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4/25/2017

article Online Poker Players Are Exiled in Paradise
(Costa Rica) -- On the very first evening after Ryan Garitta moved to Jaco, Costa Rica, a small beach town on the Pacific Coast, he had dinner with about 2o other recent...

4/23/2017

article Sessions Could Destroy All US Online Poker Chances
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Donald Trump took office in January 2017 and nominated Senator Jeff Sessions for the position of United States Attorney General, many...

4/20/2017

article Poker Boom: The Next BIG Wave To Hit The Indian Market
(India) -- After achieving success in the US, UK, China and other European nations, the poker has received widespread acceptance as a game of skill in India.

4/11/2017

article The EC rubber stamps Portugal’s online poker shared liquidity framework
(Portugal) -- After a long and laborious wait, the European Commission finally rubber-stamped a technical framework from the Serviços de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos...

4/9/2017

article Johnny Lodden to Lead partypoker’s Nordic Push
(Norway) -- Johnny Lodden, one of the original online poker stars, will now be flying the flag for partypoker in his native Norway and beyond.

4/2/2017

article Doug Polk banned from YouTube
(Internet) -- The most popular poker channel on YouTube has been banned for life for continually using restricted material. Doug Polk's channel was one of the most...
article West Virginia Joins US Online Poker Fray in March
(West Virginia) -- Another eventful month is in the past. March brought new developments in the world of US online gaming but no concrete progress toward any passage of...

4/1/2017

article Meet the 22-year-old maths geek who turned £10 into £3 million in four years by playing poker
(UK) -- Now 22, he has appeared on How’d You Get So Rich? and told Katherine Ryan he realised, while doing his A Levels, there was money to be made so he devoted...

3/17/2017

article Online Poker Laws: The Lay Of the Land
(USA) -- Let’s cut to the chase. The sad truth is that the majority of US poker players are still unable to play the beautiful game for real money. However, many...

3/11/2017

article What is Twitch Doing for Poker?
(Internet) -- By now almost every poker fan is aware of Twitch, a video gaming platform and community created by gamers for gamers. It took a while for them to allow...

3/8/2017

article Italy’s online poker market still searching for bottom
(Italy) -- Italy‘s online sports betting and casino sites continued their upward trajectory in February, while online poker continues to provide irrefutable proof...

2/26/2017

article Key New York Assemblyman signals online poker support
(New York) -- A key New York state politician has signaled he’s willing to throw his support behind legalizing online poker, significantly boosting the chances of...
article Mob Boss Nicola Femia Sentenced for Running $65 Million Illegal Poker Network
(Italy) -- Mafia boss Nicola Femia has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of running an illegal online poker and casino operation.

2/20/2017

article BetOnline Live Dealer Seen False Dealing as Rumors Surface About AbsolutePoker
(Internet) -- The dealer clearly uses a sleight-of-hand cheating technique, as old as card games themselves, known as the second shuffle, in which the dealer deals the...

2/18/2017

article New York Online Poker One Step Closer to Reality
(New York) -- A New York online poker bill is moving along at a rapid pace. The Senate Gaming Committee voted unanimously (11-0) to accept the proposal to legalize...

2/13/2017

article NEWELL: Thriving US Online Poker Market a Long Way Off
(USA) -- Let’s get real, United States online poker players. The current situation is just not working. Black Friday absolutely demolished a once-thriving market,...

2/8/2017

article New York Assemblyman Furthers Push for Online Poker Legalization
(New York) -- Another online poker bill has emerged in the New York State Legislature after a Sen. John Bonacic-authored legislative piece was introduced last month....
article New York I-Poker Bill Would Define Game As Skill
(New York) -- The Empire State now has two online poker bills on the table for consideration in 2017, one on the Assembly and one in the Senate.

2/7/2017

article Pretlow’s New Bill Puts New York In Position To Legalize And Regulate Online Poker
(New York) -- The legislative pieces are now in place for New York to legalize online poker following the introduction today of Assemblyman Gary Pretlow’s A5250.

2/6/2017

article Second Time a Charm for Online Poker in New York?
(New York) -- New York lawmakers will get their second crack in as many years at legalizing online poker following the reintroduction by state Sen. John Bonacic of a...

2/4/2017

article Big Steps for US Online Poker in First Month of 2017
(USA) -- At the end of 2016, poker players in America were left with disappointment and frustration as another year passed without new states having legalized online...

2/3/2017

article Online Gambling Bill Introduced in Hawaii
(Hawaii) -- An online poker bill has been introduced to the Hawaii legislature seeking to allow online poker and casino games. The bill would create the Hawaii Internet...

2/2/2017

article Online poker site Cafrino prepare for subscription model transformation
(USA) -- The us-facing online poker room, Cafrino, prepare for a move to the subscription model by making two new hires and offering players to join the Cafrino Street...

1/28/2017

article Virginia Senate Passes Poker “Game of Skill” Bill, Future Unknown
(Virginia) -- In a highly contentious vote, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Senate voted to classify poker as a “game of skill.” The future of the...

1/24/2017

article Hawaii To Consider Online Poker In 2017
(Hawaii) -- Hawaii has thrown its hat into the ring for possible online poker legalization in 2017. A new bill was introduced on Jan. 20 that would establish the “...

