Online Poker

  • DDoS Attack Hits Winning Poker Network, Forces Cancelation of Million Dollar Guarantee

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    A rash of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continues to plague the online poker industry. The most recent victim: the Winning Poker Network (WPN), which had to abandon its extremely ambitious million dollar guaranteed tournament on Sunday because of technical difficulties most likely cau [...]


  • Equity Poker Network, PokerHost Part Ways

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    After a partnership that lasted for slightly more than a year, the online poker site PokerHost and its partner in the Equity Poker Network have announced that they will part ways. The severance of the deal between the two organizations took effect on December 9, slightly more than a year after the E [...]


  • Canadian Authorities Raid Amaya Gaming Offices over Insider Trading Allegations

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    On Wednesday, the offices of the Montreal-based Amaya Gaming, the owners of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and other gaming entities, were raided by Canadian authorities over allegations of insider trading. According to Nathan Vardi of Forbes.com on Thursday evening, the raid was conducted involving Am [...]


  • When You Just Can’t Wait to Pay More Rake

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    Here in the United States, we recently had the infamous Black Friday. Not the horrible day in poker history back in April 2011, but rather the mega-shopping day immediately after Thanksgiving (which has now turned into the entire week of Thanksgiving) during which crazed consumers try to cash in on [...]


  • PokerStars December Festival In High Gear

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    PokerStars, for all its warts this year, is certainly trying to end 2014 with a bang. During the entire month of December, the world’s largest poker room is running a number of promotions for its December Festival in which it will give out more than $15 million prizes. Here is the run-down $5 Mill [...]


  • PokerStars to Modify TLBs in 2015

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    PokerStars continues to modify its games and policies since its purchase by Amaya Gaming earlier this year. The most recent announcement is about changes that will be made to the Tournament Leader Board (TLB) system starting in 2015. Currently, there are three leader boards, Weekly, Monthly, and Yea [...]


  • PokerStars Coalition, PPA Respond to Proposed California Online Poker Legislation

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    On Wednesday, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced online poker legislation in the state’s General Assembly. The bill, known by the nomenclature Assembly Bill (AB) 9 or the name “The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015,” is being pushed as a bill under “urg [...]


  • Mexico A Haven for U. S. Online Poker Refugees? Not So Fast…

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    When United States law enforcement cracked down on internet poker in 2011 with the “Black Friday” indictments, many players who made a living playing the online game were faced with a conundrum. Would they move to another country to continue to pursue their livelihood or ply their trade in the l [...]


  • WSOP.com NJ Running Multiple Promotions in December

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    Is it December already? I guess that’s what happens after Thanksgiving, but man, it still feels like…not…December? At any rate, with the weather getting colder and colder and the holiday season approaching, WSOP.com has launched a slew of promotions in New Jersey. Several of them have also bee [...]


  • Yahoo to Shut Down Play Money Poker Site, Disappointing Nobody

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    About a month ago, Yahoo launched its play money Texas Hold’em poker game. In another month, it will be gone. The online portal and search engine that has seemingly been around as long as the internet itself recently announced that it is eliminating all Classic Yahoo Parlor games, effective at the [...]


  • Adjarabet Rising Again Thanks to Promotions

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    PokerScout, the poker industry’s leading cash game tracking site, released its weekly update yesterday, reporting a decline in overall online cash game traffic for the second consecutive week. It wasn’t a huge decline, just one percent, but it was a decline nonetheless. Out of the top ten poker [...]


  • PokerStars Seeking Player Input on Seating Script Prevention

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    Seating scripts have been a problem in online poker for a long time. Less than two weeks ago, PokerStars implemented the first step in a solution to curb the disruption caused by players using these scripts. Now, over the Thanksgiving weekend, the world’s largest poker site has invited players to [...]


