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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WSOP.com Launches in Michigan

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Power of three Michigan poker players have reason to be excited today, as WSOP.com has gone live in the state. The launch breaks up the duopoly of PokerStars and BetMGM. Online gambling in Michigan began in late January of last year. PokerStars was the first online poker room to launch, doing so a week into… Read more »

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Server Problems Darken GGPoker’s GGMaster Overlay Edition

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GGPoker’s GGMasters Overlay Edition kicked off on Sunday and things did not go particularly well. Technical issues put a damper on the proceedings, preventing some players from taking their seats or depositing. The online poker room let players know that it was aware of the situation about 20 minutes into the first starting flight, saying… Read more »

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PokerStars’ Three US SCOOP Series to Run Simultaneously

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$4.5 million in guarantees PokerStars has announced the schedules for its three U.S.-based Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP) in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey. Running March 25 through April 11, this year will be the first time all three will be held simultaneously. While all three SCOOPs span the same dates and their schedules… Read more »

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PokerStars Suspends Its Games in Russia

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Following other companies’ examples PokerStars announced on Wednesday that has stop serving the Russian market. No reason was given – the entire of the tweet was “Important update: we are suspending all our services in Russia.” – but it does not take a doctorate-level understanding of world politics to know that it has to do… Read more »

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Dan Bilzerian No Longer a GGPoker Ambassador

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What was GGPoker thinking? From the files of “nice job, but it shouldn’t have even come to this,” it appears that GGPoker and Dan Bilzerian have parted ways. As of Tuesday, Bilzerian is no longer listed on GGPoker’s website under the “GGTeam” and according to Pokerfuse, his custom emotes are not available at the online… Read more »

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PokerStars, World Poker Tour Celebrate International Women’s Day

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PokerStars is awarding live tournament entries Two of the heaviest hitters in the poker world – PokerStars and the World Poker Tour – announced their celebrations of International Women’s Day. Though International Women’s Day is Tuesday, March 8, both organizations are holding special tournaments this coming Sunday, March 13, as it is traditionally the most… Read more »

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UK Gambling Commission Fines 888 £9.4 Million

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Lax in social responsibility measures The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined 888 UK Limited £9.4 million for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings. The company operates 78 online gambling sites, including 888.com and 888poker. “Today’s fine is one of our largest to date, and all should be clear that if there is a… Read more »

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Bounty Builder Series Returns to PokerStars

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The Bounty Builder Series returns to PokerStars next week, scheduled for February 27 through March 13. There will be 196 tournaments across the two weeks, with over $25.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The two Main Events have buy-ins of $55 and $530 and guarantees of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. As is apparent… Read more »

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Why Would Pennsylvania Look to Compact for Online Poker?

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Eleven years after it was basically shut down in the States of America, regulated online poker has scrambled back to be a force. States that have an adequate size AKA player pool, such as Pennsylvania and Michigan, are seeing very decent numbers for their online poker products (and their online casino operations overall). Those states… Read more »

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