Since 2013 the three states that passed online gaming and/or poker regulations – Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware – have gone their own ways in trying to be successful in the online gaming industry. Now, the trio of states have made the historic decision to compact between each other. In a press release, Governor Chris… Read more »

If the stars align – and who knows what the real chances of them doing so are – New Hampshire could have legalized online poker in the near future. A bill, House Bill 562, has been revived in the New Hampshire House and is simply summarized as “An Act allowing online gambling.” HB 562 was… Read more »

Fear of gambling keeps getting harder to justify for professional sports leagues as MGM Resorts International has purchased the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars and will move the team to Las Vegas for the 2018 season. After decades of staying away from the gambling capital of world, the leagues are now flocking there. The NHL’s Golden… Read more »

The World Poker Tour (WPT) bestbet Bounty Scramble $5,000 buy-in Main Event begins this weekend and, if you read the words that came before this one, you likely saw the word “bounty” in the title of the event. As a follow-up, I bet you are curious who the bounties in the tournament will be. You’re… Read more »

Earlier this week, the World Poker Tour announced the remainder of its Season XVI schedule. On the roster of events were the usual suspects that have been a part of the WPT for quite some time, tournaments such as the Borgata Winter Poker Open and the L. A. Poker Classic. While those tournaments have been… Read more »

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What is the best answer to any question about poker? “It depends.” Yesterday we looked at the action at my home casino, the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, and how some of the participants in the cash game I was playing were buying in for less than the table maximum (the most money you could start… Read more »

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First Wave of Absolute Poker Refunds Have Been Sent to Players

When Absolute Poker and UltimateBet disappeared on April 15th, 2011 – best known in the poker world as Black Friday – it seemed as if all of our deposits with the two poker rooms had disappeared, as well. But six years later, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that there was money left over from… Read more »

PokerStars Continues to Massage Power Up Alpha

Power Up, PokerStars’ Sit-and-Go with Hearthstone/Magic the Gathering-like strategic card-play elements, has been in Alpha testing for most of this year. It has not been a constant offering, as it does get taken out of the lobby while PokerStars makes improvements, but in its most recent appearance (it was just taken away again, at least… Read more »

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OPR: Michigan Online Poker Bill Author Wants House to Pass It by Thanksgiving

According to a report by OnlinePokerReport.com (OPR), Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden, who introduced an online poker bill in September, wants to see it passed by the state House by Thanksgiving. While there are certainly big question marks surrounding the bill’s support, Rep. Iden said he is optimistic about its chances. “Throughout the month of… Read more »

New Jersey Gaming Director Tells Online Operators to Get Out of Australia

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) Director David Rebuck sent a letter to his state’s online gambling licensees telling them that they must stop doing business in Australia if they have not already and provide evidence of the steps they are taking to block Australians from their sites. “Failure to do so,” Rebuck wrote,… Read more »

Oregon Lottery, Portland Racetrack Continue to Butt Heads Over Poker

Here’s something: the Oregon Lottery doesn’t like gambling. Oh wait, let me edit that. The Oregon Lottery doesn’t like gambling when it is not the one making money off of it. According to the Willamette Week, the Oregon Lottery and the Portland Meadows Racetrack continue to be at odds regarding the racetrack’s popular poker room.… Read more »

Ron Paul Scolds Rep. Charlie Dent for Sneaky RAWA Efforts in Op-Ed

Regardless of what one thinks about former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, poker fans have got to appreciate the support he has given online poker over the years. And though he is no longer in the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul is still making his feelings known about the subject, calling out Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent… Read more »

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Responses Pour In On Full Tilt Poker License Revocation

The shockwaves of yesterday’s decision by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) to revoke the e-gaming license of Full Tilt Poker continue to be felt across the poker world. Following the announcement of the decision by the AGCC – where the executive director of the organization, Andre Wilsenach, said that Full Tilt Poker “fundamentally misled… Read more »

PokerStars WCOOP 2011 Schedule Announced

As the saying goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  While the online poker industry has been attempting to weather a serious storm over the last few months, one constant still remains: the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).  The world’s largest online poker room (smaller, but still the largest)… Read more »

Tom Dwan Addresses $1 Million Promise

On April 19, four days after the U.S. Department of Justice seized the three major online poker rooms, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil Galfond turned to Twitter to try and calm the storm. The two poker superstars each guaranteed $1 million from their own pockets if PokerStars and Full Tilt didn’t pay back players, and… Read more »

Phil Gordon Dismissed from Full Tilt Poker Class-Action Lawsuit

After being included in a class-action lawsuit filed against Full Tilt Poker last month, Phil Gordon immediately went to work to clear his name from any illegal activity involving the embattled company. He hired Maurice Suh of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher of Los Angeles to press a civil suit filed by a group of poker… Read more »

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Full Tilt Poker

A class action lawsuit was filed against Full Tilt Poker in the Southern District of New York on Thursday, a move that could potentially delay the return of player funds following the tentative sale of the company to European investors. Plaintiffs Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry filed the lawsuit against the… Read more »

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