in Store for 2015?

Hannah Elisabeth - December 18th, 2014

New Jersey’s first year of online poker has been quite a roller coaster ride, and bank processing issues for players have continued to be problematic, to say the least. With banks afraid another reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act by the Department of Justice (DoJ) could hit them hard, they’ve been wary of accepting online gambling payments, even […]

Aaron Sorkin Denies Affair With Molly Bloom following Sony Hack

Aaron Sorkin Denies Affair With Molly Bloom following Sony Hack

Ed Scimia - December 17th, 2014

Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has been forced to deny rumors he is having an affair with “poker hostess” Molly Bloom, whose book he is currently adapting for the big screen. The speculation has been the result of emails stolen from Sony Pictures by a group of hackers calling themselves The Guardians of Peace, who have […]

Bad Players Lose More at Anonymous Tables, Says MPN Study

Bad Players Lose More at Anonymous Tables, Says MPN Study

Philip Conneller - December 17th, 2014

A study by the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) challenges the theory that anonymous tables benefit the poker ecology. There’s a growing feeling in the poker industry that tables in which all players are completely incognito, and therefore impervious to tracking technology, could be a solution to the recent decline of online poker. The problem is […]

Danish Online Poker Market Hit by Accusations of Fraud

Danish Online Poker Market Hit by Accusations of Fraud

Sean Gibson - December 16th, 2014

The Danish online poker market is suffering a serious blow after a poker player in Denmark was accused of committing online fraud. A group of Denmark’s high-stakes online cash game players notified the country’s Economic Crime Department centered in Copenhagen of the suspected fraudulent activity. The group of players named a fellow high-stakes player they […]

Harry Reid Wants Poker Carve Out, But Online Gambling Ban in 2015 

Harry Reid Wants Poker Carve Out, But Online Gambling Ban in 2015 

Philip Conneller - December 16th, 2014

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada believes that Congress will renew efforts to prohibit online gaming and “get rid of the Wire Act” next year, while carving out an exception for online poker. The incumbent Senate Majority Leader, who is a former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, has long supported the idea of legalizing online […]

Garden State Super Series II Promises $1M in Prize Money

Garden State Super Series II Promises $1M in Prize Money

Sean Gibson - December 15th, 2014

The Garden State Super Series 2 is coming back to New Jersey with a whopping $1 million prize pool. PartyPoker NJ and BorgataPoker.com released the official full schedule for the second run of the Garden State Super Series. The announcement comes a few weeks after the online partners gathered feedback from the poker community on […]