1/20/2017

article With Donald Trump Inaugurated, Online Poker Players Have Reason to Feel Hopeful: Op-Ed
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was delivered with a certain aplomb on the steps of the Capitol Building on Friday. Even outgoing President...

1/15/2017

press release SuperSport launches online poker in Croatia; Pokerdom adds sports betting
(Croatia) -- SuperSport is the first gambling entity to launch a fully regulated online poker product in Croatia. The first of its kind is currently in Beta-Mode and...

1/5/2017

article Player Run Poker Sites Facing Huge Challenges
(The Internet) -- It’s no secret that since Amaya took over PokerStars that the world’s biggest online poker room has come under intense criticism from many...

1/2/2017

article 2016 Witnessed Boom in US Live Poker Industry
(USA) -- The year 2016 turned out to be the third consecutive year in which no additional US states legalized and regulated online poker. In other words, Delaware, New...
article Online Poker 2016: What Flew, What Grew, What Didn’t
(USA) -- Online poker in 2016 was much talk, and little action. State politicians from Pennsylvania to California considered and labored over bills that would legalize...

1/1/2017

article US Online Poker Anticipates a Year of Better Progress on Regulation
(USA) -- Another year went by with no US states legalizing online gambling within their borders. However, this does not mean that the topic was not discussed here and...

12/28/2016

article YEAR IN REVIEW: 2016 Poker Year In Review: Online Poker Stalled While Live Poker Booms
(USA) -- The year 2016 came and went with no additional states legalizing online poker, but a handful of Las Vegas-style casinos with dozens of poker tables between them...

12/27/2016

article Do Pro Fronted Poker Sites Stand a Chance in this Market?
(The Internet) -- Back in August, Phil Galfond announced that he was opening RunItOnce Poker in Q1 of 2017. Recently, Andrew Lichtenberger announced the opening of...

12/26/2016

article Online Poker Sites Make the Move Towards Recreational Players in 2016
(The Internet) -- Once upon a time, online poker sites catered almost exclusively to grinders and pros. But in 2016, all that began to shift, as the ongoing loss of...

11/5/2016

article Online Poker in India Growing But Laws Could Damage Economy
(India) -- Online poker in India is worth around $120 million and counting according to a recent report by the Economic Times, but could poor regulation negatively...

10/14/2016

article Why The Industry Is Optimistic About Online Poker
(USA) -- At Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2016 I spoke with several gaming companies about online poker, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. Online...

10/7/2016

article 888Poker to provide online satellites for WSOP Brazil, Rozvadov
(Brazil) -- Online poker network 888Poker has partnered with WSOP Circuit to bring the World Series of Poker tournaments to players via satellites running on the...

9/6/2016

article How Long Till Robots Take Over The Gaming World?
(The Internet) -- Robots have already famously conquered humankind at chess. In 1997, Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by IBM, beat the very best planet...

8/22/2016

article VIDEO: Meet the professional online gambler
(UK) -- Donald, 26, tell us about his daily routine as a "professional" online poker player and explains why he doesn't think it has a future.
article California No Longer Make or Break for US Online Poker
(California) -- According to a report on OnlinePokerReport.com, AB 2863 may not come to a vote this week. This has some speculating that the bill will die an whether...

7/29/2016

article 9th Circuit: Online Poker Accounts Not Reportable on FBAR
(California) -- On July 21, 2016, the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Hom, No. 14-16214 D.C. No. 3:13-cv-03721-WHA (9th Cir. 2016), determined that a taxpayer who held...

7/4/2016

article How online poker could become legal in California
(California) -- A deal that would allow Californians to play legal online poker games for cash has gained powerful support for the first time ever, but significant...
article Hard-Line Tribes Keep Getting in the Way of California Online Poker
(California) -- It has taken years and years for any progress to made on legalizing online poker in California. In the last year or so, some solid steps have been taken...
article PokerStars/Pechanga Negotiation: Unworkable or Room for Compromise
(California) -- The Pechanga Coalitions of Indian tribes in California issued a letter this past Wednesday outlining a potential compromise that would result in the...
article US Online Poker in June: iPoker So Close for Many States
(USA) -- As the summer months heat up, so goes the fight for online poker in the United States. It was another emotional roller coaster of a month in June – much...

7/2/2016

article Pechanga Coalition Demands Decade-long Freeze-out for PokerStars in California
(California) -- PokerStars may be known for spreading the biggest and highest-stakes online poker tournaments in the world, but we’re not sure it’s ever...

6/25/2016

article Everyone Can Make the Push for US Online Poker
(USA) -- Black Friday sent most online poker players in the United States into a confusing and sad few years. It quickly became apparent that the industry was going to...

6/23/2016

article Two-For-One: Online Poker Bills In California, Pennsylvania See Progress On Same Day
(USA) -- The steps taken this week regarding online poker and gambling bills in Pennsylvania and California this week were admittedly small. But any day during which two...

6/20/2016

article Rockville Lawyer Says Online Poker Helped His Career
(Maryland) -- In 2007, IJay Palansky, a Toronto native applying for U.S. citizenship, confidently approached his U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interview in...

6/9/2016

article Michigan Online Poker Bill Heads to the Senate Floor
(Michigan) -- It seems the state of Michigan is one step closer to online poker legalization. Yet another major hurdle was cleared yesterday when the Senate committee...
article Online gaming bill moves forward in Michigan
(Michigan) -- The state of Michigan is one that has been considering online gaming options for some time, with legislation moving forward yesterday.

