When it comes to online gaming, the state of Kentucky is one of the most oxymoronic states in the country. Despite being the hub of horse racing in the U. S. and profiting tremendously from betting on those races, the state’s leadership has prevented online casino gaming, sports betting and online poker from being opened… Read more »

When the outbreak of COVID-19 was first discovered in 2020, many didn’t think much of it, that there wouldn’t be any impact on “normal” life. As we know now, in the early stages of 2021, that wasn’t the case. Many things were shut down last year, including much of the tournament poker world. Now, the… Read more »

Money goes to education Georgia lawmakers are stepping up to the sports betting plate yet again. On Thursday, House Tourism and Economic Development Chairman Ron Stephens filed a bill which would legalize the pastime in the state, putting it under the control of the Georgia Lottery. Though Georgia just went “blue” in the presidential and… Read more »

The game of poker has been played on virtually every surface that you can imagine. The plushest casinos in the world, the tabletops of the Average Joe’s home, even underwater (has poker been played in outer space yet?). One place that would seem perfect for a game of poker is on an aircraft and, it… Read more »

One Circuit stop each month With large-scale live poker tournaments still problematic because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Series of Poker has announced an expanded WSOP Online Circuit Series schedule. The first online festival, the Winter Online Super Circuit, kicks off Thursday, January 14 and will run through the end of the month. Every… Read more »

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Built a fortune from scratch Sheldon Adelson, the founder of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and online poker’s top villain, died Monday at the age of 87. Adelson had been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, since 2018. Just a few days ago, Las Vegas Sands announced that he was taking a leave of… Read more »

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Entain CEO Leaving Company for Co-CEO Role at DAZN

DAZN made an offer he couldn’t refuse Entain, the parent company of partypoker, announced on Monday that chief executive officer Shay Segev is stepping down from his position. He will stay on for six months or until his replacement is hired before moving to sports streaming platform DAZN as its co-CEO. It sounds like Segev’s… Read more »

MGM Explains Why It Wants to Buy Entain

Entain believes it’s worth more When Entain announced on Monday that it had rejected MGM Resorts International’s £8.1 billion ($11.1 billion) acquisition offer, it said that it wanted MGM to “provide additional information in respect of the strategic rationale for a combination of the two companies.” As it turns out, MGM did provide that additional… Read more »

Michigan Governor Signs Interstate Online Poker Bill

Good news, but don’t get too excited One day, some indeterminate time well into the future, people in Michigan will be able to play online poker against players from other states. Granted, online poker has yet to launch in the state and nobody knows how long it will be before it happens, but because Governor… Read more »

Michigan Legislature Approves Interstate Online Poker

Bill awaits governor’s signature Interstate online poker will be a possibility for players in Michigan someday. When? Who knows? But because Senate Bill 991 was sent to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk on Wednesday, it is something that could be…in the cards. SB 991 passed both legislative chambers with zero problems. The House voted 85-16 in… Read more »

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Online Poker Bill Introduced in Indiana

Efforts to expand sports gambling in the United States are picking up right where they left off last year. Indiana State Senator Jon Ford has introduced a bill to legalize both online poker and online casino games in the Hoosier State. SB 417 would permit Indiana’s 14 casinos (including racinos) to operate internet gambling sites… Read more »

Kentucky Lawmaker Introduces Online Sports Betting, Poker, DFS Bill

If at first you don’t succeed…. Kentucky State Representative Adam Koenig is giving his online sports betting bill another go. He was unable to get anywhere with it in 2020, but over the weekend, Koenig introduced HB 241 in the House, where it was subsequently assigned to the Committee on Committees (yes, that’s a real… Read more »

Elections Bring New Gaming, Poker Laws to Colorado and Nebraska

While the recent elections had a landmark effect on the shape of Washington, D. C., it also affected a couple of states and their laws regarding gaming. In those two states, gaming faced some strong headwinds to being approved. In the end, however, those two states – Colorado and Nebraska – overwhelmingly passed the legislation… Read more »

Michigan Online Gaming Regulations Approved, Sites Could Launch in December

Lawmakers speed up approval I’m not making any promises, but there is as chance – a chance – that online gambling could go live in Michigan this month. Tuesday morning, the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted to forego the 15-day period during which it can evaluate the new online gaming regulations, effectively… Read more »

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Damian Salas Wins 2020 WSOP Main Event International Bracket Final Table

Penultimate victory One slot in the 2020 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event heads-up match has been determined. On Tuesday, Damian Salas won the final table of the Main Event’s International Bracket, outlasting seven other players at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. For his efforts, Salas pocketed $1,550,969. Salas is not quite done… Read more »

World Series of Poker Main Event US Bracket Final Table Set

The US Bracket final table of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event is set, with Joseph “kolebear” Hebert holding an overwhelming lead. Hebert has 13,052,534 chips, well more than his two closest competitors combined. This online portion of the Main Event was held on WSOP.com over the last two days. 705 players entered… Read more »

2020 WSOP Main Event ‘International Bracket’ Final Table Set

Next stop: King’s Casino The final table of the “International Bracket” of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event on GGPoker has been determined, with nine of the original 674 players still standing. Leading the way is Brazil’s Brunno Botteon with 10,317,743 chips. Nobody is within 4,000,000 of him. So ends the online portion… 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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