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New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 

New Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Online Poker 

Philip Conneller - April 26th, 2015

A bill that seeks to impose a blanket ban on online poker, and online gambling in general, in Pennsylvania has been introduced to the legislature, as State Representative Thomas Murt issues a challenge to the ongoing effort to legalize and regulate. House Bill 1013, which has been signed by seven sponsors, including Murt, would prohibit […]

New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech

New Jersey DGE Approves bwin.party and Sportech

Daniel Smyth - April 25th, 2015

European gaming operator, bwin.party, can now roam free in at least one part of the US thanks to New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Following a successful tenure within the Garden State since 2013, the operator has exchanged its Transactional Waiver for a full Casino Service Industry Enterprise License. Having provided the virtual backbone […]

PokerStars Partners with SafeCharge in UK

PokerStars Partners with SafeCharge in UK

Ed Scimia - April 24th, 2015

PokerStars has partnered with payment processing company SafeCharge to create a prepaid MasterCard that is branded with the PokerStars logo, known as the StarsCard. For the moment, the card will only be available in the UK, but could become available in other markets as well in the future. The card will allow players to move […]

iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General

iGaming Friendly Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General

Daniel Smyth - April 24th, 2015

  The seemingly online poker-friendly Loretta Lynch has just been confirmed as the new Attorney General by the Senate. Despite her confirmation being one of the most protracted in US political history, Lynch is now the official US Attorney General and, in taking up her position, she has become the first ever African-American woman to […]

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Announces Changes for 2015

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Announces Changes for 2015

Ed Scimia - April 23rd, 2015

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open has becoming one of the premier events on the poker calendar over the past two years, in no small part because of the $10 million guarantee that organizers put into place in 2013. That year, the tournament easily surpassed the guarantee, but organizers weren’t so fortunate in 2014, as […]

German Bank Unikredit Refuses Payment to Poker Player

German Bank Unikredit Refuses Payment to Poker Player

Ed Scimia - April 23rd, 2015

A big online poker score is a thrilling moment for anyone, especially if it comes in a major event. That’s why a 29-year-old Italian player known as “RuiDeck” was ecstatic when he finished third in the PokerStars Micromillions Main Event, one of the biggest low-stakes tournaments around. In a tournament that only cost him $22 […]

Confusion Surrounds China Nanjing Millions Shut Down as Local Authorities Declare Event “Criminal”

Confusion Surrounds China Nanjing Millions Shut Down as Local Authorities Declare Event “Criminal”

Ed Scimia - April 22nd, 2015

The APPT Nanjing Millions was shut down last week before the second day of the reportedly PokerStars-backed tournament festival’s main event: that much everyone can agree on. Beyond that, however, there seems to be plenty of dispute about exactly what went down and who was responsible for what was likely the most ambitious poker event […]

Guy Laliberte Sells Cirque Du Soleil

Guy Laliberte Sells Cirque Du Soleil

Ed Scimia - April 22nd, 2015

Guy Laliberte has sold a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil, one of the most famous entertainment groups in the world, to TPG Capital, a private equity firm with global operations. Chinese investment group Fosun will also pick up a minority stake in Cirque, and plans to work with TPG in order to bring the […]

New Banking Merchant Category Codes No Miracle Solution to Online Gambling SNAFUs, Says Expert

New Banking Merchant Category Codes No Miracle Solution to Online Gambling SNAFUs, Says Expert

Philip Conneller - April 22nd, 2015

Last week’s launch of new Merchant Category Codes (MCC) for online poker card transactions brought with them hopes of a new boost for US regulated markets. But they are not a miracle solution to the credit card hiccups that have so stymied the industry, according to Matthew Katz, CEO of player verification software company CAMS, who has warned […]

Martin Jacobson Documentary Trailer Released

Martin Jacobson Documentary Trailer Released

Philip Conneller - April 21st, 2015

10 for 10, a documentary chronicling Martin Jacobson and his road to victory at the 2014 World Series of Poker, is to be released shortly, just in time for the start of the 2015 Series, and you can watch the trailer here. We guess documentary crews sometimes just get really, REALLY lucky and it makes […]

Asher Conniff Wins Opening Event at Borgata Spring Poker Open

Asher Conniff Wins Opening Event at Borgata Spring Poker Open

Ed Scimia - April 21st, 2015

Asher Conniff isn’t exactly a household name in the worldwide poker community just yet. But with results like the ones he has been putting up lately, he’s certainly making the case that he could be a breakout star in the future. Conniff won the first event of the 2015 Borgata Spring Poker Open in Atlantic […]