6/2/2016

article Online Momentum
(Nevada) -- New Jersey reported a 30.4 percent gain in online poker gaming revenues in April, and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval suggested the two states create an online...
article WSOP Ups Online Satellites
(USA) -- The World Series of Poker has been expanding its online components since online gaming returned to the U.S. in 2013 and continues that expansion this year.

5/29/2016

article East Coast Gaming Conference Keynote Speaker Predicts US Online Poker Could Hit $1.2 Billion by 2020
(Atlantic City) -- The East Coast Gaming Conference hit Atlantic City’s Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center this week, as delegates met to discuss the...

5/28/2016

article 'I spent all of my money on the pokies': Adelaide Crows AFL star Eddie Betts reveals he had a crippling gambling addiction that made him want to quit football
(UK) -- Adelaide Crows AFL star Eddie Betts has revealed he used to put his weekly pay-check through the poker machines. When he was 22 he wanted to quit football and...

5/1/2016

article US Online Poker in April: Michigan; California (Back) in Running
(USA) -- There was much excitement in the first three months of 2016 about the progress of online poker legislation in the United States. Several states were showing...

3/30/2016

article NEWELL: US Online Poker in March: Slowing to a Crawl
(USA) -- In some ways, March was an exciting month for the online poker industry in the United States. New York looked more promising as its online poker bill makes good...

3/17/2016

article Expert: Poker Bots 'Already Better' Than Many Players
(UK) -- In his new book, THE PERFECT BET: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling, author Adam Kucharski explores the long and complex relationship...

2/18/2016

article Washington Online Poker Bill Fails To Advance
(Washington) -- Real-money online poker regulation appears off the table in the state of Washington for 2016, as a bill aiming to legalize and regulate the games failed...

1/31/2016

article US Online Poker in January: Possibilities Abound
(USA) -- When we left 2015 in the dust, there was hope for multiple states to pass online poker legislation. Pennsylvania was oh-so close, the Poker Players Alliance...

1/26/2016

article 7th Circuit says gambling losers can't use IL law to sue online poker sites to recoup losses
(Illinois) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has upheld lower court rulings, saying it’s a bad bet to try to use Illinois state law...

1/25/2016

article New To VR: Go All In For A Taste Of Online Gambling In Casino VR: Poker
(The Internet) -- Whilst the landscape of the internet changes year on year, one thing that remains very high in demand, as well as in profit, is the online gambling...

1/24/2016

article Posner upholds dismissal of online-poker suit
(Illinois) -- Under an old Illinois law, not only can persons who lose at unlawful gambling sue the winners to claw back their losses, but if they fail to act, literally...

12/24/2015

article BLOG: How Online Poker Switched It Up in 2015
(Worldwide) -- The online poker industry witnessed a bevy of major changes in 2015, from business mergers to regulatory shifts to new ways of attracting “average...

12/7/2015

article PAPPAS: The Proof is in the Pudding…Regulation Trumps Prohibition
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing this week entitled “A Casino in Every Smartphone – Law...

11/8/2015

article Two years’ probation and $25k fine for Bryan Micon
(Las Vegas) -- In what prosecutors called the first of its kind prosecution in Nevada, on Tuesday, Clark County District Court Judge Kerry Earley sentenced Bryan Micon,...

10/15/2015

article Online poker revenue hits all-time lows in New Jersey, Delaware
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s regulated online gambling market saw revenue rise by one-sixth year-on-year in September, although the sum represented a slight...

9/22/2015

article Golden Nugget Is Folding Its Free-Play Poker Site
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Nugget announced on Monday that its free-play poker site will cease operations on September 30. Golden Nugget does not offer real money online...

9/21/2015

article Odlanor Means Online Poker Industry Must Act
(The Internet) -- The news was so big that mainstream media caught the story even before poker outlets reported it. Odlanor was named as online poker enemy number one,...

9/9/2015

article Unregulated WPN Aims for Bigger US iPoker Market Share
(The Internet) -- While many are hoping that regulated online poker will one day spread throughout the U.S., the handful of remaining poker sites and networks that...

8/18/2015

article Jon Friedberg: Poker Atlas, Table Captain and the US Online Gambling Affiliate Market
(Las Vegas) -- Jon Friedberg is the CEO of Overlay Gaming Corporation, an entity that counts Poker Atlas and Table Captain amongst its subsidiaries. Friedberg is an...

8/16/2015

article Brazil Outlaws Public Displays of Online Poker
(Brazil) -- Despite once ruling that poker is a game of skill, Brazil has now made it illegal to play online poker in public.

8/15/2015

article 5 Distractions to Avoid When Multi-Tabling Online Poker: A list of things that can take away from an online grinder's expectation
(USA) -- Professional online poker players traditionally begin their careers with one-tabling, low stakes endeavors that serve as an introductory course to the game....

8/11/2015

article RUDDOCK: 3 Reasons Online Gaming In The US Has Been More Fizzle Than Sizzle
(Las Vegas) -- There was a lot of hype surrounding the return of online poker to the U.S., but thus far it has fallen well short of those lofty early expectations. In...

7/28/2015

article 4 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future Of US Online Poker
(USA) -- In 2013 three states – Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey – launched online gaming sites. Since then, iGaming expansion in the United States has...

