Online Poker

  • Editorial: Why Are There Problems with Passing Online Gaming/Poker Regulations?

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    Since 2006, when Congress passed in the United States the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA), there has been a drive to pass regulations allowing for the operation of online casinos and poker. For several years, there wasn’t a great rush to enact these laws because, hey, pretty much [...]


  • PokerStars Removes Lowest Stakes Cash Games in Belgium

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    PokerStars (and its sister site, Full Tilt, which is no longer an independent site) has made a number of changes over the past year or so to try to make the online poker environment more recreational player-friendly. Things like an loyalty system overhaul and the conversion of regular heads-up cash [...]


  • Delaware Internet Lottery Posts Record Revenues in May

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    The Delaware online gaming industry continues to show signs of growth.  The country’s first regulated online casino market posted a record win in May. Online poker, table games, slots and poker generated $282,112 in combined revenues in May.  It was the third consecutive record month for Delawar [...]


  • ICYMI: Michigan Committee Votes for Online Poker, Chris Moorman Joins 888Poker

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    With the 2016 World Series of Poker in full swing, we sometimes might overlook that there is OTHER poker news that is going on. With that in mind, it is time to take a look around the poker world and check that information out, just “In Case You Missed It.” Michigan Senate Committee Passes Onlin [...]


  • Merge Gaming Restricts New U.S. Players

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    Merge Gaming has stopped accepting new U.S. players, according to players and two site representatives.  The U.S. country option was removed from the new account form last week at Carbon Poker, PlayersOnly, Sportsbook.ag and SuperBook.  The decision affects the poker platform, casino games and spo [...]


  • iPoker Network Expands Six-Plus Hold’em to Higher Stakes

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    In February, the iPoker Network launched a new type of poker game, Six-Plus Hold’em, that first gained popularity in Macau’s famous high stakes cash games. The action-packed Hold’em variant has proven quite popular. So popular, in fact, that the network has added two more stakes levels, NL50 a [...]


  • Québec Budget Bill Passes, Gambling Site Blacklist May Follow

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    The Canadian province of Québec passed its budget bill, Bill 74, two weeks ago, an occurrence that would not normally be of much interest to us to anyone outside of Québec. This time, though, things are a bit different, as included in said budget was an authorization for the province to require in [...]


  • StakeKings Making It Easy, Inexpensive to Stake and Win with Professional Poker’s Best

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    In the world of poker, one thing that many never have a chance to do is get involved in “staking” a player in a tournament. “Staking” – the act of providing part of the buy in for a player and receiving a percentage of what said player earns from that particular tournament/s – for quite [...]


  • PokerStars to Hold Promo for NJ Full Tilt Customers Who Lost Full Tilt Points after Black Friday

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    When PokerStars (or its parent company, to be exact) agreed to purchase Full Tilt Poker nearly four years ago as part of its Black Friday settlement with the Department of Justice, it also agreed to make whole all of the players whose funds had been lost or frozen when Full Tilt went down. To date, [...]


  • 2016 PokerStars SCOOP Sets All Sorts of Records

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    Once upon a time, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) was an upstart online poker series, trying to give poker players their big tournament series fix while they waited for the giant World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) to kickoff later in the year. SCOOP is an upstart n [...]


  • Treasure Island Casino Launches Subscription Online Poker Room

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    In March 2013, the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas became one of the first companies to be granted an online poker license in Nevada. Shortly before that, 888 Holdings entered into a joint venture with Avenue Capital Group to create the All American Poker Network (AAPN). The first poker room on [...]


  • Full Tilt Now on the PokerStars Platform

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    Full Tilt Poker is dead. Long live Full Tilt. On Tuesday, May 17th, Full Tilt was officially absorbed into PokerStars, ending the second – and likely last – era of the gaming site’s existence. Amaya Inc., the parent company of both sites, announced the merger in February, saying: This plat [...]


