Asia-Pacific Poker Tour Merging with ANZPT
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Asia-Pacific Poker Tour Merging with ANZPT

September 16th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Two poker tours that have defined the game across the Pacific Ocean are combining to become what will likely be the largest entity in Asian tournament play. The Asia-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) will be absorbing the tournaments of...
The Mega Poker Series Dublin Main Event Attracts Just Seven Players on First Day
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The Mega Poker Series Dublin Main Event Attracts Just Seven Players on First Day

September 11th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
What do you do if you promote a large poker tournament, but nobody shows up? That was almost the problem that tournament organizers in Dublin had to deal with this week, as what was hoped to be a major poker event turned into a...
New York Online Poker Hearing Mostly Positive for Legalization
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New York Online Poker Hearing Mostly Positive for Legalization

September 10th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
New York online poker is one step closer to legalization after the state’s committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering held a public hearing this week that featured little opposition to decriminalizing iPoker in...
Amaya Could Reengage with GVC Following 888 Bailout on Bwin.party Deal
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Amaya Could Reengage with GVC Following 888 Bailout on Bwin.party Deal

September 8th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya is somewhat akin to the fat lady singing in the famous aphorism. The online poker giant could be hitting a high C in the last act of a protracted bidding war that finally came to a denouement last week. That bidding war,...
Bwin.Party Financials Strong, But Online Poker Continues to Struggle
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Bwin.Party Financials Strong, But Online Poker Continues to Struggle

August 31st, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Bwin.party is profitable once again, announcing it made a return of €2.9 million ($3.25 million) after taxes for the first six months of 2015, an impressive turnaround for the company which lost a staggering €94 million ($105...
Neil Alexander Folds, Chris Welch in at PKR
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Neil Alexander Folds, Chris Welch in at PKR

August 28th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
3D online poker site, PKR, recently underwent another change of senior personnel after Neil Alexander stepped down from his position as CEO. Despite only being in the role for two months, Alexander decided to release the PKR...
Conservative Foundation Judicial Watch Seeks DoJ to Make Public Records for 2011 Wire Act Reinterpretation
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Conservative Foundation Judicial Watch Seeks DoJ to Make Public Records for 2011 Wire Act Reinterpretation

August 21st, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, is pushing all-in on its quest to make records public from the Department of Justice’s 2011 reinterpretation of the Wire Act that essentially allowed states to legalize online...
No More Tiers as iPoker Network Ends Segregation Policy
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No More Tiers as iPoker Network Ends Segregation Policy

August 11th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The division of resources on the iPoker Network is now no more thanks to a major change that rolled out today (August 11). Following an announcement made by the network last week, the two-tier system that’s been in place at...
Gary Loveman Says Internet Poker One of His “Great Frustrations” 
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Gary Loveman Says Internet Poker One of His “Great Frustrations” 

August 8th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Gary Loveman announced his resignation as CEO of Caesars in February after a tumultuous career leading one of gambling’s most famed brands, but unfortunately for his legacy, much will be made about how he’s leaving...
Amaya Looks to Dissolve Debt, Releases Strong Q2 Expectations
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Amaya Looks to Dissolve Debt, Releases Strong Q2 Expectations

July 30th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya has $800 million in outstanding debts incurred from its $4.9 billion acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker in June 2014, but the company says it plans to repay approximately $575 million of that total before the end...