7/14/2015

article What Can US Online Poker Players Expect From Second Wave Sites?
(USA) -- Regulated online poker in the United States has brought with it the return of long-absent iPoker platforms Party Poker and 888, as well as the launch of a...

6/29/2015

article BLOG: Don’t Give Up On A Poker-Only Approach To Regulation
(Las Vegas) -- For years the poker community sought to separate their beloved games from slot machines and unbeatable pit games. The argument they made for legalization...

6/25/2015

article Double Bracelet Winner Brian Hastings Accused of Violating Online Sites’ TOS
(USA) -- Fresh off of winning his second bracelet at the the 2015 World Series of Poker, online player Brian Hastings is facing new allegations that he’s been...

6/4/2015

article Fascinating Facts about Online Poker
(The Internet) -- Discover interesting facts about online poker that you might not know. Improve your skills and your appreciation for the game by boosting your...

5/26/2015

article Carl Pion: The Visionary Behind Global Poker Link
(USA) -- Lee Davy sits down with Carl Pion, founder of Global Poker Link, a poker network with a social integration, and a man with a lot of plans for the betterment of...
article G911 Responds To Haley Hintze Hit Piece: Calls Her Out On Past Dealings
(USA) -- Gambling 911 owner and publisher Chris Costigan has responded to a personal attack made by a poker news website that blames him in part for the fiasco involving...

5/23/2015

article WPTPoker Closing On June 3rd
(The Internet) -- WPTPoker.com has announced that they will be closing shop on June 3, a move the site says is “in line with ongoing company strategy.” The...

5/20/2015

article Poker refugees in Mexico
(Mexico) -- "I have the biggest Mexican crush on the waitress that just walked away,” Bryce Daifuku says as we sit at a juice bar across the street from his...

5/4/2015

article Dutch poker affiliate to be extradited on multiple rape, child abuse charges
(Malta) -- Inspector Mario Cuschieri presented online poker affiliate Martijn Ramses Waalboer before Magistrate Marseanne Farrugia this afternoon, in execution of a...

5/1/2015

article Smaller Online Poker Player Pools Show Global Market Slowdown
(The Internet) -- Fragmented online poker networks, especially a largely closed-off American player pool, are a big reason why online poker traffic continues to decline...

4/28/2015

article Gaming agents infiltrated Bitcoin poker site to bring criminal case
(Las Vegas) -- A special agent with the Nevada Gaming Control Board infiltrated a Bitcoin-fueled poker website to help launch what authorities on Tuesday said was the...
article Las Vegas man linked to bitcoin poker site facing prosecution
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced today that his office is prosecuting a Las Vegas man linked to a poker website targeted by state gaming...
article Las Vegas man linked to bitcoin poker site facing prosecution
(Las Vegas) -- In what’s believed to be an unprecedented move for Nevada, state Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced today that his office is prosecuting an...
article Man charged with operating illegal poker site from Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- Attorney General Adam Laxalt is announcing a criminal case against a man accused of running an illegal poker site from Nevada. Laxalt announced Tuesday...
article Nevada AG charges online poker operator who used Bitcoin
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Attorney General’s Office and state gaming regulators are pursuing the operator of an unlicensed online poker site in what’s...

4/16/2015

article Problems At Offshore iPoker Sites May Push Players Toward Regulated Sites
(The Internet) -- Last weekend a popular online poker site operating in the United States was outed by a well known poker player for asking him to lie to his bank...

4/14/2015

article DDoS Attacks Plague Online Poker Once Again
(The Internet) -- Online poker rooms were under attack again this past weekend, but it wasn’t from Sheldon Adelson and his hangers-on (well, I guess we don’t...

4/4/2015

article The Most Profitable Online Poker Players since the Beginning of 2015
(USA) -- The weekly update of the 2015’s most profitable online poker players leaderboard shows that certain changes have taken place. Finnish poker pro Ilari...

3/15/2015

article Partypoker Pokerfest 2015 Offers $2.4 Million GTD
(New Jersey) -- Partypoker is the place to be in March and April for Pokerfest 2015 where 77 tournaments will be awarding $2.4 million in guaranteed prize money.

2/23/2015

article Online Poker Outpaced by Internet Casino Games, Report Says
(The Internet) -- Offering online poker by itself rather than along with casino games is often seen as a more politically palatable option for states, but it may not be...

2/2/2015

article PokerNews Named "Best Affiliate in Poker" For Third Consecutive Year
(UK) -- The 2015 edition of the iGB Affiliate Awards took place on Sunday, Feb. 1, and PokerNews was awarded the title of Best Affiliate in Poker for the third...

1/20/2015

article Crony Capitalism in the Digital Space: The Future of Online poker in the United States
(USA) -- Poker is inextricably interwoven into the fabric of the American experience. In each generation, the game has acted a mirror, reflecting back the values that...

12/31/2014

article Issues That Can Impact US Online Poker in 2015
(USA) -- Poker writer Devin O’Connor has listed out issues that will have an effect on the poker industry in 2015. Although land-based poker is legal in several...

12/30/2014

article PartyPoker firm sounds revenues warning
(Gibraltar) -- Bwin Celebration Digital, the Gibraltar-primarily based enterprise behind online poker area PartyPoker, has warned revenues have been hit by a weak gross-...

