Gibraltar BGA Challenges 2014 UK Gambling Act
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Gibraltar BGA Challenges 2014 UK Gambling Act

June 23rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has written to the UK government, claiming that imminent changes to the country’s gambling laws not only threaten UK consumers, but are illegal under European law. The...
“Bad Actor” California Poker Bills Unconstitutional, Says Prof
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“Bad Actor” California Poker Bills Unconstitutional, Says Prof

June 21st, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Laurence H. Tribe, a renowned Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, and Barack Obama’s mentor when he was a Law undergraduate there, has branded “bad actor” clauses in two California poker bills flaky and...
WSOP Wrap Up: Bilokur and Anderson Bring Home Gold
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WSOP Wrap Up: Bilokur and Anderson Bring Home Gold

June 17th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
While the $10,000 buy-in Main Event is seen as the crown jewel of the World Series of Poker, No-Limit Hold’em isn’t the only game that has a first-class world championship event on the WSOP schedule. While the fields...
PokerStars Snapped Up By Amaya for $4.9 Billion
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PokerStars Snapped Up By Amaya for $4.9 Billion

June 12th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Just two years ago, PokerStars struck a deal with the United States government in order to take control of Full Tilt Poker, in what was the most significant online poker acquisition in the industry’s history. This week,...
Poker Pro Tony G Elected to European Parliament
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Poker Pro Tony G Elected to European Parliament

May 29th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
While an alienated electorate showed its rejection of mainstream politicians by largely embracing far-right parties at this week’s European elections, the people of Lithuania showed their leanings by voting in the brash and...
WSOP APAC 2014 Set to Break Records
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WSOP APAC 2014 Set to Break Records

May 24th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
When the World Series of Poker heads Down Under later this year, there will be a record number of bracelets on offer inside Melbourne’s Crown Casino. Continuing the WSOP’s mission to become a truly global...
World Poker Tour and DeepStacks Form New Poker Tour
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World Poker Tour and DeepStacks Form New Poker Tour

May 23rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
In the world of poker, there are the major tours and festivals that everyone aspires to be a part of: the World Poker Tour, the World Series of Poker, and the European Poker Tour. Add in a few other events (like the Aussie...
Jose “Girah” Macedo Cleans up His Act
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Jose “Girah” Macedo Cleans up His Act

May 20th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Whatever happened to Jose “Girah” Macedo, we at Pokersites.com used to wonder during our idler moments. Well, now we know: “the Portuguese Prodigy”, once feted by 2+2 as the next big thing in online poker...
PokerStars Carnival of Tournaments Offers $2M Prizepool
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PokerStars Carnival of Tournaments Offers $2M Prizepool

May 17th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
PokerStars recently found another reason to celebrate – although it often has multiple reasons to throw a party – when it announced the countdown to its 900-millionth online tournament. We all know PokerStars as an...
Patrick Clarke Takes Down Irish Open Prize Title
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Patrick Clarke Takes Down Irish Open Prize Title

May 12th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Patrick Clarke: Came into the final table like a prize fighter, and beat Dave Pollock heads-up to win the 2014 Irish Open (Image: cardplayer.com) The Irish Open, Europe’s oldest poker tournament, reached a dramatic...