Online Poker

  • PokerScout Report: Online Cash Game Traffic Down Again, Barely

    photo

    It was another down week for online poker cash games last week – the sixth straight – but it was oh, so close to a turnaround. With just a half percent drop in traffic, according to PokerScout.com, the industry nearly got a respite from its annual season slump. In its Weekly Online Poker Traffic [...]


  • Viktor “Isildur1” Blom to Stream Live on Twitch for Ten Hours

    photo

    Famed nosebleed stakes player Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is not typically one to put himself in front of the camera. Fairly media shy, he tends to stick to the comfort of his computer, playing on the (somewhat) faceless virtual tables. But this Wednesday, May 27th, he will jump aboard the Twitch tra [...]


  • WPTPoker.com to Close June 3rd

    photo

    This week marks the final full week in the life of WPTPoker.com, whose impending closure was announced last week. The World Poker Tour-branded site is one of seven member rooms on partypoker’s network. The death of WPTPoker marks what can only be described as a failed opportunity. It would almost [...]


  • How Far Should Poker Software Go In Its Work?

    photo

    In the “old days,” it wasn’t something you had to worry about. Poker, in a live setting, was usually about players getting a “read” on how their opposition is playing, adjusting their style of play to maximize their profits and “changing gears” at the right times between aggression and [...]


  • Jason Mercier Wins Third Tournament after One Week of SCOOP

    photo

    The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is seven days into its fortnight of tournaments and Jason Mercier has been the dominant force of the event so far. It isn’t just No Limit Texas Hold’em that Mercier has been showing his proclivities but a wide array of games. On back-to- [...]


  • Nevada Bill to Block Interstate Online Casino Gaming Dead

    photo

    In March, an odd bill was introduced into the Nevada State Assembly; it listed no sponsor, but was said to have been backed by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and its CEO, Sheldon Adelson. AB 414 aimed to restrict any interstate online gaming compacts to only internet poker, keeping Nevada out of an [...]


  • Mixed Bag in April Online Gaming Numbers in New Jersey

    photo

    Now well into their second year of operation, the revenues for the online gaming industry in New Jersey are still presenting a mixed bag of results. In some areas, the industry seems to be performing strongly while in others the numbers just don’t seem to be coming to the game. April brought an in [...]


  • California Tribal Leader Looks to Protect Potential Online Customers in Op/Ed

    photo

    In an op/ed piece in a major California newspaper, one of the leaders of the multitude of Indian tribes in the state comes out as an advocate for consumers and players in the ongoing debate over online poker. In the San Diego Union-Times Bo Mazzetti, the chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indian [...]


  • Senator Harry Reid Continues to Support RAWA

    photo

    It appears that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D – Nev.) is not content to just let Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO and deep-pocketed Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson fight the war against online poker in the United States by himself. It is increasingly looking like Reid may, in fact, help him [...]


  • PokerScout Report: Lottery Sit-and-Go’s Hurting Cash Game Traffic

    photo

    PokerScout.com published its Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update on Saturday, reporting that for the third straight week, internet poker cash game traffic declined. The 3 percent drop seemed to be the responsibility of just about everyone, as out of the top ten networks and sites in PokerScout’s ca [...]


  • Full Tilt Launches Freeroll Mayhem Promotion

    photo

    It is not exactly play money, but for people who like to play poker for free, these next two weeks should be fun at Full Tilt Poker. Starting today, Full Tilt is hosting Freeroll Mayhem, a tournament series in which players do not have to buy-in to play (if that was not completely obviously by [&hel [...]


  • PokerStars Institutes New Affiliate Policy with a Major Change

    photo

    In an e-mail to affiliates on Friday – in some cases other businesses that have been with the site since its inception in 2001 – PokerStars announced major changes to its affiliate program that will have a seismic effect on the online poker industry. The e-mail, which was posted on several onlin [...]