12/29/2014

article WANG: How Does Online Poker Revenue Work
(Asia) -- Being introduced to poker at the age of 18 was a curious phenomenon. I played around the Asian circuit for a good five to six years, on and off, but also was...
article 5 Issues That Will Impact Poker in 2015
(USA) -- How poker in 2015 operates in the United States could greatly differ from the game as we currently know it, and that’s due to a multitude of issues...

12/26/2014

article How tweets turned Ultimate Poker’s demise into funds for charity
(Las Vegas) -- It all started with a tweet. About one month ago, Las Vegas-based poker journalist Marco Valerio received a message from Ultimate Poker, the online poker...

12/15/2014

article Winning Poker Network $1 Million Guaranteed Disrupted by Hackers
(The Internet) -- The Winning Poker Network’s (WPN) bold attempt to stage the biggest online poker tournament available to US players since the departure of...

12/14/2014

article UNLV Needs Participants for Online Poker Research Project
(Las Vegas) -- A new online poker research study put together by the UNLV Department of Economics is asking respondents to offer up their thoughts on poker and...
article Andorra Getting Close to Adding Online Poker
(Andorra) -- The Principality of Andorra, a small country in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains between France in Spain, is closer to offering regulated online poker thanks...

12/13/2014

article DDOS Attack on Online Gaming Site Knocks Sweden Offline
(Sweden) -- A massive DDOS attack on an unnamed internet gaming site knocked most of Sweden offline this week.

11/15/2014

article Delaware Online Poker First Anniversary Reveals a Rocky Year One
(Delaware) -- Delaware’s online poker market is now one year old, and all three of the racinos in the state that launched Internet gambling sites a year ago are...

10/1/2014

article Online poker revenue increased in August
(Delaware) -- Only three States including Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, have regulated online poker market in the United States. Though Delaware possesses the tiniest...
article PokerStars Rolls Out Casino Games on Spanish Site
(Spain) -- Since launching in September 2011, PokerStars has been known for dealing only online poker at its worldwide site and a number of other websites servicing...

9/29/2014

article Delaware Online Poker Posts Best Numbers Since May
(Delaware) -- Delaware online poker posted its best rake numbers since May. The Delaware Lottery reported poker raked in $38,654 in August, up 24 percent from July. This...

9/26/2014

article Online Poker in the U.S.: Regulated vs. Unregulated
(USA) -- While online poker has returned to three states, the vast majority of online poker played in the United States is on unlicensed online poker rooms based...

9/25/2014

article VALERIO: Deal Me In! / 10 steps to a successful online poker room
(Las Vegas) -- Congratulations! You’ve just received regulatory approval to offer real-money online poker in your state. You and your company have been looking...

9/19/2014

article East Coast Could Be Home of U.S. Online Poker
(USA) -- With California’s bid for an online poker bill stalled, PokerUpdate.com makes a case that the big expansion of online poker in the U.S. could come on the...

9/15/2014

article BLOG: Who's Better at Safeguarding Players, Live or Online Poker Rooms?
(Las Vegas) -- Sheldon Adelson and his Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling spend a lot of time harping on the lack of safeguards available at online gambling sites....

8/16/2014

article Americans Beware: PokerStars Will Confiscate All Your Funds
(USA) -- As PokerStars gets closer to re-entering the United States, it wants to keep its reputation as squeaky clean as possible.

7/12/2014

article Nevada Regulators Approve Inter-Operator Online Poker Network
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s population puts it in the lower half of the states in the U.S. The Silver State’s 14-month old regulated online poker industry, while...
article Nevada and Delaware, Why Interstate Poker is on the Cards
(Nevada) -- When online poker was legalized in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey, everyone was throwing around numbers of expected players and revenues that would have any...

6/22/2014

article Transcript of Amaya’s Investor Presentation Announcing PokerStars Purchase
(USA) -- On Friday, June 13th, Amaya Gaming held an investor presentation announcing the company’s planned acquisition of PokerStars. Below you’ll find the...

6/19/2014

article Bovada Stops Accepting New Players from Two More States
(USA) -- Bovada, the largest U.S.-facing online poker site, has added two more states to its restricted list. Players in Delaware and Nevada may no longer create...

6/5/2014

article TAXABLE TALK: Back to the Past: Poker Sites and FBARs. Poker Sites Are Again Reportable Foreign Financial Accounts
(USA) -- Back in the past, I asked the FBAR group at the IRS whether or not poker sites needed to be reported. In January 2009, they told me they did have to be reported...

6/4/2014

article Why Regulated Poker Sites Need Social Security Numbers
(USA) -- Regulated online poker and casino games have not met expectations. Some operators have blamed the signup process for the lower than expected player counts.

5/30/2014

article Cash promotions less successful in driving players to gamble online in the US than in Europe
(New Jersey) -- NJ Players Survey by CI found that promotions tied to the land-based environment are the most effective tool in bringing players to play online. ‘...

5/14/2014

article Winning Poker Network Exits New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada “Effective Immediately”
(USA) -- The list of unregulated poker sites willing to serve customers in regulated American markets just got shorter by one.

5/8/2014

article The Importance Tax Rates Play in Regulated Online Poker
(USA) -- Online poker tax rates are a part of the regulatory process. In addition to licensing fees and background checks, states look to tax a percentage of the gaming...