  • Nevada Governor Wants Online Poker Deal with New Jersey

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    An interstate online gambling compact between Nevada and New Jersey has never really come close to becoming a reality, but Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval still wants to try to make it happen. Speaking at the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee meeting in Las Vegas on Friday, Sandoval expressed mild frust [...]


  • PokerStars Releases Americas Cup of Poker Schedule

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    PokerStars announced this week that the live finale of the Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) will be contested at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 23rd through June 27th. In what is likely not a coincidence, it will coincide with the Copa America Centenario, the 100th year o [...]


  • Unibet Balking at Lottery Sit-and-Go’s

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    Lottery Sit-and-Go’s are arguably the hottest thing going in online poker. Seemingly every online poker site and network is adding its own version of the game to its lobby. One exception, though, is Unibet. In an interview with PokerIndustryPRO (paywall), Unibets’ Head of Poker, Andrew West, exp [...]


  • 1,500 U.S. Full Tilt Claims Denied

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    For those in the United States who received their Full Tilt funds that were frozen on Black Friday, it was a long wait to get them back. For most, the process was easy – it just required they login to their old Full Tilt accounts and verify the dollar amount – but still took a […] [...]


  • Full Tilt to Merge Into PokerStars Next Week

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    If you play your online poker on Full Tilt, you have one more week to enjoy the site. The poker room announced last week that it will officially become part of PokerStars next Tuesday, May 17th, putting an end (for the second time, really) to Full Tilt as an online poker room. The initial announceme [...]


  • WPN Million Dollar Sunday Guaranteed Covered for First Time

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    The Winning Poker Network (WPN) finally won. On Sunday, August 24th, the network hosted its eighth Million Dollar Sunday tournament and for the first time, the guaranteed prize pool was covered. The U.S.-facing network, which includes sites such as America’s Cardroom, Poker Host, and True Poker, l [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Knockout Poker Brand Tournies

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    PokerStars proudly announced the release of “PokerStars Knockout Poker” on Friday, a new tournament variation that really is not all that new. Knockout Poker is what it sounds like: a twist on…um…knockout poker tournaments? And by twist, I mean it’s an extremely minor tweak. In Knockout Po [...]


  • Oklahoma Indian Tribe Given Go-Ahead for International Online Poker Operations

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    As many states still struggle with the idea of regulating online gaming and/or poker within their borders, an Oklahoma Indian tribe could be moving forward with plans to open up the first international online poker room within the borders of the United States. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has received [...]


  • NJ Gaming Director Issues Notice About License Applicants Operating in Grey Markets

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    On Wednesday, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) Director David Rebuck issued a “Director’s Advisory Bulletin” in order to address how his department will handle online poker operators who offer their games in “grey markets.” These grey markets are jurisdictions in which onlin [...]


  • Delaware’s Online Gambling Win Rises for Third Straight Month

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    Plenty of poker players have won more in one tournament than the state of Delaware brings in every month from online gaming, but when you rank in the bottom five in the country in terms of population, you don’t expect to be raking in billions, anyway. That said, the Blue Hen State (yes, I chose [& [...]


  • PokerStars Releases 2016 SCOOP Schedule

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    It is spring time and while that can often mean a decrease in online poker players as people begin to enjoy the outdoors, it also means that it is about time for the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Now in its eighth year, SCOOP was once merely second-banana to the World Champ [...]


  • Europoker.com Bankruptcy Still a Tug-of-War

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    These sorts of stories seem to play out way too often. Online poker room goes out of business, customers are left holding the bag. In the ongoing case of Europoker.com, though, the story is slightly different. Europoker’s ownership actually has the ability to pay out player deposits; it is the ext [...]


  • Is Quebec Looking to Ban Internet Gaming?

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    According to press reports from North of the Border, the Canadian province of Quebec is looking at a bill that would, for the most part, eradicate any online gaming from the region, save for the state-sponsored sites that the government operates. Several outlets, including Huffington Post Canada and [...]


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