Online Poker

  • PokerScout Report: February Was Not Good

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    PokerScout.com released its Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update on Saturday, reporting yet another difficult seven day stretch for the internet poker industry. Cash game traffic fell two percent last week with seven of the top ten networks and sites experiencing down weeks. There was some slight shif [...]


  • Former Lock Poker Employee Says Company “On Verge of Collapse”

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    After continuing operations for more than two years despite the fact that they were not paying out players, a former employee for the besieged online poker room Lock Poker says that the website is “on the verge of collapse.” In an interview with Pokerfuse.com’s Michael Gentile, former Lock Pok [...]


  • Picking at Old Wounds: Cole South Recalls Brian Hastings’ Thrashing of Isildur1

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    In “real life,” five years is not a particularly long time,* but in the online poker universe, it is an eternity. Therefore, to me, at least, it seems odd that a five-year old topic that affected very few people was recently drudged up, but it was, and here we are. Cole “cts687” South recent [...]


  • Nevada, Delaware to Share Online Poker Player Pools Soon

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    The combination of Nevada’s and Delaware’s online poker player pools may be around the corner. Finally. According to Steve Tetreault of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has said that the year-old interstate gaming compact between the two states will finally have its p [...]


  • Bitcoin Poker Site SealswithClubs Shuts Down, Bryan Micon Has a Story to Tell

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    Management of leading Bitcoin online poker site SealswithClubs has announced that after more than a week of unscheduled downtime, it has officially shut down the site for good. Adding to the intrigue: a revelation from site chairman Bryan Micon that the site’s closure was precipitated by a law enf [...]


  • Attorney General Nominee Answers Online Gambling Questions

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    Late last month, prospective United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch had to suffer through the ordeal of a several-hour long confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. These sorts of hearings are usually filled with committee members hurling stupid, politically-motivated q [...]


  • FTOPS XXVIII Schedule Announced

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    The quarter-year mark is approaching, and with it comes an inevitability: another Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS). Sure enough, Full Tilt Poker has released the schedule for FTOPS XXVIII (Twenty-eight! And it would have been more had the former executives at the site not been crooks and led to [...]


  • Caesars, PokerStars to Join Forces Against Sheldon Adelson

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    It’s about damn time. After years of fighting against PokerStars’ inclusion in the regulated United States online poker market, Caesars Entertainment finally relented last week and said it will no longer support “bad actor” clauses in internet gaming legislation. This week, the company took [...]


  • William Hill in Talks to Buy 888

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    Shares of online gaming firm 888 Holdings PLC soared Tuesday after the company confirmed that it has been approached by fellow gambling company, William Hill PLC, with a possible purchase offer. 888’s stock price closed at 171.50p after opening at 143p, a jump of 20 percent. 888 issued the followi [...]


  • Full Tilt Classic Features Freezeouts and Only Freezeouts

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    Full Tilt Poker is getting ready to kick it old school on February 15th. Starting this coming Sunday and running through the next, Full Tilt is hosting the Full Tilt Classic. The sixteen event tournament series dispatches with all the multi-entry bullshit that has been increasing in popularity and g [...]


  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz Re-Introduces RAWA in Congress

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    The Three Stooges are back. The Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) bill has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R – Utah), the same person who introduced it in 2014. Senator Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.) introduced a twin bill in t [...]


  • Senator John McCain Wants Congress to Discuss Legalizing Sports Betting

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    It is shocking when someone in Washington, D.C. admits that gambling might be ok, but when one of most prominent politicians in the United States wants to discuss matters, people just might listen. Last Thursday, Senator John McCain (R – Ariz.) was on ESPN’s Capital Games podcast to talk about t [...]


  • $1 Million Spin & Go Pays Out Big Again (and Again) on PokerStars

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    The jackpot for PokerStars’ $1 Million Spin & Go promotion is only supposed to hit three out of every ten million times. Methinks it is ahead of schedule. A couple weeks ago, a trio of lucky players became the first to bink the $1.2 million spin with Russian “sss66666” winning the three-ha [...]


  • iPoker Tournaments Discounted During January Sale

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    Online poker players looking to enter some solid tournaments on the cheap this month only have to wait until next week to get their fix (which is handy, considering next week is also the final week of January). Starting Monday, January 26th, the iPoker Network will be hosting its January Sale discou [...]


  • Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Win Lawsuit Against Chinese Online Gambling Sites

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    Mark one in the “W” column for Sheldon Adelson against online poker. Before you panic, though, and worry that the Las Vegas Sands CEO is making inroads in the United States in trying to get online poker banned completely, know that this victory has nothing to do with the U.S. Last summer, Adelso [...]


  • Darren Woods Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Online Poker Cheating

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    Sometimes a screen name is just so amazingly appropriate. Last week, Darren Woods, who was known by the screen name “DooshCom” in the poker community, was sentenced to prison for defrauding players on internet poker sites, including 888poker and the iPoker Network. Woods, who hails from Healing, [...]


  • PokerScout: Gold Rush Paying Dividends for Full Tilt

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    Online poker cash game traffic monitoring site PokerScout.com released its weekly update on Friday, reporting that traffic was up one percent last week. Not too exciting, but certainly better than the alternative (unless the alternative is two percent). Of the top ten networks and sites, seven saw i [...]


  • Winning Poker Network Adds Bitcoin

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    The Winning Poker Network (WPN) has added Bitcoin as both a deposit and withdrawal currency, making it the largest internet poker network to accept the cryptocurrency. WPN, likely not coincidentally, is also a U.S.-facing network, giving American players an option for funds transfers as traditional [...]


  • Million Dollar Spin & Go Jackpot Hit on PokerStars

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    In 2012, Russian poker player Marat ‘maratik’ Sharafutdinov inadvertently created an internet meme while negotiating a final table deal during the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event. As the remaining players discussed how much money each player should get, the chip [...]


  • WSOP.com and 888poker to Share Player Pools in New Jersey

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    Regulated online poker in the United States is still in its infancy – the legal game did not go live until April 2013 in Nevada – but it has quickly become apparent to the poker sites that it is going to be increasingly difficult for them to go it alone. Competition is a good thing […] [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Tourney Series to Ride Coattails of Winamax

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    It is not every day that two competing online poker rooms work together to provide their players with the best possible product and this is still not one of those days. Two rooms, however, just happen to be offering a huge slate of tournaments this month in such a way that players will certainly ben [...]


  • New Jersey Publishes One-Year Online Gaming Summary

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    On Friday, David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), published a paper summarizing the one-year anniversary achievements of the state’s online gambling industry and providing a look forward to future goals. Intrastate online gaming was legalized on February 26, [...]


  • PokerStars Changes Mind on Rake Increases

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    In October 2014, PokerStars disappointed a lot of players in announcing slew of cash game rake and tournament fee increases, scheduled in for two separate dates, November 3rd, 2014, and January 1st, 2015. The world’s largest online poker room had built up a fantastic reputation amongst players for [...]


  • Nevada Online Poker Revenue Down…Again

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    While it is still too early to call online poker in Nevada a failure, things certainly are not going well in the Silver State. The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently released its November Gaming Revenue Report, revealing that online poker revenue continued its decline. According to the report, tot [...]


  • Full Tilt Poker Extends Gold Rush Promotion

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    Full Tilt Poker’s Gold Rush promotion must be going swimmingly because the online poker room has decided to extend it well into the New Year. Originally slated to end on New Year’s Day, Gold Rush will now last an extra week and a half, ending Sunday, January 11th. Gold Rush is a promotion design [...]


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