5/4/2014

article C’est Fini! Online Poker is “Over” in France, Says Regulator
(France) -- Charles Coppolani, the new president of ARJEL, the French online gambling regulator, has declared that online poker in France is a “fad” that is...

4/23/2014

article PPA Launches Website to Fight Proposed Online Poker Ban
(Washington D.C.) -- The Poker Players Alliance has launched a national call to action campaign to encourage Americans to oppose recently introduced federal legislation...

4/6/2014

article Online Poker Player Figures Continue to Fall
(USA) -- The start of the year has not been good for online poker. Across the world online poker traffic has dropped for seven consecutive weeks and overall traffic is...

4/4/2014

article MEHAFFEY: Online Poker Regulation Will Spread Much Slower Than Live Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Online poker players across the U.S. are waiting for their game to become regulated. The spread of live casinos in the past decade has some observers...

4/3/2014

article Global online poker traffic down 15% in first quarter
(Worldwide) -- Global online poker traffic has fallen 15% on a year-on-year basis during the first three months of 2014 despite the introduction of new regulated markets...

4/1/2014

article VALERIO: Crossing the Bridge / Transitioning online gamblers to land-based gamblers
(Las Vegas) -- It is taken for granted, in the American poker community, that the emergence of online poker played a vital role in driving players from their computers...
article Agustinoy: "Online Poker Shared Liquidity Is Not a Priority in Europe"
(Europe) -- If there will hardly be a pan-European online poker market before 2015, it’s about time Spain’s brick-and-mortar casinos start investing more in...

3/16/2014

article St. Anthony: Online poker entrepreneur is willing to take a gamble
(Minnesota) -- Chris Carlson, a bright son of New York, returned from college in 2001, looking for a job in the securities industry.

3/11/2014

article Supreme Court declines review of “gambling is a game of skill” internet poker ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- In September, 2012, we blogged about the federal district court ruling in United States v. DiCristina. (See Federal Judge Rules “Texas Hold...

2/26/2014

article US Online Poker Traffic Dips Last Week
(USA) -- According to the latest PokerScout Report, New Jersey’s biggest online gambling sites all saw declines in revenue last week ending February 25th, with...

2/16/2014

article Oklahoma tribe folds poker website that cost $9.5 million
(Oklahoma) -- A shift in political power has led the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes to drop ties to PokerTribes.com, a multimillion dollar website that could have paved the...

2/6/2014

article Google Bans Poker and Porn on Chromecast
(USA) -- Google’s Chromecast will allow users to stream video from an Android device to a larger device such as a television. That is, unless you are trying to use...

12/26/2013

article MEHAFFEY: U.S. Online Poker Subscription Sites are a Tough Sell to Players
(USA) -- LiveAce became another failed venture in the U.S. online poker subscription market. The company closed its virtual doors without any notice last week after...

12/22/2013

article Legal Online Poker Game to be Released Next Year
(USA) -- A software designer in California, Arthur Pfeiffer, has developed a new online poker game known as “Texas Block’Em” which removes luck from...
article Online Poker Room InterPoker Leaves Canada
(Canada) -- Canadians are able to enjoy online gambling from various jurisdictions even though the activity is illegal in the country. Many internet gambling locations...

12/15/2013

article Palo Alto entrepreneur ready to debut legal online poker room to rival S.F. company
(California) -- A poker war is about to break out on the Internet, and the Bay Area is ground zero for the fray. A local mathematician and software designer plans to...

12/9/2013

article Jim McManus Writes Amicus Curaie Brief for Lawrence DiCristina Court Case
(USA) -- An expert on the American gaming scene, Maurice “Mac” VerStandig is well-versed in casino management from common issues of fraud and theft...

11/25/2013

article Steve Wynn compares effort to outlaw online poker to Prohibition
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman Steve Wynn said Monday he’s undecided whether New Jersey’s decision to legalize online gaming will have a major...
article MEHAFFEY: Attacking Cantor Gaming is Not the Answer for Online Poker Movement
(Las Vegas) -- I fully support the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) in its attempts to lobby Congress and state legislatures to legalize and regulate online poker. The PPA...

9/5/2013

article Jon Stewart Skewers McCain For Playing Poker During Syria Hearing (VIDEO)
(Washington D.C.) -- Jon Stewart expressed disbelief Wednesday that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — long one of the most vocal proponents for military intervention in...
article Poker fans irate at McCain’s double-dealing on online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John McCain, who was caught by a Washington Post photographer playing online poker during the Syria debate, once sought to ban online gambling...

9/4/2013

article Online poker gains popularity even in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Online poker gaming has-been a trend ever since it was legalized in NV this year in February. It did not only generate extra revenue for sin city ever...

9/3/2013

article iGames Feature: Bot-tom Line / Artificial Intelligence, Poker Bots and Winning at Online Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Approximately 10 years ago I was approached by a company from Israel that was working on some artificial intelligence projects. The owner loved to play...

9/1/2013

article New poker drama with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck has Vegas players in spin mode
(Washington D.C.) -- Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck have Las Vegas on edge. They are the stars of a new film about the murky world of unauthorized online poker that...

8/20/2013

article Gaming officials plan to use new film to push Web wagering regulation
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming leaders are looking at leveraging the release of a feature film that depicts the seedier side of illegal Internet poker to raise awareness of...

