Online Poker

  • RNG Hacker Steals from Bitcoin Gaming Site

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    For people who operate online gambling sites, one of their worst nightmares is the thought of somebody being able to crack the site’s random number generator (RNG) and end up having knowledge of exactly what cards, spins, or dice are about to appear. It is bad enough if the hacker ends up cheating [...]


  • Betsson Acquires Europe-Bet

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    Swedish gaming firm Betsson AB announced Monday that it has acquired the Georgian gambling company Europe-Bet in a deal worth a minimum of $50 million. Europe-Bet is in an interesting spot in the gambling industry, as it helped draw attention to the Republic of Georgia, a nation that is not normally [...]


  • William Hill, Gala Coral in Merger Talks

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    UK-based gaming giants Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group are discussing a possible merger, according to a report on RacingPost.com. The combined company would become the largest in the UK’s gambling industry. Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen confirmed the talks with the Racing Post, saying: Since becoming CE [...]


  • Can Online Poker Recover In New Jersey?

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    While the poker community would like to think differently, poker isn’t the linchpin of gaming anywhere in the world. For most land-based casinos, poker rooms are a drain on the bottom line while slots, other table games (blackjack, craps, etc.) and sports betting bring in the most revenues. This i [...]


  • Sam Trickett Leaves Everest Poker

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    Professional poker player Sam Trickett has left Everest Poker and is now a free agent on the poker sponsorship scene, according to a report from CalvinAyre.com. Trickett, 28, is the top all-time live tournament earner in the history of the UK. Trickett joined Everest Poker in March 2014, a surprise [...]


  • PokerScout Report: Cash Game Traffic Down Sharply Last Week

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    Internet poker cash game traffic monitoring site PokerScout.com released its Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update on Friday, reporting yet another down week for cash games. Last week was the ninth consecutive week that liquidity at the cash game tables across the internet dipped and unlike some of tho [...]


  • PokerStars Mulling Additional Third-Party Software Restrictions

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    During the course of the past month, discussion on internet poker forums of third-party software usage in online poker has been heating up. Always a subject of debate, the topic has found some extra steam recently primarily because of a controversial, yet quite secretive piece of software developed [...]


  • MPN to Implement Online Poker Alias Changes

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    In a blog post yesterday on MPN.eu (Microgaming Poker Network), MPN’s Head of Poker Alex Scott reviewed some of the major initiatives, both online and live, that the network has taken, including the migration of Republic of Georgia-based Adjarabet to Microgaming using the Babelfish API. The highli [...]


  • New Jersey DGE Director Issues Bulletin to Address Affiliate Concerns

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    On Thursday, June 4th, 2015, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) Director David Rebuck issued a Director’s Advisory Bulletin to clarify the Division’s stance on online gambling affiliates who have marketed unlicensed gaming sites to New Jersey residents. Specifically, Rebuck discusse [...]


  • Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Team PokerStars

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    In the world of business endorsements, there are wins and then there are WINS. Today’s news in the poker world qualifies for the later, ALL CAPS category. This morning, soccer megastar Cristiano Ronaldo announced via Twitter that he has joined Team PokerStars. PokerStars has confirmed the signing [...]


  • PokerScout Report: Online Cash Game Traffic Down Again, Barely

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    It was another down week for online poker cash games last week – the sixth straight – but it was oh, so close to a turnaround. With just a half percent drop in traffic, according to PokerScout.com, the industry nearly got a respite from its annual season slump. In its Weekly Online Poker Traffic [...]


  • Viktor “Isildur1” Blom to Stream Live on Twitch for Ten Hours

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    Famed nosebleed stakes player Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is not typically one to put himself in front of the camera. Fairly media shy, he tends to stick to the comfort of his computer, playing on the (somewhat) faceless virtual tables. But this Wednesday, May 27th, he will jump aboard the Twitch tra [...]


