PokerStars Introduces the 50/50 Series

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50 is the key number here If there has been any good thing about this year-long pandemic, it is that online poker players have had a wealth of options. Loads of live tournament series have moved online and poker rooms have added even more series to take advantage of the lack of live poker. The… Read more »

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Winamax Bans Team Pro Ivan Deyra for Multi-Accounting

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He should have made it more obvious Sometimes someone does something and you just have to shake your head and ask, “What were you thinking?” And that’s me right now, slumped in my office chair, facepalming as I wonder what in the hell Winamax sponsored pro Ivan Deyra was thinking earlier this month when he… Read more »

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888, WSOP Renew Online Poker Partnership

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WSOP.com keeps its software provider 888 Holdings has announced that it has inked a multi-year extension to its B2B partnership with Caesars Interactive Entertainment. No duration or specific monetary terms were revealed in Tuesday’s press release. The upshot of this is that 888 will continue to be the World Series of Poker’s software provider for… Read more »

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2021 WSOP Online Circuit Series Announced

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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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Entain CEO Leaving Company for Co-CEO Role at DAZN

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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 »

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MGM Explains Why It Wants to Buy Entain

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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 »

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Michigan Legislature Approves Interstate Online Poker

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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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PokerStars Blowout Series Features $60 Million in Guarantees

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As if all of you haven’t been playing enough online poker this year, how about one more gigantic tournament series to close things out? PokerStars has announced the PokerStars Blowout Series, running December 27, 2020 to January 19, 2021, and featuring 268 tournaments. The poker room promises $60 million in guaranteed prize pools the entire… Read more »

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Michigan Online Gaming Regulations Approved, Sites Could Launch in December

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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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BetMGM to Roll Out PlayPause Responsible Gambling System

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Cross-border cooperation While we poker players like to complain that online poker rooms only care about their profits and not the players, in reality, most responsible online gambling outfits understand that the better they are when it comes to responsible gambling and player protection, the more comfortable players will be patronizing their sites, thus boosting… Read more »

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European Poker Tour Unveils EPT Online

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The year 2020 has seen all of our favorite live poker tournaments disappear. It is certainly not the most important consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic – far from it – but it still stinks, right? Fortunately, there is such a thing as online poker and many of the poker tours and tournament series have been… Read more »

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Betsson Consolidates to One Brand in the UK

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Swedish gambling company Betsson announced on Wednesday that it is consolidating its brands in the United Kingdom. Despite online gambling surging this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Betsson has decided to cull eight of its nine UK brands, focusing now on just one: Rizk. The company believes the move will improve efficiency, which makes… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Online Poker, One Year Later

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It’s been slightly more than a year since the state of Pennsylvania opened the doors on their online casino gaming industry. When they first opened, none of those with an online casino license opened for online poker, however. That changed in November of last year when Mount Airy Casino and PokerStars brought their online poker… Read more »

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GGNetwork Announces 40 Account Bans for Using RTA Software

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The GGNetwork put out a statement on Wednesday addressing how it is stepping up the fight against players who use Real Time Assistance (RTA) software. In its announcement, it referred to a “high-profile” RTA case that the poker community has been talking about over the last couple weeks. Though he was not named by GGNetwork,… Read more »

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