PokerStars 2022 US COOP Tournament Series Kickoff This Weekend in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey

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The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is well underway, but that does little for players in the United States, as they are shut out of the global poker network. Fortunately for PokerStars customers in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey, the US Championship of Online Poker (US COOP) has returned and kicks off this… Read more »

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2022 PokerStars WCOOP Underway, Simon Mattsson Finally Nabs a Title

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Every day will be hectic The 2022 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) got underway over the weekend, the beginning of about a month of tournaments and $85 million in guaranteed prize pools. The series has a three-tiered buy-in structure as always, with low, medium, and high buy-ins for each event, bringing the total… Read more »

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What is the State of North American Online Poker?

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In North America, online poker is in a tumultuous state. In the States of America, it is a hodgepodge of laws, bans, compacts, and individualist industries. When you go to Canada, it is completely different – except for one province. Just what is the state of online poker in North America? It is one that… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces 2022 WCOOP Schedule

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PokerStars has unveiled the schedule for the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), arguably the most prestigious online poker series on the calendar. Running September 4-28, WCOOP consists of 322 tournaments and $85 million in guaranteed prize pools. This is the 21st edition of the series, but this year, there is a little bit… Read more »

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GGPoker Invites Banned Players to Apply for Reinstatement

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Short window for second chances GGPoker’s introduction of the Poker Integrity Council (PIC) a month ago has been generally well-received by the poker community. Cheating is a significant problem in poker and is about time for a concerted effort to not just root out cheaters, but punish them across the poker world, not just site… Read more »

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PokerStars Launches in Ontario

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Online poker players in Ontario, Canada have a nice, new option. On Tuesday, PokerStars announced that it has launched in the province after having its license approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). And it’s not just poker either; PokerStars is offering casino games and sports betting, as well. “In many respects… Read more »

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Partypoker Banning Players on Its Online Blacklist From Live Tournaments, As Well

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Much of the talk in the poker world over the last couple months has been about online poker cheating and the possible carry-over into the live tournament world. Several well-known poker players have levied cheating accusations at several other well-known poker players, prompting an elevated discussion of how online cheaters should be handled in live… Read more »

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Michigan Joins Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, Shared Player Pools Coming Soon

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Interstate online poker could be just days or weeks away Online poker players in Michigan are very close to compete against players in other states. On Monday, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced that executive director Henry Williams has signed the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) to share player pools with Nevada, New Jersey,… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces 2022 SCOOP Schedule

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PokerStars has released the schedule for the 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), which will run May 8 through June 1. There are 318 total events and $75 million in guaranteed prize pools, both numbers down from last year’s 372 events and $100 million in guarantees. There are over 300 events because, as usual,… Read more »

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Dance Partners Lining Up for Ontario Online Gaming Operations

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The saying is usually “better late than never.” The citizens of Ontario have to say this after the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) made it seem that several of the top online gaming operators were going to have to depart the province after new regulations took effect Monday. Now, the dance partners are… Read more »

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Michigan to Join “Big Three” Multi-State Compact

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It has been a long time coming. After spending much of the last decade as a trio, the multi-state online poker compact will be adding a member to the fold. That lucky state will be Michigan, which will join Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey in providing their online poker products and open the doors for… Read more »

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