  • Nevada AG Slaps SwC Founder Bryan Micon with Illegal Gambling Charge

    photo

    Bryan Micon, founder of SwCPoker.eu, is a wanted man in the United States. First reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Micon, charging him with one count of operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system. Should he be arr [...]


  • Online Poker Bill Advances in California Legislature

    photo

    For years, proponents of online poker in California have been trying to get something going in the state legislature, only to have every bill die before it can even get on its feet. Yesterday, though, one bill finally took its first step. The California State Assembly Governmental Organization (GO) [...]


  • Lock Poker Has No Vital Signs, Appears Closed

    photo

    The unnecessarily long, stupid saga of Lock Poker has come to an inglorious end. While the online poker site has not issued any sort of formal statement (and we would expect nothing less), it appears that it has shut its doors for good. According to USPoker’s John Mehaffey, Lock Poker has been dow [...]


  • Full Tilt Poker Slashes Games Roster

    photo

    Full Tilt Poker made some drastic changes Tuesday, eliminating a slew of games from its roster in order to make the game lobbies more manageable. This is the biggest culling in the online poker industry since the UIGEA was passed in 2006. Here are the games that Full Tilt Poker has purged, as listed [...]


  • Pennsylvania House Passes Anti-RAWA Resolution

    photo

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday urging the United States Congress to toss out Sheldon Adelson’s H.R. 707, better known as the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). RAWA would make all online gambling in the United States effectively illegal, scuttling Pennsy [...]


  • DDoS Attacks Plague Online Poker Once Again

    photo

    Online poker rooms were under attack again this past weekend, but it wasn’t from Sheldon Adelson and his hangers-on (well, I guess we don’t know this FOR SURE…). This time, unfortunately, a number of poker rooms were once again the targets of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, rende [...]


  • LexisNexis Approved for Player Verification Services in New Jersey

    photo

    LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced last week that it has been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to provide age and identity verification services for the state’s online gambling industry. LexisNexis already has plenty of experience in the gaming industry, though it d [...]


  • Millionaire Month Boosting PokerStars Traffic

    photo

    PokerStars is the king of the hill in the online poker world and will be for a long time to come, barring any unforeseen development, but that doesn’t mean the giant can’t be knocked down a peg. Over the last couple months, PokerStars has seen its cash game liquidity drop. While it still is head [...]


  • Delaware Gambling Officials Keeping Eye on RAWA

    photo

    Not that it should come as any surprise, but Delaware gaming officials are monitoring the progress of H.R. 707, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), very closely, according to a report in the Wilmington, Delaware news outlet, the News Journal. Though Nevada and New Jersey have garnered mo [...]


  • PokerScout Report: Overall Traffic Up, Nevada/Delaware Merger Underwhelming

    photo

    A miracle has happened in the online poker industry. No, Senator Harry Reid didn’t yell “April Fools!” No, Sheldon Adelson wasn’t thrown into the Death Star’s reactor shaft by Darth Vader. Nothing that miraculous. For the first time in two months, online poker cash game traffic actually ro [...]


  • Québec Budget Plan Looks to Make ISPs Block Online Gambling Sites

    photo

    Combing through hundreds of pages of government budget minutiae can be a chore, but if you look hard enough, you might just find something fun and amusing. Now, I am not about to take credit for this because I most certainly did not comb through hundreds of pages of minutiae (but I did spell the [&h [...]


  • Morgan Stanley Lowers Estimate on U. S. Online Gaming Market

    photo

    At a time when the industry is still trying to get on its feet, the financial services corporation Morgan Stanley has lowered its previous revenue estimates regarding the United States’ online gaming and poker market. According to Wayne Parry of the Associated Press, the analysis of online gaming [...]


  • Amaya Gaming CEO Expects PokerStars in New Jersey this Fall

    photo

    We hope this is not an April Fool’s joke. If it is, don’t blame us, we’re just the messenger. In this week’s earnings call, Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov said that he “expects” PokerStars to finally launch in New Jersey in the third quarter of 2015. There have been many guesses during th [...]


Older Entries »