Online Poker

  • PokerStars NJ Gets Its Own Christmas Festival

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    Last, the flagship “dot com” PokerStars site launched its Christmas Festival promotion, so this week, it was PokerStars New Jersey’s turn to start the holiday giveaway season. The PokerStars NJ Christmas Festival will run November 28th through December 28th, split into five parts. All-In Shoot [...]


  • Unibet to Launch Around the World Dream Raffle with New Poker Software

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    With Unibet set to go live with its long-awaited new poker client on Thursday, the online poker room is also gearing up for spiffy new giveaway to promote the upgraded software. Dubbed the “Around the World Dream Raffle,” Unibet will be giving two dozen phenomenal trips away, including one that [...]


  • PokerStars Launches in Portugal

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    Amaya Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has gotten PokerStars up and running in Portugal after an Amaya subsidiary, REEL Europe Limited, was granted the country’s first online poker license. The license is for both poker and casino games and permits PokerStars to offer Hold’em and Omaha cash gam [...]


  • 888poker’s Gift Showers Promo Underway

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    888poker is in the midst of a holiday-themed promotion with one of my favorite names ever, even if it is a little wordy: Gift Showers $800,000 Season of Giving Promotion. I’m just imagining my childhood self, cackling with glee as presents rain down on me, each one a mystery, possibly containing t [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Christmas Festival Promotion

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    PokerStars launched its annual Christmas Festival on Monday, running a series of promotions and giveaways that promise to award players more than $5 million over the course of six weeks. $1 Million Freeroll The first phase of the Christmas Festival is the qualification period for the final $1 Millio [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Beat the Clock Tourneys

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    PokerStars introduced a new game variation today and for once, it wasn’t a type of Spin & Go. In “Beat the Clock” games, it is not winning that matters (it still does, of course) as much as it is not getting eliminated. That may sound like the same thing, so allow me to explain. PokerStars [...]


  • Editorial: Online Poker Could Be in Dire Straits

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    I’ve been in a cave recently…did something happen this week? The actions in the 2016 General Election have set the States of America on a course that is unprecedented. Most people are looking at the results from Tuesday and wondering just what might be in store for them in the coming four years. [...]


  • Adjarabet Launches Full Deck Poker Promo

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    It’s been a while since we talked about Adjarabet. Remember Adjarabet? It was the little-known online poker room based in the country of Georgia that rose to prominence two years ago via creative promotions that catered to the recreational player. These promos had goals that were extremely easy to [...]


  • UKGC Releases New Draft of Online Poker Technical Standards

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    The UKGC (United Kingdom Gambling Commission) has released a new version of its technical standards for the online gaming industry. These standards are not yet final, but it is expected that the ultimate version will resemble this one very closely, if not exactly. The new standards hit on many of th [...]


  • Party/Borgata GSSS V Tournaments Cancelled Because of Geolocation Problems

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    This is why we can’t have nice things. The Party/Borgata Garden State Super Series V (GSSS V), the most aggressive tournament series the network has offered to date, was scheduled to conclude this weekend. It did conclude, but not in the way management would have hoped. The GSSS V was announced as [...]


  • Quartet of Women Professional Poker Players Earn Sponsorship Deals

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    In the current world of poker sponsorships, the well seems to be quite dry. Compared to the burgeoning period from 2004-2010 when sponsorships were handed out like Snickers bars during Halloween, the last five years has actually seen a significant decline in the number of sponsorship deals handed to [...]


  • The Equity Poker Network is Probably Dead

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    More than a week ago, the already on life support Equity Poker Network (EPN) and its flagship site, Full Flush Poker, went offline. They have yet to return. In the meantime, the network’s players as, has happened too many times in the history of online poker, are left holding the bag. Nothing is o [...]


