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...
Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win
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Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win

November 18th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
WPT announcer Mike Sexton has finally stepped out from behind his commentary booth to win his first tour title. Despite being involved with the WPT since its inception in 2002, Sexton hasn’t managed to convert his...
David Baazov is Back with a $6.7 Billion Takeover Bid for Amaya
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David Baazov is Back with a $6.7 Billion Takeover Bid for Amaya

November 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov may be under investigation for potential financial crimes, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting together a $6.7 billion bid for the company. Back in March, Baazov was one of five...
Research Shows Internet Gaming Not as Addictive as Gambling
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Research Shows Internet Gaming Not as Addictive as Gambling

November 7th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Internet gaming isn’t as addictive as gambling, that’s the tentative conclusion from a team of researchers at the University of Oxford. The issue of Internet Gaming Disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric...
Nevada Poker Revenue Up as Tourist Figures Break Records
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Nevada Poker Revenue Up as Tourist Figures Break Records

October 28th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Nevada poker enjoyed a revival in September, reversing the downswing the state endured in August, 2016. In what’s been a turbulent year for Nevada poker rooms, September saw a reversal of fortune for the Nevada’s live...