Online Poker

  • 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 [...]


  • California Online Poker May Go Live Next Week

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    Wait, what? Didn’t we just report that absolutely nothing happened in regards to online poker in the California legislature for the umpteenth consecutive year? We did. No bills will be passed that will legalize and regulate poker on the internet in the Golden State in 2014. But Californians may st [...]


  • Americans Beware: PokerStars Will Confiscate All Your Funds

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    As PokerStars gets closer to re-entering the United States, it wants to keep its reputation as squeaky clean as possible. The world’s largest online poker room already had to go through a lot and fork over tons of money just to get back into MAYBE the neutral graces of the U.S. government. It does [...]


  • Bet365 Under Scrutiny for Bonus Advertising Practices

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    Back in the days when I lived footloose and fancy free and was actually allowed to play online poker from my home in the southeastern United States, I took full advantage of deposit bonuses. I was a bonus whore, as the phrase goes (hell, I even wrote for a now-defunct website called Bonus Whores for [...]


  • Gear Poker Leaves Equity Poker Network

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    The Equity Poker Network (EPN) announced Wednesday that Gear Poker has become the first poker room to make its exodus from the small online poker network. No specific reason for the separation was given, but in a short press release, EPN said, “…each party has different ways of doing business &# [...]


  • 2014 PokerStars WCOOP Schedule Announced

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    The poker festival that live tournament players wait all year may have recently ended (save the November Nine), but the festival that online players wait all year for is but a month away. PokerStars recently released the schedule for the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and all is wel [...]


  • Full Tilt Professional Players Now Eligible for Black Friday Reimbursement

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    We have got to be near the end of this saga, don’t we? The Garden City Group (GCG), the firm appointed by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) to serve as the Claims Administrator for frozen/seized Full Tilt Poker funds, announced Monday that professional players on Full Tilt are now elig [...]


  • PokerScout Report: After Initial Hiccups, Go Fast a Hit at Winamax

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    In what has become a less and less frequent sight over the last couple years, online poker traffic actually increased last week, according to PokerScout’s Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update. PokerScout, the authority on cash game traffic at the internet tables, says that player counts went up a he [...]


  • Massive 2010 Paddy Power Account Hack Just Now Brought to Light

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    If someone did you wrong but you never knew about it, did they still do you wrong? If the act never actually hurt you, was it still a problem? What if it happened four years ago? Is there a statute of limitations for being furious? Those may sound like stupid questions, but they could be […] [...]


  • Winamax Launches, Stops New Fast Fold Poker Offering

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    French online poker site Winamax.fr tried to join the crowd and launch its version of “Fast Fold” poker Monday, but the game got stuck in first gear and had to be shut down. Fast Fold poker is nothing new. It was introduced the poker world in early 2010 by Full Tilt Poker as “Rush Poker,” [& [...]


  • Nevada Inter-Operator Online Poker Network Receives Official Approval

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    Earlier this month, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) tentatively approved the plan for an online poker network that would combine the player pools of competing poker rooms. Late last week, the NGCB gave it the official green light. The plan was proposed by 888 Holdings, which would supply the [...]


  • Dollars Fly in Political Battle Over Online Poker

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    If you hate politics and the money that runs it, stop reading right now. Seriously. Just hit the “back” button and click on another article. I wouldn’t even be offended if you closed this tab altogether and checked to see if the latest “Which [insert television show] character are you?” qu [...]


  • Millions of Dollars Worth of Full Tilt Poker Store Items for Sale at Auction

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    If you have been longing for gear plastered with the logo of one of the most reviled brands in online poker history, you might be in luck. This weekend, gajillions (literally GAJILLIONS) of old items from the Full Tilt Poker store are being auctioned off in San Dimas, California by the J.Sugarman Co [...]


  • One Billion Play Money Chip Pot Won on Full Tilt Poker

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    I don’t play online poker too often anymore, living in the southeastern United States and all, but when I do, I am thrilled to win twenty or thirty bucks in a session (I’m not quite the baller you think I am). If I won a billion dollars in a single hand, I’d be thankful that […] [...]


  • 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 [...]


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