  • Carbon Poker Technical Problems Put Scare Into Players

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    Things happen in online poker. It’s just a fact of life. Tables freeze, players get disconnected, servers crash. It is not a frequent occurrence, but it is just natural that technological problems can happen in a game that takes place on the internet. And it’s not like issues don’t come up in [...]


  • Revenues Fall In October in U. S. Regulated Gaming Markets

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    Continuing a downward swing in what should be a time of growth, all three of the states that regulate online gaming and poker – Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey – instead saw their monthly revenues continue to drop. In Delaware, the online poker segment of their full casino gaming industry only p [...]


  • Party Borgata Network Celebrates NJ Online Poker Anniversary with Tourneys

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    Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of New Jersey’s regulated online gambling industry. It has significantly underperformed expectations, as it was projected to generate $1 billion in revenue but instead has only hit about one-tenth of that number. Nevertheless, it has still helped som [...]


  • NYX Gaming Acquires Ongame Network from Amaya

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    The deal had been known about for around a week, but yesterday NYX Gaming Group officially announced that it has acquired the Ongame Network from Amaya Gaming. This marks the second transfer of Ongame in two years. No specific dollar amount was given in the press release, but the purchase prices is [...]


  • PalaCasino Launches Beta Testing in New Jersey

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    The New Jersey intrastate online casino created in a joint venture between the Pala Interactive and Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has begun beta testing making it the first tribal internet casino to go live in the Garden State. The partnership between Pala Interactive and the Borg [...]


  • iPoker Network to Change Revenue Distribution to Skins

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    Starting January 1st, Playtech’s iPoker Network will implement a new method of attributing rake to each of its member rooms. Originally reported by PokerTube.com, the new method is called “Source Based Rake” (SBR) and is aimed at encouraging skins to recruit recreational players. Traditionally [...]


  • Online Gaming and Poker Not Breaking the Bank in Regulated States

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    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, all three of the states that have regulated online gaming and/or poker – Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware – have or will pass their first year anniversaries. Of late, however, none of these markets has been the revenue driver that their respective states h [...]


  • Ultimate Gaming Shuts Down Nevada Poker Site Effective Immediately

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    After closing down its operations in the state of New Jersey just a couple of months ago, the parent company of Nevada’s Ultimate Poker, Ultimate Gaming, has decided to close its operations in Nevada effective immediately. “As has been the case in other jurisdictions, online poker revenues in Ne [...]


  • Caesars Interactive Entertainment Fined by New Jersey DGE

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    If you are a company offering an online poker service, it might be a good idea, you know, just saying, to make sure your computer systems are setup properly. Caesars Interactive Entertainment recently learned this lesson the hard way, getting hit with a $10,000 fine by the New Jersey Division of Gam [...]


  • Why Doesn’t Jorryt van Hoof Have a Sponsorship Deal?

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    Throughout his run to the top of the leaderboard during the 2014 World Series of Poker Championship Event, the Netherlands’ Jorryt van Hoof has demonstrated excellent poker skills. There is one thing that he hasn’t sported in any of the ESPN broadcasts of the tournament and won’t show up on Mo [...]


  • New Jersey DGE Gives Conditional Approval to Borgata, Pala Interactive Partnership

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    In an interesting development out of New Jersey on Friday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has granted conditional approval to an online gaming partnership between Marina District Development Company, LLC, which is the parent company of Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & [...]


  • California’s Santa Ysabel Tribe Launches Desert Rose Bingo for Real Money

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    Residents of the state of California can now gamble for real money online. Before those of you out west shed tears of joy, though, this is not exactly the online poker explosion of which you have been dreaming. The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has launched Desert Rose Bingo, a real money internet bi [...]


  • PokerStars Raises Rake, Continues to Infuriate Customers

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    People were afraid that the purchase of PokerStars by Amaya Gaming would be the beginning of the end for the internet’s most popular poker room and as it turns out, they may be right. On Wednesday, the world’s largest online poker room made yet another customer-unfriendly change, announcing that [...]


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