Online Poker

  • Adjarabet’s Traffic Soaring Thanks to Promotions

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    PokerStars…Full Tilt Poker…partypoker…Adjarabet? We are used to seeing those first three names at or around the top of the charts in the online poker industry, but that fourth one? Most people probably don’t even know what Adjarabet is. As it turns out, according to PokerScout’s cash game [...]


  • Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom Leave Full Tilt Poker

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    When Full Tilt Poker removed the likenesses of Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom from its website, people started gossiping that something was up. It was. The two high stakes poker pros are no longer sponsored by the site. In a statement released to multiple media outlets, Full Tilt confirme [...]


  • WSOP Bracelet Winner Arrested, Charged With Online Gaming Fraud

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    In a stunning case out of the United Kingdom, a (formerly) sponsored online poker affiliate and World Series of Poker bracelet winner has been charged with several counts of online gaming fraud. The British newspaper the Grimsby Telegraph reported that British poker professional Darren Woods was cha [...]


  • Spin & Go Tourneys Killing PokerStars’ Cash Game Traffic

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    Online poker cash game traffic monitoring site PokerScout.com reported a two percent decrease in ring game activity last week. That is certainly not good. Or is it? As PokerScout notes, though, decliners beat advancers in the top ten six to four, there were twice as many sites and networks that saw [...]


  • Betfair New Jersey to Remain Operational After Trump Plaza Closure

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    It appears that Betfair will survive in Atlantic City. For now. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has agreed to let Betfair house its online gaming equipment at Caesars after Betfair’s online gaming partner, Trump Plaza, closed less than a month ago. The regulations for online ga [...]


  • PokerStars Adds Casino Games

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    We knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time. Even so, it does feel a little strange. PokerStars now has casino games. Currently available only on PokerStars.es, PokerStars’ strong Spain-only site, if the pattern established with PokerStars’ Spin & Go’s follows, casino games will li [...]


  • PokerStars and Full Tilt Exit Select Gray Market Countries

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    On Tuesday, without any sort of advance warning, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, both under the Rational Group umbrella which is now owned by Amaya Gaming, withdrew from certain so-called “gray markets.” These countries, which have been reported by players to include Bangladesh, Iran, Malaysia, [...]


  • PokerStars Rolls Out Spin & Go’s to Dot Com Site

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    In early July, PokerStars launched its version of the popular Lottery Sit-and-Go, dubbed “Spin & Go,” on its Spanish site, PokerStars.es. It was a test run of sorts, giving PokerStars a chance to evaluate the game’s popularity before rolling it out worldwide. It appears the returns were po [...]


  • partypoker Expands Casual Cash Games Stakes

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    In May, partypoker launched its “Casual Cash Games,” designed for, you guessed it, the recreational player. While the internet poker world is great for grinders who want to maximize the number of hands they play per hour, not everyone wants to multi-table. The Casual Cash Games are made for thes [...]


  • PokerStars Terminates Contracts of Long-Term Affiliates

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    According to players who hold affiliate accounts with the site, PokerStars has begun to purge long-standing affiliates from their roles. The question from many is why it is coming at this time. Many of these affiliates received e-mails yesterday from PokerStars that announced the termination of thes [...]


  • Real Gaming Players Can Now Deposit at 7-Eleven, Family Dollar

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    It is not the mainstream sponsorship that would be huge for an online poker site, but Nevada’s Real Gaming, the online poker presence of the South Point Casino, announced Monday that it has indirectly partnered with two popular brick-and-mortar retailers to give its players more options with which [...]


  • More Full Tilt Reimbursements Coming This Week

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    In past articles about this topic, I have said that it appears that the long saga of the frozen Full Tilt Poker funds dating back to April 15th, 2011, better known as Black Friday, is nearing an end. Well, it still appears to be nearing an end, it’s just that the end is drawing closer […] [...]


