Online Poker

  • First Ever New Jersey Championships of Online Poker Kicks Off Saturday

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    Although still in their infancy, the return of partypoker to the U. S. has been a successful one. Coming over the next fortnight, partypoker and the partner, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, will be taking it to another level as they hold their first ever online tournament poker series. Beginning [...]


  • Did C4COP’s Mary Bono Play Both Sides of Online Gaming and Poker?

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    The current battle over online gaming and poker in the United States is bringing out important political figures on both sides of the issue. What happens, however, if a person wanted to be with one side and was either turned down or better suitors were found? This is the question that must be asked [...]


  • Poker Host Moves to Equity Poker Network

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    The Equity Poker Network (EPN) announced this weekend that PokerHost.com has joined its roster of online poker rooms, making the jump from the Merge Gaming Network. Poker Host has been around since 2004, the beginning of the poker boom, but has never really been able to establish itself as a go-to s [...]


  • PokerStars 7 Alpha Open for Public Testing

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    In development since 2012, PokerStars’ new software, dubbed PokerStars 7, is still in the alpha testing phase. But now, anyone who wants a peek into the future of the world’s largest online poker room can give it a try. About a week ago (the last day of March, to be exact), PokerStars opened up [...]


  • PokerScout Report: Online Poker Traffic Falls Again

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    Online poker cash game tracking site PokerScout.com released its Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update yesterday and for about the gabillionth time this year, traffic declined from the previous week. To be a little more exact, rather than rounding up to the nearest gabillion, online poker traffic decre [...]


  • First Nevada Online Poker Reports Show Limited Impact, Action

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    Almost one year into its existence, the online poker industry in Nevada has finally released their first financial figures. Nevada Gaming Control Board regulations stated that such numbers would not be released until three outlets were underway and, with the opening of the South Point Casino’s Rea [...]


  • IPN Getting Affairs in Order as Death Nears

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    In December, SPIELO G2, a subsidiary of GTECH, revealed that it will be shutting down the International Poker Network (IPN). The plan is for the old, beleaguered network to fade into history by the end of May, but there is still business to settle. One such piece of business, as reported by Pokerfus [...]


  • Second Round of U.S. Full Tilt Poker Payments Sent

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    The bulk of the Full Tilt Poker Black Friday mess was resolved a month ago, but some issues still lingered. Yesterday, we drew even closer to putting this whole thing in the rearview mirror, as another large chunk of change was distributed to players who had been without their Full Tilt funds for al [...]


  • Full Tilt Launches Flipout Tournaments, Announces Flipout Festival

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    Another day, another opportunity to GAMBOOL at an online poker room. Full Tilt Poker has introduced Flip Tournaments, allowing players to not as much play poker as play the lottery. Flip Tournaments (derived from “coin flip”) are tournaments – either Scheduled or Sit & Go – in which ever [...]


  • WPN to Stop Charging Additional Rake for “The Beast”

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    The Winning Poker Network (WPN) has made the decision to contribute to the jackpot for “The Beast” promotion out of its own pocket, rather than charging players additional rake. The promotion will continue to run, but will now be free for network customers. “The Beast” promotion is a progres [...]


  • February Online Gaming Numbers for New Jersey Show Poker Down, Casino Gaming Up

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    The most recent figures have been released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on the burgeoning online gaming scene in the Garden State. While there is plenty that can be viewed as “good” for the industry, there were some dips in the numbers that might be concerning. Overall, the D [...]


  • New Jersey Working to Improve Online Gambling Player Geolocation

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    The vast majority of poker players in New Jersey have had little to no problems logging into the state’s online poker rooms, but gambling regulators don’t want anyone to have any trouble whatsoever. To that end, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) is taking steps to loosen geoloc [...]


  • Borgata Poker Launches 30 Millionth Hand Promo in New Jersey

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    Online gambling has been live in New Jersey for just over three months and from now on into the beginning of Spring, the state’s largest poker network will be celebrating fifteen key milestone hands. This week, BorgataPoker.com announced its Countdown to 30,000,000 Hands promotion in which it will [...]


  • First Round of Full Tilt Poker Refunds Sent to U.S. Players

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    There are a lot of poker players in the United States simultaneously experiencing great relief and a revival of their frustrations with their federal government.* After nearly three years, thousands of former Full Tilt Poker customers have finally received their funds that had been in limbo since Bl [...]


  • Nevada, Delaware Sign First Interstate Poker Compact in U.S.

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    In a ground-breaking agreement, Nevada and Delaware, the first two states to legalize and regulate intrastate online gambling, joined forces Tuesday to allow players from either state to play on internet poker rooms based in the other. Interstate gambling compacts are nothing new; many states around [...]


  • U.S. Full Tilt Payments to Commence Friday

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    It’s so close. Christmas in February nears. Well, if you consider receiving money that a former friend has owed you for three years a Christmas gift, then it’s certainly Christmas. On Monday, the Garden City Group (GCG), which is serving as the Claims Administrator for the frozen U.S. Full Tilt [...]


  • South Point Launches RealGaming.com Online Poker Room in Nevada

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    A year and a half ago, the South Point casino was the talk of the poker world when it was granted the first online poker license in the United States. It was exciting; South Point was developing its own software and planned to be the first to market. Now, quietly, South Point Poker is finally [&hell [...]


  • PokerStars Granted First Bulgarian Online Poker License

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    PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker room, has become the first poker operator to receive a license from Bulgaria’s State Commission on Gambling. The Commission posted an updated list of approved operators on its website yesterday. In a press release published on the website of the Ratio [...]


  • PokerScout: Love and Poker Don’t Mix

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    The gains online poker made a couple weeks ago, however slight, were short-lived, according to the latest Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update from PokerScout.com. During the first full week of February, cash game traffic at online poker rooms increased one percent, breaking three-week losing streak. [...]


  • Louisiana Governor Determined to Stop Online Gambling

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    While people around the world expressed their love for one another on Valentine’s Day, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sent a hate letter to online poker players in the United States. The Republican governor penned a guest column for the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report last week, coming out st [...]


  • New Jersey Online Gaming Revenues to Fall Short of Expectations

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    After using the lure of a windfall from online gaming revenue taxation to gain its passage, the state of New Jersey is quickly realizing that there won’t be bounteous amounts of money flowing into the state’s coffers, at least for its first year. Noted New Jersey gaming writer John Brennan of No [...]


  • PokerScout Report: New Jersey Peaks, iPoker Rebounding

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    In this week’s Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update, PokerScout.com reported that online poker traffic (cash games only) increased a scant one percent last week, though that did snap a three-week losing streak, so that’s something. Overall, though, traffic is down sharply from the same time last y [...]


  • Ultimate Poker Launches NO-verlay Promotion, Doesn’t Fear Poorhouse

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    Ultimate Poker, the first completely legal and regulated online poker site in the U.S. (rapidly approaching its first birthday, if you can believe it) really, really wants to get people to play in its tournaments. At risk of qualifying for government assistance, the poker room has launched the uniqu [...]


  • Ultimate Poker Tests Two Street Hold’em

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    Online poker room Ultimate Poker introduced a new poker variant Monday, attempting to bring yet another game to the poker world that requires less skill and more luck. The game, Two Street Hold’em, saw the light of day for the first time in a live test game at the Ultimate Gaming Headquarters in L [...]


  • Gambling Power Brokers Form Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection to Support Online Gambling

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    Just days after online poker got a new enemy, allies of the game have a new weapon to fight back. MGM International and what politico.com calls “other Washington powerhouses” launched the Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection (CCOP) Wednesday, a group stands in opposition to a ban on inte [...]


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