Final Owners Confirmed for India’s Breakthrough Poker Sports League
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Final Owners Confirmed for India’s Breakthrough Poker Sports League

February 20th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
India’s Poker Sports League (PSL) completed its initial draft process after the final five teams were announced on February 20th. Since the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion and Regulation of Online Games of...
PokerStars Power UP Alpha Could Change the Game Forever
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PokerStars Power UP Alpha Could Change the Game Forever

February 15th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars’ push to innovate and bring more casual players into the game may be set to take another step forward if it’s latest product performs well in its testing phase. Announced in a press release on February 14...
Change of Style Brings Shutters Down on the Monte Carlo Casino’s Vegas Poker Room
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Change of Style Brings Shutters Down on the Monte Carlo Casino’s Vegas Poker Room

February 10th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
The Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas will be closing the doors to its poker room on April 25th. As part of MGM Resorts International’s plans to rebrand and restructure the Monte Carlo into two new hotels, Park MGM and The...
Michael Phelps Beaten By Wife in $1 Million Charity Poker Event
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Michael Phelps Beaten By Wife in $1 Million Charity Poker Event

February 6th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Michael Phelps might be the best poker playing swimmer in the world, but he’s not quite as good as his wife Nicole it seems. With the Super Bowl presenting the perfect opportunity for celebrities, business owners and poker...
PokerStars to Protect Novices with New Seat Me Feature
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PokerStars to Protect Novices with New Seat Me Feature

January 30th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars’ push to make online poker a more novice-friendly industry took another step forward recently with the introduction of Seat Me. Outlined in a corporate blog post on January 25, PokerStars’ Seat Me is...
Poker Bot Libratus Currently Crushing Mankind
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Poker Bot Libratus Currently Crushing Mankind

January 25th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
In the latest battle between man and poker bots it seems that computer processors and wires are better than neurons and grey matter. Despite humans having the upper-hand over artificial intelligence machines in the past, the...
AG Nominee Sessions Shocked by DOJ’s Wire Act Interpretation
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AG Nominee Sessions Shocked by DOJ’s Wire Act Interpretation

January 11th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions was “shocked” by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act. Following a requests by the states of New York and Illinois for clarification of the...
Could National Council of Legislators from Gaming States Conference Help Online Poker?
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Could National Council of Legislators from Gaming States Conference Help Online Poker?

January 6th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Taking place between January 6th and January 8th, the annual meeting of lawmakers and state representatives will be a chance for industry experts to educate those in power. As outlined by FloridaPolitics.com, one of the main...
Phil Ivey Forced to Pay Borgata $10.1 Million
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Phil Ivey Forced to Pay Borgata $10.1 Million

December 16th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Phil Ivey has been ordered to repay $10.1 million to the Borgata by a US District Judge after losing his appeal against claims he cheated at baccarat. The long running battle between Ivey and New Jersey’s Borgata came to a...
Amaya Takes a Hit After Baazov Backer Cries Foul
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Amaya Takes a Hit After Baazov Backer Cries Foul

November 23rd, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Former Amaya chief executive David Baazov could be in hot water again after news emerged that a major investment bank isn’t involved in his takeover talks. Earlier in November, Baazov submitted an official proposal to...