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NJDGE and Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec Reach Accord, as Canadian Regulator Agrees to Pull Out of US Markets NJDGE and Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec Reach Accord, as Canadian Regulator Agrees to Pull Out of US Markets
Philip Conneller - September 27th, 2016

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has ordered its licensees to cease offering bets to the entire US market, after reaching an agreement with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement […]

G2E 2016 Highlights Future of Legal US Sports Betting, Skill-Based Gaming, at Las Vegas Expo

G2E 2016 Highlights Future of Legal US Sports Betting, Skill-Based Gaming, at Las Vegas Expo

Jon Sofen - September 26th, 2016

Each year, the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) brings the future of gambling to Las Vegas. The event, which kicked off on Monday, will be at Sands Expo on the Las Vegas […]

RAWA Style Legislation To Ban Online Poker Is Introduced In US Senate

RAWA Style Legislation To Ban Online Poker Is Introduced In US Senate

Philip Conneller - September 26th, 2016

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) is back. Or, at least, something a bit like RAWA is back. Last week Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduced bill S.3376 to the […]

Jesse Sylvia Wins Main Event At WPT Borgata Poker Open

Jesse Sylvia Wins Main Event At WPT Borgata Poker Open

Philip Conneller - September 26th, 2016

Jesse Sylvia, perhaps best known for finishing second in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, won the WPT Borgata Open Main Event on Friday night. The US pro beat fellow American […]

With First Presidential Debate Monday, Phil Hellmuth Chimes In with Advice for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

With First Presidential Debate Monday, Phil Hellmuth Chimes In with Advice for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Jon Sofen - September 26th, 2016

Phil Hellmuth is more than just one of the highest-profile poker players in the world. He’s a coach, philanthropist, Golden State Warriors fan, brand ambassador, and now, he has a […]