8/15/2013

article MEHAFFEY: The Rise and Fall of Rakeback
(The Internet) -- Rakeback has been one of the most controversial issues for online poker networks, skin owners and affiliates since its introduction about ten years ago.

8/8/2013

article The Dirty Stack, U.S. vs. Lawrence DiCristina Ruling Overturned
(New York) -- U.S. vs. Lawrence DiCristinaBack in August 2012, Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein ruled poker does not constitute illegal gambling under the...

8/6/2013

article Court Reverses DiCristina Decision, But Skill Issue Remains Unresolved
(USA) -- A negative development for poker players in the federal courts today, as the 2nd Circuit Court reversed an earlier decision in U.S. v. Lawrence DiCristina...
article Online Poker May Be Considered Illegal Gambling Whether Based On Skill Or Not
(New York) -- What is the definition of gambling? Does it include poker? If anything, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s reversal today of the...

7/31/2013

article Legal Online Poker Slowly Spreading State by State
(USA) -- When Nevada unveiled a trial run of legalized online poker this spring, it became the first and — so far — only state to allow the Internet version...

7/4/2013

article The Rebuilding Of Online Poker In America
(USA) -- Two years have passed since Black Friday and for the first time since then, online poker has returned to the United States in an extremely limited way. Within...

6/22/2013

article Lawrence DiCristina's Poker Case Heard in U.S. Appeals Court
(New York) -- Oral arguments regarding the legality of online poker were heard Wednesday in New York's U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
article Oral Arguments Heard for DiCristina Appeal
(New York) -- The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Wednesday that could be instrumental in the future of online poker in the US.

6/6/2013

article Republican NY congressman introduces bill that would legalize online poker, create oversight
(Washington D.C.) -- Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables could be getting a boost from Washington. Republican New York Congressman Peter King...

5/31/2013

article Table Talk: The Big Russ Hamilton Cover-Up
(Las Vegas) -- The 2013 World Series of Poker has begun! Poker players, media, and fans are in Las Vegas or headed this way soon, and the excitement is in the air.

5/29/2013

article The Online Poker Cheating Scandal That Keeps Going and Going
(USA) -- At the end of April, a website called UltimatePoker.com opened for business, bringing online real-money poker back to the United States—or, at least, to...

5/19/2013

article Online Poker Millionaires
(USA) -- It is common to hear talk of people winning millions playing online poker, so here is a quick look at the top earning poker players. The number one earner of...

5/3/2013

article BP: Online gambling gets 'watershed moment'
(Tennessee) -- Online gambling got a big boost Wednesday (May 1) as Nevada became the first state to allow real-money Internet gambling with the launch of a Las Vegas-...
article COLUMN: Legal poker site in Nevada may herald online gaming boom
(Pennsylvania) -- In the words of renowned comedian-composer Steve Allen, this could be the start of something big. A subsidiary of Station Casinos in Las Vegas this...

4/27/2013

article Skillbet Changes Business Plan Amid Shill Accusations
(USA) -- Skillbet announced that they will alter their business plan effective immediately. The company announced that they have ceased all marketing efforts and...

4/14/2013

article Online poker players gambling on a life abroad
(Panama) -- Sitting in his bedroom, Nathan Singer says he makes upwards of 10,000 decisions a day. The vast majority are automatic, with almost no conscious thought...

3/20/2013

article PPA director discusses online poker in Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- Now that New Jersey has passed online gaming legislation, the idea of other states following suit has built up steam. One state we haven’t heard...

1/26/2013

article Is Online Poker Ever Coming Back in the US?
(USA) -- The Apocalypse did not come in December as the Mayans predicted, but you’ll have to excuse those in the online poker community if they failed to notice....

12/30/2012

article Is The Online Poker Gold Rush Over?
(UK) -- According to an article by the Financial Mail today, experts are divided about the future prospects of the online poker industry going into 2013.

12/13/2012

article IGT Folds On the Felt, Closes European Online Poker Network
(Reno) -- Back in 2011 IGT acquired Entraction Holding AB, a Swedish company that provided poker online in Europe for $115 million, at the time Entraction operated as...
article Lights Go Out at IGT’s Entraction Network
(Reno) -- IGT has completed its protracted shutdown of the Entraction Poker Network, with the last few remaining skins disconnected earlier today.

11/24/2012

article Chances of Poker Bill Being Passed Slim
(Washington D.C.) -- The US online poker community will have to wait for a long time to see some proper poker laws in the land. Dan Friedman and Juliana Gruenwald,...

11/16/2012

press release Spanish Court Upholds PokerStars' Right to Offer Online Poker; Ruling Finds Company has Always Operated Within the Law
(Spain) -- A Barcelona court has ruled in favour of PokerStars and reaffirmed that the world's largest online poker company has operated legally in the country ever...

11/3/2012

article Toronto becoming an online poker haven as its storied, seedy underground card scene fades into obscurity
(Toronto) -- Toronto-born poker pro Evelyn Ng is a picture of glamour in a game dominated by disheveled men in sweatshirts. The 37-year-old broke into the scene in 2004...

