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New York Lawmaker Wants Legal Sports Betting

New York Lawmaker Wants Legal Sports Betting

Philip Conneller - August 22nd, 2016

New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon) said this week he was willing to challenge the federal ban on sports betting in the US and to prepare legislation that would legalize it in his state. Buoyed, perhaps, by the success of legislation to regulate fantasy sports in New York, Pretlow said he would turn his […]

New York DFS Bill Passes as Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs it into Law

New York DFS Bill Passes as Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs it into Law

Jon Sofen - August 4th, 2016

A New York DFS bill has passed after a lengthy battle between supporters and lawmakers who oppose gambling. Governor Andrew Cuomo had the final say. He signed the bill into law making daily fantasy sports games legal in the state. Cuomo’s acceptance of the bill brings an end to a months-long feud. When Attorney General […]

Neymar Faces Immense Pressure at Rio Summer Olympics

Neymar Faces Immense Pressure at Rio Summer Olympics

Jon Sofen - July 24th, 2016

All eyes will be on Neymar when the Olympic Games begin next month in Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year old Brazilian soccer star will face the same kind of pressure he would in a major poker tournament. Maybe more. And Neymar knows all about competing on the felt as much as he does on the […]

Michigan Online Poker Bill Proceeds to Senate Floor

Michigan Online Poker Bill Proceeds to Senate Floor

Philip Conneller - June 9th, 2016

Hope for online poker in Michigan, where State Senator Mike Kowall’s (R-White Lake) SB 889 was passed by the Regulatory Reform Committee by a vote of 8-1. Next stop, Senate floor. Kowall has said he is “confident” that the bill will pass this year, but it needs to get its skates on; the current legislative […]

PokerStars Becomes Official Sponsor of eSports’ Team Liquid 

PokerStars Becomes Official Sponsor of eSports’ Team Liquid 

Philip Conneller - May 19th, 2016

PokerStars has inked a sponsorship agreement with leading eSports outfit Team Liquid, a deal that will seek to exploit the crossovers and synergies between poker and competitive video-gaming. Under the terms of the agreement, several of Team Liquid’s “cyber athletes” will take part in PokerStars-sponsored events and promote online poker to new audiences via their […]

Congressional DFS Hearing Issues Show Parallels to Those Affecting Online Poker

Congressional DFS Hearing Issues Show Parallels to Those Affecting Online Poker

Philip Conneller - May 12th, 2016

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) had its day in Congress on Wednesday, as the Subcommittee of Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade attempted to offer some legal clarity on the contests. The legislative body also attempted to decipher the complicated patchwork of DFS regulation across America, while determining if federal guidance is necessary. That was the plan, anyway, […]

Poker Central to Give $1M to Predictor of Super High Roller, But You’ll Need to Guess All Seven FT Spots Correctly

Poker Central to Give $1M to Predictor of Super High Roller, But You’ll Need to Guess All Seven FT Spots Correctly

Jon Sofen - May 2nd, 2016

Poker Central wants to give you $1 million. All you have to do is sign-up, choose a few poker players and their finishing order correctly, and the money will be yours. Okay, it’s not that easy, but a seven-figure payday does await without any buy-in. (You know that means an insurance underwriter is biting his […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Moves in Many Directions While Online Poker Goes Nowhere

Daily Fantasy Sports Moves in Many Directions While Online Poker Goes Nowhere

Philip Conneller - April 11th, 2016

The daily fantasy sports landscape in the US is becoming an increasingly jumbled legal patchwork, as states opt to embrace or reject the industry. Several states have moved to define the legality in the last few days, albeit in different directions. Alabama AG Luther Strange joined his colleague from Tennessee in declaring the contests to […]

NYX Gaming Grabs OpenBet, Pushes OnGame Poker Network to Back Burner

NYX Gaming Grabs OpenBet, Pushes OnGame Poker Network to Back Burner

Daniel Smyth - April 5th, 2016

Global iGaming provider NYX Gaming made some big moves at the start of April by offloading its poker assets and adding a new string to its sports betting bow by purchasing the OpenBet platform. Since acquiring the OnGame Poker Network from Canada’s Amaya, Inc. for CAD$150 million (USD$113 million) in 2014, NYX Gaming has struggled […]

Crown Casino Locked in Three-Year Poker Tax Battle

Crown Casino Locked in Three-Year Poker Tax Battle

Daniel Smyth - March 27th, 2016

The Crown Casino in Melbourne is known for hosting one of the biggest tournament festivals of the year, but if the state’s regulator has its way then the action at the Aussie Millions could get more expensive. The Crown Casino has long been seen as one of the top destinations for poker in the southern […]

Dan Bilzerian Running Out of Time to Fulfill Bike Ride Prop Bet, Stakes Increase

Dan Bilzerian Running Out of Time to Fulfill Bike Ride Prop Bet, Stakes Increase

Jon Sofen - March 26th, 2016

Dan Bilzerian has a passion for guns, women, and gambling (in no particular order). His appetite for guns and women has probably gotten him into some trouble over the years, but perhaps not nearly as much as his gambling love is causing him now. The social media icon and high stakes poker player placed a […]