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MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
Chad Holloway August 28th, 2016
The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar...
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Jon Sofen August 26th, 2016
We have some good and bad news about Pennsylvania poker rooms. The good news is the 10 poker rooms in the state didn’t see a decline in revenue during th...
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
Jon Sofen August 16th, 2016
The New Jersey poker industry raked in $5 million during the month of July. Brick-and-mortar games accounted for 60 percent of that money, and the online p...
Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene
Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene
Philip Conneller August 8th, 2016
The Trump Taj Mahal is expected to close on September 4th, and with it the newly refurbished poker room, which will further constrict an already shrinkin...
Employee Play Ban Casts Cloud on DraftKings Ambassador Million Dollar DFS Score
Employee Play Ban Casts Cloud on DraftKings Ambassador Million Dollar DFS Score
Philip Conneller September 21st, 2016
DraftKings is under fire from sports news website Deadspin this week, after the site brought to light that DraftKings contractor (and somewhat successful p...
Delaware Online Gaming Continues Evolving With Increased Revenues
Delaware Online Gaming Continues Evolving With Increased Revenues
Philip Conneller September 19th, 2016
Delaware’s online gaming sector, which has been on life support at times during its three-year history, is beginning to bloom. The sector recorded a 54 p...
European Gaming Regulators Meet to Discuss Shared EU Liquidity
European Gaming Regulators Meet to Discuss Shared EU Liquidity
Philip Conneller September 19th, 2016
Gaming regulators from across Europe met in Paris last week to discuss shared interests, with online poker liquidity high on the agenda. The meeting raises...
$2.7 Million Texas Holdem Poker Jackpot Hits for One Lucky Man in Australia
$2.7 Million Texas Holdem Poker Jackpot Hits for One Lucky Man in Australia
Jon Sofen September 10th, 2016
An Australian man won a $2.7 million jackpot on a hand of Texas Holdem Poker. But it wasn’t in a high stakes game against Phil Ivey or Daniel Negreanu. I...
NJDGE and Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec Reach Accord, as Canadian Regulator Agrees to Pull Out of US Markets
NJDGE and Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec Reach Accord, as Canadian Regulator Agrees to Pull Out of US Markets
Philip Conneller September 27th, 2016
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has ordered its licensees to cease offering bets to the entire US market, after reaching an agreement with the New Je...
G2E 2016 Highlights Future of Legal US Sports Betting, Skill-Based Gaming, at Las Vegas Expo
G2E 2016 Highlights Future of Legal US Sports Betting, Skill-Based Gaming, at Las Vegas Expo
Jon Sofen September 26th, 2016
Each year, the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) brings the future of gambling to Las Vegas. The event, which kicked off on Monday, will be at Sands Expo on the La...
Montreal Chabad Center Linked to David Baazov Amaya Insider Trading Scandal
Montreal Chabad Center Linked to David Baazov Amaya Insider Trading Scandal
Philip Conneller September 16th, 2016
A Chabad center in Montreal is the latest organization to be linked to the ever-unravelling insider trading case against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and...
Ted Forrest Scheduled to Return to Court Next Month, Faces Two Felonies
Ted Forrest Scheduled to Return to Court Next Month, Faces Two Felonies
Jon Sofen September 12th, 2016
Ted Forrest faced a judge in Clark County, Nevada after being arrested on charges of alleged theft and writing bad checks, both felonies. The 51-year old w...
NJDGE and Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec Reach Accord, as Canadian Regulator Agrees to Pull Out of US Markets
NJDGE and Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec Reach Accord, as Canadian Regulator Agrees to Pull Out of US Markets
Philip Conneller September 27th, 2016
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has ordered its licensees to cease offering bets to the entire US market, after reaching an agreement with the New Je...
G2E 2016 Highlights Future of Legal US Sports Betting, Skill-Based Gaming, at Las Vegas Expo
G2E 2016 Highlights Future of Legal US Sports Betting, Skill-Based Gaming, at Las Vegas Expo
Jon Sofen September 26th, 2016
Each year, the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) brings the future of gambling to Las Vegas. The event, which kicked off on Monday, will be at Sands Expo on the La...
RAWA Style Legislation To Ban Online Poker Is Introduced In US Senate
RAWA Style Legislation To Ban Online Poker Is Introduced In US Senate
Philip Conneller September 26th, 2016
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) is back. Or, at least, something a bit like RAWA is back. Last week Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduc...
Jesse Sylvia Wins Main Event At WPT Borgata Poker Open
Jesse Sylvia Wins Main Event At WPT Borgata Poker Open
Philip Conneller September 26th, 2016
Jesse Sylvia, perhaps best known for finishing second in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, won the WPT Borgata Open Main Event on Friday night. The US pro beat fel...
Ryan Firpo’s LUCKBOXES: A New Poker Comedy Pilot from Director of BET RAISE FOLD
Ryan Firpo’s LUCKBOXES: A New Poker Comedy Pilot from Director of BET RAISE FOLD
Philip Conneller September 25th, 2016
LUCKBOXES: An Original Series About Hitting It Big is a new pilot poker comedy, just completed by Ryan Firpo, writer-director of the documentary BET RAISE ...
PokerStars Expands Net with Rewards Programs Revamps to Please Some, Infuriate Others
PokerStars Expands Net with Rewards Programs Revamps to Please Some, Infuriate Others
Philip Conneller September 12th, 2016
Changes to the PokerStars player rewards system, brought in at the beginning of the year, resulted in boycotts and widespread condemnation from the high-st...
Aaron Paul Runs Bad in Duel Against Cristiano Ronaldo
Aaron Paul Runs Bad in Duel Against Cristiano Ronaldo
Daniel Smyth August 31st, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul have been putting their poker skills to the test in a new series of heads-up matches. Continuing its ...
Asian Poker League Adopts Western Culture with Rappers and Models to Kick Off Series in China
Asian Poker League Adopts Western Culture with Rappers and Models to Kick Off Series in China
Daniel Smyth August 12th, 2016
The Asian Poker League’s (APL) inaugural event in Beijing, China kicks off on August 12 with a party that could rival anything an Ibiza club scene co...
WPT Borgata Poker Open Day Two: Taha Maruf Starts Day in Chip Lead
WPT Borgata Poker Open Day Two: Taha Maruf Starts Day in Chip Lead
Jon Sofen September 21st, 2016
In New Jersey at the WPT Borgata Poker Open, Taha Maruf held the chip lead with 794,000, and blinds were at 2500-5000 (500 ante) when play resumed on Wed...
Jeremy Dresch Wins Second MSPT Title at Running Aces Main Event
Jeremy Dresch Wins Second MSPT Title at Running Aces Main Event
Chad Holloway September 20th, 2016
Only seven players had won multiple Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) titles, but this past weekend, 42-year-old Jeremy Dresch became the eighth by winning the ...
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
Chad Holloway August 28th, 2016
The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar...
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Jon Sofen August 26th, 2016
We have some good and bad news about Pennsylvania poker rooms. The good news is the 10 poker rooms in the state didn’t see a decline in revenue during th...
Jesse Sylvia Wins Main Event At WPT Borgata Poker Open
Jesse Sylvia Wins Main Event At WPT Borgata Poker Open
Philip Conneller September 26th, 2016
Jesse Sylvia, perhaps best known for finishing second in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, won the WPT Borgata Open Main Event on Friday night. The US pro beat fel...
Antonio Esfandiari Conjures Up Partnership With StakeKings Website
Antonio Esfandiari Conjures Up Partnership With StakeKings Website
Jon Young September 23rd, 2016
Antonio Esfandiari has worked his magic once more by securing a sponsor deal with the StakeKings.com website. As part of the deal, “The Magician̶...
WPT Borgata Poker Open Down to Final Table, Farid Jattin Leads
WPT Borgata Poker Open Down to Final Table, Farid Jattin Leads
Jon Sofen September 23rd, 2016
The WPT Borgata Poker Open will be down to its “television table” when play begins on Friday, September 23 in Atlantic City. That means six players are...
Annie Duke to Host Poker Ball with Hank Azaria
Annie Duke to Host Poker Ball with Hank Azaria
Jon Sofen September 22nd, 2016
Annie Duke, a former professional poker player, is hosting a Poker Ball with actor Hank Azaria on Saturday, October 6 in Philadelphia. The event, which is ...
Annie Duke to Host Poker Ball with Hank Azaria
Annie Duke to Host Poker Ball with Hank Azaria
Jon Sofen September 22nd, 2016
Annie Duke, a former professional poker player, is hosting a Poker Ball with actor Hank Azaria on Saturday, October 6 in Philadelphia. The event, which is ...
Employee Play Ban Casts Cloud on DraftKings Ambassador Million Dollar DFS Score
Employee Play Ban Casts Cloud on DraftKings Ambassador Million Dollar DFS Score
Philip Conneller September 21st, 2016
DraftKings is under fire from sports news website Deadspin this week, after the site brought to light that DraftKings contractor (and somewhat successful p...
Poker Rage Causes Axe Maniac To Attack Opponent in Barber’s Chair
Poker Rage Causes Axe Maniac To Attack Opponent in Barber’s Chair
Philip Conneller September 20th, 2016
A sore poker loser who attacked his vanquisher with an axe as he sat in a barber’s chair was sent to prison for 27 months by a UK judge this […]...
Montreal Chabad Center Linked to David Baazov Amaya Insider Trading Scandal
Montreal Chabad Center Linked to David Baazov Amaya Insider Trading Scandal
Philip Conneller September 16th, 2016
A Chabad center in Montreal is the latest organization to be linked to the ever-unravelling insider trading case against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and...