Online Poker

  • Greg Merson Signs on With WSOP.com

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    It has not been made official on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) website yet, but 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson appears to be the first sponsored pro of the WSOP.com online poker room. It was last week that his new role as a WSOP.com pro came up in a bit of a […] [...]


  • Merge Gaming Network to Limit Players to One Account

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    It seems as though the Merge Gaming Network and its member online poker rooms are constantly fiddling with their policies to try to save a penny, squeeze another penny out of their players, or just keep up with the Joneses. We wouldn’t have a complete week of news without something from Merge, so [...]


  • Spin & Go Tourneys Possible on PokerStars Flagship Site This Fall

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    Full Tilt Poker introduced the world to Rush Poker at the beginning of 2010, marking not so much a major change or shift in the online poker industry, but at the very least the first new game type to really gain popularity and stick in quite a long time. It took a couple years, but […] [...]


  • PokerStars Reverses $T Policy Change for Satellite Seats Won with FPP Buy-In

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    Easing a bit of controversy that surrounded the world’s largest online poker room last week, PokerStars announced on Thursday that it is reversing a previous decision that raised the ire of players who enjoyed using Frequent Player Points (FPPs) to register for satellite tournaments. Starting a co [...]


  • California Indian Tribe to Test Online Poker Laws in Opening Website

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    Instead of waiting for the California General Assembly to enact regulations for online poker in the state, an Indian tribe in the state has taken the bold step of opening up their own online poker room that will test several state and federal laws. Late last week, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel In [...]


  • Nevada Regulators Approve Inter-Operator Online Poker Network

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    Nevada’s population puts it in the lower half of the states in the U.S. The Silver State’s 14-month old regulated online poker industry, while not a bust by any means, has not seen the success that people envisioned. Something needs to be done to wake things up and looks like that may be happeni [...]


  • FTOPS XXVI Schedule Released

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    Aside from the dark period after Black Friday when Full Tilt Poker was out of business, one of most popular online tournament series has been the Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS. It is almost time for another round of tourneys, so Full Tilt has published the schedule for FTOPS XXVI, to run A [...]


  • Carbon Poker Changing Loyalty Program for the Worse

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    Loyalty programs have been one of the core components of the online poker experience for ages (does the history of online poker even have ages?). Sure, players want to play in quality poker games on a software client that runs smoothly, but part of the fun, part of the impetus to sit down and play [ [...]


  • PokerStars Addresses Player Concerns About Sale to Amaya Gaming

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    The poker world is still buzzing with a mix of excitement, anxiousness, amazement, and dread since the news of the sale of PokerStars to Amaya Gaming broke Thursday night. Speculation as to what this could mean to the world’s largest online poker room and the industry as a whole has been rampant, [...]


  • Amaya Gaming Reaches Stunning Deal to Purchase PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker

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    What was rumored all day by sources inside the industry have proven to be true this time. After complex negotiations, Amaya Gaming has worked out a deal to acquire the Rational Group, the ownership company behind PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. In a press release this evening, Amaya Gaming spelled o [...]


  • Amaya Gaming Addresses PokerStars Rumors

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    Canada-based Amaya Gaming issued a “move along, nothing to see here” statement Monday in response to rumors that have recently sent its stock price soaring upward. There seem to be two sources to these rumors. One is Industrial Alliance Securities analyst Neil Linsdell, who wrote on May 20th tha [...]


  • Third Round of U.S. Full Tilt Poker Refunds Coming in June

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    The Garden City Group (GCG), the Full Tilt Poker Claims Administrator authorized by the United States Department of Justice, posted a notice on the Full Tilt Poker Claims website today that a third round of payments to former Full Tilt customers in the U.S. has been approved. This third round will i [...]


  • Full Flush Poker Absorbs Integer Poker

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    Full Flush Poker, a member of the Equity Poker Network (EPN), has acquired fellow network member Integer Poker. The change was set in motion quickly, as the announcement and the transition were both made this morning. Integer Poker is no more; its players have already been moved over to Full Flush P [...]


  • Equity Poker Network Exits Regulated U.S. Online Poker Markets

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    Close on the heels of its flagship poker room, Full Flush Poker, announcing its retreat from the three states with regulated online poker, the Equity Poker Network (EPN) has decided to require all of its member rooms to follow suit. It was just a few days ago that Full Flush Poker issued a statement [...]


  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Pens Rambling Op/Ed In Opposition to Online Gaming

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    In a rambling op/ed piece in the National Review, Texas Governor Rick Perry – a potential candidate for President of the United States in 2016 – explains his opposition to proposals for federal and state regulation of online gaming and poker. Perry, who has embraced the “states’ rights” ap [...]


  • Editorial: The American Gaming Association Is Gutless

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    2014 has seen perhaps the greatest battle over online gaming and poker in the brief history of the industry. While the previous year saw three states – Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware – enact historic legislation that regulated the industry for its citizens, the first five months of this year ha [...]


  • New Jersey Threatens Select U.S.-Based Online Poker Affiliates

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    In a move that has come as a huge surprise to online poker affiliates in the United States, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office have recently gone after affiliates who promote offshore internet poker rooms. The action comes in the form o [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Another Milestone Hand Promotion

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    One of the most popular promotions at PokerStars, Milestone Hands, has returned this week. It started Monday and will run across 300 Milestone Hands with cash prizes awarded every millionth hand. PokerStars promises that $700,000 will be doled out over the course of the promotion. Players eligible t [...]


  • 888 Players Mysteriously Banned

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    In a frustrating situation for many poker players with more questions than answers, 888 has mysteriously banned some customers residing in Canada and Mexico for no apparent reason. Reports coming in from players indicate, though, that there might be one link amongst those customers: previous United [...]


  • Ultimate Poker Founder Blames Regulations for Slow Growth

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    Ultimate Poker launched about thirteen months ago, becoming the first legal, regulated online poker room in the United States. Things started out well enough and even though Ultimate Poker was small, it wasn’t unexpected. But after some growth the first few months, results have been disappointing. [...]


  • Pennsylvania iGaming Report: $129 Annual Poker Revenue, $77 Million in First Year

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    In a report published this month by Econsult Solutions, the revenues for the first year of a theoretical regulated online poker regime in Pennsylvania were estimated at $77 million. The report was the product of a study of the state of Pennsylvania’s gaming market, authorized by the Commonwealth [...]


  • SEC Issues Bitcoin Warning

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    The United States Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investor alert last week, cautioning people about Bitcoin as well as other, lesser known forms of virtual currency. Bitcoin has been gaining more and more attention over the past year, but has been known in internet poker circles for [...]


  • Full Tilt Readying Take It Down Promotion

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    On Friday, Full Tilt Poker will launch a short promotion called “Take It Down” in which cash game players can win cash prizes for winning cash game hands. Double dipping is fun! Take It Down will begin when the clock hits midnight ET on Friday, May 9th and will run through the final seconds of [ [...]


  • partypoker to Launch Casual Cash Game Tables

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    In an ongoing effort to shift its customer demographic towards the recreational player, tomorrow partypoker will be introducing “Casual Cash Games,” tables for those who just want to play a game of poker and aren’t concerned about maximizing the number of hands they see per hour. Casual Cash G [...]


  • partypoker Revives Palladium Elite Loyalty Status

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    From the “How Did We Miss This?” files, partypoker has brought back the Palladium Elite loyalty level. Two weeks ago. Now, before all of you over in Europe or South America or Asia or anywhere except the United States get all excited, this isn’t for you. For once, we in the U.S. have something [...]


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