Online Poker

  • 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 [...]


  • 888 Boss Shuts Down Rank Merger Rumors

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    In August, 888 Holdings and The Rank Group were unable to convince William Hill to join forces with them to form a new mega-gaming firm. Now, 888’s Chief Executive is insistent that his company and Rank are not about to merge sans Will Hill. The week after the second of two proposals from 888 and [...]


  • Antigua and Barbuda Prepare to Enact Their Revenge on the U. S. for its Stance on Internet Poker

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    After more than a decade of negotiations that have, to this point, proven fruitless, the Caribbean countries of Antigua and Barbuda are preparing to enact their rights to “even the playing field” with the United States over its stance regarding online poker and gaming. Earlier this summer, the g [...]


  • Amaya Gaming Announces 2nd Quarter Financials, Appoints New CEO

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    In a press release on Friday morning, the powerhouse online gaming company Amaya Gaming – the owners of PokerStars, among other things – released their pertinent financial data for the second quarter of 2016. At the same time, the company quietly announced a change at the top of the company, rem [...]


  • Doug Polk Trying to Turn $100 into $10,000 Online

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    Professional poker player Doug “WCGRider” Polk embarked on a bankroll challenge this week. These types of challenges are nothing new – plenty of players have tried them – but they are still a lot of fun. Polk began his Sunday, attempting to grow an online poker bankroll from $100 to $10,000 [...]


  • Bovada Poker Sold to Ignition Casino

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    I news out of nowhere, Bovada, the world’s largest offshore poker site that accepts U.S. customers, announced Tuesday that it has sold its poker operations to the little-known Ignition Casino. In an e-mail to customers, Bovada said: We have important news we want to share with you. Bovada Poker ha [...]


  • PokerStars Posts Final 2016 WCOOP Schedule

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    Well that was fast. Less than a week after we posted an article about the fourth iteration of a tentative schedule for the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), PokerStars has unveiled the final, official schedule for the massive tournament series, set to run September 4th thro [...]


  • William Hill Board Rejects 888/Rank Acquisition Bid

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    About two weeks ago, gambling firms 888 Holdings and Rank Group confirmed rumors that they were teaming up to put in a bid for rival William Hill, the largest gambling concern in the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, it was announced that they not only had, in fact, put in a formal offer, but that William [...]


  • PokerStars Releases 2016 WCOOP Draft Schedule

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    The transition from summer to fall typically means a couple of things, at least here in the United States: the kids go back to school (by the way, my kids started back to school this week, the first week of August – how insane is that?) and American football starts up again! Yay! But poker [&helli [...]


  • Oklahoma Tribe Pushes Back Launch of Real Money Online Poker

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    The real money portion of PokerTribe.com, a legal online poker site launched by the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, has been delayed. The anticipated launch date for what is supposed to be the first licensed international online poker room based in the U.S. was yesterday, but according to a press release, i [...]


  • Amaya Eliminating Many Former Full Tilt Jobs

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    In mid-May, PokerStars absorbed Full Tilt’s liquidity, ending the checkered existence of the once high-flying poker room, leaving behind just the carcass of the Full Tilt brand. On Friday, eGaming Review reported that Amaya, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, was eliminating “dozens” of jobs i [...]


  • 888Poker Running Promos in Conjunction with BLAST Poker Launch

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    With the launch of BLAST Poker this week, 888Poker has also initiated some promotions to go along with its new Lottery Sit & Go variant. Through September 19th, 888Poker is running daily freeroll tournaments to celebrate BLAST, giving players a chance to win cash prizes and BLAST Poker tickets. [...]


  • 888Poker Launches BLAST Poker Lottery Sit & Go

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    I just wrote one article about Lottery Sit & Go’s, so might as well write another, while the subject is on my mind. Guess today is an all-Lottery day. The news on this page: 888poker has launched its own Lottery Sit & Go version this week, called BLAST Poker. Like any Lottery Sit & Go, [...]


  • Winamax’s Expresso Eleven Promo Rolling Along

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    The Spin & Go games at PokerStars are generally the first ones we think of when we consider the Lottery Sit & Go, but it was French poker site Winamax that introduced the world to this type of game when it launched Expresso Poker in July 2013. Since then, countless copycats have arisen (well [...]


  • Final Settlements in Full Tilt Case Reached

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    After more than five years of travel through the courts in the United States, the final settlements regarding Full Tilt Poker were quietly reached earlier this year, ending the saga of the now-defunct twice over online poker site and putting it into the history books. The issues that Full Tilt faced [...]


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