Online Poker

  • 2016 PokerStars SCOOP Sets All Sorts of Records

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    Once upon a time, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) was an upstart online poker series, trying to give poker players their big tournament series fix while they waited for the giant World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) to kickoff later in the year. SCOOP is an upstart n [...]


  • Treasure Island Casino Launches Subscription Online Poker Room

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    In March 2013, the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas became one of the first companies to be granted an online poker license in Nevada. Shortly before that, 888 Holdings entered into a joint venture with Avenue Capital Group to create the All American Poker Network (AAPN). The first poker room on [...]


  • Full Tilt Now on the PokerStars Platform

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    Full Tilt Poker is dead. Long live Full Tilt. On Tuesday, May 17th, Full Tilt was officially absorbed into PokerStars, ending the second – and likely last – era of the gaming site’s existence. Amaya Inc., the parent company of both sites, announced the merger in February, saying: This plat [...]


  • Nevada Governor Wants Online Poker Deal with New Jersey

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    An interstate online gambling compact between Nevada and New Jersey has never really come close to becoming a reality, but Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval still wants to try to make it happen. Speaking at the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee meeting in Las Vegas on Friday, Sandoval expressed mild frust [...]


  • PokerStars Releases Americas Cup of Poker Schedule

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    PokerStars announced this week that the live finale of the Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) will be contested at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 23rd through June 27th. In what is likely not a coincidence, it will coincide with the Copa America Centenario, the 100th year o [...]


  • Unibet Balking at Lottery Sit-and-Go’s

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    Lottery Sit-and-Go’s are arguably the hottest thing going in online poker. Seemingly every online poker site and network is adding its own version of the game to its lobby. One exception, though, is Unibet. In an interview with PokerIndustryPRO (paywall), Unibets’ Head of Poker, Andrew West, exp [...]


  • 1,500 U.S. Full Tilt Claims Denied

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    For those in the United States who received their Full Tilt funds that were frozen on Black Friday, it was a long wait to get them back. For most, the process was easy – it just required they login to their old Full Tilt accounts and verify the dollar amount – but still took a […] [...]


  • Full Tilt to Merge Into PokerStars Next Week

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    If you play your online poker on Full Tilt, you have one more week to enjoy the site. The poker room announced last week that it will officially become part of PokerStars next Tuesday, May 17th, putting an end (for the second time, really) to Full Tilt as an online poker room. The initial announceme [...]


  • WPN Million Dollar Sunday Guaranteed Covered for First Time

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    The Winning Poker Network (WPN) finally won. On Sunday, August 24th, the network hosted its eighth Million Dollar Sunday tournament and for the first time, the guaranteed prize pool was covered. The U.S.-facing network, which includes sites such as America’s Cardroom, Poker Host, and True Poker, l [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Knockout Poker Brand Tournies

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    PokerStars proudly announced the release of “PokerStars Knockout Poker” on Friday, a new tournament variation that really is not all that new. Knockout Poker is what it sounds like: a twist on…um…knockout poker tournaments? And by twist, I mean it’s an extremely minor tweak. In Knockout Po [...]


  • Oklahoma Indian Tribe Given Go-Ahead for International Online Poker Operations

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    As many states still struggle with the idea of regulating online gaming and/or poker within their borders, an Oklahoma Indian tribe could be moving forward with plans to open up the first international online poker room within the borders of the United States. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has received [...]


  • NJ Gaming Director Issues Notice About License Applicants Operating in Grey Markets

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    On Wednesday, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) Director David Rebuck issued a “Director’s Advisory Bulletin” in order to address how his department will handle online poker operators who offer their games in “grey markets.” These grey markets are jurisdictions in which onlin [...]


  • Delaware’s Online Gambling Win Rises for Third Straight Month

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    Plenty of poker players have won more in one tournament than the state of Delaware brings in every month from online gaming, but when you rank in the bottom five in the country in terms of population, you don’t expect to be raking in billions, anyway. That said, the Blue Hen State (yes, I chose [& [...]


  • PokerStars Releases 2016 SCOOP Schedule

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    It is spring time and while that can often mean a decrease in online poker players as people begin to enjoy the outdoors, it also means that it is about time for the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Now in its eighth year, SCOOP was once merely second-banana to the World Champ [...]


  • Europoker.com Bankruptcy Still a Tug-of-War

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    These sorts of stories seem to play out way too often. Online poker room goes out of business, customers are left holding the bag. In the ongoing case of Europoker.com, though, the story is slightly different. Europoker’s ownership actually has the ability to pay out player deposits; it is the ext [...]


  • Is Quebec Looking to Ban Internet Gaming?

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    According to press reports from North of the Border, the Canadian province of Quebec is looking at a bill that would, for the most part, eradicate any online gaming from the region, save for the state-sponsored sites that the government operates. Several outlets, including Huffington Post Canada and [...]


  • David Baazov to Take Leave from Amaya

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    Less than a week after being slapped with insider trading charges, Amaya CEO David Baazov is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the company, so says a statement from Amaya Tuesday morning. While the reason Amaya leads with for Baazov’s break is “to focus on preparing an offer to acquire [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Special $100,000 Spin & Go Promo in New Jersey

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    You had to know this was coming at some point. PokerStars is but only one week old in New Jersey and already it has unveiled a new Spin & Go promotion.  Starting yesterday, March 28th (Happy Birthday to me!), PokerStars New Jersey is launching a $100,000 Spin & Go Special Edition promo, giv [...]


  • PokerStars Launching New Promo, Tourney Series

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    You know what? Before I go to sleep tonight, I feel like writing another article about PokerStars. Let’s keep it lighter this time, though, ok? This week, the world’s largest online poker room introduced a both a new promotion and a new tournament series: CardHunt and the Mountain Series, respec [...]


  • PokerStars to Increase Rake

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    On Monday, PokerStars announced “revised pricing,” code for “rake increase” that is to go into effect next Monday, March 28th. In a post to the PokerStars corporate blog, Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Amaya Inc. and PokerStars, explained that the changes com [...]


  • PokerStars Goes Live in New Jersey, Initial Numbers Mixed

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    After a four-day period where the software was tested and approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, PokerStars once again is alive and well on U. S. soil – or at least New Jersey soil as a part of their online gaming and poker industry. Partnering with Resorts Casino Hotel, PokerS [...]


  • PokerStars New Jersey Soft Launch Begins Today

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    Today is a historic day in the United States as it is the first day in which PokerStars is up and running as a legal, regulated online poker room. Wednesday marks the start of the “soft launch” for PokerStars in New Jersey, when the poker site will host live internet poker games on a limited [&h [...]


  • Eighth Wave of U.S. Full Tilt Repayments Coming

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    There are thousands of you out there in the interwebaverse who get tucked into bed every night, cozy and content in the knowledge the Full Tilt funds you once had frozen after Black Friday are now safe and sound in your bank account (until an international hacking syndicate takes down the U.S. banki [...]


  • TonyBet Launches Performance-Based Rakeback System

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    TonyBet Poker, which bills itself as the “first-ever global Open Face Chinese Poker site” launched a new rakeback system this week, making an interesting change to how we normally look at rake rebates. As everyone reading this likely knows, online poker players are often able to receive a portio [...]


  • 888poker to Launch New Loyalty Program, Eliminate Rakeback

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    888poker recently demonstrated that it will become the latest online poker room to make a significant move toward catering to recreational players at the possible expense of high volume grinders, announcing that it will introduce a new rewards program on March 28th, 2016. In a post on Two Plus Two, [...]


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