  • Jackie Glazier Signs with partypoker

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    Online poker room partypoker announced on Friday that is has signed Australian Jackie Glazier as its newest sponsored pro. Glazier wore her team colors for the first time this weekend at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Melbourne stop at the Crown Casino. In the notice posted on partypoker’s blog, Glaz [...]


  • Ongame Network Shutting Down

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    While its owners have not issued an official public announcements, reports in the poker media during the past week indicate that the Ongame Network will be shutting down on October 15th. The Ongame Network’s roots date back to well before the poker boom, but after peaking in 2008, the network had [...]


  • partypoker to Scrub Opponents’ Names from Hand Histories

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    The trend in online poker is to make the poker rooms more friendly to recreational players, largely at the expense of high volume, grinding pros. In October 2015, partypoker introduced “Phase One” of its attempt at “leveling the playing field.” Yesterday, the poker room announced its next st [...]


  • PokerStars Adds “Win the Button” Tournaments to Schedule

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    PokerStars announced today that it has added a number of “Win the Button” tournaments to its schedule, building on the success of this poker tournament variation in the online poker room’s sponsored live events. The Win the Button format has appeared now and again online, but has generally jus [...]


  • New Jersey DGE, Kahnawake Data Center Agree to Ban Unlicensed Poker Sites

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    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with Continent 8, LLC, a data center located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada, that will prohibit any online gambling sites operating through that data center from taking wagers [...]


  • RGA Chief Address Affiliate Regulation

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    For better or worse, affiliates have long been an integral part of the online poker industry. They help attract potential customers to the online poker rooms and often, in turn, provide additional rewards to the players. Some even go so far as to go to bat for their players should there be a dispute [...]


  • Philly’s SugarHouse Casino Launches NJ Online Gaming Site

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    The online gaming news in New Jersey normally revolves around big-time names like PokerStars, 888, and WSOP.com, but residents of the state now have a new option for their internet gambling needs (wants?): PlaySugarHouse.com. The SugarHouse Casino is a brick-and-mortar gaming joint in Philadelphia, [...]


  • Betsson to Buy TonyBet

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    Swedish gambling company Betsson announced last Thursday that it has acquired Lithuanian gaming firm Lošimų strateginė grupė, UAB, which trades by the better known name, TonyBet. TonyBet is mainly a sportsbook, operating both online and through 20 physical sports betting shops in the country, th [...]


  • AMF Documents Evidence of Alleged Insider Trading Kickback Scheme Involving David Baazov and Friends

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    Hearings have begun in Quebec to discuss the insider trading case involving former Amaya CEO David Baazov and thirteen of his associates, which include family, friends, and business colleagues. According to CTV News Montreal, two days of hearings in front of a financial sector independent tribunal b [...]


  • GGNetwork to Inject Poker Back into Tain Network

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    The GGNetwork, an online poker network licensed in Curacao and the Philippines, has struck a deal with internet gaming provider, the Tain Network. This is GGNetwork’s first “major” European partnership, as it is primarily Asia-facing. The most interesting part of this is that it marks the retu [...]


  • PokerStars Announces Changes to VIP Rewards Program for 2017

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    In what will probably raise the ire of the online poker community even further, PokerStars has announced new guidelines that will go into effect in 2017 for their VIP program. Amaya Gaming, the ownership behind the number one online gaming site in the industry, announced these changes in an e-mail t [...]


  • Canadian Federal Government Shoots Down Proposed Québec Online Gambling Site Blacklist

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    In May, the Canadian province of Québec passed its budget bill, Bill 74, which is normally very boring to the average person, but this bill contained a twist that outraged a lot of people. Bill 74 authorized the province to require internet service providers (ISPs) to block any online gambling site [...]


  • New Jersey Online Gambling Report Shows People Use Responsible Gaming Features

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    When online gambling became regulated in New Jersey, part of the deal was that four annual reports would be produced with the goal of “examining the overall impact of Internet gaming and problematic patterns of play and the relationship to the state‐wide prevalence of problem gambling.” The se [...]


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