11/1/2012

article MGM expects online gaming license, state compacts
(California) -- MGM Resorts International Ltd's CEO expects his company to obtain an online gaming license from Nevada regulators this week, and said states are...
article MGM Online Approved for Nevada Online Poker License
(Nevada) -- MGM Resorts International is one step closer to operating online poker in Nevada, receiving preliminary approval for a license today from the state’s...
article MGM Snags GCB Approval For Web Poker License
(Las Vegas) -- On Thursday in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International took one of its last steps before obtaining a license to operate online poker in Nevada.
article Three companies, including MGM Resorts International, recommended for online poker license
(Las Vegas) -- Three more companies cleared the first step today to participate in Nevada's emerging online poker industry. The State Gaming Control Board meeting in...
article Opinion: Online Poker Debacle Proves the System Is Broken
(USA) -- The 2012 Presidential Election is a hotly debated contest pitting neighbor against neighbor. No matter what side you are on, it is obvious that something needs...

10/22/2012

article MOTLEY FOOL: Sorry, Mr. Online Poker. Nobody Cares About You
(Wall Street) -- On Dec. 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had changed its stance on online gaming, saying that the Interstate Wire Act of 1961...
article BLOG: Poker Sites to Play Legal Poker in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi has changed its old ways of allowing unregulated gambling on riverboats, with its stricter and with a broader view on unregulated gambling.

10/2/2012

article G2E: States Set To Move Aggressively On Online Regulation (sub req'd)
(Las Vegas) -- Five states will legalize some form of Internet gambling in the next 12 to 18 months, Nevada’s former chief gaming regulator predicted Monday at the...

9/29/2012

article Online Casinos and Poker Rooms Require Geolocating Technology
(USA) -- To ensure that a gambling individual is located in a region where it is considered OK to play geolocation services are required. In order to remain legal online...

9/28/2012

article KRAFCIK: Divergent Regulations, Politics Cloud U.S. Poker Compacts [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- If a federal push to authorize online poker fails, legal experts and former regulators agree that states will face a range of legal and political...

9/22/2012

article Reno's online jackpot?
(Reno) -- 3G Studios is the first video game company to apply for an online poker license. Later this month, the Reno-based software developer will launch SlotALot.com,...
article WMS Industries Receives Interactive Gaming License from NGC
(Nevada) -- It has been a busy week for developer and marketing giant of digital gaming content, WMS Industries. The leading global innovator in the design, manufacture...

9/21/2012

article Credit Card Deposits Getting Tougher for Online Gambling
(USA) -- The calls and emails have been coming in and the chat lines are hot with players wanting to know why their credit cards no longer work at many of the top online...
article Hacker empties high roller's online Poker account of $115K
(Europe) -- A high stakes online poker player says that an unknown hacker used a malicious image file to compromise his account and empty of it of more than $100,000 in...

9/18/2012

article Feds Up Ante In NY Poker Case To Protect Anti-Gambling Law
(New York) -- The U.S. government's decision to appeal a New York federal judge's ruling that poker is a game of skill in the relatively small-time case of a...
article BLOG: Shifting Opinions: United States v. DiCristina
(USA) -- I intended to blog about the DiCristina decision since it was released on August 21st, but I haven’t made the time until now. With the usual great...

9/16/2012

article BLOG: Federal Judge Jack Weinstein declared that Online Poker is not gambling
(New York) -- Jack Weinstein, a federal judge, has declared that poker should not be illegal. Judge Weinstein wrote a 120 page report wherin he said that poker is not a...

9/14/2012

article IGT to close Entraction network
(Reno) -- IGT is to close the Entraction poker network that it bought last year. A plummet in liquidity at Entraction is being blamed for the closure - due to take place...

9/12/2012

article IGT loses appetite for its online poker business?
(Nevada) -- International Gaming Technologies (IGT) has advised its online poker operator customers that use IGT Poker (formerly Entraction) network that IGT management...

9/11/2012

article Judge Weinstein Says Poker is a Skill Game; Poker Industry Wins a Battle - Now the War!
(USA) -- Since the United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ), announcement reversing its position on the 1961 Wire Act, and thus exempting online poker from...

9/6/2012

article Fed ruling clears path for legal poker
(California) -- Anyone who has played poker even a few times knows it's a game of skill, and a federal judge agreed in a ruling last month.

9/1/2012

article 2012 GOP Platform Includes Clause That Seeks to Prohibit Internet Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- For the fourth consecutive presidential election, Republicans have included a clause in the GOP platform, seeking to prohibit Internet poker.
article Full Tilt Defendants Request Sit-Down With Judge Over Poker As Skill Ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing a judge’s ruling calling poker a game of skill, the Full Tilt defendants are requesting a sit-down with Judge Sand to determine the...
article Howard Lederer Requests Meeting with Federal Court Regarding U.S. v. DiCristina Ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- The attorneys for former Full Tilt Poker executive Howard Lederer have requested to meet with the federal court in light of last week's federal...
article U.S. v. DiCristina Ruling Causes FTP Officials to Request Meeting with Federal Court
(Washington D.C.) -- After last week’s ruling in Federal Court in the United States v. DiCristina case, Full Tilt Poker owners, including Howard Lederer, have...

8/30/2012

article U.S. Poker: Skillful Argument
(New York) -- A New York judge rules that poker is a game of skill, not a game of chance, and therefore not gambling. A public defender used the argument to defend a...

8/26/2012

article The Weekly Turbo: Judge Rules Poker a Skill Game, Juanda Talks Full Tilt Poker, & More
(USA) -- Poker players in the U.S. received some uplifting news on Tuesday after a federal judge in New York declared that poker is a game of skill and does not fall...

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