  • WPTPoker.com to Close June 3rd

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    This week marks the final full week in the life of WPTPoker.com, whose impending closure was announced last week. The World Poker Tour-branded site is one of seven member rooms on partypoker’s network. The death of WPTPoker marks what can only be described as a failed opportunity. It would almost [...]


  • How Far Should Poker Software Go In Its Work?

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    In the “old days,” it wasn’t something you had to worry about. Poker, in a live setting, was usually about players getting a “read” on how their opposition is playing, adjusting their style of play to maximize their profits and “changing gears” at the right times between aggression and [...]


  • Jason Mercier Wins Third Tournament after One Week of SCOOP

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    The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is seven days into its fortnight of tournaments and Jason Mercier has been the dominant force of the event so far. It isn’t just No Limit Texas Hold’em that Mercier has been showing his proclivities but a wide array of games. On back-to- [...]


  • Nevada Bill to Block Interstate Online Casino Gaming Dead

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    In March, an odd bill was introduced into the Nevada State Assembly; it listed no sponsor, but was said to have been backed by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and its CEO, Sheldon Adelson. AB 414 aimed to restrict any interstate online gaming compacts to only internet poker, keeping Nevada out of an [...]


  • Mixed Bag in April Online Gaming Numbers in New Jersey

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    Now well into their second year of operation, the revenues for the online gaming industry in New Jersey are still presenting a mixed bag of results. In some areas, the industry seems to be performing strongly while in others the numbers just don’t seem to be coming to the game. April brought an in [...]


  • California Tribal Leader Looks to Protect Potential Online Customers in Op/Ed

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    In an op/ed piece in a major California newspaper, one of the leaders of the multitude of Indian tribes in the state comes out as an advocate for consumers and players in the ongoing debate over online poker. In the San Diego Union-Times Bo Mazzetti, the chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indian [...]


  • Senator Harry Reid Continues to Support RAWA

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    It appears that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D – Nev.) is not content to just let Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO and deep-pocketed Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson fight the war against online poker in the United States by himself. It is increasingly looking like Reid may, in fact, help him [...]


  • PokerScout Report: Lottery Sit-and-Go’s Hurting Cash Game Traffic

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    PokerScout.com published its Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update on Saturday, reporting that for the third straight week, internet poker cash game traffic declined. The 3 percent drop seemed to be the responsibility of just about everyone, as out of the top ten networks and sites in PokerScout’s ca [...]


  • Full Tilt Launches Freeroll Mayhem Promotion

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    It is not exactly play money, but for people who like to play poker for free, these next two weeks should be fun at Full Tilt Poker. Starting today, Full Tilt is hosting Freeroll Mayhem, a tournament series in which players do not have to buy-in to play (if that was not completely obviously by [&hel [...]


  • PokerStars Institutes New Affiliate Policy with a Major Change

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    In an e-mail to affiliates on Friday – in some cases other businesses that have been with the site since its inception in 2001 – PokerStars announced major changes to its affiliate program that will have a seismic effect on the online poker industry. The e-mail, which was posted on several onlin [...]


  • Nevada AG Slaps SwC Founder Bryan Micon with Illegal Gambling Charge

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    Bryan Micon, founder of SwCPoker.eu, is a wanted man in the United States. First reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Micon, charging him with one count of operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system. Should he be arr [...]


  • Online Poker Bill Advances in California Legislature

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    For years, proponents of online poker in California have been trying to get something going in the state legislature, only to have every bill die before it can even get on its feet. Yesterday, though, one bill finally took its first step. The California State Assembly Governmental Organization (GO) [...]


  • Lock Poker Has No Vital Signs, Appears Closed

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    The unnecessarily long, stupid saga of Lock Poker has come to an inglorious end. While the online poker site has not issued any sort of formal statement (and we would expect nothing less), it appears that it has shut its doors for good. According to USPoker’s John Mehaffey, Lock Poker has been dow [...]


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