Cheating and dishonesty are generally frowned upon in civilized society. I know that might be a blazing hot take, but I put it out there. This is why I have always found it bizarre that a solid percentage of people – a majority, maybe? – think it’s perfectly cool to try to get one over… Read more »

Last week, Gamblit Gaming announced that it will soon launch a pair of poker “skill game” machines on casino floors, Deal or No Deal Poker and Deal or No Deal Poker Special. The games were first unveiled at the Global Gaming Expo eleven months ago and will go live later this year. A Game of… Read more »

It was on to Day 2 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Poker Open Main Event on Tuesday as the 490 survivors from the two starting flights came together to continue their advance to the money. Just 142 remain after Day 2 with TK Miles leading the way, bagging 1.062 million chips at night’s… Read more »

The World Poker Tour is back on the east coast of the United States this week with the WPT Borgata Poker Open. The Main Event got going on Sunday with the first of two Day 1 flights. There were 917 total entries for the two flights combined, allowing the $3 million guarantee to be met… Read more »

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The Stars Group Officially Launches BetStars in New Jersey

While they haven’t had the impact that they thought they might in the state of New Jersey with their poker product, The Stars Group isn’t shying away from their involvement in the state. On Friday, The Stars Group and their casino partner Resorts Casino Hotel announced that BetStars (the online sports betting operations for the… Read more »

Report: PokerStars Jettisoning Unfold

Just over a month ago, PokerStars debuted a new cash game called Unfold, saying that it was a permanent addition to the lineup. Not much more than a month later, and PokerStars has reversed course, deciding to ditch the unique game. According to pokerfuse, which routinely breaks the news of new, upcoming PokerStars games, Unfold… Read more »

Six-Plus Hold’em On the Way at PokerStars

As they are wont to do, the good folks over at PokerFuse have combed the pre-downloaded graphics for an upcoming PokerStars update and have found that the next – and likely temporary – cash game on the world’s largest online poker site will be Six-Plus Hold’em. PokerFuse previously broke the news of Split Hold’em, Showtime… Read more »

PokerStars Extends Olive Branch to Players After DDoS Attacks

Following last week’s technical difficulties that were the result of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, PokerStars has scheduled a series of freerolls for affected players as a an effort to apologize for the game disruptions. On Twitter, PokerStars said there will be five freerolls beginning tomorrow, August 22nd. Each will present $100,000 in… Read more »

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Online Poker Opponent Jon Kyl Back in U.S. Senate

Oh wonderful. Look who’s back. On Monday, Jon Kyl, one of the men responsible for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), was named by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey as replacement for the late John McCain in the Senate. There isn’t anything going on in the Senate when it comes to online poker,… Read more »

Nine Pennsylvania Casinos Apply for Online Poker Licenses

Pennsylvania finally legalized online poker last fall and now the industry is finally, slowly starting to ramp up. The first deadline for casinos to apply for interactive gaming licenses was early last week and though for a while it looked like very few or even none of them would file petitions, in the end, nine… Read more »

Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Penned With Bonkers Tax Rate

The good news: Kentucky state Senators are trying to legalize sports betting in the state next year. The bad news: the taxes they propose will kill the industry before it starts. Senator Julian Carroll (D – Dist. 7) pre-filed BR 29, essentially getting it all set to go so that he can quickly introduce it… 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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