  • Everleaf Gaming Executive Arrested

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    One of the heads of online gambling firm Everleaf Gaming was arrested last week, according to a press release from the Malta Lotteries & Gaming Authority (LGA). According to the statement, Michael Zwi Oros was charged with “misappropriation of players’ funds” as well as “before Magistrat [...]


  • Bodog Wants to be Removed from PokerScout’s Rankings

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    PokerScout has carved out a valuable niche in the internet poker industry as the go-to source for cash game traffic statistics for every online poker room and network out there. We here at Poker News Daily reference the site frequently and greatly appreciate the service it provides. Apparently, howe [...]


  • WSOP.com Celebrates First Anniversary

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    Last week, September 19th to be exact, was the one-year anniversary of WSOP.com’s entry into the Nevada online poker market. To celebrate, the site is running a couple of promotions for its players. The biggie is the WSOP.com Anniversary Tournament Series. The nine-tournament series started last w [...]


  • Online Gaming and Poker in Turmoil in U. K. With New Regulations Set to Take Effect

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    New regulations passed by Parliament in the United Kingdom have put the online gaming and poker industry in turmoil as gaming companies either announce plans to pull out or adjust their offerings inside the borders. The bill, called the U. K. Gambling, License and Advertising Bill, was passed in May [...]


  • Ultimate Gaming Exits New Jersey Market Due To Trump Issues

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    In a stunning announcement on Friday, Ultimate Gaming – the force behind both Nevada’s Ultimate Poker and the provider of services in New Jersey through the Trump Entertainment properties – announced that they have terminated their contract due to “multiple contract breaches” with the Trum [...]


  • Gus Hansen Fails To Appear For Full Tilt Poker Promotion, Future In Poker Questioned

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    After not showing up for a planned showdown on the virtual felt – and his dizzying high stakes losses in the online arena – the future of poker professional Gus Hansen in the industry has come under question. This past Sunday, Hansen was expected to take part in a special event on Full Tilt Poke [...]


  • Garden State Super Series Experiences Technical Difficulties, Main Event Cancelled

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    It was to be the biggest thing in New Jersey online poker since…ever. The Garden State Super Series, hosted by the Party Borgata Network, was the biggest tournament series to hit New Jersey. It started last Sunday, was to run for two weeks, and consisted of 20 events, each split into three tournam [...]


  • Full Tilt Launches Live Dealer Online Casino

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    The transformation of Full Tilt Poker into an all-around online gambling site continues. On Monday, the popular internet poker room launched a Full Tilt-branded live dealer online casino. That is right. Live dealer. Online casino. It really is just what it sounds like: there are live dealers station [...]


  • Garden State Super Series Underway for New Jersey Online Poker Players

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    Yesterday marked the first day of what looks to be the most significant online poker series in any of the three regulated United States markets to date: the Garden State Super Series (GSSS). As the name would imply, the GSSS is open to players located within New Jersey’s state borders; it will be [...]


  • Virginia Law Enforcement Speaks Out Against Adelson Bill

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    The world of politics is funny. You never know who is going to get in bed with whom or what is finally going to spark momentum on an issue. It took years for online poker’s proponents to make any sort of headway in legislative circles and we still have not made THAT large of a […] [...]


  • Final Full Tilt Poker Claims Deadline is Tomorrow

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    Save for lingering complications with individual applications, it appears that the bad dream for former Full Tilt Poker customers in the U.S. that started almost three and a half years ago is about to end. Tomorrow, September 3rd, is the final deadline for anyone who still wants to get back their fr [...]


  • NCSL Passes Resolution Opposing Federal Online Gambling Ban

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    The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) formally took a stance against the Restoration of America’s Wire Act in August, approving a resolution that urges the federal government to allow the individual states to decide whether or not they want to pursue the legalization and regulation [...]


  • PokerScout Report: Online Poker Traffic Declines After Two Positive Weeks

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    After two straight positive weeks, the summer doldrums finally caught back up to the online poker industry as internet cash game traffic dropped one percent last week. In its Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update, traffic monitoring site PokerScout.com reports that of the top ten poker rooms and networ [...]


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